Phillips selected as nomination for PNP president closes 

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) have advised that nominations for the post of president closed at 12 noon today in keeping with the established nominations procedure.

A news release from the party disclosed that at the end of the nomination period, only one person, Dr Peter Phillips, the Member of Parliament for East Central St Andrew, had been nominated for the position.

The party said that it is therefore expected that Dr Phillips will be declared elected by acclamation, as the fifth president of the PNP at the special delegates conference scheduled for March 26.

Portia Simpson Miller remains president until then and will continue as Leader of the Opposition until April 2.

The party’s secretariat said it will now proceed to finalise arrangements for the special delegates conference, where the constitutional process of electing a new president will be completed.

General Secretary, Julian Robinson said that he is “pleased that the party has, in this exercise, maintained its very strong democratic foundation and principles and as general secretary I would like to thank the officers and the wider membership for their cooperation in making the process to date seamless and incident-free.”

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