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THA dissolved; no date for polls yet (with CNC3 video)
Chief Secretary Orville London has dissolved the Tobago House of Assembly though no date has been set for elections. A statement yesterday afternoon said the THA was being dissolved months shy of its four-year term. London proposed the resolution under Section 22, i of the THA Act to dissolve the House.
The statement also noted that under Section 22 ii, the President, after consultations with the Prime Minister and the Chief Secretary, shall fix the date for a primary election no earlier than two months after the dissolution of the assembly nor later than three months after the dissolution.
This means the election must take place between Christmas Day, December 25, and January 25. In moving the motion, London said he would be recommending an election date to the President and when that date was transmitted to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar he hoped that, as practised in the past, it would be accepted.
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