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General Election Results - 6 June 2016

On 19 May 2016, Prime Minister Kenny Anthony announced that general elections would be held on 6 June 2016.

Elections were held for all 17 elected seats in the House of Assembly by first-past-the-post voting in single member constituencies. Following the elections, a Speaker is elected, who may be from outside the House.

Elections were not constitutionally required until April 2017 but the Prime Minister called early elections in May, stating that they were needed to ensure "peace, stability and certainty" in the country.

A total of 40 candidates will contest the general elections on 6 June 2016.  The two major political parties – the ruling St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of Prime Minister Kenny Anthony and the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) led by hotelier Allan Chastenet registered full slates of 17 candidates each during Nomination Day on Saturday, 28 May 2016.  Tthe Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) registered one candidate and there were six Independent candidates.

During the election campaign, the major parties focused on measures to stimulate the economy, reducing unemployment and tax reforms, including the reduction of the VAT.

The UWP regained office after four years in opposition, taking 11 of the 17 seats. Prime Minister Kenny Anthony of the SLP, who was seeking a fourth (non-consecutive) term in office, conceded defeat and announced that he would not be the Leader of the opposition in the new House of Assembly.

Chastanet was sworn in as Prime Minister on 7 June 2016. 

Voter turnout was 53.45%.

 

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
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Total Valid Votes 84,302
Invalid Votes 2,223
Total Votes Cast 86,525
Population 182,273
Registered Voters 161,883
Voter Turnout 53.45%
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of previous Parliament Sat, 19 May 2016
Nomination Day Sat, 28 May 2016
Polling Day Mon, 6 Jun 2016
First Meeting of new Parliament -
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Kenny ANTHONY
Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP)
  Photo Allen CHASTENET Winner
United Workers Party (UWP)
PARTY MANIFESTOS
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SLP 2016 Manifesto UWP 2016 Manifesto
RELATED RESOURCES
Saint Lucia Constitution (1978) Download report
Elections Act (1979) Download report
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code  Votes Number of Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  St. Lucia Labour Party SLP 37,172 44.09% -6.92% 17 6 -5
  United Workers Party UWP 46,165 54.76% +7.79% 17 11 +5
  Lucian People's Movement LPM 152 0.18% -0.01% 3 0 -
  Independents IND 813 0.96% -0.65% 6 0 -
  Total Valid Votes   84,305 100%   40 17 -
SUMMARY BY CONSTITUENCY AND PARTY
Gros Islet A 20,593 4,552 6,344 152 - 11,048 168 11,216 54.47%
Babonneau B 11,246 2,483 3,788 - - 6,271 265 6,536 58.12%
Castries North C 11,681 1,482 3,774 - - 5,256 70 5,326 45.60%
Castries East D 12,298 2,901 2,565 - - 5,466 100 5,566 45.26%
Castries Central E 9,359 1,870 2,249 - 12 4,131 40 4,171 44.57%
Castries South F 8,858 2,215 2,172 - - 4,387 80 4,467 50.43%
Canaries & Anse La Raye G 8,036 2,087 2,472 - - 4,559 310 4,869 60.59%
Soufriere H 7,854 2,104 2,564 - 3 4,671 113 4,784 60.91%
Choiseul I 8,864 2,148 2,973 - - 5,121 183 5,304 59.84%
Laborie J 6,504 2,094 1,468 - - 3,562 42 3,604 55.41%
Vieux Fort South K 8,693 2,439 2,199 - - 4,638 106 4,744 54.57%
Vieux Fort North L 6,574 1,743 1,275 - - 3,018 53 3,071 46.71%
Micoud South M 6,994 1,446 2,495 - - 3,941 135 4,076 58.28%
Micoud North N 7,430 885 1,930 - 791 3,606 127 3,733 50.24%
Dennery South O 5,005 1,283 1,432 - 7 2,722 215 2,937 58.68%
Dennery North P 8,135 2,271 2,140 - - 4,411 60 4,471 54.96%
Castries South East Q 13,759 3,169 4,325 - - 7,494 156 7,650 55.60%
Total   161,883 37,172 46,165 152 813 84,302 2,223 86,525 53.45%
ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
    Representative Party
Gros Islet   Photo MONTOUTE, Lenard 'Spider' United Workers Party
Babonneau   Photo JOSEPH, Ezechiel United Workers Party
Castries North   Photo KING, Stephenson United Workers Party
Castries East   Photo PIERRE, Philip Joseph Saint Lucia Labour Party
Castries Central   Photo FLOOD-BEAUBRUN, Sarah L. United Workers Party
Castries South   Photo HILAIRE, Ernest Saint Lucia Labour Party
Canaries & Anse La Raye   Photo FEDEE, Dominic Francis United Workers Party
Soufriere   Photo STANISLAS, Herod A. United Workers Party
Choiseul   Photo FELIX, John Bradley United Workers Party
Laborie   Photo BAPTISTE, Alva Romanus Saint Lucia Labour Party
Vieux Fort South   Photo ANTHONY, Kenny Davis Saint Lucia Labour Party
Vieux Fort North   Photo JEAN BAPTISTE, Moses Saint Lucia Labour Party
Micoud South   Photo CHASTANET, Allen Michael United Workers Party
Micoud North   Photo RIGOBERT, Gale Tracey United Workers Party
Dennery South   Photo ESTEPHANE, Edmund United Workers Party
Dennery North   Photo EDWARD, Shawn Andrey Saint Lucia Labour Party
Castries South East   Photo JOSEPH, Guy Eardleu United Workers Party
 
Key

SLP = Saint Lucia Labour Party; UWP = United Workers Party; IND = Independent; *Incumbent; **Political Leader

Sources
The Electoral Office of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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