The People’s Progress Party this afternoon announced that Donald Rabindranauth Ramotar has been unanimously identified as its Presidential Candidate for the 2011 General and Regional Elections.
The Party's Central Committee met today at Freedom House to decide on its Presidential Candidate for the 2011 General and Regional Elections. It was decided that in the interest of complete transparency if there was finally a contest involving more than one interested candidate, members would exercise their choice of Presidential Candidate by secret ballot voting.
And in a show of magnanimity and political astuteness, Clement Rohee and Gail Teixeira withdrew from the contest and pledged their support to Donald Ramotar. Subsequently Ralph Ramkarran withdrew and recommitted himself to working for another victory of the PPP/C. The magnanimity and political astuteness of the candidates who withdrew was hailed.
After the decision, the entire leadership including the former Presidential Candidates recommitted to work together to ensure another victory and reinforcing party unity.
This consensual choice reflects the party’s leadership commitment to maintaining Party unity, continuing progress in Guyana and building stronger unity at all levels of the Guyanese nation.
The decision is to be formally endorsed by the membership of the Party at three County Conferences: Essequibo on Saturday, April 9th ; Demerara on Sunday, April 10th and Berbice on Monday, April 11th, 2011.