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PNM gears up for internal elections

Published: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Franklin Khan

The People's National Movement (PNM) is gearing up for the party's internal elections which are constitutionally due later this year.

Announcing the news during the media briefing which followed the PNM's General Council meeting at Balisier House yesterday, party chairman Franklin Khan confirmed discussions had centred mainly around the upcoming elections.

Khan said April 30 was the deadline for new members to register with the party and also be eligible to vote. He said "this means that you must be an accepted member of the party."

He said two dates were also approved yesterday—May 11 being the date for the publication of the preliminary list of voters; with the final list of electors due to be published on June 5.

He said "after the final list, everything is in place for the elections."

Khan expressed hope that at the next general council meeting, the political leader would "announce the exact date of the internal party election."

Following a call during the last general council for nominations in the two vacant Local Government electoral districts of Barataria and Belmont East, Khan reminded that the deadline for nominations is tomorrow.

He said, "screening will take place on March 28," following which a date will have to be set for the two by-elections.

Khan said the party had also been informed by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that following a recent meeting at the La Horquetta Community Centre, a decision has been taken to host a similar venture in Diego Martin.

This meeting will take place on March 22 at 7 pm, at the Diego Martin Central Community Centre, Diamond Vale, where the slate of speakers will include Rowley as well as Finance Minister Colm Imbert.

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