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New Political Party ‘PDM’ Launched

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Leader of Opposition Donaldson Romeo

(GIU) Adapted: A new political party has been announced to contest the upcoming general election.

A press release Wednesday, April 30, 2014 informed of the announcement of the People’s Democratic Movement, PDM.

The press release stated that the announcement came in response to direct requests from within the communities, the general population on island and Montserratians in the Diaspora and leading individuals in Montserrat’s political, professional, religious and business sectors.

Mr Romeo says the establishment of the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) is the culmination of many months of research and discussion undertaken to ensure identification and understanding of the communities’ full range of concerns and fears are taken on board.

The Leader of the Opposition said the research and discussion also looked at devising and planning strategic activities to address, and where possible resolve the concerns and fears, with community and individual action, as well as within the structures of the incoming government.

In the release, Mr Romeo said the People’s Democratic Movement was created with one mission and one mission only – to serve the people of Montserrat.

He also touted that the People’s Democratic Movement was created to listen, to serve the best interests of residents and to move Montserrat forward in the direction that is collectively agreed on under God.

The PDM brings to two the number of political parties so far that have declared their candidacy. The other is the ruling Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP).

General Elections due this year

General Elections are constitutionally due to be announced by September this year to be held before the end of the year.

Premier Meade has from time to time either mentioned or hinted at a suggested date for the elections, until he discovered that there are preliminary conditions that must be satisfied before the Governor agrees a set date. Last year he had announced that elections would be held on September 12 this year, and since that had hinted that March around his birthday might also be a good time.

 

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Leader of Opposition Donaldson Romeo

(GIU) Adapted: A new political party has been announced to contest the upcoming general election.

A press release Wednesday, April 30, 2014 informed of the announcement of the People’s Democratic Movement, PDM.

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The press release stated that the announcement came in response to direct requests from within the communities, the general population on island and Montserratians in the Diaspora and leading individuals in Montserrat’s political, professional, religious and business sectors.

Mr Romeo says the establishment of the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) is the culmination of many months of research and discussion undertaken to ensure identification and understanding of the communities’ full range of concerns and fears are taken on board.

The Leader of the Opposition said the research and discussion also looked at devising and planning strategic activities to address, and where possible resolve the concerns and fears, with community and individual action, as well as within the structures of the incoming government.

In the release, Mr Romeo said the People’s Democratic Movement was created with one mission and one mission only – to serve the people of Montserrat.

He also touted that the People’s Democratic Movement was created to listen, to serve the best interests of residents and to move Montserrat forward in the direction that is collectively agreed on under God.

The PDM brings to two the number of political parties so far that have declared their candidacy. The other is the ruling Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP).

General Elections due this year

General Elections are constitutionally due to be announced by September this year to be held before the end of the year.

Premier Meade has from time to time either mentioned or hinted at a suggested date for the elections, until he discovered that there are preliminary conditions that must be satisfied before the Governor agrees a set date. Last year he had announced that elections would be held on September 12 this year, and since that had hinted that March around his birthday might also be a good time.