UWP Confident Of The Support Of Saint Lucians Ahead Of Elections

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The ruling United Workers Party (UWP) says it is confident  of the support of Saint Lucians ahead of general elections.

Nancy Charles, a member of the UWP’s Campaign Committee, also feels people are satisfied with the work of the government.

Therefore, she said the party is very confident  that the people will retain ruling party.

Charles spoke against the backdrop of  recent remarks by by Dominica Attorney, Anthony Astaphan.

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Astaphan indicated that the ruling party could be behind in the polls.

He suggested that as one reason why Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has not yet called elections.

“If Anthony Astaphan has conducted a poll on behalf of the Saint Lucia Labour Party and it shows that  the Saint Lucia Labour Party is clearly ahead in the polls, then perhaps they should show by their actions,” was Charles’ response.

She observed that the UWP has already indicated its 17 election candidates.

But Charles noted that the labour party is still to name candidates in two constituencies.

“If I were ahead in the polls, I would have put my house in order to get ready,” she explained.

Charles also reiterated that announcing an election date is within the sitting PM’s purview.

And she recalled that Chastanet has made it clear that the ruling party will not violate the constitution.

“We know legally that the prime minister has until October to call general elections,” Charles told St Lucia Times.

In the meantime, she said the ruling party is doing everything to ensure it is ready when the PM calls elections.

“Elections, as you know, are not determined by polls per se,” Charles asserted.

“Elections are determined by the work and the presentation of the various political parties,” she stated.

“And we are very satisfied that this United Workers Party administration has performed over the last five years,” Charles said.



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