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Rowley team sweeps internal elections

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 1, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley led his “Team Red” in a total sweep of the internal polls of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) on Sunday, according to Rohan Sinanan, the campaign manager.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley

Speaking on a radio programme here, Sinanan said that while Rowley was elected unopposed during the elections, all the members of his team were victorious and that the victory as an “endorsement of the political leader”.

“That’s the important factor,” said Sinanan, noting that the slate had included Finance Minister Colm Imbert who contest the chairmanship of the party that was founded in 1955 by the late Dr. Eric Williams, considered the “father of the nation: and the country’s first prime minister.

Other successful candidates included Public utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte, as vice chairman, and Forster Cummings as general secretary.

Apart from Rowley, the other uncontested posts were that of lady vice chairman held by Planning and Development Minister, Camille Robinson-Regis and labour relations officer held by Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus.

During the campaign Rowley had called for total endorsement of his team, telling supporters that the party would be going into three elections, including the general election over the next two years.

Rowley led the PNM into victory in the 2015 general election, defeating the coalition People’s Partnership government of then prime minister Kamla Persad Bissesar.

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 1, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley led his “Team Red” in a total sweep of the internal polls of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) on Sunday, according to Rohan Sinanan, the campaign manager.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley

Speaking on a radio programme here, Sinanan said that while Rowley was elected unopposed during the elections, all the members of his team were victorious and that the victory as an “endorsement of the political leader”.

“That’s the important factor,” said Sinanan, noting that the slate had included Finance Minister Colm Imbert who contest the chairmanship of the party that was founded in 1955 by the late Dr. Eric Williams, considered the “father of the nation: and the country’s first prime minister.

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Other successful candidates included Public utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte, as vice chairman, and Forster Cummings as general secretary.

Apart from Rowley, the other uncontested posts were that of lady vice chairman held by Planning and Development Minister, Camille Robinson-Regis and labour relations officer held by Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus.

During the campaign Rowley had called for total endorsement of his team, telling supporters that the party would be going into three elections, including the general election over the next two years.

Rowley led the PNM into victory in the 2015 general election, defeating the coalition People’s Partnership government of then prime minister Kamla Persad Bissesar.