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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 20. September 3, 1968

Landslide Victory

Landslide Victory

Gerard Curry (below) has been elected overwhelmingly as President of the Students' Association for 1969.

In the poll at the end of the second term he received 200 votes more than his six opponents put together.

Paul Peretz was second, followed by Dan Bradshaw and Andy Easton.

Gerard Curry, this year's Forum Controller, has had a distinguished career at University.

Photo of Gerard Curry

Graduating B.A. this year, he is now engaged in LL.B honours.

He was Salient co-editor in 1967 and won the prize for the best news story.

He was chairman of the Debating Society last year and is a past president of the Catholic Society.

Others elected to the Executive were: Men's Vice-President, John Wild; Accommodation, Sharyn Cederman; Cultural, Helen McGrath; Education, Andrew Chapman; International, John Eade; National, Peter Cullen; Publications, Jim Thomson.

About 40 per cent of the electorate voted—well above normal.

The future of the polling booth in Hunter Building is brought into question by the very small vote there.

However, in all cases but one the Hunter vote was more favourable to winners than the vote at other booths.

An interesting sidelight to the election is that the counting of votes (including the checking of the rolls against double voting) took nearly 11 hours, being completed shortly after 6 a.m. on 8 August.