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Cartwright backs Pintard

St. Barnabas MP Shanendon Cartwright yesterday endorsed Marco City MP Michael Pintard for leader of the Free National Movement (FNM).

Pintard is running against Central Grand Bahama MP Iram Lewis and East Grand Bahama MP Kwasi Thompson in the leadership convention, which will take place tomorrow.

Cartwright said that while he believes all three candidates ought to be lauded, he believes Pintard is best-suited to fill the post.

“In the longstanding great tradition of our party, we have had many outstanding, dynamic, competent and transformative leaders who have offered themselves for leadership,” Cartwright said.

“The three candidates, Iram D. Lewis, J. Kwasi Thompson, and Michael C. Pintard should be lauded as they have all contributed invaluably and selflessly to the continued viability of the Free National Movement and the advancement of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

“The Bahamian people have been demanding generational change and transformational leadership for decades and in this moment, with his capacity to unify the Free National Movement, it is my humble belief that Michael C. Pintard fulfills that promise.”

The convention follows the FNM’s crushing loss in the recent general election, which was held in September.

The party, which won the 2017 election in a landslide victory, won just seven of the 39 seats.

Cartwright is one of just three FNM MPs on New Providence.

Former Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, who has led the party since 2012, said he will not be running for leader.

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Rachel Scott

Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues. Education: University of Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish

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