St. Lucians to elect a new government month end
Prime Minister Stephenson King announced Sunday night that general elections will be held November 28.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Monday November 7, 2011 - Parliament was dissolved today making way for general elections on November 28, the same day of regional and general elections in Guyana.
Prime Minister Stephenson King announced the date Sunday night during a rally of his ruling United Workers Party (UWP), which is seeking a second consecutive term in office.
He said Nomination Day is November 17.
The UWP won 11 of the 17 seats in Parliament in the 2006 general election, but lost two seats following the resignation of two Members of Parliament.
Its main challenger, the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP), won six.
PM King has said he intends to widen the party’s lead.
However, the SLP has predicted that the “wind of change”, which had seen leaderships toppled in many Caribbean islands, will also see the incumbent removed from office.
It has urged supporters and residents to vote against the government’s failed policies, and high crime and unemployment rates.