Category Archives: Elections

Election time again

Parliament dissolved: Election date to be announced
Parliament dissolved: Election date to be announced
Let the battle begin
THE BATTLE for political control of this country begins in earnest at seven o’clock tonight when the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) led by Prime Minister Patrick Manning and the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) led by Kamla Persad-Bissessar, launch their party’s respective general election campaign.
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Manning’s election gambit

By Raffique Shah
April 11, 2010

PM Patrick ManningFIRST, let’s cut the bull over Prime Minister Patrick Manning’s reasons for calling a mid-term general election. The United National Congress (UNC) motion of no-confidence in the PM, which he cited as one reason, was doomed to fail-unless he feared his own members voting against him. There was no cause for concern or unpleasant surprises.
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PM: I feel vindicated

Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Prime Minister Patrick Manning
‘I feel vindicated’
PRIME MINISTER Patrick Manning feels “vindicated” by, the findings of the report of the Uff Commission of Inquiry into Udecott and the construction industry.

PM: I did it for the Opposition
PARLIAMENT was dissolved to prevent politicians from taking advantage of their parliamentary privilege to slander the name of the Government, as is normally the case in the build-up to an election, Prime Minister Patrick Manning said on Thursday night.

PM dares Opposition: ‘My lawyers ready for you’
PRIME MINISTER Patrick Manning warned Opposition UNC MPs that they will not be protected by parliamentary privilege when they go on a public platform and say things which they planned to say in the debate on the no-confidence motion in him which was scheduled to take place yesterday in the House of Representatives.
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Parliament dissolved: When is Election?

Parliament dissolved: Election date to be announced
Parliament dissolved: Election date to be announced
Manning takes T&T to the polls again
Did PM move to pre-empt no-confidence motion?

Midnight dissolution of Parliament clears way for General Election

So When’s Election
BUCKLING under mounting pressure against his administration, Prime Minister Patrick Manning yesterday advised President George Maxwell Richards to dissolve the ninth Parliament, one day before an Opposition motion of no-confidence was scheduled to be debated in Parliament.
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BREAKING NEWS: Parliament to be dissolved at midnight

BREAKING NEWS

Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Election date to be announced

The news release from the Office of the prime minister, issued today, states:

In accordance with Section 68 of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Patrick Manning, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago today advised His Excellency, President George Maxwell Richards to dissolve the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago with effect from midnight, Thursday, April 8, 2010.

His Excellency, President George Maxwell Richards has issued the relevant Proclamation.
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