The minority Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) has welcomed the announcement of the general election date and said it will be making a major announcement on Tuesday.
Leader of the LPM, Therold Prudent, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that he is not surprised that Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony decided to call early election.
Prudent said his party is nevertheless ready and has been working in several constituencies across the island, particularity, Gros Islet, which he will be contesting again.
The LPM which describes itself as a small grassroots political organisation, has admitted that it does not have the financial power to compete on a large scale with the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), nor the United Workers Party (UWP), but has its eyes set on breaking the tradition of supporting only two parties.
Prudent said his party plans to break the balance of power and change the trajectory of politics in Saint Lucia.
He said while the party is relatively young when compared to the two other major political parties, it has been gaining some momentum in various communities and is likely to continue growing.
LPM was only formed in August of 2010, and just after one year, contested the 2011 election.
Though they did not manage to win a seat, the party received 164 votes.
A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m. and a public meeting in Gros Islet at 6 p.m.