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Saturday 15 August, 2020

PM invites CARICOM, Commonwealth to observe August 10 general election

File photo: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley (Photo via the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago)

File photo: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley (Photo via the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago)

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has written to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC inviting them to send election observers to Trinidad and Tobago for the August 10 general election.

In a statement on Thursday, Dr Rowley said the letter formally invites both parties to send election observation missions to observe Trinidad and Tobago's processes and operations in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

It comes one day after political leader of the United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar urged the Prime Minister to invite international observer teams to monitor the election process.

This as she stated that the party is concerned that measures are not in place to ensure citizens are able to exercise their franchise.

The UNC leader further called for exemptions to international observers to be granted as early as possible, so that the quarantine period can be completed well ahead of the general election.

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