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For Immediate Release
Nunatsiavut Assembly to be dissolved April 1
Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement will head to the polls on May 6, 2014 to elect Ordinary Members to the Nunatsiavut Assembly. The current Nunatsiavut Assembly will be dissolved effective April 1, 2014, President Sarah Leo announced today.
Nominations for candidates will close at 2 p.m. on April 2, 2014.
Ordinary Members, with the exception of the Speaker and those who serve on the Nunatsiavut Executive Council (ministers), will no longer hold office once the Assembly is dissolved.
The Speaker will continue to hold office until the election of a new Speaker at the start of the first Assembly session following the election. As well, current members of the Executive Council will continue to hold their ministerial portfolios until the First Minister is appointed during the same session. The First Minister nominates Ordinary Members for appointment as Ministers. The nominees must be approved by the Assembly before being appointed by the President.
Bert Pomeroy, Director of Communications
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