Official car of T&T Prime Minister breaks down after election loss

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outoing-trini-pm-kamla-persad-bissessar-keith-rowley.jpgAs if ushering a new era in the political life of Trinidad and Tobago, the rain poured heavily in the streets of the twin island republic as the people cast their votes against the ruling coalition, People's Partnership, led by outgoing Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

The opposition People's National Movement (PNM) party led by 65-year old geologist, Keith Rowley, won Monday's general elections with 22 of the 41 parliamentary seats and leaving only 19 for the ruling party.

According to reports from The Gleaner, after the polls, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar took a long time to deliver her concession speech.

She finally delivered her speech after midnight at her constituency office in the town of Penal, where she uttered that she is "proud to be citizen Kamla" .

But just as nature seemed to have predicted the the Opposition's win when the rains poured during the day, it seemed to have mirrored Kamla's defeat as the Prime Minster's car could not start when she was ready to leave after delivering her speech.

According to Trinidad Express Online, "The Prime Minister's official car, PM 1, could not start, and had to be towed from the scene shortly after midnight. Persad-Bissessar accepted a ride home with a supporter driving a sub-compact."

The Trinidad Express also said, "Persad-Bissessar, who decided not to go to the party's headquarters at Rienzi Complex, Couva, spoke with members of the media surrounded by a small group of supporters. None were members of her government."