UP representative Michael Granger speaks to PFP leader Melissa Gumbs at the Department of Civil Registry on Friday.
PHILIPSBURG–New political group, Party for Progress (PFP) is now officially in the race to contest the January 9, 2020 snap parliamentary elections.
By 11:00am, two hours after the endorsement of candidates lists began, PFP already had 156 signatures, surpassing the 136 needed. At 10:00am the party already had 97 signatures.
At 10:00am People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) received 22 signatures and United People’s (UP) Party received 23 signatures and by 11:00am PPA received 43 signatures and UP 57.
Since the three political parties do not currently have a seat in Parliament they need at least 136 persons to endorse their candidate list to quality to contest the January 9, elections.
The endorsement/support of the political candidate lists is taking place at the Department of Civil Registry (Census Office) between 9:00am to 4:00pm today. A voter can support a list by placing their signature on a candidate list. The same voter is not allowed to sign more than one list. Only eligible voters can support a candidate list. The voter will need to identify themselves with a valid identification card, a valid passport or a valid driver’s license.
Political parties that obtained one or more seats in parliament during the last election do not need to have their lists endorsed.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/92686-pfp-qualifies-for-elections-with-156-signatures-by-11am