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Bunting to resign PNP gen sec post when successor is found

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2014 | 6:33 PM

Peter Bunting has made clear his intention to resign as the People's National Party (PNP) general secretary.



Addressing delegates at this afternoon's meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) at the Manchester High School in his Central Manchester constituency, he announced that he would resign as soon as a successor was named.



It is understood that veteran politician Paul Burke has been hand-picked by PNP president and prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, to succeed Bunting. However, party officials declined to comment.



Speaking with The Gleaner-Power-106 News Centre this afternoon, Deputy General Secretary Julian Robinson said he could say whether there would be a contest.



It was believed that Bunting's resignation would have resulted in a contest, the first since Dr Peter Phillips and Michael Peart wrestled for the position in the early 1990s.



However, Robinson, who many viewed as the most suited for the position, and Raymond Pryce - a Simpson Miller loyalist - had opted out of the race.



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