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June 6 elections in St Lucia


June 6 elections in St Lucia

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CASTRIES – 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).

Just this week, UWP leader Allen Chastanet challenged Anthony to announce the date.

“We have not forgotten that five years later absolutely nothing has been done about our astronomical unemployment rate, increase crime and spike in the cost of living, despite his party’s ridiculous chorus of Job, jobs, jobs.

“St Lucians are a resilient people, an un-forgetting people, and wool will not be pulled over our eyes by the master of illusions this time around,” Chastanet told reporters.

“General elections are what we need in this country right now. Not more of Dr Anthony’s empty promises.” (CMC)