Two constituency election ties broken

-PPP/C candidate wins in Soesdyke/Huis’t Coverden

Raghunandan Singh (right) emerged the victor over APNU’S Cledwin Williams.

At least two of the three ties in the First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) component of the recently held local government elections have been resolved.

Stabroek News understands that lots drawn in Constituency 7 of Soesdyke/ Huis’t Coverden saw the PPP/C’s Raghunandan Singh emerge the victor over APNU’S Cledwin Williams while in Constituency 4 of Kwakwani (Region 10) the odds favoured the AFC’s Natasha Mohamed over Petranella Pollard of Kwakwani United For Progress (KUFP).

The ties were resolved using provisions from the recently passed amendment to the Local (Authorities) Elections Act which allows for lots to be drawn in the presence of a magistrate…..

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