SLP Responds to Claims of PM Breaking 21 Day Notice for Election Law

SLP Responds to Claims of PM Breaking 21 Day Notice for Election Law

The Opposition is claiming Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony broke the law as the law requires 21 days notice of an election. Here is what the Elections Act, Cap 1,02 at section 36 says: “36. ISSUE OF WRITS

(1) For the purposes of every general election of members of the House, and for the purposes of the election of members to fill vacancies in the House caused by death, resignation, or otherwise, the Governor General shall issue writs under the Public Seal of the State, addressed to the returning officers of the respective electoral districts for which members are to be returned. Such writs shall be forwarded to the Commission for transmission to the several returning officers.

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(2) Every writ shall be in the form set out as Form I in Schedule 3 and shall specify—
(a) the day of the nomination of candidates being not less than 7 and not more than 14 days after the day of issue of the writ;
(b) the day upon which, if necessary, the poll shall be taken, being not less than 7 days and not more than 14 days after the day of the nomination of candidates;
(c) the day the writ is returnable to the Governor General being not more than 7 days after the polling day.

(3) Upon receipt of such writ every returning officer shall proceed to hold the election in the manner hereinafter provided.”

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  1. opps!!!
    May 20, 2016 at 10:45 am Reply

    We all know kenny and his bunch of fools will try any thing. Its ok it wont change the date even if any one complain. I hope he loses the election. Honestly. I am tired of this guy. If SLP stays we will be like venezuela .

  2. Anonymous
    May 20, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply

    Well!!! If the UWP think the law is broken by the PM….. All they have to do is go to the High Court and get an injunction…… Simple!!!!

  3. Dumb!
    May 20, 2016 at 11:28 am Reply

    The UWP grabbing at straws again.
    How Pathetic!

    1. jade
      May 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm Reply

      Your comment is pathetic.

  4. Val
    May 20, 2016 at 2:51 pm Reply

    Allan has been around for awhile now, yet he still does not understand the election laws. He forgot Kenny is a constitutional lawyer, he kept asking for the gov’t to call the elections, now he get what he wanted he crying. Me li Prendre sa

  5. strawberry
    May 20, 2016 at 5:47 pm Reply

    Yes my friend he is a constitutional lawyer, why is our legal system in such a mess.

  6. Anonymous
    May 21, 2016 at 10:08 pm Reply

    The people that is campaning for the SLP they’re making people believe is only the 17 candidates for the UWP that are UWPs all the rest of the people in saint Lucia are SLPs.all the adds are directed to the UWP candidates alone. What a shame. And stupidity.

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