PNM: Citizens are being warned by Prime Minister-elect, Dr Keith Rowley, that the days ahead are not going to be easy.
However, the People’s National Movement Political Leader is remaining confident the country can navigate its way through future challenges with unity.
(see UNC and COP reactions below)
Preliminary general election results indicate that the PNM won 23 electoral seats while the People’s Partnership secured 18 constituencies.
Delivering his victory speech at Baliser House, Monday evening , Dr Rowley said he is humbled and grateful by the party’s win at the poll.
Dr Rowley also urged the UNC who will now be in Opposition to collaborate with the new government in the interest of the country.
He also complimented citizens for the good conduct displayed during the election.
UNC: Disappointed with the result but the wishes of voters and the democratic process must be respected.
This is how former Prime Minister and Siparia Member of Parliament, Kamla Persad Bisessar, assessed the general election which was won by the People’s National Movement on Monday.
Speaking at her Siparia Constituency Office, Mrs Persad Bissessar reflecting on the election campaign said the People’s Partnership put up a strong fight but admitted that the voters had the final say.
She also congratulated the new government on its win.
Mrs Persad Bissessar insisted in spite of the result the People’s Partnership is not devastated and life will go on.
Former Prime Minister and Siparia Member of Parliament, Kamla Persad Bisessar
COP: The Congress of the People is urging the newly elected Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, to live up to commitments given in his general election victory speech on Monday.
COP Political Leader, Prakash Ramadhar, speaking with reporters at the party’s headquarters explained that going forward citizens must display a level of maturity which will ensure national development.
Mr Ramadhar also admitted that the general election has been a tough one for the COP but added that all is not lost for the party.