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Fnm Closes In On Candidate List For 2017

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Chief Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE Free National Movement is expected to ratify several of its candidates for the 2017 general election next week, according to a source close to the matter.

The party had planned to ratify the bulk of its 2017 general election candidates in August; however, the highly anticipated appointments were repeatedly postponed due to controversy over conflict of interest claims from the Progressive Liberal Party, reported leadership issues, and most recently the catastrophic Hurricane Joaquin.

Despite reports that several sitting FNM MPs will not be renominated, the source suggested that current parliamentarians would be allowed to remain as standard bearers.

According to the source, the party’s Candidates Committee has shortlisted 10 candidates for approval by the FNM’s Central Council.

Despite declaring his retirement earlier this year, Central and South Abaco MP Edison Key suggested last month that he would seek another term.

The turnaround came less than six months after he confirmed to The Tribune that he was looking forward to the end of his 40-year long career as a parliamentarian.

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Economist 3 years, 6 months ago

Get rid of those longtime politicians and bring in some young (at least under 50) candidates.

Bring fresh ideas and energy. This country need a breath of fresh air.

Yes I expect them to make some mistakes but if you look at what is going on right now it is just one big mistake.

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TheMadHatter 3 years, 6 months ago

That won't work. The PLP has done that - but when the younger ones try to speak "out of line" they are banished or forced to quit the party - just like the 3 so far.

TheMadHatter

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Economist 3 years, 6 months ago

I don't mean a couple, I mean the whole damn lot. Not one of the candidates should be over the age of 50.

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TheMadHatter 3 years, 6 months ago

Yes I understand that's what you mean. But what I mean is that the older LEADERS of the parties only put these young people in there to fool the public. If any of the young ones try to open their mouths or make any changes to the way things are - they are ridiculed, banished, called stupid, and cast out.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 3 years, 6 months ago

Edison Key has reassured Minnis that his Key blood is strong and therefore he is quite capable of serving another five-year term notwithstanding his very advanced age so long as he is allowed to take his daily 3-hour nap from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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TruePeople 3 years, 6 months ago

dese bey's guh be napping in the graveyard and still on that payroll

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TheMadHatter 3 years, 6 months ago

Are they really wasting their time putting together a candidate list? Do they really think any Bahamian is going to vote for either PLP or FNM next election? It will be a new part and/or independents only.

If Bahamians elect FNM or PLP in majority in 2017 - then they deserve 10x worse than what's happening to them right now.

TheMadHatter

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Sickened 3 years, 6 months ago

I ain't voting PLP and I ain't voting FNM if Minnis is in charge and they still have a bunch of lousy/crooked people running. I tired of the stealing and cronyism.

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