Thursday 2 July, 2020

Patriotic Front to contest all 41 seats; Panday is campaign manager

Political leader of the Patriotic Front, Mickela Panday and former national footballer, Kenwyne Jones

Political leader of the Patriotic Front, Mickela Panday and former national footballer, Kenwyne Jones

Political leader of the Patriotic Front Mickela Panday has announced that the party will contest all 41 seats in the upcoming general elections.

Panday made the announcement while speaking at a media conference on Thursday.

"We would like to announce that today nominations are now formally open for those seeking to represent any of the 41 constituencies under the Patriotic Front."

She said a vote for the Patriotic Front is not a wasted vote and will not split votes.

"Let me at this stage put to rest the propaganda, that a vote for the Patriotic Front is a wasted vote or will split another parties’ votes. This is absolutely untrue."

"We have done a statistical study of the voting pattern in this country using the EBC and CSO statistics, and the voting pattern has shown, that of the two major parties, put together, less that 50 percent of the entire electorate votes for them. It follows therefore that about 50 percent of the electorate do not vote at all."

She also announced that her father, former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday, will be the party's campaign manager.

Panday said he has "enough experience at fighting elections to give us the best advice that we need."

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