Allen Chastanet and Dr. Claudius Preville will battle for the top post of becoming the next leader of the United Workers Party (UWP).
Both were nominated for the top position today at the party’s delegates’ conference held at the Mon Repos Combined School where all 17 constituencies were present.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Dr. Gale Rigobert and former Public Service Minister Lenard “Spider” Montute were nominated for the post of deputy leader of the UWP.
Incumbent chairman of the UWP Ezechiel Joseph and party member Eldridge Stephens were also nominated for the post of chairman.
Dr. Preville recently announced plans to run for leadership of the party. Preville is of the view that there is a void that needs to be filled and he may be the one to do that.
The economist has expressed confidence in uniting and strengthening the party. He plans to contest the Babonneau seat.
Chastanet was elected political leader of the UWP in August 2013. However, ousted member Richard Frederick has accused Chastanet of causing a division in the party.
Chastanet was also accused of allowing disrespect within the party, which led to former Prime Minister Stephenson King, getting booted out as opposition leader.