The ruling National People’s Movement (PNM) of Trinidad and Tobago, led by Prime Minister Keith Rowley, won the parliamentary elections held on Monday, according to preliminary results.
In a speech given after declaring himself the election winner, Rowley riskily warned that “hard times” were approaching over the next two years. As the results published so far show, its formation would have taken place with 22 of the 41 seats in parliament, while the United National Congress (UNC) took on another 19.
“The PNM won the elections. Despite all the adversities and in a difficult situation, the PNM received popular support for the second time,” he said with pride, according to the Guardian newspaper.
He therefore regretted having lost the support of all those who “did not come to the vote for fear of the coronavirus, and thanked young people for their political commitment.” The future in Trinidad and Tobago is very promising, “he said earlier, pointing out that there were dark days.”