Next Trinidad and Tobago general election

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Next Trinidad and Tobago general election

← 2020 By 2025

All 41 seats in the House of Representatives
21 seats needed for a majority
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Leader Keith Rowley [a] Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Leader since 26 May 2010 24 January 2010
Leader's seat Diego Martin West Siparia
Last election 22 Seats, 49.08% 19 Seats, 47.09%
Current seats 22 19
Seats needed Steady Increase 2

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Incumbent Prime Minister

Keith Rowley

General elections will be held in Trinidad and Tobago by 2025, to elect 41 members to the 13th Trinidad and Tobago Republican Parliament.

Electoral system[edit]

The 41 members of the House of Representatives are elected by first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies. Registered voters must be 18 years and over, must reside in an electoral district/constituency for at least two months prior to the qualifying date, be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago or a Commonwealth citizen residing legally in Trinidad and Tobago for a period of at least one year.

If one party obtains a majority of seats, then that party is entitled to form the Government, with its leader as Prime Minister. If the election results in no single party having a majority, then there is a hung parliament. In this case, the options for forming the Government are either a minority government or a coalition government.[1]

Parties and candidates[edit]

Political parties registered with the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) can contest the general election as a party.[2]

The leader of the party commanding a majority of support in the House of Representatives is the person who is called on by the president to form a government as Prime Minister, while the leader of the largest party or coalition not in government becomes the Leader of the Opposition.[3]


  1. ^ Rowley has stated he is likely to step down by the next election, and as a result — a leadership election is scheduled for 2022.


  1. ^ "Trinidad and Tobago Parliament". Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  2. ^ "Assigning Political Party Symbols". Trinidad and Tobago Elections And Boundaries Commission. Archived from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Glossary of Parliamentary Terms". Trinidad and Tobago Parliament. Archived from the original on 31 January 2020. Retrieved 20 August 2020.