Saint Lucia

Labour wins after five years in opposition


The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has won the general election after spending five years in opposition.

Prior to the election the SLP had six seats and this has now gone up to 10 out of the 17 seats in the House of Representatives. The SLP leader, Dr Kenny Anthony will become the new prime minister.

The previously ruling United Workers Party (UWP) had dropped from 11 seats to seven.

The UWP had very close ties with Taiwan, something which had caused political farce over the past five years. The SLP is expected to rebuild ties with mainland China, although it is not known how this will affect relations with Taiwan.

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