Daily Archive for November 7th, 2007

Woodford Square for PM swearing in…

Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Prime Minister Patrick Manning

Woodford Square for PM swearing in…
PNM leader Patrick Manning will this afternoon take the oath of office as Prime Minister for another term, standing in the unprecedented setting of Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain–the traditional “stomping ground” of his People’s National Movement party…

PNM: 299,813 UNC-A & COP: 342,466
Preliminary figures from the Elections and Boundaries Commission show that 653,882 electors cast their votes during Monday’s General Elections from the 990,352 eligible to vote.
Out of the 653,882 electors 651,576 votes were valid and 2,306 were rejected.
The 2007 electorate increased by 115,092 from the 2002 electorate of 875,260. As for the number of votes cast the figure increased by 44,311 from the 2002 amount of 609, 571.

EBC: Lower turnout than 2002 election
The People’s National Movement (PNM), despite winning the election and gaining six more seats, has lost some of its support and has not grown in popularity in the past five years.
Figures from the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) for Monday’s polls show that the PNM got 299,813 votes, 8,949 fewer than in the 2002 general election.
Overall, the PNM also lost more than five percentage points of the popular vote on Monday as compared to 2002.
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