Monday, November 15, 2010

Election Day will be December 13th

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, Monday November 15, 2010 – The St Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament is being dissolved today to pay the way for residents to go to the polls to elect a new government, in the midst of the Yuletide season.

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves yesterday announced at a rally of his United Labour Party (ULP) – which will be seeking a third consecutive term in office – that Election Day will be December 13th. Nomination Day is November 26th.

The date was announced a night after Leader of the Opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) Arnhim Eustace said parliament would be dissolved today and elections held on December 15th.

But Prime Minister Gonsalves said his opponent’s predictions were “pathetic”.

“Eustace is engaged in the kind of empty boastfulness reserved for children. Only childish people or those intoxicated with laughable illusion or delusion of grandeur boast vaingloriously about these matters as Eustace did,” he said.
“His (Eustace’s) recklessness last night shows the desperation of a gambler who knows that he has a losing hand. I called his bluff. He must know that I man I hold all the aces. Eustace got all the jokers in the pack,” the Prime Minister added. 

He told supporters that he was confident his ULP administration would be returned to office based on its accomplishments since taking over the government in 2005.