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Philip J. Pierre has been elevated to the position of SLP leader and Leader of the Opposition. The decision was taken at a National Council Meeting held on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The confirmation comes following the resignation of Dr. Kenny D. Anthony.

Previously, Hon. Philip J. Pierre had been selected unanimously by the elected members of the SLP to serve as Leader of the Opposition.

During his address at the National Council Meeting, Philip J. Pierre thanked members for their confidence in him and vowed to give the direction and focus needed by the party at this time.

Hon Pierre also paid special tribute to his predecessor Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, who served as political Leader of the SLP for twenty years, from 1996-2016. He also welcomed Dr. Anthony's admission that he will be around to provide support and to function as is required in Parliament and his constituency in the current period.

Philip J.  Pierre previously served as First Deputy Political Leader of the SLP and has been the Parliamentary Representative for Castries East since May 23, 1997.
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