Rondon re-elected chairman of Sangre Grande Regional Corporation after UNC walkout

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 16:30

Terry Rondon has been re-elected chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation at today's swearing-in ceremony.

However, his election seems likely to head for the courts after objection from the representatives of the United National Congress.

UNC Senator and attorney-at-law Gerald Ramdeen led a walkout of UNC councillors and aldermen prior to the election taking place.

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The UNC has objected to the PNM's proposal of Rondon as chairman.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert and other Government Ministers were present at today's swearing-in ceremony.

Both the PNM and UNC won four districts in Sangre Grande in the November 28th Local Government Elections.

The PNM had posited, however, that Rondon would remain chairman on the basis of incumbency, until a new chairman is elected.

The party also laid claim to the corporation, on the basis of winning the popular vote in Sangre Grande.

Ramdeen is expected to address the media Thursday afternoon.

SEE ALSO: PNM claims Sangre Grande

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