Jamaica LANDS
Left Alliance for National Democracy and Socialism

Updates

Here, you will find updates about the organisation itself.

2017 Midterm Votes

 

Until this week, the party leadership and administration were provisional, with most duties belonging to one person by virtue of being the founder. There was authority and responsibility in the party, but no constitutional legitimacy that such authority was based on.

This week, the party finally ratified its constitution, and held its first internal election. 13 members were deemed eligible to vote, and 11 of the 13 participated in the process. The system of Approval Voting was used for all instances of voting.

The first vote that was done was on the constitution; all 11 voters voted "Yes" - stating approval for the constitution.

The second vote that was done was for the 3-member Central Committee; there were 3 candidates:

  1. Christophe Simpson received approval from 11 of 11 voters (100%).
  2. Rayon Cameron received approval from 7 of 11 voters (63.6%).
  3. Kyle Williamson received approval from 6 of 11 voters (54.5%).

All 3 candidates received more than 50% approval, therefore all were elected to the 3-member Central Committee. Of the 3 that were elected, 2 put themselves up for the 1-member Politburo:

  1. Christophe Simpson received approval from 11 of 11 voters (100%).
  2. Rayon Cameron received approval from 6 of 11 voters (54.5%).

Both candidates received more than 50% approval, however the Politburo only has 1 seat at the moment, therefore the candidate with the higher approval rating was considered to be elected. Being the only member of the Politburo, the elected member has also assumed the role of Chairman of the party.

The newly-elected Central Committee will meet to set the priorities for the party, and to decide how to distribute responsibilities in the party. Its term will only last 6 months. The party intends to have its first Party Congress in November, and have 1 in the November of each year after that. At each Party Congress, members will have a chance to vote on any proposed constitutional amendments, and have a fresh election for the Central Committee and the Politburo.

Give us some time to update the website to reflect the changes in the party; soon enough, you will be able to navigate the website to see which members occupy special roles in the party, and what work the different bodies in the party have been doing.

 
Christophe Simpson