(CMR) Incumbent Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves was returned to power on Thursday (November 5) following the conclusion of the general election in St.Vincent and the Grenadines.
74-year-old Gonsalves, has been in power since 1998, secured a fifth consecutive term.
Gonsalves' Unity Labour Party (ULP) secured nine seats defeating the New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Opposition Leader Dr. Godwin who held onto 6 seats.
The Prime Minister has since taken to social media to congratulate his team which includes Carlos James, Curtis King, Orlando Brewster and Frederick Stephenson.
Gonsalves called the election t a special virtual meeting on October 8 ahead of the March 2021 deadline .
The last time Vincentians went to the polls was in December with the ruling ULP winning by an 8-7 margin.
Three parties contested in the election in which electoral officials say 98,119 persons were registered to vote.