UWP wins Saint Lucia elections

UWP wins Saint Lucia elections

The United Workers Party (UWP) won a comfortable victory in Saint Lucia’s general elections, according to preliminary results of the poll.

According to the results, the UWP won eleven seats to the SLP’s six.

The swing away from the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) was led by UWP leader Allen Chastanet, who meted out a thrashing to labour’s Guibion Ferdinand in Micoud South.

Chastanet gathered some 2495 votes to his opponent’s 1446.

In the Gros Islet constituency, the UWP’s Lenard Montoute avenged his defeat by seven votes at the last elections by Emma Hippolyte, by winning 6,344 votes to her 4,552.

Therold Prudent of the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) gained 152 votes.

Former Babonneau MP, Ezechiel Joseph, also avenged his two vote defeat by Alvina Reynolds at the last elections, by winning 3,374 votes to her 2,168.

With just days to go before the elections, Joseph had been accused by former Micoud North MP, Jeannine Compton-Antoine of sexual assault.

Compton-Antoine alleged that the incident occurred while Joseph was Minister of Agriculture.

Joseph had flatly denied the accusation.

Doctor Gale Rigobert, who was the leader of the parliamentary opposition, won the Micoud North seat in a four cornered race with Compton-Antoine, Herbert Roserie of the SLP and Independent, Mc Donald Alexander.

Rigobert gathered 1,930 votes to Roserie’s 885, Compton-Antoine’s 787 and Alexander’s four votes.

Former UWP leader, Stephenson King held on to his Castries North seat by a massive margin, obtaining 3,774 votes to the 1,482 of the SLP’s John Charlery.

Former Castries Central MP, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun defeated Stanley Felix, winning 2104 votes to his 1728.

Flood-Beaubrun entered the race late, replacing Peterson Francis who had been the UWP endorsed candidate for the seat.

Francis bowed out of the race about a month before the June 6, 2016 general elections citing personal reasons while insisting that he jumped and was not pushed into the decision.

In an obvious upset, former Tourism Minister, Lorne Theophilus, lost his Choiseul/Saltibus seat to newcomer, Bradley Felix.

Felix won 2871 votes to 2073 of Theophilus.

Guyana-born Dominic Fedee of the UWP defeated John Victorin in the Anse La Raye, Canaries constituency.

Fedee won 2,472 votes to Victorin’s 2087,  while the UWP’s Herold Stanislas won with a tally of 1,051 over the SLP’s Herold Stanislas.

In Dennery South, the UWP’s  Edmund Estaphane (1353 votes), won over Gedeon Jerome  of the SLP (1167).

Guy Joseph of the UWP (2,127 votes) won over the SLP’s Joachim Henry (1,522 votes) in Castries South East.

Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader Doctor Kenny Anthony regained his Vieux Fort South seat, gaining 2,439 votes to Doctor Ulric Mondesir’s 2199.

Mondesir gained some ground this time around.

Anthony won the seat in the last elections with 2,817 votes.

At that time, Mondesir attracted 1,576 votes.

In the SLP stronghold of Laborie, incumbent Alva Baptiste won comfortably over Francisco Jn Pierre by 2094 to 1468 votes with a voter turnout of 55.41 percent.

In Castries East, the SLP’s Philip J. Pierre gained 2901 votes to UWP newcomer Fortuna Belrose’s 2,565.

The SLP’s Ernest Hilaire won 2084 votes in Castries South to the UWP’s  Mary Isaac’s 2046.

In Dennery North, Shawn Edward of the SLP (2,271 votes), won over the UWP’s Jimmy Henry (2,140).

In Vieux Fort North,the SLP’s Moses Jn Baptiste( 1743 votes)  defeated the UWP’s Prince Ambrose (1,275).

The UWP win sparked spontaneous celebrations in several communities, with motorcades and people dancing in the streets.

Prime Minister elect, Allen Chastanet, said he was “elated” by the victory.

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  1. Observer
    June 6, 2016 at 11:30 pm Reply

    Good job Sir.

    We are ready to work with you ans your party.

    God Bless.

  2. Big Deal
    June 6, 2016 at 11:38 pm Reply

    Jimmy won his seat over Shwan , something is not right, where is Jimmy ‘s count , that area needs a recount I’m I the only person seeing this.

  3. Nani
    June 6, 2016 at 11:48 pm Reply

    I agree. Gimmy needs a recount, he was at 1879 while Shawn was at 1738 votes with 3 ballot boxes left and all of a sudden no more figures and I’m hearing that Shawn won. IMPOSSIBLE!! Is this a joke, Gimmy is definitely a WINNER and the votes MUST be recounted. I believe UWP WON BY 13 SEATS. NO LESS. CONGRATULATIONS FLAMBEAU. We did it….

  4. Nani
    June 7, 2016 at 12:18 am Reply

    Gimmy Henry and Mary Isaac deserve that win for the final victory (13)

  5. Anonymous
    June 7, 2016 at 12:41 am Reply

    let it remains that way thoes that lost will still get a place in government UWP still win

  6. what's going on
    June 7, 2016 at 12:52 am Reply

    Well, the mandatory recount will tell, but no need to cast aspersion. Congratulations to all the winners and to St. Lucia for a well-mannered, properly executed election 2016.

  7. RedRum
    June 7, 2016 at 1:05 am Reply

    God bless my country. We have spoken.

  8. whats going on
    June 7, 2016 at 8:27 am Reply

    What is made clear in this election is that, the new generation of voters are no longer GULLIBLE to political propaganda and trickery, but are a discerning set of people fully able to separate facts from fiction. They are no longer prepared to toe the party line because of familial affiliation or history.

