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Allen M. Chastenet Out! Phillip J. Pierre In! as Prime Minister of St Lucia

- after St Lucia Labour Party topples United Workers Party government @ General Elections on July 26, 2021
The St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of Opposition Leader Phillip J. Pierre, right, has recaptured the seat of power on the Caribbean island of St Lucia after losing its reigns of power in 2016 to the United Workers Party (UWP) of Allen M. Chastanet, left. Photo: Internet Sources/File
At the General Elections in St Lucia on Monday, July 26, 2021, St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) made a massive victory by gaining 13 seats out of 17. Photo: Provided
At the General Elections in St Lucia on Monday, July 26, 2021, St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) made a massive victory by gaining 13 seats out of 17. Photo: Provided
Victorious candidates at the St Lucia General Elections on Monday, July 26, 2021. Photo: Provided
Victorious candidates at the St Lucia General Elections on Monday, July 26, 2021. Photo: Provided
CASTRIES, St Lucia- The St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of Opposition Leader Phillip J. Pierre has recaptured the seat of power on the Caribbean island of St Lucia after losing its reigns of power in 2016 to the United Workers Party (UWP) of Allen M. Chastanet.

Landslide victory for SLP

At the General Elections on Monday, July 26, 2021, SLP made a massive victory by gaining 13 seats out of 17.

The UWP won just 2 seats, with Chastanet retaining his seat.

In addition, voters created history in the Caribbean by electing two independent candidates to the 17-member Parliament among them being the former prime minister Stephenson King, who quit the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) to contest the Castries North constituency, which he has been representing for nearly three decades as an independent.

The other Independent Candidate gaining a seat was Richard Frederick.

Pierre to be sworn in as PM

After the landslide victory, SLP leader Phillip J. Pierre, who will be sworn in as Prime Minister, told Choice TV that he was “elated” thanking also his supporters in Castries East who ensured that he won the seat for the sixth consecutive occasion, defeating Fortuna Belrose.

“Here we are we have 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 are hoping to take this country all the way from…the division and conflict it is in now”.

Casualties

Among the casualties are Dr Gale T. C. Rigobert, the Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development;  Sarah Flood Beaubrun, the Minister with responsibility for External Affairs; Guy Joseph, the Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation; Herod Stanislas, the Minister for Physical Planning; Lenard Montoute, The Minister for Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment; Hermangild Francis, the Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security and Dominic Fedee, the Minister for Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries.

10 Responses to “Allen M. Chastenet Out! Phillip J. Pierre In! as Prime Minister of St Lucia”

  • Unconventional leadership (27/07/2021, 08:34) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to the new government. It was a foregone conclusion that the uwp would have suffered a massive defeat. That's what happens when you put novices in the seat of power. Autocratic leadership and it would appear unconventional leadership appears to be two of the same. They will ultimately suffer the same demise. All who choose and stupidly so to believe that we are the loud minority shouting loudest continue to sing for your supper. Congrats to my friend and college mate Richard Fredricks for his stunning victory.
  • asking for a friend (27/07/2021, 08:43) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    I wonder if bvi next?
  • lol (27/07/2021, 08:50) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    How this resembles BVI election in 2023
    • Reply (27/07/2021, 09:06) Like (3) Dislike (17) Reply
      Bvi politics is different to a lot of places in the Caribbean Fahie will get a second term
  • soon come (27/07/2021, 08:54) Like (6) Dislike (36) Reply
    attention all vaccinated
    attention all un-vaccinated

    next election Virgin Islands Party all the way
  • ? (27/07/2021, 10:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Google (27/07/2021, 10:20) Like (106) Dislike (6) Reply
    Just a little preview of BVI next elections 'PENN in, FAHIE OUT!"
  • Bla, Bls, Bla (28/07/2021, 08:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    U ask for a chance. U get the chance....Hope u aint turn out to be the same or worst...Just a matter of time before you forget the people who gave you power, who trusted u....Thats the trend all over, greed and selfishness grabbing for you, your cronies and big shot friends while the poor continue to suffer....Good thing these young people aint loyal and they aint playing u screw up, you out...


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