St. Lucia is a parliamentary democracy that holds competitive elections and has long experienced peaceful transfers of power between rival parties. Persistent challenges include government corruption and inadequate transparency, police brutality and a perception of impunity for such abuses, and discrimination against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people.
Freedom in the World — St. Lucia Country Report
St. Lucia is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
- 2019 St. Lucia Country Report
- 2020 Country Report — Coming Soon!