Political scientist accuses the new St. Lucia Government of buying victory in Monday’s general election
A Political scientist accuses the new St. Lucia Government of buying victory in Monday’s general election, just as Allen Chastanet took the oath of office on Tuesday, as St Lucia’s new prime minister. Dr Tennyson Joseph had earlier predicted that the then incumbent St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of Dr Kenny Anthony, would have won no fewer than 11 of the 17 seats, and would likely take 12. He said money likely played a role in the UWP’s 11 to 6 win.
The Head of the Department of Government, Sociology and Social Work at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), told ‘Barbados TODAY’, “What we have been seeing in Caribbean elections is that we are trying to analyze them based on broad issues such as policy, development and leadership, but truly, what swings those elections is money, and the people who can do the money thing better, are very often the ones who can in fact win an election”.
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