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People's National Movement (PNM)

The People's National Movement is the present-day opposition political party in Trinidad and Tobago. Founded in 1955 by Eric Williams, it won the 1956 General Elections and went on to hold power for an unbroken 30 years. After the death of Williams in 1981 George Chambers led the party. The party was defeated in the 1986 General Elections, losing 33–3 to the National Alliance for Reconstruction. Under the leadership of Patrick Manning, the party returned to power in 1991 following the 1990 attempted coup by the Jamaat al-Muslimeen, but lost power in 1995 to the United National Congress. The PNM lost again to the UNC in the 2000 General Elections, but a split in the UNC forced new elections in 2001. These elections resulted in an 18–18 tie between the PNM and the UNC, and President Arthur N.R. Robinson appointed Manning as Prime Minister. Manning was unable to elect a Speaker of the House of Representatives, but won an outright majority in new elections held in 2002 and again in 2007, before losing power in 2010.

Leader Dr. Keith ROWLEY
Founded 22 June 1955
Party Colour Red
Party Symbol Balisier flower (Heliconia)
Ideology Left-wing, Liberalism, Social liberalism
Political Position Centre-left
House of Representatives seats 2010 13/41
Youth Arm PNM Youth League
Women's Arm PNM Women's League
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People's National Movement, Balisier House,1 Tranquility St, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago
(868) 625 1533/1524
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Members Name Constituency Party
Dr. Keith Rowley, Leader of the Opposition Diego Martin West People's National Movement
Amery Browne Diego Martin Central People's National Movement
Donna Cox Laventille East/Morvant People's National Movement
Paula Gopee-Scoon Point Fortin People's National Movement
Alicia Hospedales Arouca/Maloney People's National Movement
Nileung Hypolite Laventille West People's National Movement
Colm Imbert Diego Martin North/East People's National Movement
Fitzgerald Jeffrey La Brea People's National Movement
Patrick Manning San Fernando East People's National Movement
Marlene McDonald Port-of-Spain South People's National Movement
Patricia McIntosh Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West People's National Movement
Joanne Thomas St. Ann's East People's National Movement
Members Name Party
Faris Al-Rawi People's National Movement
Pennelope Beckles People's National Movement
Shamfa Cudjoe People's National Movement
Terrence Deyalsingh People's National Movement
Lester Henry People's National Movement
Fitzgerald Hinds People's National Movement
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