A total of forty-three candidates representing four political parties were on Friday, November 20th, 2015 nominated as candidates for the December 9th, 2015 General Elections.
According to a release from the Electoral Office, the New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Unity Labour Party (ULP) each presented a full slate of fifteen candidates.
The Democratic Republican Party (DRP) had six candidates nominated while there were seven candidates nominated for the SVG Green Party.
Political observers say the election is expected to be a straight fight between the ULP led by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves and the NDP led by Hon. Arnhim Eustace, which won eight and seven seats respectively in the last general election in 2010.
Speaking at a rally in Campden Park on Saturday night, Prime Minister Gonsalves indicated that December 10th, the day after the election, will be a public holiday here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.