Maimane stands uncontested for re-election as DA leader – News24

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Maimane stands uncontested for re-election as DA leader 2018-03-18 11:08 Iavan Pijoos DA leader Mmusi Maimane (Amanda Khoza, News24) Selfe: De Lille hearing to begin on Tuesday
Cape Town – Mmusi Maimane is standing uncontested for leader of the Democratic Alliance, ahead of elections at the federal congress next month, the party announced on Sunday morning.
Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip is standing for re-election as DA federal chairperson, with the position being contested by DA Free State chairperson and MP Annelie Lotriet, and Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga.
The DA opened the nomination process on March 5 and closed it on Friday.
The Federal Congress will take place on April 7 and April 8 in Tshwane, when the party leader, federal chairperson and deputy federal chairpersons will be elected.
It is expected to be the largest congress in the history of the party, drawing over 2 000 delegates from all parts of the country.
In terms of the clause 6.1.4 of the Federal Constitution, “The Federal Congress elects the Leader, the Federal Chairperson and the [3] Deputy Federal Chairpersons”.
Members of the Federal Council, which included 155 members, would receive an additional ballot paper that would allow them to vote for the chairperson and two Deputy Chairpersons of Federal Council, as well as the Federal Chairperson of Finance, in terms of clause 6.2.4.1 of the Federal Constitution.
The following candidates have been nominated:
Federal DAWN Leader:

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