The Keith Rowley-led opposition PeopleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s National Movement (PNM) party defeated the incumbent Kamla Persad-Bissessar‘s People’s Partnership (PP) coalition of parties yesterday in Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) general elections.
Though losing the popular vote by an estimated 100,000 votes, the PNM was able to capture 23 of the 41 constituencies (“seats”) and re-take hold of the twin-island nation after losing in 2010, then lead by many-term Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
Incidentally (not sure if it’s ironic), Keith Rowley is a trained geologist as was the prior PNM party leader, Patrick Manning.
What yuh think about the new leadership in T&T. Talk to me nuh.