Former U.N. General Assembly President to return to politics in his homeland

Hunte was his country's foreign minister when he served as the General Assembly's elected president in 2003. He was St. Lucia's U.N. ambassador from 1998 to 2001 and from 2004 until now.

He told reporters Monday that he will be a Labor Party candidate in parliamentary elections this year for the town of Gros Islet on the Caribbean island's north coast, according to the AP.

Hunte, 66, previously represented Gros Islet in the House of Assembly for two five-year terms. He was leader of the opposition until 1996 after three unsuccessful attempts to unseat the ruling United Workers Party. Hunte was replaced by Kenny Anthony, who went on to become prime minister.

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