By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — History has been made in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, who became the nation’s Prime Minister in 2001, will remain in office for a fifth consecutive term after his Unity Labour Party (ULP) secured nine seats in the 15 seat parliament with the remaining six going to the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP).
The ULP picked up the North Leeward constituency previously held by the NDP.
According to News 784, Prime Minister Gonsalves said “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 the government.
“I am humbled and honored that the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines embraced our bold vision for the future and rejected the politics of hate, backwardsness and colonialism noted Ralph Gonsalves leader of the ULP.
“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 and its people,” Gonsalves stated.