Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has asked the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to send election observers to Trinidad and Tobago for the August 10 polls
The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) confirmed this in a brief statement on its Facebook page on Thursday.
His decision comes after a letter by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar asking Dr Rowley to have elections observers.
It said, “Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has written to H.E. Irwin La Rocque, CARICOM Secretary-General and the Hon Patricia Scotland, QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General today (Thursday 09 July, 2020).”
The OPM stated, “The letter formally invites both parties to send election observation missions under its auspices to observe TT’s processes and operations in the upcoming parliamentary elections which will be held on August 10, 2020.”
CARICOM Election Observation Missions seek to observe the electoral process, collect qualitative and quantitative information regarding the voting process and the results to facilitate preparation of an Independent final report on the General Elections.