Wednesday 14 November, 2018

T&T to elect first female President today

History will be made on Friday as Trinidad and Tobago elects its first female President. 

Incumbent President Anthony Carmona's term comes to an end in March. 

The lone candidate for election to the office of President named by Government and endorsed by Opposition, Madame Justice Paula Mae Weekes is expected to be elected at 1.30 pm when the Electoral College meets.

As the lone nominee for the presidency, once Weekes' nomination is not opposed, a vote will not be taken and the President will then be declared as duly elected by the Electoral College.   

The Electoral College will meet in accordance with section 26 of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at 1:30 pm in the Parliament Chamber, Tower D, Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre, Port-of-Spain, to elect the country's next President.