Antonia De Freitas is the new TTUTA President, the first female president in the union’s 40 year history.
The membership of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association created history yesterday when they elected a female leader.
And while the results were still outstanding last night, the woman selected last evening is the first female to lead the organisation since its inception in 1979.
The voting process beggan around 7 am and ended promptly at 5 pm.
The other posts which were contested by 11 candidates included first vice-president; second vice-president; third vice-president; treasurer; and general secretary.
TTUTA’s outgoing President, Lynsley Doodhai said they anticipated between 7,000 to 8,000 persons to turn up to vote with a membership of over 11,500.
Doodhai, who has served two consecutive terms on TTUTA’s executive was statute-barred from contesting yesterday’s election.
He served as second vice-president from 2013 to 2016, and then as president from 2016 to 2019.