SHAH ALAM – Sixty-two candidates are vying for the 20 seats in DAP’s Central Executive Committee at its Special Congress 2017 here today.
The re-elections for the seats, ordered by the Registrar of Societies on July 17, commenced at noon.
The re-elections was mandated by ROS after it rejected the outcome of the original elections on Dec 12, 2012 and Sept 29, 2013 due to irregularities.
DAP has appointed independent audit firm Grant Thornton based in the United States to manage today’s re-elections.
The returning officer, John Lau from Grant Thornton, announced that there were six candidates less this time around as compared to the 68 names in 2013.
This was because five of them had quit the party while stalwart Karpal Singh had died, he said.
He added that 1,356 delegates were eligible to cast their votes and that the results were expected to be known late this afternoon. – BERNAMA