1980 Saint Kitts and Nevis general election

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General elections were held in Saint Kitts and Nevis on 18 February 1980.[1] Although the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party won a plurality of seats, the People's Action Movement were able to form a coalition government with a one-seat majority and PAM leader Kennedy Simmonds became Prime Minister.[2] Voter turnout was 74.6%.[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party 7,355 50.0 4 -3
People's Action Movement 4,990 33,9 3 +1
Nevis Reformation Party 2,356 16.0 2 +2
Independents 6 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 143
Total 14,850 100 9 0
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p574 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p570
  3. ^ Nohlen, p577