New Leader To Be Selected On Nov 19

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Just under 5,000 delegates will elect the new leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) when the party stages the voting session of its annual conference on November 19 at the National Arena.
The candidates to replace Prime Minister Bruce Golding as party leader will be known by midnight on October 20 when nominations close.
JLP Chairman Mike Henry had originally announced that nominations would close on October 21 but this was corrected yesterday by the party's general secretary, Aundré Franklin, during a media briefing called to provide details on how the new leader would be chosen.
According to Franklin, the Electoral Office of Jamaica has been contracted to conduct the voting exercise and the country should know Golding's replacement before 6 p.m. on election day.
"We intend to start at 9:30 a.m. Voting is scheduled to commence at 11:30 a.m. and to be completed by 4:30 p.m. Between the hours of 4:30 and 5:30, we expect to have the results for a new leader of the Jamaica Labour Party."
Most of the nearly 5,000 delegates will come from the 63 constituencies islandwide with the JLP affiliates also providing delegates.
At least 500 delegates will have to be registered at the National Arena for the election to take place.
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