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    Election 2020 Results

Tuesday 11 August, 2020

UNC Senators Ameen, Haynes to contest general election

Pictured: UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

Pictured: UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

The United National Congress has announced its full slate of prospective candidates 

While there were several new faces in the mix, some familiar ones will be throwing their hat in the election race.


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Senators Khadijah Ameen and Anita Haynes will contest the St Augustine and Tabaquite seats respectively. 

No candidates were listed for the Tobago East or Tobago West seats.

In making the announcement, UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said the party is ready to return good governance to Trinidad and Tobago. 

She extended her gratitude to all those who submitted their nomination forms and who have pledged to continue to work in the interest of T&T.

Persad-Bissessar expressed confidence in the party's selection for candidates.

"Our screening committee has selected a formidable team all of whom are ready to work in service to our country. We called all persons who want to work to take our country forward and the response was overwhelming."

She said the UNC is looking forward to a good, clean fight, allowing the people of our country to vote based on the policies that will benefit the nation. 

“The mix of skills and resources amongst this group has been aligned to our economic transformation plan, where they can find a space and a place where they can all contribute.”

“I am inspired by their commitment to country, and their determination to work toward a better future.”

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