Saint Lucian general election, 2016

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Saint Lucian general election, 2016
Saint Lucia
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All 17 seats in the House of Assembly
9 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 53.42% Decrease 2.72%
  First party Second party
  Allen Chastanet Kenny Anthony
Leader Allen Chastanet Kenny Anthony
Party United Workers Party Saint Lucia Labour Party
Leader's seat Micoud South Vieux Fort South
Last election 6 seats, 46.96% 11 seats, 50.99
Seats won 11 6
Seat change Increase 5 Decrease 5
Popular vote 46,183 37,148
Percentage 54.79% 44.07%
Swing Increase 7.83 Decrease 6.92%

Prime Minister before election

Kenny Anthony
Saint Lucia Labour Party

Subsequent Prime Minister

Allen Chastanet
United Workers Party

General elections were held in Saint Lucia on 6 June 2016.[1] The result was a victory for the United Workers Party, which won eleven of the seventeen seats.[2] On 7 June 2016 United Workers Party leader Allen Chastanet was sworn in as Prime Minister.[3]

Electoral system

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The 17 elected members of the House of Assembly were elected by first-past-the-post voting in single member constituencies.[4] Following the elections, a Speaker is elected, who may be from outside the House.

Campaign

2016 campaign poster for future Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet

The opposition United Workers Party announced it would be fielding a full slate of 17 candidates.[5] The ruling Labour Party campaign included 15 pledges to voters.[6]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
United Workers Party 46,183 54.79 11 +5
Saint Lucia Labour Party 37,148 44.07 6 –5
Lucian People's Movement 154 0.18 0 0
Independents 811 0.96 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,179
Total 86,475 100 17 0
Registered voters/turnout 161,883 53.42
Source: Electoral Department

By constituency

Constituency Winner Party
Anse la Raye/Canaries Dominic Fedee United Workers Party gain
Babonneau Ezechiel Joseph United Workers Party gain
Castries Central Sarah Flood-Beaubrun United Workers Party hold
Castries East Philip Pierre Saint Lucia Labour Party hold
Castries North Stephenson King United Workers Party hold
Castries South Ernest Hilaire Saint Lucia Labour Party hold
Castries South East Guy Joseph United Workers Party hold
Choiseul/Saltibus Bradley Felix United Workers Party gain
Dennery North Shawn Edward Saint Lucia Labour Party hold
Dennery South Edmund Estephane United Workers Party hold
Gros Islet Lenard Montoute United Workers Party gain
Laborie Alva Baptiste Saint Lucia Labour Party hold
Micoud North Gale Rigobert United Workers Party hold
Micoud South Allen Chastanet United Workers Party hold
Soufriere Herod Stanislaus United Workers Party gain
Vieux Fort North Moses Jean Baptiste Saint Lucia Labour Party hold
Vieux Fort South Kenny Anthony Saint Lucia Labour Party hold
Source: St Lucia Times

References

  1. ^ "PM Announces Election Date". St. Lucia Times. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "UWP wins general election". St. Lucia News Online. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Allen Chastanet sworn in new St Lucia PM". Jamaica Observer. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Electoral system Inter-Parliamentary Union
  5. ^ UWP announces full slate of 17 candidates St Lucia Times, 20 May 2016
  6. ^ PM States Top 15 Pledges to St. Lucians St Lucia Times, 20 May 2016

External links

  • Saint Lucia Electoral Department
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