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Former Deputy Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre will be appointed as the acting Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader following the official resignation of former Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony.
General Secretary of the SLP, Leo Clarke, has said after 7 days of receiving Anthony’s resignation, a national council meeting will be held to endorse Pierre as the acting leader.
Anthony submitted his letter of resignation as SLP leader on Thursday.
Clarke said Pierre will continue to serve as the acting leader of the SLP until the next party convention which is due sometime in October, where members will choose a substantive leader of the party.
Elected members of the SLP are expected to meet today (Friday) to choose a leader of the opposition.
Anthony had declared his intention to resign as the SLP leader and not to serve as the opposition leader following the announcement of the June 6 general elections.
The former Prime Minister managed to win the Vieux Fort South seat for a fifth time but by small majority. His party only managed to secure six of the 11 constituency seats.
Anthony served three terms as Prime Minister of Saint Lucia.