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.

St Augustine split over result
Residents of the St Augustine constituency have mixed feelings about the United National Congress Alliance (UNC-A) candidate Vasant Bharath’s election victory and Congress of the People (COP) political leader Winston Dookeran’s defeat…

Bas dreads returning to Parliament
UNC political leader Basdeo Panday is not looking forward to returning to the Opposition benches of Parliament.

Yetming: We have no regrets
Campaign manager of the Congress of the People Gerald Yetming says the one-year-old party is here to say…

Panday tipped for Opposition Leader
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Panday tipped for Opposition Leader
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Imbert on PNM’s 26 seats: More leeway for Govt
WHile the PNM has failed to get the three-fourths constitutional majority that will allow for changing of the presidency, the party has a three-fifths majority that will allow greater leeway in passing other types of legislations, says PNM’s Colm Imbert…

MPATT wants ‘capable’ Health Minister

PNM gets recount in Mayaro

UWI lecturer advises Dookeran: Bow out gracefully
Economist Dr Dhanayshar Mahabir, lecturer at the University of the West Indies, has advised the Congress of the People (COP) to fold now and quickly…

Warner to settle for $1 salary as MP
Jack Warner will support Basdeo Panday for the Opposition Leader’s position in the new Parliament, as a replacement for Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

‘COP may not survive’
The Congress of the People (COP) cannot survive without having seats in parliament, political analyst Winford James has said.

Losing PNM candidates to be honorary MPs

Sir Richard: House padding against PNM will be probed

‘Politicians like to call God’s name’
Prime Minister Patrick Manning’s statement of vox populi vox dei, or “the voice of the people is the voice of God”, was repeated once again after the People’s National Movement (PNM) victory in Monday’s general election, and this, according to clinical psychologist Dr Krishna Maharaj, was an attempt to attribute legitimacy of his rule to divine ordination.

Manning takes oath in People’s Square

Bas – Opposition Leader Ramesh – Opposition

EBC: 56 percent voter turnout
The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC ) said last night that preliminary results indicate the voter turnout was lower than 2002’s General Election.
(2002 and 2007 Election Results)

653,882 persons voted Monday

EBC brings in preliminary tally

NACTA pollster demands apology
Vishnu Bisram, the man behind the NACTA poll which has accurately predicted the outcome of General Elections since 1995, yesterday called for an apology from those who had attacked his integrity as a pollster during this year’s elections race.

TUF/DAC falls to PNM

Dookeran remains silent

Who will lead the COP?

6 Responses to “Woodford Square for PM swearing in…”


  • Patric Manning should be very afraid of the wrath of the almighty GOD. This proves that he has no respect for our people and will continue to decieve and pretend to be someone he is not.
    Manning is a perfect example of a person willing to gain the world and loose his soul. Who needs a leader like this. Basdeo Panda truly care for our people and he has been treated as a sinner but those who have never sinned or made errors should cast the first stone. Manning scandal is so covered up and Panday was blasted and the question is WHY?

  • Patrick Manning is so used to telling lies. Even if the truth hits him he will not be able to tell the difference.
    Dr Eric Williams said the future of Trinidad lies in the book bags not in the politians hands. If we needed a change and a leader, why did we choose “manning”?
    This man has already used the name of our almighty God in vain. Is this REPENTANCE or swearing in?

  • Calling on God’s help, and praising his name for victory, is NOT taking the Lord’s name in vain. When people see an African man of humble roots walking proudly, all kinds of mauvais langue come in to play. God is for everyone who needs him. Mr.Manning needed to defeat the lying evil of “sleeping with the devil”, stealing from the public purse, trying to foster racial disharmony and all the other things that were prevalent in the last election. Did you speak out against the other ill and garbage spewed from the other platforms?No?Is it because that garbage was part of your mindset?

    I who have no vote, prayed for a secure future for our country, and left it to God. S(he) gave us the new PNM. Look at the margins of victory for the new people running for the first time. Look at the comments of the Great Sore Loser, on his party’s defeat, and recognize that these things do not happen by accident,but because their is a greater force out there, than mere man and our imperfections. We did not need a change and a new leader, we needed to weed out some dead wood from the ruling party, and Manning did this. See what happened to the party of reconditioned crooks? They lost.The democratic procss is alive and well in the land of the Trinity.

  • I REALLY FEEL THAT MR PATRICK MANNING NEED TO STEP ASIDE AND GIVE SOMEONE ELSE A CHANCE I LEFT TRINIDAD IN 1999 AND THE CRIMES HAS ESCALETED TREMENDOUSLY NO SOLVING OF MURDERS OF ANYTHING THE COST OF FOOD IS SO HIGH PEOPLE NO LONGER WANT TO GO VISIT WHERE WE BELONG, IT IS HARD TO SEE WHAT DR ERIC WILLIAM HAS FORM IS JUST A BIG LAUGH I HONSETLY FEEL SADDENED BY ALL OF THIS PROPER GANDER OF THIS PRIME MINISTER WE HAVE TO WONDER WHT NEXT ON HIS AGENDA FOR OUR BEATIFUL COUNTRY TRINIDAD, I FEEL SO HURT BY ALL OF THIS I FEEL SOORY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SURE NOT THEY HAVE DONE BY ELECTING HIM BACK THERE, BUT GOD ALONE KNOWS BEST, HE WILL TAKE CARE OF ALL MY BROTHERS AND SITERS IN MY LOVING ONCE LOVELY TRINIDAD.

  • All people who complaining, you need to shut up now. The people of T&T have spoken and chosen their government. Stop trying to tear down the gov’t by only saying negative. Maybe, use some of that energy to contribute to the betterment of the country. Even if you don’t agree with some of the PNM policies, there are more productive ways to deal wiit it.

    One more thing, I totally agree with Heru’s coment on a previous article….why everybody thinks that God installs leaders? Trinidad is a democracy…the people installed the leader, not God. Does God install leaders llike Manning and not the ones like Sadam or Hitler?

  • Congrats to PATOS and his winning team.I listened to everyone’s( Party Leaders ),Dookeran ceded defeat graciously,Manning was also very humble winner, but Bas made some statements,that has me wondering how can anyone follow this man or think that he is capable of leading T&T.

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