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PNP returns to the grassroots to evaluate election loss

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2016 | 4:07 PM
PNP general secretary Paul Burke, vice-president Angela Brown Burke, and deputy general secretary Julian Robinson after the party's defeat at the polls on February 25.

Supporters of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) are now gathered at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston for grassroots discussions, as the party continues to assess its loss of the February 25 general elections.

The session that has been dubbed “Comrades Grassroots Reasoning” is being organised by the party’s New Foundations Group, in association with New Foundations 95. The groups are part of the party’s powerful Region Three.

Watchers say the open discussion is expected to be testy, as the party continues to reel from the loss.

Both Kingston Mayor Angela Brown-Burke and her husband, PNP General-Secretary Paul Burke, are major players in the New Foundations Group and New Foundations 95. Both Brown Burke and Burke are under pressure to demit their posts in the party.

Brown-Burke is also one of four vice presidents of the PNP.