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Despite the current affairs within the United Workers Party (UWP), local economist Dr Claudius Preville has announced plans to run for leadership of the party.
Preville told the media that he is seriously considering this move, especially since he has been advised to do so by many party supporters.
Preville is of the view that there is a void that needs to be filled and he may be the one to do that. The economist has expressed confidence in uniting and strengthening the party.
He plans to contest the Babonneau seat for the party. Preville could be nominated, when the UWP hold its delegates conference on Sunday, September 21 . A vote on nominations will be made on November 2.
Preville is expected to challenge current leader of the UWP Allan Chastanet. Chastanet was elected to that post last year, replacing former Prime Minister Stephenson King.
Micoud North Member of Parliament Dr. Gale Rigobert was later placed as leader of the opposition, following that vote. Castries Central Member of Parliament Richard Frederick was recently voted out of the party and has since been distancing himself.
Frederick has however accused Chastenet of causing a division within the party and the party base.