A Commonwealth Observer Group is in Saint Lucia for the general elections taking place today, July 26th.
The team was deployed to polling stations across the country to observe pre-poll preparations, voting day and result counting processes.
Its mandate is to assess whether the elections have been conducted according to the national, regional, Commonwealth and international standards to which Saint Lucia has committed itself.
Where appropriate, the group can also make recommendations for the future strengthening of the electoral framework.
The team will issue an Interim Statement of its preliminary findings on July 28th before departing Saint Lucia on July 30th.