Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Tuesday skirted the issue of his re-election in an interview with reporters outside parliament, choosing not to respond directly on the matter.
A reporter asked the PM whether he was confident of being re-elected.
“Look, right now we are focussed on re-connecting with the economy, continuing to protect the health of the Saint Lucians and elections are something to come. They are legislatively and legally required to happen and when that happens we will focus on it,” Chastanet responded.
“Right now we are focussed on the economy, we are focussed on the health care of the country and certainly, trying to figure out what is going on in the world,” the Micoud South MP explained.
Chastanet spoke hours before parliament passed the controversial COVID-19 Prevention & Control Bill.
The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), the Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) and the Saint Lucia Bar Association had all called for public consultation on the measure.
Chastanet’s United Workers Party (UWP) swept to power in the elections of June 6, 2016, with an 11-6 majority.