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PNM goes for one man, one vote
The People’s National Movement (PNM) held a special general council meeting yesterday to discuss four recommendations which were adopted by the council. PNM chairman Franklin Khan said it was a red-letter day. “We have continued our major democratisation process and our changing image and face to the national community, indicating we are ready, willing and able to take back the governance of Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.
The party will now institute a one man, one vote system for the election of officers including the political leader, chairman, vice-chairman, general secretary and other officers. Khan was speaking to the media at Balisier House, Port-of-Spain yesterday. He said the use of the party symbol, the balisier, was not a constitutional matter and should be considered as a matter of branding and marketing. The duration of officers has also been changed, Khan said.
The political leader, chairman, vice-chairman and general secretary will now serve four years instead of five and all other officers will serve for two years instead of one year. The position of political leader, Tobago Council, will be an elected one and Khan said that person will automatically become the deputy political leader of the PNM.
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