Trinidad and Tobago: Deconstructing the new constitutional proposals

By Selwyn Ryan, 26 August 2014
<p>Come tomorrow, Parliament will begin discussing a number of constitutional proposals which have been featured on the 2010 manifesto of the People’s Partnership. The proposals are seemingly widely accepted. One, the run-off election, is basically new to Trinidad and Tobago and Caribbean political audiences. It is very controversial, and is being cynically and surreptitiously advanced under the pretext that it will make the electoral system more democratic and diverse. Nothing can be further from the truth. It is a ruse to win an election that the government fears it is likely to lose.</p>
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