By Clint Chan Tack
June 03, 2010 – newsday.co.tt
AS the People’s National Movement (PNM) prepares for its new role as this country’s parliamentary opposition, there appears to be growing support for former Arima MP Pennelope Beckles to be appointed as Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate and to succeed Patrick Manning as PNM political leader.
Beckles, former attorney general Bridgid Annisette-George, former ministers Fitzgerald Hinds, Anthony Roberts, Christine Sahadeo and attorney Faris Al-Rawi are reportedly among the names being considered by Opposition Leader-designate Dr Keith Rowley to be Opposition senators in the Tenth Parliament which is expected to convene on June 14.
Al Rawi is the son of former PNM San Fernando West MP Diane Seukeran. Under Section 40 (b) of the Constitution, the President appoints six senators on the advice of the Opposition Leader.
PNM chairman Conrad Enill told Newsday Rowley “has been in consultation” with his 11 colleagues in the House of Representatives (including Manning) and other persons in the party on the selection of the best Opposition senatorial team. Rowley said he would announce the names of the six senators after he received his instrument of appointment as Opposition Leader from President George Maxwell Richards. That event takes place at Knowsley, Port-of-Spain tomorrow at 4 pm.
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