2001 Trinidad and Tobago general election

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Early general elections were held in Trinidad and Tobago on 10 December 2001,[1] after the ruling United National Congress lost its majority in the House of Representatives following four defections.[2] However, the election results saw the UNC and the People's National Movement both win 18 seats. Although the UNC received the most votes, President A. N. R. Robinson nominated PNM leader Patrick Manning as Prime Minister.[3] Voter turnout was 66.1%.[4]


Party Votes % Seats +/-
United National Congress 279,002 49.9 18 -1
People's National Movement 260,075 46.5 18 +2
National Team Unity 14,207 2.5 0 New
National Alliance for Reconstruction 5,841 1.0 0 -1
National Democratic Organisation 50 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 2,818
Total 561,993 100 36 0
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p635 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p631
  3. ^ Nohlen, p631
  4. ^ Nohlen, p641