Since becoming political leader, Allen Chastanet said he has been focused on extending the democratic process and modernising the United Workers Party (UWP).
Chastanet made the comments in an interview with Barbados Today.
Recalling the halcyon days of 1964 to 1997 when former Prime Minister Sir John Compton was seen as a colossus on the political landscape in St. Lucia, he said ever since then the UWP has been struggling to maintain its relevance, according to the Barbados Today article.
“We have established a new vision, mission and set of values. We have been in the process of modernizing the party and what we are saying, it is a bottom-up approach.
“The idea is to strengthen our constituency branches . . . and [become] a party of consensus,” he said.
The hotelier and former tourism minister was re-elected leader of the UWP for a third time on Nov. 15, 2015 at the party’s 39th annual National Convention in Gros Islet. He defeated former government minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun by a landslide.
He will contest the Micoud South seat in the next general elections.