FIRST indications last night were that Dr. Kenny Anthony has decided to wind down his political career.
After leading the St Lucia Labour Party into defeat in yesterday’s general elections, Anthony announced that he would not be taking up his position as Leader of the opposition.
The following is a statement issued by Dr. Kenny Anthony:
“On behalf of the Saint Lucia Labour Party and also on my personal behalf, I congratulate Mr. Allen Chastanet, Leader of the United Workers Party on his victory at the polls today, June 6, 2016.
“On all accounts, this was a convincing victory. It is clear there was a major national swing against the Saint Lucia Labour Party.
“I wish the people of Saint Lucia the very best as we embark on this new journey.
“As to my future, I do not intend to serve as the Leader of the Opposition and indeed, Political Leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party. I will, however, continue to serve my constituents of Vieux-Fort South and support my other Parliamentary colleagues in their various constituencies as they seek to protect the interests of their constituents.
“I am deeply grateful for the honour of serving the people of Saint Lucia as Prime Minister for nearly three terms.
“My special thanks to the people of Vieux-Fort South for electing me as their Parliamentary Representative for the fifth time.”