Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says that, at this time, he has no intention to postpone the 2020 General Election, despite the concerns surrounding COVID-19. He says this could mean that Trinidad and Tobago could head to the polls near Christmastime.
“I am saying to this country now that, as of today, that we have taken no decision, no consideration, as to postponement of any election here in Trinidad and Tobago,” the PM said.
Speaking during the debate of the Approve Draft of the Election and Boundaries Commission Order, 2020, Dr Rowley assured that the election will come when it is constitutionally due.
The PM says a December election is nothing to fear.
“An election for Christmas is always a good thing in Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.
Responding to the questions raised by MP for Chaguanas West, Ganga Singh, the PM says the country has ample time to get ready for an appropriate election by the time its due.
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