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Thursday, 14 January 2016 00:00

pm voting.jpg - 52.52 KbThe United Democratic Party’s Central Executive met on Wednesday of last week at which a date for the National Convention was agreed to. Thereafter the National Party Council met on Saturday January 9 which ratified the decision to have the convention on Sunday March 20.

The Convention will be held in Dangriga at the Ecumenical Auditorium where the positions of Party Leader, First Deputy Party Leader, Second Deputy Party Leader, National Chairperson and Vice Chairperson can be contested. Those persons who wish to challenge any of these positions can do so by submitting their applications to the UDP’s secretariat no later than 5p.m. on Friday January 29.

If there are challenges to any of these positions, they will be settled by way of an election by the 560 delegates who are eligible to vote. That number is comprised of 15 delegates per constituency, along with 2 past leaders, 2 delegates each from the youth arm and the womens arm; 62 votes from elected mayors and councilors in the towns and cities as well as the 5 UDP senators. The rest of delegates who are eligible to vote are members of the Central Executive including the Secretary General. These are persons who form part of various committees within the party.

As yet there have been no applications to challenge any of the existing positions. Our party leader is Hon. Dean Barrow, his First Deputy is Hon. Gaspar Vega, Second Deputy is Hon. Erwin Contreras. Party Chairman is Alberto August while his deputy is Fern Gutierrez.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 January 2016 16:30