Brushing aside reports of deep divisions within the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) political leader, Allen Chastanet, has expressed confidence that he will be reelected at the helm of the party a its convention next month, and has predicted that the UWP will win the next elections.
“If you go on social media, we dominate social media; when you look at the polling that we did, it clearly shows that there is a huge swing that is coming about in this country and there’s a great level of dissatisfaction with what is taking place in this country,” Chastanet asserted.
He told Choice Television’s Timothy Poleon during last evening’s “Hot Button Issue” call in programme, that there was one simple question people needed to answer, which was whether they are better off today than in 2011.
According to Chastanet, the people have no confidence in the Saint Lucia Labor Party government, which is one of the principles underpinning a UWP organized protest march carded for later today from the Vigie playing field.
“The march is about the credibility of this government and whether people are happy,” the UWP leader asserted, while urging people to come out and support the event.
He asserted that supporters of the ruling labor party are also dissatisfied because they have to face various price increases.
Chastanet declared that Saint Lucia is in an economic depression and has recorded three consecutive years of contraction.