PPP Presidential Candidate To be Chosen Early Next Year
As we have been reporting it’s not just the opposition party that is in search of a presidential candidate but the ruling party for the first time has found itself facing the same challenge. The General Secretary of the PPP Donald Ramotar has indicated that the Presidential candidate could be chosen early next year.
The party’s executive committee and central committee will vote on the new candidate, it’s a process that the PPP believes is a trusted one that will work.
But some political commentators writing to the press believe that the party should have had a process that would have involved more members. But Freedom House is sticking to its plan and so far the members who have indicated an interest in the presidential candidate spot don’t seem to have much of a problem with it.
A senior party official told Capitol News that there is no front runner in the race since the over 30 members who will make the decision have not indicated just yet where their votes will go and their votes could go to any of the candidates who have expressed an interest. The member pointed out that the candidate who may now be appearing to be the front runner could possibly end up without the support of the voting committee members.
Presdient Jagdeo is constitutionally barred from seeking a 3rd term and he has since indicated that he is not interested in one. The ruling party believes it will be victorious at the 2011 elections regardless of who is in the leadership role.