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1995 Trinidad and Tobago general election

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Early general elections were held in Trinidad and Tobago on 6 November 1995,[1] after the ruling People's National Movement had seen its majority reduced to a single seat due to a defection and a lost by-election.[2] The results saw the PNM and the United National Congress both won 17 seats. Although they had received fewer votes, the UNC was able to form a coalition with the two-seat National Alliance for Reconstruction, allowing UNC leader Basdeo Panday to become the country's first Prime Minister of Indian descent.[3] Voter turnout was 63.3%.[2]

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Results

Party Votes % Seats +/-
People's National Movement 256,159 48.8 17 -4
United National Congress 240,372 45.8 17 +4
National Alliance for Reconstruction 24,983 4.8 2 0
Movement for Unity and Progress 2,123 0.4 0 New
Natural Law Party 1,590 0.3 0 New
National Transformation Party 83 0.0 0 New
People's Voice Party 16 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 4,985
Total 530,311 100 36 0
Source: Nohlen

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p635 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ a b Nohlen, p641
  3. ^ Nohlen, p631
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