10 parties, 373 candidates for this year’s Local Government elections

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10 parties, 373 candidates for this year’s Local Government elections

The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has revealed that ten political parties will be fielding a total of 373 candidates in the August 14 Local Government elections.

The elections will also see six independent candidates contesting.

The People’s National Movement (PNM) is the only political party with can­didates in all 141 electoral districts.

There is an alliance between the United National Congress (UNC) and National Transformation Alliance (NTA) to contest all 141 seats, with the UNC fielding 110 candidates and the NTA 31.

PARTIES CONTESTING THE AUGUST 14 LG ELECTIONS

• People’s National Movement (PNM)—141 candidates

• United National Congress (UNC)—110

• Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP)—48

• National Transformation Alliance (NTA)—31

• Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP)—17

• Re-United Farmers Alliance

• Movement for Social Justice (MSJ)

• The National Party (TNP)

• Trinidad Humanity Campaign (THC)

• Unity of The People (UTP)

Independent candidates:

• Belmont South—Vivian Johnson

• Pleasantville—Dixie-Ann Elliot

• Hollywood—Irvin Samuel Felix

• South/Guyaguayare—Kendell Michael Hagley

• Valencia West—Gwendolyn Alana Charles

• Blanchisseuse/Santa Rosa—Kathleen Washington