The Unity Labour Party (ULP) of Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has been elected for the fourth time, to govern St. Vincent and The Grenadines.
Preliminary results show The ULP retaining its single seat majority over the New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Arnhim Eustace. However, the ULP leader, Dr. Gonsalves, has called for a recount in two seats.
“Today, the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines embraced the politics of love. They embraced our progressive agenda for the future by returning us to government. We are calling for a recount in North Leeward and South Leeward,” he said.
“I am humbled and honoured that the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines embraced our bold vision for the future and rejected the politics of hate,” noted Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves.
“We are looking into various issues in North Leeward and South Leeward and we are also calling for an immediate recount to ensure that all the votes are counted in those constituencies. There are more rejected ballots than the margin and those ballots should be examined closely to determine the intent of the voters,” he noted.
“We ask Vincentians to celebrate this victory in peace and maturity. Now is the time to come together as one nation to address our developmental challenges and move forward to uplift our nation and it’s people,” Gonsalves stated.