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Election results stand after recount

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A recount of the Castries South and Dennery North election ballots changed the final votes slightly, but not enough to impact the overall results of the 2016 general elections.

Ernest Hilaire and Shawn Edward of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) remain winners in Monday’s election.

During a 13 hour recount requested by the United Workers Party (UWP) on Tuesday, the Electoral Department found that Hilaire won Castries South with 2,212 votes to UWP’s Mary Isaac’s 2,166.

For Dennery North, Edward received 2,283 votes to UWP’s Jimmy Henry’s 2,147 votes, to retain his seat. The preliminary elections results had Edward at 2,271 votes and Henry at 2,140.

UWP won 11 of the 17 constituency seats, while the SLP only managed to win six constituency seats.

UWP’s Stephenson King, had the highest victory margin. He secured 3,774 votes, to defeat his contender Stephen John Charlery for the Castries North constituency, by a massive 2,292 votes.

UWP leader, Allen Chastanet, was sworn in as Prime Minister on Tuesday.

He is expected to name his cabinet soon.

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One comment

  1. Edward Smith, PhD.

    I am sure that the UWP leader, Mr. Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister will do St. Lucia justice and name Mr. Dominic Fedee, PM, the next Minister of Tourism.

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