The United Workers Party (UWP) has announced the name of its Laborie/Augier candidate who will be contesting the next general elections on their behalf.
Francisco Jn Pierre, a former President of the Southern Taxi Association was selected as a candidate on Thursday evening (December 11) following a run-off.
Party leader Allen Chastanet described Jn Pierre as someone who is popular within the constituency and said he is committed to the people of Saint Lucia.
Francisco Jn Pierre is the father of Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Jadia Jn Pierre-Emmanuel.
Chastanet also disclosed that the UWP is still having some struggle to name the candidates for other seats in the South, especially Choiseul and Vieux Fort North.
The main opposition party recently endorsed three candidates at its National Council meeting.
The candidates named are: Dr. Ulric Mondesir – Vieux Fort South; Herod Stanislaus – Soufriere/Fond St. Jacques; and Peterson Francis – Castries Central.
In addition to these three candidates, Chastanet himself will be contesting the Micoud South seat, while Senator Mary Isaac will be contesting the Castries South seat. Dominic Fedee will be contesting Anse La Raye/ Canaries.
Incumbent MP for Micoud South Dr. Gale Rigobert will be contetsing the same seat, Stephenson King (former prime minister – Castries North, Ezechiel Joseph – Babonneau and Guy Joseph – Castries South East.