TRINIDAD7 TOBAGO: New government elected; Kamla out, PNM in

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trinidad-election-rowley-new-government.jpgThe People's National Movement (PNM) has won the general election in Trinidad & Tobago, defeating the coalition People's Partnership (PP) of Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar.

Preliminary figures show the PNM won 23 of the 41 seats with the remaining 18 going to the People's Partnership that had won 29 seats in the 2010 general election.

Dr Keith Rowley, the 66 year-old PNM Leader, addressed supporters after the Party was declared the winner.

He attributed his Party's success to the fact that it "allowed itself to be modernized," and accepted "new ways of doing things... new people... and new responsibilities."

The value of the PNM, he said, was "to be available to the people of Trinidad & Tobago" whenever it was called on.