Party Leaders agree to Elections Code of Conduct

Source: SKNVibes

LEADERS of the five political parties contesting the upcoming General Elections in St. Kitts and Nevis have all signed on to the Code of Conduct put forward by the local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

This was confirmed by the St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce in a media statement, in which they were commended by the coalition NGOs for their endorsements.

The endorsements were reportedly were completed on June 27.

“The signing of the Code of Conduct offers the right signal for the promotion and practice of ethical behavior during our election process,” the CIC said.

The Leaders of three of the parties – the St. Kitts Labour Party, the Concerned Citizens Movement and the People’s Action – had earlier confirmed the signing of the Code of Conduct, which governs how they should operate during their campaign.

“The Ethical Guidelines and Code of Conduct include recommendations for the candidates running for office and their associates, the Electoral Commission, voters, and the media,” the CIC statement added.

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