    They are a thinking and observant lot that are no longer prepared to be tricked by final year government gimmicks – shabby new road construction, rushed road surface re-pavement, last minute sidewalks & poorly constructed footpaths; the many unfinished projects and untold wastage of money; whether government/people or the party’s funds, they could care less.

    They are prepared to put value on their votes and not be swayed by money, paint, plywood, promises or rum.

    Come on St. Lucian you have shown that you can raise the bar and not be “sheep or cattle” in the politician’s backyard farms. Let’s keep it up and hold the new government to this same high standard as well, to build a better St. Lucia for all.

    Just one last word for Mr. Peter Wickham and CADRES. If you needed any vindication of your expertise and scientific qualification, we the St. Lucian people have delivered it and/or have redeemed it.


    1. Truth
      June 7, 2016 at 8:33 am Reply

      The Average St. Lucian will be out of Job very soon.
      You have NO idea what this Election is all about.

      You have been duped.

      Soon your eyes will be opened and I hope you understand what has happened 🙂

      1. Lucia born
        June 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm Reply

        They are up from the sleeping Demons that infested St Lucia. The light of GOD is shining brightly. The thunder-fire of GOD have scatter the witches and the satanic agents feasting on his children.
        They have been put to shame, ” in the name of Jesus”. They are bind with chains that cannot be broken.
        Jesus said, ” (Matthew 5) 14You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

  9. Ro
    June 7, 2016 at 8:36 am Reply

    CORRECTION: The UWP’s Herold Stanislas won the Soufriere seat with 2,564 votes, to SLP’s Harold Dalson, who received 2,104. Simon Gajadhar, an independent candidate for the LPM, garnered 3 votes.

  10. Anonymous
    June 7, 2016 at 9:04 am Reply

    At the end of the day politicians will always be about themselves. Kenny Anthony was the lesser evil among the two. If St.luicans don’t wake up and see that Allen Chastenet has no concrete plans of making this country great. He is only after his own pocket; Remeber Bob Marley said ” Emanciate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” St.luians welcome to slavery all over again allowing a white man to control yall. So Sad.

  11. Hope
    June 7, 2016 at 9:27 am Reply

    Anonymous you must have a chip on your shoulder is only black and white you can see so your last PM was black. Relax put some colour in your life the new PM will be held to higher standards our eyes open

    1. Anonymous
      June 7, 2016 at 1:26 pm Reply

      Don’t have a chip on my shoulders Hope just saddened to see so many years go by and we still have the slavery mentality. Our ancestors fought to eradicate slavery and here we are embracing it all over again. They died for us to be free and some of us still believe a white man when they feed us their lies.Read a history book Hope and educate yourselve and hopefully your children too.

  12. Observer
    June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am Reply

    It is sad that at this stage some of us still see colour of skin as a factor. Clearly though, the majority (as per election results) say otherwise. For what its worth though, Allen Chastanet is half white just like Kenny Anthony. I wish this Government all the success, put country first, be honest with the people, put your best foot forward to make St. Lucia a better place for all. St. Lucians will surely be holding you accountable.

    1. David
      June 7, 2016 at 10:17 am Reply

      Chastanet is a white male governing a Black Country?
      Does this make any sense?

      He is NOT MY PM.


      1. Anonymous
        June 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm Reply

        Right on brother

      2. Loulou Bergas
        June 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm Reply

        Please David and Anonymous we are all made in his image and after his likeness. In 2016 I cant believe that people are still stuck upon the color of ones skin and not the content of ones character 🙂

      3. Anonymous
        June 9, 2016 at 11:30 am Reply

        Kenny is a mulatto just like Chastanet you idiot

      4. Anonymous
        June 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm Reply

        But Kenny’s father was a slave master.You are so ignorant with history.You deserve the Son of a Slave master to govern you.

  13. Loic
    June 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm Reply

    I wonder how much many was given to the people of ciceron to vote for UWP and the millions which given at last minute for votes. St. Lucians are so hyprocitical when it comes to money. So he says he will deliver. Let us wait and see the results. It’s a good thing that i only depend on God and God alone. The rich will become richer and the poor will remain poorer. Just you wait and see. Politics has just become a very DIRTY game.

  14. Anonymous
    June 7, 2016 at 1:23 pm Reply

    I dont see just color (Observer). I use history as a lesson as we all should. Color is a huge factor and pretending it is not is just simply studpidity. As of today white people still have the racist mentality that they are better than a black man. New PM has never outlined any concrete plans on how he will may the country great again. We shall see what he will bring to the table and all the people who voted for him will be just like slavery again.

  15. Anonymous
    June 7, 2016 at 3:28 pm Reply

    When it comes to colour, what is the difference to Kenny and Chastanet? Didn’t know that when one has black blood running his or her veins they are considered black? Talking about emancipating oneself from mental slavery.

    1. Anonymous
      June 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm Reply

      No one mentioned the color of blood running in someone’s vein. For you to post that makes you sound uneducated. Please read a book and educate yourself or at least emancipate yourself from mental slavery.

  16. Shawty
    June 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm Reply

    Jimmy is still a winner #team Jimmy all the way

  17. Gene
    June 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm Reply

    I pray that the Lord will give Mr. Chastanet the strength and courage he needs to do the best for our beautiful Island of St. Lucia. May God Bless him.

  18. Fifi
    June 10, 2016 at 4:56 pm Reply

    Congratulations mr Chastenet for this élection it was time for a change because sweet saint lucia had already get sour respect and congratulations

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