Prime Minister Gonsalves wins 5th term in Vincentian Elections

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Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves led his Unity Labour Party (ULP) to a 5th consecutive term of office in General Elections held on Thursday, 5 November 2020.

Preliminary results show the ULP won nine of the 15 seats at stake, with the other six going to the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) led for the first time by Lawyer Dr Godwin Friday.  This represented a one seat improvement on the eight-seven outcomes in the two previous elections in 2015 and 2010.

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) mounted a six-person Election Observation Mission to monitor the Elections.  The Mission, headed by Mr Anthonyson King of Antigua and Barbuda, monitored the Elections Day activities including the Opening of the Poll, the Voting Process, Close of Poll and Tallying of the Ballots.  Before Elections Day, the team met with various stakeholders, including the Leaders of the Political Parties.

The Mission will issue a Preliminary Statement based on its observations, to be followed later by a full report to CARIICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.

(Photo credit – Iwitness News SVG)

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