S Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The CARICOM Election Observation Mission for the November 5 2020 General Elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has concluded that the elections were free and fair and free from fear and that the outcome reflected the will of the people.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves’ Unity Labour Party won nine of the 15 seats contested in the elections, with the other six going to the opposition’s New Democratic Party led by Lawyer Dr. Godwin Friday.
The Observation Mission, led by Mr. Anthonyson King of Antigua and Barbuda, issued a Preliminary Statement on the elections on Saturday (November 7).
The Mission’s assessment of Election Day was that there were no incidents of intimidation of voters inside or outside of the voting precincts. The agents of the parties also testified that there were no irregularities and that the process was generally peaceful and orderly.
All members of the CEOM agreed that the process was conducted according to law and was done without any intimidation or fear. They also reported that there was adequate security at each location and that the officers displayed a very professional approach to their duties.