The OECS Commission has urged calm in the aftermath of disputed elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, while congratulating Doctor Ralph Gonsalves and his team on their re-election.
In a statement, OECS Chairman, Doctor the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, said the OECS has noted with concern the allegations being made in respect of the conduct of the polls.
The statement also expressed awareness of the pronouncements of the observer missions mounted by Caricom and the OAS.
It urged all parties to remain calm and follow the constitutionally established processes for the orderly resolution of any electoral dispute.
“The people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines deserve nothing less,” the statement added.
It observed that the Member States of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have had a proud tradition of upholding the democratic process, reflected in the vigorous exercise of the people’s will in the maintenance as well as in the changing of governments.