You are here
Dumas backs call for consensus
Former head of the Public Service Reginald Dumas says the Government and the Opposition should strive harder in the future to nominate a President by consensus. Dumas said so when questioned about the nomination of Justice Anthony Carmona for the post. He is expected to be elected unopposed as the country’s fifth President when the electoral college meets next week Friday.
Carmona’s nomination has been endorsed by many people. Dumas said yesterday he did not know Carmona very well but had heard only good things about the President-designate. On the procedure for electing a head of state, Dumas said the time had come for the Government and the Opposition to genuinely seek to nominate a candidate by consensus.
Asked whether the nine Independent senators who were appointed by President George Maxwell Richards should resign when Carmona assumes office next month, Dumas said: “They should all offer their resignations.” He said it would be the proper thing to do as they were appointed by Richards and the new President should be given to option to accept or reject their resignations.
He said it would be improper for them to insist they were staying because they were appointed by Richards.
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff. Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Please help us keep out site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option.
Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.