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EBC releases official results

The Elections and Boundaries Commission has released the official results from last Monday's local government elections, and it shows that the voter turnout was 34.34%.  

As it stands the PNM controls more regional corporations,  but the UNC got more votes overall.

Yesterday the prime minister took the media to task over reports about low voter turnout, suggesting what he described as politically motivated misinformation was intended at benefitting the opposition.

EBC rejects two UNC candidates

The ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) is the only party fielding a full slate of 137 candidates for the November 28 Local Government election, since the Opposition United National Congress will only have 135 candidates.

Yesterday, the UNC issued its list of candidates, without names of candidates for the Woodbrook and Southern Port-of-Spain seats in the Port-of-Spain corporation area.

UNC chairman David Lee said two of UNC’s candidates who filed nomination papers on Monday for those two seats were rejected by the Elections and Boundaries Commission. 

Election petition ruling expected at 2pm

Justice Mira Dean-Armorer will today rule on the United National Congress’ (UNC) election petition matter. 

The ruling will be delivered at 2 pm at the Hall of Justice.

The UNC has asked the High Court to declare the September 7th, 2015 results in the constituencies of Toco/Sangre Grande, Tunapuna, St Joseph, San Fernando West, and Moruga/Tableland null and void because of what, it says, was an illegal decision by the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) to grant an additional hour for voting in Trinidad due to bad weather.

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