CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. May 4, 2010: Nomination Day officially ended in Trinidad and Tobago at 3 p.m. Monday, a move that ensures that all candidates contesting the May 24th General Election are now in place.
The ruling Peoples National Movement and the opposition United National Congress and its partners are fielding 41 candidates. They include surprisingly, party stalwart and sacked minister, Keith Rowley.
The Opposition Alliance, of the United National Congress (UNC), ld by Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Congress of the People, and three smaller parties are contesting all seats.
The UNC has excluded its founder and former Prime Minister, Basdeo Panday, from its slate while two other UNC Members of Parliament of the Panday family have also been left off the party`s slate for the elections.
Mickela Panday and Subhas Panday, daughter and brother of Basdeo Panday, were both rejected by the party`s screening committee.