KINGSTON, Jamaica July 27 - People’s National Party President and Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Mark J. Golding, MP, expresses heartfelt congratulations to Phillip Pierre of the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) on his accession to the office of Prime Minister after a landslide victory at the polls on July 26.
In a statement, Mr. Golding also extend congratulations on behalf of the People’s National Party to the successful candidates of the SLP for their individual and collective victories.
The SLP won 13 of 17 seats, leaving the most significant Opposition party (the United Workers Party) with 2 seats and 2 seats to independent candidates. “This decisive victory provides the SLP with a strong and clear mandate to implement the progressive policies on which it sought the support of the people of St. Lucia,” Mr Golding says.
The Opposition Leader says, “The SLP and the PNP have enjoyed a longstanding and warm relationship since the SLP’s establishment in 1950. Former Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, and the SLP’s current leader and St. Lucia’s new Prime Minister Phillip Pierre, have both contributed significantly to the building of that relationship.”
The PNP wishes the new Government of St. Lucia all the best as they assume office at a most challenging time for our region and indeed the world.
The People’s National Party remains fully committed to the principle and processes of regionalism, and look forward to working closely the newly elected St. Lucian Government.
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