The People's National Movement issued a statement around midnight Monday saying it had won.

The party said it fielded candidates in every electoral district on the island, securing 74 seats to United National Congress' 65 seats.

And the PNM thanked citizens "who have placed renewed faith" in the party.

"The PNM invites all our citizens to move forward with us in the interest of our beloved country" the statement read.


The PNM won a total of 74 seats while the UNC won 69.

In terms of control of the 14 corporations, the local government electoral map changed from 8/6 in the PNM’s favour to an even 7/7.

The PNM lost the battleground corporation of Sangre Grande, which fell to the Opposition, which won five of the eight seats.

The PNM, which won the Sangre Grande North West seat in 2016 by 40 votes, lost it to the UNC.


Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has gotten a “bounce” in her step as the United National Congress (UNC) goes forward into the 2020 general election.

IN the midst of a series of Express articles detailing allegations by a Cocorite man against Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and subsequent criticisms of Express journalists by the country’s top cop, Griffith said yesterday he wanted to bring closure to the issue and that the media was his ally.

The house of United National Congress (UNC) Enterprise South/Longdenville North councillor Whitney Stevenson-Hamlet, who unseated People’s National Movement (PNM) candidate Ronald Heera in Monday’s local government election, was burnt down just hours before her victory.

Government has assured the family of Vision on Mission (VOM) founder Wayne Chance that funding and support for the ex-prisoner rehabilitation organisation will continue and will not be depleted.

That, according to Sangre Grande stalwart Terry Rondon, is what cost the People’s National Movement (PNM) the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, which it had held since 2013 but lost on Monday in the 2019 local government election.