Sarangani gov is new Lakas-Kampi CMD prexy

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 18 2009 02:57 PM | Updated as of Nov 18 2009 10:57 PM

MANILA - The ruling party Lakas-Kampi Christian Muslim Democrats, the largest political party in the country, has a new national president.

In an exclusive interview, Sarangani Gov. Miguel Rene Dominguez said he has accepted the appointment to be the party's president three days ago, replacing Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita.

Dominguez said partymates told him that he was unanimously voted to be the next Lakas-Kampi national president.

He said Ermita gave former defense chief and Lakas-Kampi CMD standard bearer Gilbert Teodoro a free hand to choose who will lead the party. Dominguez is a close friend of Teodoro.

The governor said that as party president, his main role will be to keep the party intact amid reports of massive defections of partymates. He added that he will remain governor and will never leave his constituents. With a report from Jay Dayupay, ABS-CBN News General Santos