Trinidad’s first woman PM to be sworn in

| 26/05/2010

(T&T Newsday): PRIME MINISTER-elect Kamla Persad-Bissessar, 58, will be sworn in as Trinidad and Tobago’s first woman Prime Minister by President George Maxwell Richards at a ceremony at the Knowsley Building, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. During another day of frenetic activity as the political landscape of Trinidad and Tobago came to terms with Persad-Bissessar’s victory, yesterday, the PM elect spent the day in meetings and in consultations with members of the People’s Partnership coalition which includes the UNC, COP, TOP, NJAC as well as the MSJ and members of YesTT.

Asked yesterday whether she was surprised at the People’s Partnership landslide victory Persad- Bissessar said, “I was focused and confident…I never once doubted the people, that they would have voted for change and hope. So I want to say thank you Trinidad and Tobago.”
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  1. Joe Average says:

    Very much luck to the Prime Minister Elect of Trinidad and Tobago! It is a lovely place.  It has suffered for years under a corrupt political regime and I hope she keeps her promise to the people.