Several Trinidadian and Tobagonians could be observed at the polls today after five weeks of long hard fought political campaign. From the 41 constituencies there are a total of 99 candidates, representing two major political groupings-the People’s National Movement (PNM) and the People’s Partnership, consisting mainly of the United National Congress (UNC) and the Congress of the People (COP).
Also contesting are the New National Vision (NNV), which is fighting 12 seats) and six independent candidates.
This election is the most unique for the twin Caribbean island Republic as it marks the first time that a major political force in the election (the People’s Partnership) is being led by a woman, in that of Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Many think Trinidadians and Tobagonians believe that the tough talk Opposition Leader Persad-Bissessar has a real chance of creating hsitory in the Republic by becoming the first woman Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
Preliminary analysis have so far noted that this election has seen the most young people turning out to vote that in recent times.
Voting which starts this morning at 6 a.m. is expected to come to a close at 6 p.m. this evening. Please observe scenes from the election today in the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago.