New Republican Movement President
The Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand
Release – 29 December 2006
New Republican Movement
The Republican Movement has elected a new
President, Lewis Holden, effective from today. He replaces
Dave Guerin, who was first elected president in
“Dave has made an immense contribution to the
movement over the last ten years, and we thank him for that.
I look forward to carrying the debate forward” said new
President Lewis Holden.
“It has been a great pleasure
promoting republicanism over the last ten years. I look
forward to supporting Lewis as he takes on the lead role,”
said previous President Dave Guerin.
Dave Guerin retains
a position on the Republican Movement National Council, and
will continue to contribute to the republican
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