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Co-operation key in Chaguanas
Determination of which party or parties will take control of the Chaguanas Borough Corporation will test the intention and commitment of the political parties to co-operate with each other in the best interest of the burgesses of the borough. The tally of the votes on Monday evening gave the United National Congress and the People’s National Movement three seats each, with the Independent Liberal Party having won two seats.
The deadlock could be broken by any two of the parties making a commitment to co-operate with each other and so achieving a joint majority to take charge of the borough. On election night, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar expressed the hope that both opposition parties and her ruling People’s Partnership would realise the campaign had ended and the need now was to work in the interest of the country.
“I call on everyone now to join hands as we take our seats at the council tables. We pledge only one interest now as we move forward—the people’s interest,” she said. Those words may not have been directly expressed in the context of co-operation to establish a working corporation in Chaguanas, but the general sentiment applies.
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