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Jan 13, 2021

Senators Debate Estevan Perera’s Position in E & B

Estevan Perera

Today, Senators from both sides weighed in on the Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission decision not to resign from his post.  The P.U.P. Government expected that Perera would resign following the elections. They see his appointment as purely political as Perera is a known U.D.P. supporter. Perera, however, is resisting and has yet to resign. Today, Lead Opposition Senator Michael Peyrefitte told the government that it needs to respect the constitution. In response, Senator Eamon Courtenay sent a message to Perrera through Senator Peyrefitte.

 

Michael Peyrefitte

Michael Peyrefitte, Lead Opposition Senator

“You can’t pressure to resign simply because you don’t like the person who was appointed to the position. So here you are asking an individual, pressuring an individual to renounce himself from an office he was duly and constitutionally appointed to but yet in your motion, in your motion you say you want to strengthen the positron to make it more autonomous. But it doesn’t seem to me that right now that you appreciate the level of independence that the person has. So what are you really saying with a motion like this?”

 

Osmany Salas

Osmany Salas, Senator of N.G.O.s

“The Elections and Boundaries Commission, again I understand the spirit but to us, the issue here is larger than anyone person. Larger than who is to be the president of the Election and Boundaries Commission. As I have pointed out in a number of occasions what we need and what I would like to see this new administration commit to is reform of the electoral system.”

 

Eamon Courtenay

Eamon Courtenay, Senator for Gov’t Business

“I will simply ask him to be a messenger and to take the message of Senator Salas, the question of Elections and Boundaries Commission is larger than any one person. Tell Steve Perera it is larger than anyone person. How is it that every U.D.P. member of the elections and boundaries commission resigned? The P.U.P.s resigned, but the emperor simply won’t resign. He has a chance as Mister Price always use to say it is never too late to do what is right. Take the message Senator Peyrefitte to Mister Perera it is larger than anyone person.”


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