LPM welcomes announcement of general election date

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LPM welcomes announcement of general election date
LPM leader Therold Prudent
LPM leader Therold Prudent
LPM leader Therold Prudent

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.

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  1. Mr. Prudent can't do it alone. We need good, honest and right thinking St. Lucians to join the party. We just can't afford to stand by and allow SLP and UWP to completely destroy our island. At this point in St.Lucia's political history, I think a new party is vital in order to bring about this much needed change we yearn for. We will never see any change if we keep recycling the same useless people. LONG LIVE THE LPM!

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  2. get serious LPM. NEXT ELECTION, because clearly you are not ready for this one. first you should be contesting to win the election not just to be on television for five minutes. get serious i hate both SLP AND UWP, but I need a capable option not a fringe party. Like i said get serious and you will have my vote and many others as well

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  3. Saint Lucians are too much a hand-to-mouth nation, always dependent on a priest, and now the stupid politicians, to ever thoughtfully put into power people who would bring about useful change to the country. They will die first before ever giving up on depending on political crumbs. The only downside to this is that your party must be in power, just to hold on to any hope that you will even get any of crumbs. If your party loses, you have to tie your belly and suck salt until the next elections to get new hope again that you will get crumbs.

    Look at it. Even in constituencies where the Stupid Labour Party won, SOME REPRESENTATIVES DID NOT GET ANY OF THE CRUMBS from the SLP prime minister! Yep. Well yes. The Stupid Labour Party, had it not been for the Taiwan Government's money, it would have no money to spend. The jokers in the party only know how to spread the debt money on some of their yard fowls. Chick, chick, chick. Chick come!

    The $100 bills, the chicken legs, and the beer followers will be busing from meeting to meeting to swell the numbers to fool the other dumb red Kool Aid drinkers. After all, all of us can't be expected to be smart after accepting the STEP kool aid. Can we?

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  4. Man you never fail to amuse me.Where are your candidates?
    Are you the only candidate.? Surely you are not a factor in that election period.

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