By Shareene Lindsay
(St. Lucia News Online) — Leader of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Philip J. Pierre has congratulated Dr. Ralph Gonsalves’ victory in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections.
Preliminary results showed Dr. Gonsalves’ United Labour Party (ULP) winning nine of the 15 electoral seats, a major improvement of the party’s one-seat victory in the previous elections.
Writing on his official Facebook page, Pierre said: “On behalf of the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the people of Saint Lucia, I wish to congratulate my comrade and the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves on the resounding victory at the polls yesterday.
“Saint Lucia Labour Party and Unity Labour Party of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines have a long-standing relationship, one that is built on people-centered leadership and a commitment to serving in the best interest of our respective countries. Therefore, I am not surprised that Comrade Gonsalves and his party were able to secure a historic fifth term in office.
“I wish you the best as you continue to put the people of SVG first!”