General elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are not constitutionally due until March 2021.
However, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says that the nation’s relationship with Taiwan will be an election matter.
The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) says that if elected to office, it will sever Kingstown-Taipei ties and establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China.
Gonsalves, however, said that his government is committed to maintaining the relationship with Taiwan, which was established in 1981 and survived 17 years of NDP rule.
But not withstanding his affirmation to Kingstown-Taipei ties, Gonsalves identified areas in which he said more could be done.