Saint Lucia’s opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, asserting that his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is ‘very prepared’, told a news conference Tuesday that the party would like Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, to call elections now.
“That would do us well,” Pierre declared.
“I think that would do the people of Saint Lucia well – the people of Saint Lucia will get a chance to exhale,” the SLP leader asserted.
According to Pierre, the people of this country are covered with all the victimisation and vindictiveness of the Chastanet administration and want to exhale.
“They will exhale in the ballot box,” he told reporters.
On Thursday June 6 this year, the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) marked its third year in office, asserting that cumulatively, the government has achieved an average of eight percent growth and has turned the economy around.
“We have reduced unemployment from about 24 percent to now 15 percent; we have reduced in terms of our debt to GDP, so we are doing well,” party Chairman Nancy Charles explained.
The party Chairman, who also pointed to other achievement of the government, disclosed that the UWP has started the process of process of preparing for the next general elections.
The ruling party currently enjoys an 11 to 6 majority in the house of assembly.