Defeated FNM to hold internal leadership election
NASSAU, Bahamas – The main opposition Free National Movement (FNM) will hold a one-day convention on November 27 to elect a new leader following the party’s trouncing at the September 16 general elections.
The part suffered a 32-7 defeat by the Progressive Liberal Party.
FNM chairman Carl Culmer, said that the party’s central council agreed to holding the convention amid concerns that some members were of the opinion that the leadership contest should take place in December.
Former prime minister Dr Hubert Minnis, who led the party into the last general election, has not indicated if he would stand for re-election, even as he was sworn in as Opposition Leader.
Culmer said he would not speculate on whether Minnis would be nominated for the post.
“At the end of the day persons are free to nominate. Nomination will close on the Saturday before and so they have between 9 and 5 each day. Preparations will be made for ballots and nominations and so at the end of the day persons will have the opportunity to nominate.” (CMC)