Chastanet Supports Term Limits For Prime Ministers

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Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has said that he personally would like term limits for government leaders.

“I have listened to the arguments on both sides as to whether there should be term limits. I believe that Prime Ministers should only have two to three terms maximum in our system,” he asserted Thursday.

The Saint Lucia Prime Minister, who is currently serving his first term, spoke during a live telephone interview with journalist, Timothy Poleon, on Real FM.

“I would certainly be willing to sit down and have that discussion and come up with some general agreement on having term limits,” he explained.

Asked if he was willing to set the example outside of the constitutional reform process and serve three terms for the most if given the opportunity, the Saint Lucia Prime Minister responded in the affirmative.

“I can give you those assurances,” he said.

“Either two or three (terms) and again, these are things that would have to be determined by the party,” according to Chastanet.

He said he has indicated generally that if the people of Saint Lucia would give him and his administration the opportunity to do two terms, “I think two terms would be sufficient for us to accomplish a lot of the things we want to do.”

The Prime Minister said he was ‘comfortable’ with the talent pool within the ruling United Workers Party (UWP).

“The party does have enough resources that we could limit ourselves to two terms,” Chastanet explained.

But he disclosed that he did not want to speak for his party.

“That is a decision that first would have to be made by the party and once it is made by the party we can then carry through,” Chastanet stated.

He promised during the interview that the decision on the matter will be obtained from his ruling party “very soon”.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t worry Chas, we have term limits for y’all asses. One term SLP, one term UWP alternating until one of y’all get it right.

  2. PM Chastanet you have not demonstrated the ability that you can do more then half a term. St Lucians are frustrated with. You and Guy. USP can go forward but Guy should be out. He has too many fingers on each hand.

  3. The way I see it labour party should just run their the elected members alone for the next general election n leave uwp in power.history has proven everytime labour takes office n try to fix uwp n the country problem’s the people hate on you guys.so please leave them with their government,don’t give them n out.real talk!!!.cause I strongly believe them new multimillionaire’s not look to run for office again.don’t try n play hero trust me.

  4. The way I see it labour party should just run their the elected members alone for the next general election n leave uwp in power.history has proven everytime labour takes office n try to fix uwp n the country problem’s the people hate on you guys.so please leave them with their government,don’t give them n out.real talk!!!.cause I strongly believe them new multimillionaire’s not look to run for office again.don’t try n play hero trust me.

  5. PM Chastanet, I agree with you on term limits but not on the number. You are in fact serving pass your limit. Why should a PM who lies to his people have more than 1/2 a term? How can a PM who encourages Guy and Fresh Start have more than 1/2 a term? Why should a Pm who has such a disappointing Minister of National security have more than 1/2 a term? Why should a PM who spends more time abroad than at home have more than 1/2 a term? why must a PM who seeks to destroy national/historical monuments have more than 1/2 a term? Why Should a PM who believes in horses more than people have more than 1/2 a term? Why should a PM who refuses to follow the law and report on the CIP funds have more than 1/2 a term? Why should a PM who cares little about the health of the people (evidenced by his treatment of the St. Jude’s and OKEU hospitals) have more than 1/2 a term? And the list can go on.

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