The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Monday, October 03, 2005

nzusa results

I've heard that Joseph Randall, former EAO at AUSA and all round good leftie, swept into the first NZUSA co-president position for 2006 on the weekend - does anyone have the goss on who picked up the second spot?


Joe Hendren said...

Yay Joey! Well done dude :)

My understanding is that JR won enough votes to win the first co-prez position outright, but other candidates failed to reach some type of no-confidence threshold - I am not sure of the exact mechanism. I expect it will be election season at NZUSA for wee a bit longer while they elect a successful candidate to the second co-president position.

span said...

If the mechanism is still the same as back in my day it is a 50% threshold I think. I guess they will now go to a postal ballot, as it tends to get to a point where no one will change their votes enough to allow anyone to win and the balloting becomes an interminable process of sadism.

But yay for Joey! I heard the same goss as you Joe regarding Mr Randall's success :-)

stef said...

Yeah big ups to joey. It's been awhile since an ausa person has been co-prez for the national organisation.

Kate said...

Joey was also my EVP dont forget.
Jeremy Greenbrook (current president VUWSA) and Sandy P (Current president VUW) are fighting it out for the second spot. Its 2/3 of the vote to get in now.
I am so proud of Joey he will fit right in

GeorgeDarroch said...

Yay Joey. He was my Co-EAO and very much an all round nice guy. He's a very competent and motivated organiser. I think he'll do a great job.

span said...

thanks for the reminder Kate, i had quite forgotten about EVP (i literally just found his EVP card in my diary when i was cleaning it out, spooky)

it has been a while since an AUSA type was in the NZUSA leadership - would the last one be Sam Huggard?

stef said...

Oh and roshni sami. Anyway in true AUSA style I think they ended up voting against Sam but he got through anyway.

Joey said...

Cheers for all your support, it certainly is going to be a really important year.

NZUSA elections are interesting beasts, there are 3 rounds and to win you need to gain 2/3rds of possible votes in any one round. If there are 2 spots there are 200% the votes but any one candidate can only gain 100% of them. I won first round with 88% of the vote and then the president of Vic, Jeremy, and the president of Waikato, Shiju, battled for the other co-president spot but neither managed to get the required 2/3rd in any of the 3 rounds. It now goes to another 3 rounds in a month with nominations reopened.

Yeah Sam was the last co-pres and Roshni the last NWRO from AUSA.