An unsuccessful independent candidate in Monday’s elections thinks the island’s political culture “needs to mature.”
Kengsley Peter Charlemagne who contested the Anse La Raye Canaries seat believes there is a need for the progressive development of the political intelligence of the masses.
“My entry into the political process is really to help to bring about that change; to bring us to that awareness and that consciousness that we need to participate in the process more intelligently than we have in years past. So we cannot go into this here with just with party allegiance. We have to be able to look at character above colour and this is one of the things that I have been preaching throughout my campaign in this constituency.”
Mr. Charlemagne has called for what he says is “the mitigation of the political division” created over the years, among the electorate.