Saturday 28 November, 2020

Local Government Elections to be held December 2

This country's Local Government Elections will be held on December 2. 

The announcement was made on Friday by way of a release from the Office of the Prime Minister, which read:

"Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago is pleased to announce that the Local Government Elections shall be held on December 2 and that the Writs of Elections shall be issued in due course."

The last Local Government Election was held on November 28, 2016.

The ruling People's National Movement (PNM) recently concluded its screening exercise. All 139 candidates will be presented at the party’s Annual Convention on November 10.

Meanwhile, the United National Congress (UNC) completed its screening exercise on October 1 and is set to close nominations for 21 general election seats currently not held by the party on October 24. 

Eight of the country's 14 municipal corporations are controlled by the PNM, while the opposition UNC has the remaining six corporations.

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