Businessman Robert Amar

Businessman Robert Amar is among those vying for the post of UNC deputy leader in the UNC’s December 6 internal elections.

Amar’s name was released by UNC’s internal election team Monday, among others vying for posts on the national executive.

He is contesting the post as an independent candidate.

It’s a straight race between the slates of incumbent leader Kamla Persad- Bissessar and challenger Vasant Bharath.

Both have been touring constituencies in recent weeks.

Amar had been selected by Persad- Bissessar to act as a temporary senator in the last term.

However, the nominees for deputy leader on Persad- Bissessar’s slate are Dr Lackram Bodoe, David Lee and Jearlean John.

Those on Bharath’s slate vying for deputy leadership are Ramona Ramdial, Joe Pires, Dr Stephen Ramroop.

Other names released by the committee are:

Political Leader:

Bharath Vasant

Persad-Bissessar Kamla

Deputy Political Leader:

Amar Robert R.

Bodoe Lackram P.

John Jearlean K.

Lee David A.

Pires Joseph A.

Ramdial Ramona

Ramroop Stephen


Lalla Larry

Tancoo Davendranath

Deputy Chairman:

Ameen Khadijah

Ramesar Hershael K.

Policy & Strategy Officer:

Bedassie Chunilal

Sobers Sean S.M.

Education Officer:

De Coteau Clifton

Dookie-Ramlal Vera

Rampersad Ramchand

Research Officer:

Ali Knox Nazima

Russell-Andrews Monifa I.

Elections Officer:

Ramraj Kamini

Sylvester Don T.


Archie William

Siriram Winston R.

Party Organizer:

Ratiram Ravi

Williams Prakash

International Relations Officer:

Harrynanan Joey

Kanick Rishi

Morris Wilfred Nicholas

Regional Rep. Central:

Karim Rasheed

Mungal Andrew A.M.

Regional Rep. Northeast:

Gosine Neil

Mohan Candice

Regional Rep. Northwest:

Peru, Jason

Zakour Eli A.

Regional Rep. South:

Boodram Shanty

Ramjit Anil

Regional Rep. Tobago:

Ramlogan Bheemal

Thomas Junior Barrington