Persad-Bissessar: Election candidates to be selected democratically

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    UNC Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says election candidates will be selected using the party’s democratic process.

    Her statement comes as a local newspaper reports that she has plans to revamp the party’s electoral slate and not select several current MPs to contest the 2020 poll.

    However, in a release sent today, Mrs Persad-Bissessar says the UNC is a democratic organisation and these processes would be properly adhered to.

    She further notes that the candidate selection process will soon be initiated for the Local Government election, followed by a similar process for general election candidates.

    The party, according to her, is in the process of an extensive consultation exercise with MPs and Senators, aimed at building consensus on policy and other vital issues.