The United National Congress will begin nominations for candidates to contest all 41 seats. This was confirmed by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar who said that nominations will begin today. The last constitutional date for the election is September 17, which is three months after the Parliament is dissolved.
The UNC won 21 seats, the COP, 6 and the TOP, 2 in the 2010 general election. Nomination forms will be available from 9 am at the UNC headquarters, Rienzi Complex, Couva. No date for the closure of the nomination process was announced by Persad-Bissessar.