Press Release
June 27, 2017
Judgement in Election Petitions Case to be delivered Friday

A judgement in the election petitions filed by two candidates in the December 2015 General Elections will be given on Friday.

A release from the New Democratic Party (NDP) said its lawyers were informed by the High Court Registry that a judgement will be given in the election petitions filed by NDP candidates Lauron Baptiste and Benjamin Exeter at 9:00 am on Friday, June 30 at the Court House in Kingstown.

“The Court’s decision is of great interest to all Vincentians, at home and abroad, as it will help to determine finally the outcome of the 2015 general elections. We must rely on our justice system to do its work impartially and in accordance with our tradition of democracy. We are very hopeful that the results will be favourable to the petitioners so that the petitions can finally be heard on their merits. The cases help to defend our right to free and fair elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,” the release from the NDP said.

“I am aware that Vincentians have waited patiently for the decision of the Court in the Petition. We all look forward to Friday morning. The New Democratic Party will continue to do the bidding of the people and do all that is necessary to promote and protect democracy in our country,” said Dr. Godwin Friday, President of the NDP.

He added, “I will be at Court on Friday morning with many other supporters of the NDP and of democracy to receive the judgment of the court.”