CARIBBEAN: ULP wins St. Vincent and Grenadines election

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CARIBBEAN: ULP wins St. Vincent and Grenadines election
Dr. Ralph Gonsalves
Dr. Ralph Gonsalves
Dr. Ralph Gonsalves

CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW – The ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) led by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves retained its slim majority of eight seats to the New Democratic Party (NDP) opposition’s seven in general elections held in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday.

However, the ULP has called for a recount in the North Leeward and South Leeward constituencies, both of which were won by the NDP.

“I am humbled and honoured that the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines embraced our bold vision for the future and rejected the politics of hate,” Gonsalves said.

“We are looking into various issues in North Leeward and South Leeward and we are also calling for an immediate recount to ensure that all the votes are counted in those constituencies. There are more rejected ballots than the margin and those ballots should be examined closely to determine the intent of the voters,” he noted.

The leader of the opposition Arnhim Eustace won his seat against the ULP candidate Luke Brown by fewer than 50 votes.

Eustace said on local radio that many irregularities took place in his constituency of East Kingstown, including illegal voting, and contradictory voters list to agents.

Gonsalves called for national unity to address developmental challenges and move forward.

“We ask Vincentians to celebrate this victory in peace and maturity. Now is the time to come together as one nation to address our developmental challenges and move forward to uplift our nation and its people,” he said.

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  1. They did not win it they bought and stole it a combination of a number of very naughty actions stole the election in SVG.

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  2. As of this moment; 3:45 pm, December 10, 2015, the Supervisor of elections has not declared the Unity Labour Party nor the New Democratic Party victorious in the 2015 general election. The present situation is ULP 7 and NDP 7, with one seat being recount. The seat in question is said to have been won by 6 votes in favour of the NDP but the seat was declared for the ULP. Lawyers for both political parties, the presiding officer, the Supervisor of election and the candidates are at the polling station awaiting the final outcome.

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