End to Term for President Weekes

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

TRINIDAD and Tobago is expected to get a new President by early next year.

The Electoral College, established under Section 28 of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, will meet on January 20 to choose the next Head of State.


The Notice dated December 23, was put out in the Trinidad and Tobago Gazette.

It was signed by Speaker of the House of Representatives Brigid Annisette-George.


The notice states that a candidate for President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago must be nominated for election by a nomination paper which is signed by the candidate and by 12 or more Members of the House of Representatives and is delivered to the Speaker at least seven days before the election.

Trinidad and Tobago’s first female President Paula-Mae Weekes was sworn into office in March 2018.

She is the country’s sixth President since becoming a republic nation in 1976.

In 2018, Weekes was the only candidate nominated.


Her five-year term in office will come to an end constitutionally in 2023.


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