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Defeated C.O.P candidate takes issue with low voter turn out

by | Jun 30, 2014

Carolyn Seepersad BachanCarolyn Seepersad- Bachan has lamented that she was concerned with the low voter turnout at yesterday’s Congress of the People (COP) internal election.

 

She revealed of the 40,000 members in the party, only 2,443 came out to vote.

 

Claiming that Mr. Ramadhar now has his work cut out for him, she stated that the low voter turnout clearly reflected the disenchantment and disillusion with the COP.

 

She stated that it was a short campaign and the odds were against her.

 

Seepersad Bachan said she felt the campaign should have been conducted in accordance with the principles of the party, rather than on character assassination.

 

Ramadhar received 58.6 per cent of the vote, Seepersad-Bachan 41.2 per cent and Lincoln Douglas 4.2 per cent.

 

Seeperad-Bachan said all candidates deserved to be commended for having the courage, commitment and strength to run this

race to the finish.

 

In congratulating Mr. Ramadhar on his victory Mrs. Seepersad-Bachan stated that she remained committed to the principles of the Congress of the People and would do whatever was necessary to ensure the people of the country are part of a politics that speaks to accountability, transparency, fairness and, most importantly, democracy.

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