St. Lucia PM names date for General Election

St Lucia PM Kenny Anthony (right) and UWP's Allen Chastanet
St Lucia PM Kenny Anthony (right) and UWP’s Allen Chastanet

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, May 19 2016 – Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony Thursday night announced June 6 as the date for the general elections in St. Lucia.

In a radio and television broadcast, Anthony said that Nomination Day will be May 27.

In the last general election, the ruling St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) won 11 of the 17 seats with the remainder going to the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP).

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  1. June 21, 2016

    loll that\’s what that ruining now a days :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  2. TJ
    May 21, 2016

    I am not provincial in my thinking but the St Lucians will do what is best for them. I am happy that Mr. Gonsales is not telling them what project they should concentrate on. If you can recall that he told us we didn’t need a large airport and that philosophy was accepted by us.

  3. duck1951
    May 20, 2016

    If the premier is so smart and has nothing to fear he should at least be reasonable and give the opposing parties some time to plan . Maybe 2 months minimum.This is no way to run a democracy ! The people should protest !!

  4. Bayfront
    May 20, 2016

    St.lucians are a smarter society, when u look at the highly ignorant lot in Dominica…

    Lucians will take care of their biz, as they have a more thriving economy and much more opened minded than the key hole lot in Dominica…

    • Concern citizen
      May 20, 2016

      Man I support u a 1000% but what is wrong with our NATION na?

  5. Think About It
    May 20, 2016

    No matter if he had call election tomorrow he will never win,St.Lucians are tired of him. In any Country where you see a head of state is fighting tooth and nails to stay in power is no longer in the interest of his people ,it is all about their pockets. Allan will be the next Prime Minister of St.Lucia Kenny is tired of raping the country enough is enough.

    • The Crow
      May 20, 2016

      In your dreams! Another five years for one of the most progressive PMs in the Caribbean.

      • Think About It
        June 7, 2016

        What you say now Mr Crow ………The freaking joke is on you soucere.

  6. justSayinng
    May 20, 2016

    18 Days Notice
    Just 18 Days for campaigning debauchery
    I like that!
    2 political Heads, 2 non-afro Caribbean guys?. smh
    Anyway, St Lucia rising and I like that

    • syncronize
      May 20, 2016

      Hey recap, 17 days notice, NOT 18, TO CORRESPOND WITH 17 constituencies: election date: 666 the 6th day of the 6th month in a year ending in 6. Think about this. The election is more than a year and a quarter early!!! what’s the rush? They see the Lucian people fed up with them so this date will best represent the date to include the mark of the beast. It will not be possible when the election is due next year. You think these people easy? All of them are the same darn kettle of fish, dirty with crooked intentions. What in there none of them want to leave. One thing though the Lucian people not dumb like us, they are aware and prepared to conquer the evil in that country. Lucians want that government out. They also realize the excruciating on wanted unnecessary and unexplained deaths of innocent people most recently which they deduce to be sacrifices to win the Kenny Anthony elections. Governments everywhere selling souls to win elections.

      • May 22, 2016

        He called the election, so that St. Lucia can decide if they want a change, that’s Democracy

    • Tjebe Fort
      May 21, 2016

      St. Lucia is not and African country brother.

  7. Titiwi
    May 20, 2016

    No pissing about in St. Lucia with a general election called within two weeks and ahead of the expiry date of the current government’s term. St. Lucia’s parliament has only 17 seats for a population of 186,000 (…more than two-and-a half times that of Dominica !). During the last election in Nov. 2011, with total 81,556 votes cast, the labour party won 11 seats and the opposition 6 seats, although they accounted for 48 % o of the votes. A scenario like this, in our Westminster style winner-takes-all system, this always calls for trouble where the percentage of votes is not reflected in parliamentary representation, as is also the case in Dominica. I hold that proportional representation is a better servant of democracy, as demonstrated by numerous successful nations in N.W. Europe and to any opponents of this idea I would say “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”.

  8. Andy
    May 20, 2016

    Dr. Antony pulled a ‘Skerrit’ on the UWP. Sir you are better than that why did you did that?

    • NUWP
      May 20, 2016

      But one thing all you can’t go a day and don’t call Skirrit name nah boy. That’s y I will keep voting him yea. He is popular and always in the light. I keep wondering who will call the name of Kieron Pinard Burn MAJOR FINANCIER name? We waiting for our $300,000.00. So call d novice an tell him hurry up.

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