Rowley led People’s National Movement wins T&T’s 2020 election

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Shortly before 11pm Monday (Aug. 10), Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley declared that the People’s National Movement (PNM) has officially won the General Election 2020, StabroekNews reports.

The announcement was made outside the Baliser House after the PNM claimed 22 constituencies. The United National Congress (UNC), led by Kamla Persad-Bissessar won 19 seats.

A victorious Rowley said, “So far as the results are in there are one or two areas that need to be tidied up but it appears as though we went in with 23 seats and we would come out with 22. A majority is 21. Thank you. Thank you for that support.”

Joined on stage by his wife, Stuart Young, Fitzgerald Hinds and other PNM members, Rowley added, “Given the course that we have travelled, given the obstacles that we’ve had to overcome from 2015 to 2020, I tonight want to say that this result, confirms my faith in the people of Trinidad and Tobago.”

Opposition Leader Persad-Bissessar says the election fight is not over until votes are recounted from three marginal seats.

And she will not concede defeat until this happens.

The PNM won the 2020 general election with 22 seats, the UNC won 19.