New Opposition leader for St Lucia

CASTRIES, St.Lucia – The appointment of Dr Gale Rigobert as the country’s new Leader of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has now been confirmed.

Dr. Rigobert was selected a week after Parliamentary Representative for Castries North, Stephenson King was voted out of the post by his UWP colleagues.

On Saturday, an official letter sent to the Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy to formalise the process, has been accepted.

“Pursuant to Section 67 of the Constitution of St Lucia and subject to the provisions of the said Constitution I do hereby appoint you the said Gale Tracy Christiane Rigobert, to be the Leader of the Opposition with effect from February 1, 2014,” the Governor General’s appointment letter read.

Rigobert who lectured at the University of the West Indies, previously served as a member of the Senate, and advisor to the National Development in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and National Development.

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