Trinidad’s new prime minister, Keith Rowley, sworn in

New T&T PM Rowley shakes hands with President Anthony Carmona. Photo credit: Reuters/Andrea De Silva
New T&T PM Rowley shakes hands with President Anthony Carmona. Photo credit: Reuters/Andrea De Silva

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.

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1 Comment

  1. oh well
    September 10, 2015

    So the only country that did not change government is Dominica . Well the country nice .

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