2007 Trinidad and Tobago general election

General elections were held in Trinidad and Tobago on 5 November 2007.[1] Nomination day was 15 October. Five parties contested the elections; the ruling People's National Movement, the official opposition United National Congress–Alliance (a coalition of the UNC and six smaller parties), the Congress of the People, the Tobago United Front–Democratic Action Congress (a Tobago-based party) and the Democratic National Assembly (a new party based in Tobago). Five independent candidates also ran.

2007 Trinidad and Tobago general election

 2002 5 November 2007 (2007-11-05) 2010 

All 41 seats in the House of Representatives
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout66 ( 4 pp)
  First party Second party
 
Leader Patrick Manning Basdeo Panday
Party PNM UNC
Leader since 19 December 1986 30 April 1989
Leader's seat San Fernando East Couva North
Last election 20 seats, 50.9% 16 seats, 46.9%
Seats won
26 / 41
15 / 41
Seat change 6 1
Popular vote 300,434 194,968
Percentage 45.99% 29.85%

Prime Minister before election

Patrick Manning
People's National Movement

Subsequent Prime Minister

Patrick Manning
People's National Movement