Ruling Party to Start Screening Candidates For General Election


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– The ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) has announced plans to start screen candidates for the seven seats that were won by the opposition in the 2015 general election.

With at least 12 months before a general election is constitutionally due, Chairman of the PNM, Colm Imbert told reporters that the party will be screening candidates for the constituencies of Point-a-Pierre, Barataria, San Juan, Chaguanas East, Caroni East and Couva South and St Augustine.

Concerning a yet to be announced Local Government election, Imbert said the party has completed screening for several corporations including the Port of Spain City Corporation.

He also said that the party is modernising and as a result, will this week launch a new website, and in a few months an app will be launched.
According to public relations officer Laurel Lee Sing-Lezama, the app will allow those who download it to follow the party and keep abreast with what’s happening in their constituencies.

In the 2015 general election, the PNM won 23 of the 41 seats that were at stake while the coalition, which had won 29 seats in 2010, was only able to win 18 in the election. – CMC