Two candidates announced for uncontested GSU elections

Hustings for the elections were announced less than 12 hours before they took place

Both sabbatical positions for the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) elections will be contested by just one candidate.

Marcos Porfirio, a master’s student in International Politics is the sole presidential candidate, while Nontyatyambo Manyisane is running for vice president. Manyisane is studying for an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Hustings for the elections, originally scheduled for Tuesday, July 5, took place online today, having been announced on Twitter at approximately 1am, less than 12 hours before the event.

Voting in sabbatical elections will take place from 9am on Wednesday, July 13, until midnight on Thursday, July 14.

The election timeline breaches the GSU’s own constitution, which specifies that elections are to take place during Hilary term, “save in extraordinary circumstances”.

Newly elected GSU sabbatical officers are expected to take office on July 4, the day before the current campaign period began.

Results of the election will be announced at noon on Friday, July 15

David Wolfe

David Wolfe is a Junior Sophister student of History and Political Science. He is the current Social Media and Managing Editor of Trinity News, having previously served as News Editor, Assistant News Editor and copyeditor.