8th Congress of Sahrawi Women: Election of Minatou Larabas Sweidat as Secretary General

Awsard (Refugee Camps), February 25, 2019 (SPS) – The 8th Congress of the National Union of Sahrawi Women has elected Minatou Larabas Sweidat as the Secretary General for a new four-year term.

Minatou Larabas Sweidat won 184 versus 121 for her rival Nana Labbat Rasheed, while the Electoral Committee cast 17 votes out of the total votes expressed.

The Chairperson of the Elections Committee, in her speech, praised the spirit that characterized the electoral process as well as the responsibility for the debate during the proceedings of the Congress.

The process of electing the members of the Executive Bureau was launched immediately after the announcement of the Secretary-General's election, and will be announced this evening, according to Congress President Mariam Salek Ahmada. (SPS)