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Trinidad lawmakers end historic 27-hour debate

Last Updated: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 18:21

Port-of-Spain: Legislators in Trinidad have
rejected a no-confidence motion against the Island`s Prime
Minister after a marathon 27-hour debate.

Twenty-nine legislators of the ruling People`s
Partnership party voted against the motion filed by opposition leader Keith Rowley.

He had accused Indian-origin Prime Minister Kamla
Persad-Bissessar of failing to stimulate the economy, create
jobs and reduce violence.

Eleven opposition legislators voted in favour of the

It is the first time since Trinidad`s independence that a
no-confidence motion has been filed against a leader who has
spent less than two years in office.


First Published: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 18:21
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