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Ramotar, Jagdeo, Anthony garner most votes at PPP Congress

President and PPP General Secretary Donald Ramotar has garnered the most votes in the election of the members of the party’s Central Committee with his predecessor Bharrat Jagdeo coming in second.

The results were released on Sunday as the PPP’s 30th Congress ended at Port Mourant, East Berbice.

The 10 new faces are Nigel Dharamlall, Shyam Nokta, Vishwa Mahadeo, Desmond Kissoon, David Armogan, Omar Sharif, Mohammed Haroon Hussein, Brian Allicock, Kwame Mc Coy and Chitreka Dass. Philomena Sahoye-Shury who was not elected at the previous congress secured a spot in this year’s.

Notably absent are Ralph Ramkarran and Moses Nagamootoo who resigned and the deceased stalwarts- Janet Jagan, Reepu Daman Persaud and Moti Lall. Haripersaud Nokta did not seek re-election and Ulric Ramanah’s withdrawal was announced on voting day- Saturday. Also not voted in this time around are veteran PPP members Shirley Edwards, Cyril Belgrave and Mitra Devi Ali.

Returning Officer, Mohammed Shaw had said that there were 1,096 eligible voters. When the results were announced on Sunday no mention was made of actual number of ballots cast or spoilt votes.

With the exception of

Below are the names of the full Central Committee.

1. Donald Ramotar 886
2. Bharrat Jagdeo 851
3. Frank Anthony 724
4. Anil Nandlall 690
5. Gail Teixeira 651
6. Navin Chandrapal 604
7. Roger Luncheon 560
8. Indra Chandrapal 552
9. Pauline Sukhai 546
10. Clement Rohee 540
11. Robert Persaud 537
12. Ganga Persaud 528
13, Bheri Ramsarran 518
14. Hydar Ally 504
15. Irfan Ali 503
16. Komal Chand 486
17. Ali Baksh 450
18. Zulfikar Mustapha 446
19. Clinton Collymore 445
20. Jennifer Westford 429
21. Dharamkumar Seeraj 420
22. Nigel Dharamlall 389
23. Neend Kumar 387
24. Shyam Nokta 381
25. Vishwa Mahadeo 358
26. Desmond Kissoon 312
27. Fizul Jafeerali 275
28. David Armogan 268
29. Omar Sharif 248
30. Mohammed Haroon Hussein 247
31. Philomena Sahoye-Shury 245
32. Brian Allicock 243
33. Kellawan Lall 236
34. Kwame Mc Coy 228
35. Chitreka Dass 222

The five candidate members are:

1. Colin Croal 400
2. Ronald Harsawack 223
3. Shiv Persaud 163
4. Sandra Baldeo 162
5. Vishwa Barratt 158.