EBC Say One Recount Called Off And Six More Completed

Home*Cover Story*News

EBC Say One Recount Called Off And Six More Completed

The United National Congress’ candidate for the electoral district of Bagatelle/Blue Basin, Nalini Goindoo, called off her request into a recount of the votes cast in that electoral district in the Local Government Elections of Monday 14 th August, 2023.

The election in this electoral district was won by the PNM’s candidate, Alina Zennie Renn by a margin of 220 votes.
The recounts in the electoral districts of Arima West/O’Meara, Auzonville/Tunapuna, Blanchisseuse/Santa Rosa, Five Rivers, Sangre Grande Northeast and San Juan East are also completed.

These are the results:

People’s National Movement (PNM) 646*
Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP) 78
United National Congress (UNC) 603**

*The PNM candidate Dave Maharaj lost two (2) votes

**The UNC candidate Ryan Diaz lost one (1) vote


People’s National Movement (PNM) 1708

United National Congress (UNC) 1542*

*The UNC candidate Meguel Keran Ravi Latchman received one (1) more vote


People’s National Movement (PNM) 1477

United National Congress (UNC) 1391

Kathleen Washington (Independent Candidate) 55

No changes to any of the votes received


People’s National Movement (PNM) 2116*

United National Congress (UNC) 2060**

*The PNM candidate Desirée De Freitas received four (4) more votes

The UNC candidate Jamie Hosein lost three (3) votes


People’s National Movement (PNM) 1420*

Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) 52

United National Congress (UNC) 1405**

*The PNM candidate Alicia Thomas lost four (4) votes

**The UNC candidate Nassar Hosein lost seven (7) votes


People’s National Movement (PNM) 1361*

Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP) 129

United National Congress (UNC) 1300

*The PNM candidate Raphael Adolphus John received one (1) more vote

In the electoral district of Lengua/Indian Walk, a count of the ballot boxes has revealed a tie,
with both the PNM and UNC candidates securing 1428 votes each – a loss of two (2) votes for
the PNM’s candidate and a gain of three (3) votes for the UNC’s candidate.

The vote count for the PEP’s candidate remained the same at 87 votes.

The recount of the poll card boxes in this electoral district is still ongoing.

On Tuesday 15 th August, Fern Narcis-Scope, the Chief Election Officer received requests for
recounts in fourteen electoral districts, which were contested in the Local Government
Elections on Monday 14 th August, 2023.

These requests came from the PNM and the UNC.