The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) endorsed three candidates at its National Council meeting on Sunday, Dec. 6 in Anse Ger, Micoud.
They are: Dr. Ulric Mondesir – Vieux Fort South; Herod Stanislaus – Soufriere/Fond St. Jacques; and Peterson Francis – Castries Central.
All three were officially presented to party supporters at a public meeting in Desruisseaux, Micoud on the same day.
Dr. Mondesir will run against Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Leader and Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony.
Stanislaus will challenge incumbent Harold Dalsan (SLP), who is the current Parliament Representative for Soufriere, as well as the Minister for Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment.
Francis, a former SLP member and brother to President of the Senate Claudius Francis, goes up against Stanley Felix (SLP), the current Minister for Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal.
Expelled UWP member, Richard Frederick, is the incumbent for Castries Central but he has not yet announced his candidacy.
Frederick, a lawyer and former Minister for Physical Planning, Housing, Urban Renewal and Local Government, is likely to run as an independent, supporters have told St. Lucia News Online.