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Caribbean & Central America - August 2020

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Violence and racial tensions as Trinidad heads to the polls

On 3 July, the prime minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Keith Rowley, called a general election for 10 August, just short of five years after his People’s National Movement (PNM) party came to power in September 2015 following a 23-18 seat victory over the People’s Partnership (PP) coalition led by then prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (2010-2015) of the United National Congress (UNC). We explore the issues shaping the election which, at the time of writing, looks to have produced a victory for Rowley (see our sister publication Latin American Weekly Report [WR-20-32] for more discussion of this).

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