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Chief and five councillors re-elected in Sheshatshiu – The Gander Beacon

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201891 Views

The Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation held band council elections on Sept. 5.

Just over 94 per cent of eligible voters in the community came out to vote. Most recent numbers show the number of eligible voters in Sheshatshiu at 1,026 and 967 ballots were cast in the election.

Thirty-seven candidates ran for six council seats, three for men and three for women. Mary Jane Nui, Karen Penunsi, Laureen Ashini-Rich, Daniel Pone-Pinette and Terry Andrew won back their seats and newcomer Penute Andrew secured the sixth spot.

Incumbent chief Eugene Hart was voted in over former chief Andrew Penashue by a large margin. Hart got 661 votes while Penashue garnered 301 votes.

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