Saint Lucia. The December 11 parliamentary elections
resulted in a change of government. According to
CountryAAH, oppositionist United
Workers' Party (UWP) won big over ruling Saint Lucia Party
(SLP), which held power for nine years. UWP took home eleven
of the seventeen seats in the lower house, the House of
Representatives, while SLP had to settle for six seats.
There was a decline with eight mandates for SLP. UWHP party
leader Sir John Compton, 81, said that as prime minister and
head of government, he will invest heavily in law
enforcement, which had become a major electoral issue.