UNC internal elections begin

Round one of the internal UNC constituency elections are over and victorious slates are now mobilizing to prepare for the local and general elections. 

Newly elected public relations officer of the Fyzabad constituency Doodnath Mayrhoo said the healing process has started as they have reached out to the losing slates so there will be cooperation in the real fight against the PNM.

Chairman of the UNC David Lee said the constituency elections was proof of the democracy that existed in the UNC.

"The constituency positions were contested and what we saw at the end was there was absolutely no fragmentation coming out of any constituency. People now have a new executive in place and they are prepared to work with each other," he said.

The remaining constituency elections will take place next weekend. 

With constituency elections out of the way, Lee said the new executive will mobilize for the upcoming local and general elections.

"We will be organizing the ground troops and getting together the party groups. We will be registering new members and identify street captains. This election will put the party on a sound footing so we will be able to work together to put the PNM out of office," he said.

Con­stituen­cy ex­ec­u­tive elec­tions are held every two years and have been over­due by four months.

A total of 12 po­si­tions ranging from chair­man to sec­re­tary are to be filled for each of the 41 con­stituen­cies.

Voting venues:

1.   Barataria / San Juan - Don Miguel Hindu School
2.   Chaguanas West - Charlieville Presbyterian School
3.   Cumuto / Manzanilla - Grovesnor Presbyterian School
4.   Fyzabad - Siparia Road KPA School
5.   Lopinot / Bon Air West - Five Rivers Secondary School
6.   Mayaro - Rio Claro Hindu School
7.   Moruga / Tableland - Rochard Douglas Presbyterian School
8.   Naparima - Lengua Presbyterian School
9.   Toco / Sangre Grande - Guaico Presbyterian School
10. Tunapuna - El Dorado North Hindu School

- by Radhica De Silva

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