“We are abiding by the rules”: Chastanet tells King

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“We are abiding by the rules”: Chastanet tells King
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Political leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Allen Chastanet has debunked claims made by former Prime Minister Stephenson King which suggest that the selection process of candidates is “unconstitutional.”

Chastanet told HTS News Force in a recent interview, “We are abiding by the rules of the party moving forward.”

He said it is written in the party’s by-laws that candidates selection process must be conducted by the constituency branch to chose a contender, even if the candidate is a sitting Member of Parliament (MP).

However, King believes that sitting MPs who prove themselves and continue to serve their constituencies should not be put through any run-off.

The former UWP leader has also called for this rule to be revisited or “thrown out of the window,” dubbing it unconstitutional.

“If you are not happy with a law or policy in your party there is a process for making the change. But you don’t just willing nilly by-pass it and don’t make that change because that is unconstitutional,” Chastanet said in response to King’s statement.

He continued: “We are a democratic party and we have a democratic process and ultimately it’s the members of a constituency to make that decision.”

There have been some controversy surrounding this issue, specifically as it relates to the Gros Islet and the Castries Central seats.

Some members believe that former UWP Minister Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute and ousted UWP member Richard Frederick should be the candidates to contest their seats again. Other say that a run-off should determine who contest those seats under the UWP.

Chastanet made it clear that Frederick will not be eligible to contest the run-off for Castries Central since he is no longer a member of the party.

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  1. Can some body tell me when are the UWP going to put their house in order, so that they can fight the next election......keep on in-
    fighting boys......and hand the election on a plate to Kenny and Anthony.

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  2. Some people's vision will only allow them to see just what they want.What is the difference between Allen and Kenny excepting that Kenny's ancestry is linked to slavery days.Kenny's father was a white man and Allen's mother is white. After Sir John fought so hard to remove us from the massa days the majority saw it fit to bring us back. Wouldn't it be better to discuss all what is happening to our once sweet Helen instead of making Allen the daily headline.
    You all can eat your heart out at the end of the day we all bring our money to him-the Super Market.One of the biggest employers.What has Kenny created? excepting to drain the economy by creating jobs for the boys.

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  3. Yo faire Chastanet mal.Chastanet is a mad-man.You want to go and represent people who don't even know you.Man go and eat corn flakes with your supermarket milk tan,tan,tete who fan!Go Soufriere they ran you.Go,there go there.Chastanet,i boom,boom goom.

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  4. I am tired with what is presently going on within the UWP. Apparently UWP died with Sir. John. However it is rather uncanny that UWP so called elected honorable politicians are fighting among themselves. Its time that real UWP supporters realize and understand that this is unnatural and need to pray hard to reverse what I consider to be evil. UWP is made to quarrel among themselves. Can't you see that?

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    • Compton died from stress in his first year upon returning to power, still they kept on fighting amoung themselves for power. King brings back Rufus. Saloptay and bad vibes alone happen after Compton die.

      They were finally booted out of office in 2011 and still they fighting amoung themselves. This is 2015 and still they fighting. What more you'll want to see that UWP not ready and its time to support the other parties out there.

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      • I agree with majority of what you said but not on the latter. I don't know about supporting the other parties because if anything they have shown me, they are cleaver thieves nothing more.

        Now this bunch in uwp are fools. Since when they made UWP seats for certain people?? KIng needs several sits down in a corner along with rufus and frederick. They need to shut up and take a back seat. Go join MArcus. I do not know the capability of Chastanet so it is too early to judge. However if he doesn't perform he too gets the boot. As for the others they need to SHAPE UP or ShIP Out!

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    • WE NAH C COLOUR DATS BACK WOODS TING WE ARE ALL HUMANS IN THE LIKENESS IF GOD FYAH BON ALL COLOUR HEATTTTTTTT

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  5. Allen Chastanet is a Laba operative in the UWP. He needs to go back to the Labour party and go get his certificates.

    He knows about the UWP constitution but does not know where to find his degree certificates.

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    • What about King who has a few weeks ago praised Kenny in the HOuse for doing a good job? Don't you think these fellas are worthless?

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  6. Yet more divide & rule,keep it up guys,your chances of winning the next genaral election has worsened even more...

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  7. this is the state of politics today the slp and the uwp have killed this country so much harm we dont slp nor uwp this time for change and we must make a change to save my country give the lpm a chance

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  8. The purpose of an election is to determine who the people would like to represent them. To me it does not matter if you have been in the party 100yrs I would prefer to have a by-election to determine who i would like to represent me. Its time for politicians to prove their candidacy to ALL parties. They did not make any particular seat for anybody. In 5 years a lot can change about an individual or other leaders can emerge. Give young blood a chance. Politics is like playing cards you need to keep shuffling the deck if you want a different outcome.

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  9. Allen is quite right, Spider, King, Rufus, Richard are one click and they are the ones destroying the party. Whenever there is a problem look around the see who is there. People they cause trouble and put it in the public that Allen is the divider...Well he is not..They all have their won agenda and they want to bring in their boys to run the executive that they would have their own way. People this is the truth here...Believe it or not please give Allen a chance and get to know the man stop listening to what is being said by these bullies.

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  10. If the constituents are happy with you as their rep then there is no need for a run off. I am just disappointed with the lack of unity in this present UWP, disappointed with the way members are being cast out. we have all been working together to this point and we do not all have to serve as district reps but there are lots of other positions where one can contribute instead of getting the boot. I personally do not support Chastanet. In my eyes he failed badly at the last election so what makes you leader? Are you going to teach the other candidates what it takes to lose? Leaders lead by example and I do not feel you can lead the UWP to victory. After all, you've just played it safe with your choice for the next election. That's cowardly. A true leader fights, works with his team and takes chances!

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    • I could not agree more. Why is it that no one has anything to say about him going to represent a place where majority of the adult population only speak creole? lol that funny though. i'm guessing he will need a translator when he has meetings and campaigns there. There is too much division in this UWP a party whose names is united. So much for being united. they need to get their act together before its too late. I personally refuse to vote. And anyone who says persons fought and died for that right yes i know. With all due respect. However i refuse to vote for people who care only about themselves and put the country behind. When i see someone willing to make a change i will cast my vote. for now no way

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  11. Allen Chastanet is a disaster man. UWP needs fresh young blood. Chastanet needs to get the hell out of the people party.

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    • You call that fresh blood: King, Ezekiel,Spider, Guy Joseph etc? You may as well just run with the same damn team that lost the last elections with. Imagine people elected Chas to change the party and look at the people still running. UWP need to give this things a break. They are not going any where unless they clean up the rust.

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  12. You'll people commenting are so freaking foolish. Because of Chastanet's skin colour you'll drink and take everything he says at gospel. Slavery mentality. The man has divided that party in 29 sections and continues to dictate, malign and undermine executive members of the party. Don't you worry, when UWP get the hot plock at the elections then you'll will want to cry and look for someone else. He now want to be PM so is now he know us black people.

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  13. Chastanet has a point. King and his people were out boycotting party meetings when the remaining faithful members were still there making necessary changes to existing rules. The UWP must be careful of the new interest being shown by King and Bruce and their men. The sudden reemergence and show of interest at this time is well calculated and designed to cause mischief. They are just a bunch of lazy, power hungry individuals who at this time want to continue riding on the backs of the unsuspecting party faithful.

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  14. Who really cares about u all flabo mess.You all kill Sir John, so now you all are paying for your sins.United Wicked People!

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  15. Chasnette is quite on point and right,King that toothless tiger just trying that to accommodate his bosom friend Richard and failure rufus