Friday, November 17, 2006 – St. Lucia will go to the polls on December
11th, 2006. This date was announced by Prime Minister Honourable Dr. Kenny D.
Anthony Thursday November 16th at a public meeting at the Market Steps.
Speaking to supporters in the heart of the capital, with a school bell in hand,
Dr. Anthony said Nomination Day will be on November 30th, 2006.
This means that electors will have a space of three weeks before the Election
Day. The Prime Minister also said that Parliament will be dissolved on Friday
November 17th, 2006.
The elections will be a straight fight between the ruling SLP and the main
opposition United Workers Party (UWP) led by former Prime Minister Sir John
Compton. The SLP Government, which is seeking a third term in office currently
hold 13 seats in Parliament, while the UWP holds three. There is one independent
The Electoral Commission at a recent press conference announced that it was
ready for the polls and that 135,958 persons had been registered, an increase of
14,599 electors over the 2001 figure.