150 candidates contesting General Election 2020

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    150 candidates are contesting the August 10th General Elections.

    The PNM however is the only political party with a full slate of 41 candidates.

    According to a release from the Elections and Boundaries Commission, the UNC has put up a slate of 39 candidates in Trinidad, while the PEP is fielding 28 candidates (also in Trinidad alone).

    In all, 18 political parties have fielded candidates for the poll:

    • The People’s National Movement – 41
    • The United National Congress – 39
    • The Progressive Empowerment Party – 28
    • The Trinidad Humanity Campaign – 7
    • The New National Vision – 6
    • The Movement for Social Justice – 5
    • The Congress of the People – 4
    • The Movement for National Development – 3
    • The Progressive Democratic Patriots – 2
    • The National Coalition for Transformation – 2
    • The Progressive Party – 1
    • The Independent Liberal Party – 1
    • The Democratic Party of Trinidad and Tobago – 1
    • The Nationwide Organization of We the People – 1
    • The Unrepresented Peoples Party – 1
    • The Trinidad and Tobago Democratic Front – 1
    • The National Party – 1
    • One Tobago Voice – 1

    There are also five independent candidates contesting the following electoral districts:

    • Chaguanas East (1)
    • Moruga/Tableland (1)
    • St. Joseph (1)
    • Tobago West (2)