People's Partnership

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People's Partnership
Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Founder Kamla Persad-Bissesar
Merger of United National Congress, Congress of the People, Tobago Organisation of the People and National Joint Action Committee
Headquarters Couva
Newspaper Sunshine.
Ideology Democratic socialism,
Social democracy,
Third Way
Political position Centre-left
Colors Yellow
House of Representatives
18 / 41

(7 September 2015-Present)
Local election
48 / 134
Local election
6 / 14

(21 October 2013-Present)
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The People's Partnership is a political coalition in Trinidad and Tobago among four political parties: the United National Congress, the Congress of the People, the Tobago Organization of the People, the National Joint Action Committee. Its currents political leader is the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar.[1][2] The coalition was formed in advance of the 2010 general election attempting to form a multi-ethnic opposition bloc against the government of Patrick Manning.[1] The coalition won the election by securing 29 out of 41 seats in the House of Representatives.[3]

On May 26, 2010, Persad-Bissessar was sworn in as Prime Minister by President George Maxwell Richards, and Anand Ramlogan was sworn in as a Senator and Attorney General.

In the 2015 General Elections, the coalition won 18 of the 41 seats in the elections to form the main Opposition party in the 11th parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. As a result of the People's Partnership defeat at the polls, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar was appointed Leader of the Opposition by President Anthony Carmona on September 21, 2015.


  1. ^ a b Hutchinson-Jafar, Linda (22 April 2010). "Trinidad opposition forms unity pact for elections". Reuters India. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  2. ^ Ritz, Ian (25 May 2010). "Trinidad and Tobago Elects Kamla Persad-Bissessar, First Female Prime Minister". Epoch Times. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Woman prepares to take over in first for Trinidad and Tobago". Vancouver Sun. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010.[dead link]

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