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PremierLeague-News.Com - The DUP will elect a new leader and deputy leader next Friday, the party has confirmed.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "The DUP will elect a new leader and deputy leader next Friday, the party has confirmed. In a statement following a meeting of the party officers earlier today, DUP chairman Lord Morrow said it was agreed the contest will be held on Friday, May 14 at 11am.Stormont’s Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots and Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson have so far declared they will run to replace outgoing leader Arlene Foster.The leadership contest between Mr Donaldson and Mr Poots is the first contest in the party's 50-year history.The date for the election was determined in light of the business of reviewing the Covid-19 regulations on Thursday, May 13 by the Executive and the need for the party to be represented during the business of the Queen’s Speech in Parliament on Wednesday, May 12.In accordance with the constitution and rules of the Democratic Unionist Party only party members, who are also members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the House of Commons are entitled to vote for the leader or deputy leader. Details have been sent to all eligible voters.
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. The meeting on Friday, May 14 will be conducted virtually by the Chairman taking account of the on-going Covid-19 regulations.Each nominated candidate for leader of the party will be given ten minutes to speak to the online meeting and each candidate for deputy leader will be given five minutes to speak.Following this online meeting a voting station will open and voting will be by secret ballot.The DUP says it anticipates an announcement of the outcome at around 5pm that evening. Lord Morrow said: “Following the completion of the above process, the election of the leader and deputy leader shall be put to the next meeting of the Central Executive Committee for ratification as set out in rules.“The party officers intend to make arrangements for a full meeting of the Central Executive Committee to ratify and thereby complete the election process as quickly as possible thereafter and in line with the notification arrangements set out in the rules.”"
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