Friday, January 08, 2021

#TRINIDADANDTOBAGO: Two Candidates Hotly Contest By-Election In Cunupia

[world politics news] 

Two candidates have filed for a hotly-contested local government seat in a January 25th by-election on Trinidad Island in this Caribbean nation.

The seat, which represents the city of Cunupia on the Chaguanas Borough Council, will see candidates Rasheed “Patos” Ali, 70 (People's National Movement) and Richard Sukdeo, 65 (United National Congress.)  The seat became vacant when the previous occupant resigned to run for parliament last year.

Both filed nomination papers Monday, January 4 at the office of the Returning Officer on the Southern Main Road, Cunupia. The city has seen rapid residential growth in recent years. in 2011, the city has a population of almost 9,000.

The nationalist, but center-Left People's National movement has been active since 1956, and is the nation's oldest party.  The United National Congress is currently the opposition party and is also to the center-left in the political spectrum.

The PNM has governed Trinidad and Tobago from 1956–86, 1991–95, and 2001 to 2010, and currently serves as the government. The UNC governed from 1995-2001 and from 2010-2015.

Pictured above: Richard Sukdeo (UNC candidate, courtesy: Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.)


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