The Unity Labour Party (ULP) has called for a recount in two seats.
In a release issued minutes after the official release of the results, the ULP said it is requesting a recount of the North Leeward and South Leeward seats.
The ULP’s Jomo Thomas lost the South Leeward seat by 13 votes to the NDP’s Nigel Stephenson, while Roland ‘Patel’ Matthews of the NDP edged past newcomer Carlos James of the ULP by six votes.
“Today, the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines embraced the politics of love. They embraced our progressive agenda for the future by returning us to government. We are calling for a recount in North Leeward and South Leeward,” the release said.
“I am humbled and honoured that the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines embraced our bold vision for the future and rejected the politics of hate,” noted Prime Minister Ralph Gonslaves.
“We are looking into various issues in North Leeward and South Leeward and we are also calling for an immediate recount to ensure that ALL the votes are counted in those constituencies. There are more rejected ballots than the margin and those ballots should examined closely to determine the intent of the voters.
“We ask Vincentians to celebrate this victory in peace and maturity. Now is the time to come together as one nation to address our developmental challenges and move forward to uplift our nation and it’s people.”