The People’s National Movement and the United National Congress have each secured seven Regional Corporations. The PNM is however claiming victory in the 2019 Local Government Elections, by virtue of the number of votes attained.
Based on statistical data, voter turnout in this year’s poll, decreased. The PNM lost the much touted Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, which it had focused much of its development on, on the past 4 years.
In a statement Monday night, the PNM’s public relations officer Laurel Lezama said that the PNM “has won the Monday 2nd December 2019 Local Government Election”
“The Party fielded candidates in every single Electoral District in Trinidad, securing 74 Seats, while the UNC got 65,” the statement issued by Lezama said.
It added, “On behalf of the Political Leader, Campaign Team and the Party’s Leadership, we extend our tremendous gratitude to the citizens who have placed renewed faith in the People’s National Movement. The PNM invites all of our citizens to move forward with us in the interest of our beloved country.”