Mangal: People voted against Kenny and SLP

Mangal: People voted against Kenny and SLP

Former Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) candidate, Timothy Mangal, has asserted that the outcome of the last general elections was more of a vote against SLP leader and then Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony.

“I think it was a vote against the leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and his policies,” Mangal told the Times.

He said coming to the end of the election campaign, the then opposition United Workers Party (UWP) which won the poll, put in a united team.

Mangal asserted that the UWP also had a good campaign at the end.

He expressed the view that primarily, the electorate voted against the government of the day.

The former SLP candidate felt it was more a vote against the government than for the UWP, which won the elections by a margin of 11 to 6.

In Mangal’s estimation, the ratio of the vote against the government was about sixty percent, while the margin for the UWP was about forty percent.

He told the Times that the way the electorate voted came as no surprise.

“I predicted a minimum of 10 -7 in favour of UWP and a maximum of 12-5. Those I thought were on the borderline were Soufriere and Dennery North, “the businessman, who supported the UWP while it was in opposition, said.

He recalled that the UWP won Soufriere and did not win Dennery North.

“What became a surprise to me was the margin of victory in every seat, which shows that there was a total swing away from the labour party,” Mangal declared.

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17 Comments

  1. SMH
    June 11, 2016 at 12:23 pm Reply

    Dude, Elections have won and lost on both sides. Stop being a peddle pusher of stupidity.
    Because labourites voted for the UWP. And can easily return in the SLP’s bosom in the Next general Elections.
    Elections are over. So move on and let us see if all those fictional promises made will ever materialize.

    And just by you beginning this foolishness I will return to my party the SLP, next elections. I just hate instigators of stupidity like you. Now I am seeing a resurgence of bad governance.

  2. 666
    June 11, 2016 at 12:35 pm Reply

    The trend in the past couple decades or so has shown that Saint Lucians will hire a government for one term, and fire them because of poor performance. Long live democracy!

  3. Big Deal
    June 11, 2016 at 12:36 pm Reply

    Then return and allow other to air their views, you sound angry voting uwp and expecting slp to win, you don’t make any sense

    1. -_-
      June 11, 2016 at 1:07 pm Reply

      You didn’t finish school, did you?

  4. Lucian born
    June 11, 2016 at 2:07 pm Reply

    Pay chou zout…stop suggesting things …why not pray for a better future for the country

  5. Lucian born
    June 11, 2016 at 2:07 pm Reply

    Pay chou zout…stop suggesting things …why not pray for a better future for the country

  6. Lucian born
    June 11, 2016 at 2:08 pm Reply

    ..stop suggesting things …why not pray for a better future for the country

  7. sartin
    June 11, 2016 at 3:28 pm Reply

    Just wish you slp harrrks would stop, look, listen to you hearts. was it really going well with the last gov?

    Kenny once said that he would write to the investors asking them to not invest in St Lucia. Can you guys imagine a seeking prime minister so called doctor saying this crazy thing.

    Listen I concluded that this guy
    1. Did not care about us (st lucia)
    2. Interest is in another country
    3. Forgot how to function as a prime minister
    4. Took us as fools
    5. Did not realize we have grown and have degrees, masters and phd’s
    6. Did not realize that the uwp’s were silent and waiting to kick him out

    Yes thank god a new day has come!!!!!!!!

    1. Anonymous
      June 12, 2016 at 6:40 pm Reply

      Seriously Sartin? you sound like a brainwashed zombie….Now read what i say carefully….i did not say you are…i am saying you sound like one. What is a seeking prime minister btw?

  8. Conscie
    June 11, 2016 at 7:20 pm Reply

    Mangal stop barking please. Enough of your lazy backside. Get a life

  9. Anonymous
    June 11, 2016 at 7:41 pm Reply

    I agree with Lucian born…..let us pray and work together for a better St.Lucia election is over move on for better….

  10. Anonymous
    June 11, 2016 at 10:57 pm Reply

    With soucieres like you Mangal,Ubaldus, Mary,Hermangild and Peterson the UWP’s made it to the finishingredients line. BRAVO

  11. Anonymous
    June 11, 2016 at 11:01 pm Reply

    With soucieres like you Mangal, Ubaldus, Mary, Hermangild and Peterson the UWP’s made it to the finishing line. BRAVO

  12. Anonymous
    June 12, 2016 at 6:41 pm Reply

    Dont spend all your 30 pieces of silver one time

  13. Anonymous
    June 14, 2016 at 4:56 am Reply

    I can wait to see what our new prime minister will do

  14. Anonymous
    June 14, 2016 at 11:38 am Reply

    pay chou…. if labor had win u would have said another thing .. sing for ur money foolish politicians

  15. T
    June 14, 2016 at 11:38 am Reply

    pay chou…. if labor had win u would have said another thing .. sing for ur money foolish politicians

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