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Chastanet Congratulates Taiwan’s President-Elect


Opposition leader Allen Chastanet has congratulated Taiwan’s President-Elect Lai Ching-te and the Democratic Progressive Party on their ‘remarkable victory’ in the 2024 Presidential Election.

The United Workers Party (UWP) leader said the triumph is a testament to the enduring strength of Taiwan’s vibrant democracy and its people’s unwavering commitment to freedom and self-determination.

“As you embark on this new chapter of leadership, I am confident that under your guidance, Taiwan will continue to flourish and make significant strides on the world stage,” Chastanet told the President-elect in a Facebook post.

“Your dedication to the welfare of your people and the advancement of democratic values is both admirable and inspiring,” the former Saint Lucia Prime Minister asserted.

Chastanet also extended heartfelt thanks to outgoing President Tsai Ing-wen for her exceptional leadership and the remarkable achievements of her administration.

He recalled that significant progress marked President Tsai’s tenure in Taiwan and strengthened the bonds between Taiwan and Saint Lucia.

“Her efforts have undoubtedly laid a strong foundation for continued cooperation and friendship between our countries,” Chastanet stated.

Regarding the future, the opposition leader was confident that the relationship between Taiwan and Saint Lucia would continue to prosper under President-Elect Lai Ching-te.

“Your leadership will undoubtedly usher in an era of growth and mutual respect, further solidifying the strong ties between our nations,” Chastanet wrote.

Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party earned a historic third consecutive presidential victory on Saturday.

Voters did not heed China’s warnings that a re-election would increase the risk of conflict.

As reported by CNN, China responded soon after the vote by saying, “Taiwan is part of China.”

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  1. Will President Lai Ching-te be congratulating Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in two years to come?

    Just asking…

  2. @HN if there is one conclusion based on trend analysis and voice of the people, lucians will have to wait 2 more tearms of SLP and even more.
    Two (2) years…you leaving on another planet. Wake up…Smell the coffee

  3. Once Chastanet and Guy are together, Chastanet can never be Prime Minister of St. Lucia again. Even strong uwp supporters have confirmed this. Ask Hermin about this.

  4. Both cheeks of the same backside (SLP/UWP) in St. Lucia continue their existence on the wrong side of history. Why? because they have nothing to offer St. Lucia, except for the fact that they are perennial mendicants, scroungers, stop-sign beggars!

    There were only 14 such mendicants in the world; and that number was reduced by one, when Nauru decided there was a more dignified life available to its citizens:

    Nauru’s breaks ties with Taiwan, decision welcomed by China–decision-welcomed-by-china

    Meanwhile, the “free” press in St. Lucia have twisted itself into a pretzel to hide the desire of people in Taiwan (who voted in this past elections) to reject independence from China. A more accurate article regarding the elections follows:

    Taiwan ruling party loses 11 seats; China affirms reunification stance–china-affirms-reunificat


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