Caribbean island of St. Lucia goes to the polls this Monday to elect a new government

The island of St. Lucia is an independent country, although it retains the U.K. monarch as head of state, who appoints a governor-general.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The inhabitants of St. Lucia, a small Caribbean territory of only 178,000 inhabitants and an area of 600 square kilometers, will go to the polls this Monday to elect a new government and members of the Legislative Assembly.

The Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, will seek re-election and leads the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) after leading the formation to victory in the 2016 elections, winning 11 of the 17 seats at stake.

It will face the Saint Lucia Labor Party (SLP).

The opposition SLP will contest victory over Chastanet under the leadership of former . . .

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