Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kamla sweeps UNC elections *

20,328 votes: Kamla-Persad-Bissessar

OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar swept Sunday's United National Congress (UNC) internal elections with a landslide 20,328 votes to retain leadership of the party.

In an address at the UNC's Couva headquarters Sunday night, Persad-Bissessar, standing with with her victorious Star Team, said she was ready to work.

Two other leadership candidates did not dent Persad-Bissessar's party clout, with Christine Newallo-Hosein taking in 114 votes and Chanda Bhaggan, 45.

Following no challenges for the positions, Jearlean John and Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee, will now be deputy political leaders.


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