The Electoral Board that will supervise the elections for the renewal of national and sectional authorities for the next four years in the Argentine Mining Workers’ Association (AOMA) today ratified the electoral act from tomorrow and until next Thursday, including throughout the country in order to “normalize mandates” extended by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A union document signed by the general secretary, Héctor Laplace, said today that “the union will finally normalize the mandates of the national and sectional leaderships”, after the Ministry of Labor decided in 2020 to postpone the elections.

The leader outlined that since mid-2021 the gradual normalization of union organizations has been enabled and that in the Extraordinary Congress of last November it was arranged that this month the renewal election act will take place for three days.

Between tomorrow and next Thursday, more than 32,000 affiliates will be able to vote throughout the country, who will be able to choose the White List at the national level – which proposed the re-election of Laplace – and the candidates to renew the branches of Buenos Aires, Barker, Tandil, Olavarría, Entre Ríos, Córdoba, October 28, Mendoza, San Luis, Santa Cruz, San Juan, Neuquén, Río Negro, Frías, Catamarca, Salta, Jujuy and Mina Aguilar.

The newly elected authorities will take office on May 20, the union reported.


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