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Area: 616 sq km
Population: 178,000 (UN, 2012)
Capital City: Castries
Independence: 22 Feb 1979
Last Election: 6 Jun 2016
Next Election: Jun 2021
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 St. Lucia Parliament Learn more
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 House of Assembly of St. Lucia
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 The Senate of St. Lucia
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 Cabinet of St. Lucia
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  Election Centre 2016 Learn more
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  General Election Results 2016
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  Political Party Manifestos
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 National Budgets Learn more
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 2018 Budget Statement
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 2017 Budget Statement
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  Biographies Learn more
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  Governors-General
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St. Lucia
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 Country Studies
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 Heads of State/Governors-General
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 Independence
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 Independence Messages
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 Leaders of the Opposition
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 Manifestos
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 National Budgets
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 National Heroes
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 National Strategies and Policies
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 Parliament
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 Throne Speeches
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 United Nations General Assembly Addresses
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Key Country Facts
Government Type Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government and a Commonwealth realm | Learn more »
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Independence 22 February 1979 (from the UK) | Learn more »
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Constitution 22 February 1979 | Learn more »
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Legal system Based on English common law | Learn more »
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Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
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Executive Branch Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor-General Neville CENAC (since 12 January 2018) | Learn more »

Head of Government: Prime Minister Allen Michael CHASTANET (since 7 June 2016) | Learn more »

Cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the prime minister | Learn more »

Elections: the monarchy is hereditary; the governor general appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of a majority coalition usually appointed Prime Minister by the Governor-General; Deputy Prime Minister appointed by the Governor-General | Learn more »
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Legislative Branch Bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (11 seats; six members appointed on the advice of the prime minister, three on the advice of the leader of the opposition, and two after consultation with religious, economic, and social groups) and the House of Assembly (17 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) | Learn more »

Elections: House of Assembly - last held on 6 June 2016 (next to be held in 2021) | Learn more »

Election results (2016): House of Assembly -seats: UWP - 11, SLP - 6 | Learn more »
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Judicial Branch Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (consists of a High Court and a Court of Appeals; based on Saint Lucia; three judges of the Supreme Court reside in Saint Lucia); member of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)
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  National Heroes Learn more
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 Profiles of National Heroes
  Electoral Legislation Learn more
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 Laws governing the electoral process
  Political Parties Learn more
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 Background on political parties and related groups
 Independence Feature Learn more
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 Background on Road to Independence
 Independence Day Addresses Learn more
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 Address by leaders for Independence Day
  Throne Speeches Learn more
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 Speech for the Cermonial Opening of Parliament
  National Strategies and Policies Learn more
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 Strategies and Policies by Sector
  Treaties Learn more
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 Bilateral and multilateral treaties
  UN General Assembly Statements Learn more
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 Addresses to the UN General Assembly
Media & Links
MEDIA TITLE TYPE NOTES
Helen Television Systems (HTS) Television Private station
Daher Broadcasting Service (DBS) Television Private station
Catholic Broadcasting TV Network (CBTN) Television Private station
Radio Saint Lucia (RSL) Radio State-owned, broadcasts in English and Creole
Radio Caribbean International Radio Programmes in English and Creole
Radio 100 Radio News and entertainment, affiliated to HTS TV
Hot FM Radio Private, news and music
Caribbean News Agency News Agency Public-private agency in English-speaking Caribbean
The Voice Press Published three issues per week
The Mirror Press Weekly newspaper
The Star Press Weekly newspaper
The Crusader Press Weekly newspaper
The Vanguard Press Weekly newspaper
One Caribbean Press Weekly newspaper
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