19 political parties to contest 2020 general election, EBC confirms
The election race is heating up with 150 candidates from 19 political parties set to contest the 41 electoral seats in Trinidad and Tobago in the August 10 general election.
Parties contesting the parliamentary election:
People’s National Movement (41 candidates)
United National Congress (39 candidates)
Progressive Empowerment Party (28 candidates)
Trinidad Humanity Campaign (seven candidates)
New National Vision (six candidates)
Movement for Social Justice (five candidates)
Congress of the People (four candidates)
Movement for National Development (three candidates)
Progressive Democratic Patriots (two candidates)
National Coalition for Transformation (two candidates)
Progressive Party (one candidate)
Independent Liberal Party (one candidate)
Democratic Party of Trinidad and Tobago (one candidate)
National Organisation of We the People (one candidate)
Unrepresented Peoples Party (one candidate)
Trinidad and Tobago Democratic Front (one candidate)
The National Party (one candidate)
One Tobago Voice (one candidate)
Unity of the People (one candidate)
The PNM is the only party fielding candidates for the 39 seats in Trinidad and the two seats in Tobago. The UNC has offered candidates for all the constituencies in Trinidad. The party is not contesting seats in Tobago.
The Progressive Empowerment Party has confirmed 28 candidates who will be contesting seats in the general election.
The EBC says four independent candidates have presented themselves in the electoral districts of Chaguanas East, Moruga/Tableland, St Joseph and Tobago West.