List of political parties in Trinidad and Tobago

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This article lists political parties in Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.

Currently the two major parties are the People's National Movement and the People's Partnership (United National Congress, Congress of the People, Tobago Organization of the People, National Joint Action Committee. The PNM has governed Trinidad and Tobago from 1956–86, 1991–95, and 2001 to 2010, and currently serves as the government .The UNC governed from 1995-2001 and from 2010-2015.

The parties[edit]

Parties which have won seats in elections are in bold.

Active political parties[edit]

Defunct or dormant political parties[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Matthias Catón: "Trinidad and Tobago" in: Elections in the Americas. A Data Handbook, vol. 1, ed. by Dieter Nohlen. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005: pp. 627–646 ISBN 0-19-928357-5
  • Kirk Meighoo: Politics in a Half Made Society: Trinidad and Tobago, 1925-2002, 2003 ISBN 1-55876-306-6
  • Perry Mars: Ideology and Change: The Transformation of the Caribbean Left, Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1998. 230p.
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