The United National Congress (UNC) is awaiting the completion of the final draft of its new constitution before it commits to a date for the party’s internal elections.
“We are still awaiting the final draft of the constitution and the election will be predicated upon the new constitution of the party. (We expect) the next month or two for the draft constitution and then it will have to be accepted by the congress,” UNC political leader, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, said on Monday.
The party’s internal elections are due this year.
Trinidad and Tobago’s other major party, the People’s National Movement’s (PNM) internal elections are scheduled for May 18.
A general election is due next year.
On Monday night, UNC deputy political leader Dr Roodal Moonilal told reporters at the unveiling of the new Radisson Hotel (formerly Crowne Plaza), on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, that the return of the UNC’s Monday Night Forum—held in Diego Martin that night—was an “indication that the party is on the move”.
“We are mobilising. We are, for better or for worse, a year or so before a general election, so the party is in a state of mobilisation throughout the country, and tonight’s meeting is part of that ongoing process,” he said.