Keith Rowley was sworn into office as prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday following his party’s victory in Monday’s general elections.
Rowley, a 65-year old vulcanologist, led the People’s National Movement (PNM) to victory when it won 23 of the 41 parliamentary seats in the oil-rich twin-island Caribbean nation.
The incumbent United National Congress/Congress of the People won 18 electoral seats and was ousted from power after one term in office.
Also taking the oath of office on Wednesday were Faris al-Rawi as the country’s Attorney General and retired army major-general Edmund Dillon as Minister of National Security. The rest of the Cabinet will be installed on Friday.