According to a statement released by the Elections and Boundaries Commission, recounts for the THA Election have been completed and confirm a tie, with the outcomes remaining unchanged.
The brief release from the EBC confirmed the official recount of four electoral districts which resulted in a 6-6 deadlock between the People’s National Movement (PNM) and the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP).
The PDP requested re-counts in the electoral districts of Canaan/Bon Accord, Lambeau/Signal Hill and Scarborough/Calder Hall while the PNM requested a recount in Bethel/Mt Irvine.
The EBC said in a statement:
“In Tobago, the People’s National Movement and the Progressive Democratic Patriots both won six electoral districts. With an electorate of 51,062 registered voters, there were 26,385 votes cast, giving rise to a voter turnout of 51.84 per cent. The People’s National Movement got 13,288 votes and the Patriotic Democratic Patriots received 12,798 votes. The candidates for both the Class Action Reform Movement and the Unity of the People each received nine votes. Independent candidates Anthony Hector received 12 votes and Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus, 269 votes.”