The Nationalist Party has begun receiving nominations from card-holding Party Members to contest the PN Leadership. The call was made after its Electoral Commission said that nominations will be received until the Monday of next week.
According to the PN Statute, every Party Member is eligible to contest the Leadership and this evening’s Administrative and Executive meetings will be establishing the electoral process to be used for the Leadership election.
After the nomination period will expire, the Electoral Commission’s Chairperson has a period of two days in which to send the list of nominations that have shown an interest to contest to the Commission Candidates while the Commission will have to validate verifications of the nominees but not later than six weeks.
This applies in the case there are only two nominations, but if there are more than two nominated candidates, the Commission has a week in which to organise a secret vote among the General Council Members.
The two nominated candidates receiving the most votes from the Council will progress to a vote by card-holding members during a General Convention that has to be held within three weeks and will lead to the election of the Party Leadership for the candidate that acquires more than 50% of the valid votes.