Dr Rowley and Cabinet to be sworn in tomorrow, PNM still challenging Padarath’s nomination form

Dr Keith Rowley and his new Cabinet will be sworn in from 4pm tomorrow, after Election and Boundaries Commission (EBC) chairman Mark Ramkerrysingh forwarded the 2020 General Election results to President Paula-Mae Weekes today.

The People’s National Movement (PNM) were confirmed to have triumphed by 22 seats to 19, after challenges by United National Congress (UNC) candidates in the constituencies of La Horquetta/Talparo, San Fernando West, St Joseph, Toco/Sangre Grande and Tunapuna proved inconsequential.

Photo: Dr Keith Rowley and his Cabinet will be sworn in on Wednesday 19 August 2020.
(via PNM)

Rowley made it clear that the PNM will continue to pursue a legal challenge of its own, as the party is contesting the validity of Barry Padarath’s nomination form as UNC candidate for Princes Town.

Due to Covid-19 protocols, the Office of the President confirmed a reduction in the number of invitees to witness the swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.

Apart from those to be sworn-in, other invited guests include: Chief Justice Ivor Archie and his spouse, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, the President of the Inter Religious Organisation, who will lead the prayer, and Member of Parliament, Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

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