The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has filed election petitions in connection with the December 9th general elections.

Party leader Mr. Arnhim Eustace who made the announcement on Monday, also used his weekly radio programme to encourage party supporters amidst what he said is a “gloomy” period for the 40-year-old institution that has been in opposition for almost 15 years, after 17 years in government.

He noted that the party has not lost any election petitions, stating that they were filed on December 30th, two days after a High Court denied NDP candidate for Central Leeward, Ben Exeter, access to certain election documents.

Mr. Eustace said the outcome of the petitions could see the ULP administration falling.

The NDP claims that it won the December 9th general election, which electoral officials say was won by the Unity Labour Party (ULP), led by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves.

According to Election officials the ULP secured a fourth term in office by winning 8 of the 15 parliamentary seats, while the remaining 7 went to the NDP.

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