(CMR) Despite Dr Keith Rowley having declared victory following Trinidad and Tobago's General Elections on Monday (August 10), Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar says she will not concede.
Instead the leader of the island's main opposition party is requesting a recount.
Persad-Bissessar described the election results as “close” and urged supporters not to despair.
“I know this morning you’re all feeling disillusioned and dejected but please know that all is not lost. The election results has given us one more seat, and shown tremendous overall gains throughout the country,” said Persad-Bissessar
“And most importantly, the battle was so close that we are not officially conceding until we get the results of the recounts we’ve demanded in three key marginal constituencies,” added Persad Bissessar
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was retained as the leader of the country after ruling People's National Movement (PNM) was returned to office after winning 23 of the 41 seats in the parliament.
While Persad Bissessar's United National Congress won 18 seats.