Pre­si­den­ti­al elec­ti­on to ta­ke pla­ce around Ju­ly 14

Times of Suriname - - PANORAMA -

The elec­ti­on of the na­ti­on’s next pre­si­dent and vice pre­si­dent will ta­ke pla­ce in par­li­a­ment as plan­ned but it will no lon­ger ta­ke pla­ce on Ju­ly 9. De­pu­ty Chair­man of par­li­a­ment Dew Shar­man poin­ted out that the elec­ti­on must ta­ke pla­ce on Ju­ly 15 at the la­test. The new co­a­li­ti­on will stick to its plan to elect a new pre­si­dent and VP around mid Ju­ly. The mem­bers of par­li­a­ment will dis­cuss the pre­pa­ra­ti­ons for the pre­si­den­ti­al elec­ti­on on Ju­ly 6. “Af­ter Mon­day one must wait a few days so that the na­mes of the can­di­da­tes can be pu­blis­hed. Af­ter that one must wait at least 3 days be­fo­re one can hold a pu­blic ses­si­on”, said De­pu­ty Chair­man Shar­man. The strict me­a­su­res ai­med at mi­ni­mi­zing the risk of CO­VID­19 in­fec­ti­ons remain the big­gest chal­len­ge at the mo­ment. The wor­kers at par­li­a­ment are spa­ring no ef­forts in re­ar­ran­ging the rooms in par­li­a­ment. “An ex­pert from the CO­VID­19 team ca­me he­re to gi­ve in­struc­ti­ons re­gar­ding the sea­ting and other pre­ven­ti­on me­a­su­res. We are bu­sy im­ple­men­ting ad­di­ti­o­nal sa­fe­ty me­a­su­res”, said the De­pu­ty Chair­man who is cur­rent­ly in char­ge due to the fact that Chair­man Ron­nie Bruns­wijk has tested po­si­ti­ve for CO­VID­19. Or­ga­ni­zing the spe­ci­al ses­si­on whe­re the pre­si­dent and VP will be elec­ted remains an ad­di­ti­o­nal chal­len­ge be­cau­se mo­re pro­mi­nent fi­gu­res are ex­pec­ted to be pre­sent in the con­fe­ren­ce room.

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