Kamla

UNC political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar

The United National Congress (UNC) won the popular vote with 54.38 per cent of the total votes cast in Monday’s Local Government Elections.

Preliminary results released by the Election and Boundaries Commission (EBC) stated that there was a 34.49 per cent voter turnout, with an electorate of 1,079,976.

The total votes cast were 372,503 in the 139 electoral districts in Trinidad.

The release stated that the UNC received 202,584 votes.

The People’s National Movement (PNM) won 161,962 votes or 43.48 per cent of the total votes.

The UNC and PNM gained control of seven regional corporations each.

The breakdown of votes by political party is as follows:

- COP: 972 (0.26%)

- MND: 404 (0.11%)

- MSJ: 2,635 (0.71%)

- NTP: 11 (0.003%)

- PNM: 161,962 (43.48%)

- PPM: 1,314 (0.35%)

- UNC: 202,584 (54.38%)

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