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.”