While all political energy seems focused on the December 2 Local Government Election, insiders say the wheels are already turning under political parties for the 2020 General Election. They say the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) is already in General Election mode and wants to keep the momentum going after the December 2 polls.
Reports are that the party executive is determined to trim dead weight and maintain a clean image and is trying to avoid any scandal that could hurt their chances in the 2020 elections.
While two United National Congress (UNC) heavy hitters—Suruj Rambachan and Dr Fuad Khan— have already said they were dropping out of politics, PNM MPs are keeping their plans close to their chest. However, according to insiders, the following names have come up in party discussions: