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Trinidad & Tobago
Executive Branch

Prime Minister

Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Chief of State

Mr. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona

Trinidad & Tobago
Political Parties

Citizen Alliance (CA)

Present Leader:
Mr. Wendell Mottley

Class Action Reform Movement (CARM)

Present Leader:
Mr. Ricardo Phillip

Congress of the People (COP)4,7,11

Present Leader:
Mr. Prakash Ramadhar

Democratic Action Congress (DAC)2

Present Leader:
Mr. Hochoy Charles

Democratic Development Party (DDP)16

Present Leader:
Mr. Harold Learmond-Criqui

Democratic National Assembly (DNA)

Present Leader:
Dr Kirk Meighoo

Democratic Party of Trinidad & Tobago (DPTT)

Present Leader:
Mr. Steve Alvarez

Independent Liberal Party (ILP)15

Present Leader:
Mr. Jack Warner

Liberation Organisation of Trinidad & Tobago (LOTT)

Present Leader:
Mr. Joseph "Heru" Francis

Movement for National Development (MND)

Present Leader:
Mr. Garvin Nicholas

National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR)

Present Leader:
Mr. Lennox Sankersingh

National Coalition for Transformation (NCT)14

Present Leader:
Ms. Nalini Dial

National Democratic Alliance (DNA)3

Present Leader:
Mr. Carson Charles

National Democratic Organisation (NDO)

Present Leader:
Mr. Enoch John

National Democratic Party (NDP)

Present Leader:
Mr. Mike Sims

National Transformation Movement (NTM)

Present Leader:
Mr. Lloyd Elcock

National Vision for Transformation (NVT)

Present Leader:
Ms. Nalini Dial

New Agenda Party (NAP)

Present Leader:
???

New National Vision (NNV)

Present Leader:
Mr. Imam Yasin Abu Bakr

People's Liberation Movement (PLM)

Present Leader:
Mr. Eric Hercules

People's National Movement (PNM)1

Present Leader:
Dr. Keith Rowley

Proactive Democratic Alignment (PDA)12

Present Leader:
Ms. Grace Wilkes

Republican Action Movement (RAM)2

Present Leader:
Mr. Lennox Benjamin

The Movement for Development and Democracy (MDD)10

Present Leader:
Dr. Hughvon des Vignes

The Platform of Truth (TPT)8

Present Leader:
Mr. Hochoy Charles

Tobago Organisation of the People

Present Leader:
Ashworth Jack

Tobago United Force/Democratic Action Congress (TUF/DAC)6

Present Leader:
Ashworth Jack (Steering Committee Chairperson)

Trinidad and Tobago National Congress Party (TTNCP)

Present Leader:
Ramesh Maharaj

United Free Movement (UFM)9

Present Leader:
Peter Taylor

United National Congress (UNC)1,7,11

Present Leader:
Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar

United National Congress Alliance (UNC Alliance)5

Present Leader:
???

note:
  • 1 - TnT political parties website is on the net, please see the "government" section on my tnt links page.
  • 2 - political party only in Tobago.
  • 3 - combination of C4TAP, NAR and DPTT
  • 4 - breakaway faction from UNC
  • 5 - combination of UNC,YEStt, NAR, DPTT and NDP
  • 6 - new political party in Tobago (DAC & Ex-PNMS) - Steering Committee Chairperso, Ashworth Jack. Other members of the Steering Committee are Clyde Adams, Milan Spencer, Benedict Armstrong, Deborah Moore-Miggins, DAC leader Hochoy Charles and Dr Jeff Davidson.
  • 7 - for 2010 election a coalition party formed - People's Party Coalition (UNC - United National Congress/COP - Congress of the People/TOP - Tobago Organisation of the People/NJAC - National Joint Action Committee/MSJ - Movement of Social Justice)
  • 8 - A new Tobago Political Party formed by Hochoy Charles in the end of May 2011.
  • 9 - A new TnT Political Party formed by ex-PNM Peter Taylor in February 2012.
  • 10 - A new Tobago Political Party formed by pathologist Dr. Hughvon des Vignes in 2012.
  • 11 - Movement of Social Justice (MSJ) resign from the People's Party Coalition (PP) as of Sunday June 17, 2012. Hence PP is now (UNC - United National Congress/COP - Congress of the People/TOP - Tobago Organisation of the People/NJAC - National Joint Action Committee)
  • 12 - A new political party launch in July 2012.
  • 13 - A new political party launch in October 2012.
  • 14 - A new political party launch in March 2013.
  • 15 - A new political party launch in July 2013.
  • 16 - A new political party launch in May 2014.
  • note: National Team Unity (TUN); Tobago United Force/Democratic Action Congress (TUF/DAC); United National Congress Alliance (UNC Alliance) - no longer exist
  • 41 electoral boundaries that make up
    Trinidad & Tobago Parliament

  • Arima
  • Arouca/Maloney
  • Barataria/San Juan
  • Caroni Central
  • Caroni East
  • Chaguanas East
  • Chaguanas West
  • Couva North
  • Couva South
  • Cumuto/Manzanilla
  • Díabadie/OíMeara
  • Diego Martin Central
  • Diego Martin North/East
  • Diego Martin West
  • Fyzabad
  • La Brea
  • La Horquetta/Talparo
  • Laventille East/Morvant
  • Laventille West
  • Lopinot/Bon Air West
  • Mayaro
  • Moruga/Tableland (formerly Princes Town South/Tableland)
  • Naparima
  • Oropouche East
  • Oropouche West
  • Point Fortin
  • Pointe-A-Pierre
  • Port-Of-Spain North/St Annís West
  • Port-Of-Spain South
  • Princes Town (formerly Princes Town North)
  • San Fernando East
  • San Fernando West
  • Siparia
  • St Annís East
  • St Augustine
  • St Joseph
  • Tabaquite
  • Tobago East
  • Tobago West
  • Toco/Sangre Grande
  • Tunapuna
  • Other Facts:

  • Government type - parliamentary democracy
  • Legislative branch - bicameral Parliament
  • House of Representative - 41 members (winner of each electoral boundaries by majority rule)
  • Senate consists of a 31-member body appointed by the president (16 on the advice of the prime minister; 6 on the opposition leader's; and 9 at his own discretion)
  • Maximum term in office for senate or house or representative is five years.
  • Tobago has a unicameral House of Assembly with 15 members serving four-year terms, 12 seats, which controls some of the island's domestic affairs.
  • Judicial branch: Court of Appeal, judges are appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister; Supreme Court, judges are appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister
  • The judicial system is composed of the Supreme Court and the District Courts. The Supreme Court of judicature consists of the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeals. The Chief Justice and 10 Puisne judges represent the High Court. The District Courts are composed of the Chief Magistrate, seven senior and 18 Stipendiary Magistrates. In these courts, the work of the Petty Civil Courts and Courts of Summary jurisdiction is conducted.
  • For 2007 elections the electoral boundaries has been increased from 36 to 41
  • For 2010 two electoral boundaries were rename Moruga/Tableland (formerly Princes Town South/Tableland) and Princes Town (formerly Princes Town North)
  • note:
  • TnT parliament website is on the net, please see the "government" section on my tnt links page.





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