PNM Wins Tobago Election

News Americas, TOBAGO, T&T, Mon. Jan. 21, 2013: The opposition People’s National Movement of Trinidad, again took home the victory today, claiming all 12 seats and another victory in the heated Tobago House of Assembly election.

Some 46,607 Tobagonians cast their vote for a new Tobago House of Assembly executive to govern their affairs for the next four years with the winner remaining the incumbent People’s National Movement led by Orville London. Campaigning leading up to the election was heated and bitter.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, who along with senior members of her coalition People’s Partnership government, had campaigned heavily in support of the Tobago Organisation of the People, (TOP), conceded defeat.

“The people have spoken. This has been a tough political battle and the choice for Tobago between change and a perpetuation of an administration which has been in place for twelve years. Tobagonians, in an overwhelming majority chose to stay with the Orville London led THA. And as I have always said, the voice of the people, is the voice of God,” she said in a statement.