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UNC to begin screening later this month

Political Leader of the United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Political Leader of the United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

OPPOSITION United National Congress (UNC) is expected to begin screening for candidates for the upcoming Local Government election, later this month.

Nominations for candidates closed on April 26.Party chairman Peter Kanhai told Newsday, they received over 400 nominations for the 14 regional and borough corporations.

He also said all of the incumbent local government representatives have also filed their nomination papers.

He said the party was targeting all corporations, not only those traditionally held by the UNC. He also said they have received nominations from potential candidates for regions currently held by the People’s National Movement (PNM.)

“When the political leader had announced nominations were open, it would have been for local government seats and for the 21 constituencies where the UNC does not have a representative.

“We have received several nominations but that process is still an ongoing and open process.”He also said the party’s manifesto was also being prepared, adding that the UNC has already presented its road map for the economic transformation of the economy, which was on display during last Monday’s mid-year review by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

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