(CMR) The main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) won St Lucia's general election in a landslide victory on Monday as voters rejected the Allen Chastanet administration after only one term in office.
The party won 13 seats while the incumbent United Workers Party managed only two seats, the same number won by a pair of unique Independent candidates – Stephenson King, who recently departed from the UWP, and Richard Frederick, a self-proclaimed ‘Independent Labour candidate,' Caribbean Alert reported.
Prime Minister-elect Philip J Pierre, who spoke after the victory, said his government would be inclusive. He said,
“Here we are, we've won the government, and I intend to be a government for the entire country, a government of inclusion, a government that will listen to people, a government of tolerance and we hope to take this country out of the mire of division and conflict that exists now.”
Pierre also said the SLP administration's priority would be health and the youth economy.
“It's good to be a life of continued service; we're going to be continuing serving the people, just serving at another level,” he added.