Kangaloo asks public to give her a chance

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Kangaloo asks public to give her a chance

President-Elect Christine Kangaloo, is calling on the public to give her a chance to perform her duties according to the Constitution.

Speaking to the media after she received her Instruments of Election today, Kangaloo said she is confident that her past political ties to the People’s National Movement (PNM) will not affect her judgment in office.

She said, “When I became President of the Senate, I resigned from participation in the political party, I resigned my membership.”

“I, also, since 2015, as the presiding officer, as the president of the Senate, I have attended no political functions. I have taken part in no local activities. I have made no political decisions. I have received no political instructions—that is how I have been conducting myself for the last seven years,” the President-Elect added. 

Kangaloo said she never treated anything on a partisan basis.

The Instrument of Election to the office of the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, was presented to Kangaloo by Speaker of the House Bridgid Annisette-George, during a ceremony in the Rotunda of the Red House in Port of Spain earlier today.

Kangaloo is expected to be sworn in on March 19th and will be President for a period of five years.