Ralph Everard Gonsalves or “Uncle Ralph” also known as “Comrade Ralph”, is the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and leader of the Unity Labour Party (ULP).
Gonsalves became Prime Minister after his party won a majority government in the 2001 general election. He is the first Prime Minister from the newly constructed ULP, following a merger of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Labour Party and the Movement for National Unity.
Gonsalves has been Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of North Central Windward since 1994. In 1994, upon the formation of the Unity Labour Party, he became deputy leader and became leader of the party in 1998. Gonsalves’ ULP won another majority government in 2005 general election, winning 12 seats. On December 13, 2010, Gonsalves’ ULP was re-elected, showing a decrease in the popular vote and winning 8 seats.