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COP finalises election for April 15

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Congress of the People’’s (COP) upcoming national executive election next month is expected to complete the party’s revamping process.

COP leader Carolyn Seepersd-Bachan and COP chairman Jamieson Bahadur both confirmed this.

The election is on April 15 when executive posts will be contested. All members who joined COP on or before October 15, 2017 are eligible to vote or contest posts, a COP statement added.

Nomination day for candidates is March 26. Those who wish to withdraw can do so up to April 10. Only people on COP’s voters’ list will be allowed to vote. A voters’ list will be issued on March 25.

COP will also feature online voting for members. Pre- registration for on-line voting is April 7, the party stated yesterday

Voting for the election will take place in San Fernando, Chaguanas, Tunapuna, Arima, St James and Tobago.

Seepersad- Bachan assumed leadership last year and since then the party has been reformatting systems and party organs.

In synch with the new profile, the COP has also moved headquarters from the Charlieville location it had for years to another location at The Res Integra Building, 151 Southern Main Road, Edinburgh Village,

Chaguanas. Nominations for the upcoming executive elections should be submitted at that location.

Seepersad-Bachan, who is completing law and other studies, said following the executive polls, COP’s external thrust will go into high gear. She said several party organs have been formalised including the parliamentary caucus and units targeting youth input.

Seepersad Bachan panned both the Government and Opposition at the recent mid term mark. She said the Government has particularly failed to cater for youth development while the Opposition has been opposing issues for opposing sake.


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