Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, has asserted that the last elections were won on some ‘mind blowing’ promises.
He said that the opposition expects the parliament to be the place where the legislative frameworks for the intended policy agenda will be be established.
The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader was today addressing his first news conference.
He disclosed that the SLP eagerly looks forward to the formal opening of parliament.
Pierre asserted that the SLP noted with concern, a full month has passed since the last elections.
“We have not had the privilege of hearing formally, the legislative agenda which the government hopes to pursue in the new parliament,” he declared.
The SLP leader promised that his party will provide careful scrutiny of all proposed legislation.
He pledged that the SLP will offer support for those that deserve support.
Pierre vowed to mount “robust” resistance against those that in the party’s estimation will do harm to the people, the economy and the society.
The former Minister stated that SLP does not fear being in opposition.
He told the news conference that the party does not approach its task as if it has a natural right to be in government.
Pierre acknowledged that the people of Saint Lucia may not understand or agree with the SLP’s position on some issues.
However he noted that time and again by explanation and by their lived experiences, the public sooner or later accepts that the SLP has always taken decisions to advance this country and improve the quality of life of its people and the party is returned to government through the natural democratic cycles.
The SLP lost the June 6, 2016 general elections to the United Workers Party (UWP) by a margin of 11 to 6.