Dr Ralph Gonsalves has been elected for an unprecedented fifth term, to govern St. Vincent and The Grenadines.
The Unity Labour Party (ULP) won 9 of the 15 parliamentary seats, picking up the North Leeward seat held by the NDP before elections.
According to Times Caribbean online.com Dr. Gonsalves said “today the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines embraced the politics of “Lifting SVG Higher. They embraced our progressive agenda for the future by returning us to government.”
Dr. Gonsalves said he is humbled and honoured that the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines embraced their vision and rejected the ‘politics of hate’, and termed the rival party’s politics as ‘backwardness colonialism.’
“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,” Gonsalves concluded.
The ULP retained its 8 seats while adding North leeward held by the opposition party before the elections.