PM, Opposition leader to meet on Presidential nominees
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has requested a meeting with Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to discuss the nominations for election of a new President of Trinidad and Tobago.
In a letter dated January 2, 2018, the Prime Minister also extended an invitation to a small Opposition team to meet with him and a small team of members of Government at 10 am on Friday at the Diplomatic Center, St Ann's.
The sixth President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago will be elected by the Electoral College on January 19, 2018 at 1.30 p.m. The Electoral College comprises members of the House of Representatives and members of the Senate assembled together.
On December 20, the formal process for the election of a new President began, with the announcement of the date of the election being made in the Trinidad and Tobago Gazette.
Rumours began circulating late December that the Opposition proposed former public service head Reginald Dumas to succeed incumbent President Anthony Carmona whose term in office comes to an end in March.
The Opposition has since denied that it had any nominee for the position of President.