2008 Trinidad and Tobago presidential election

Indirect presidential elections were held in Trinidad and Tobago on 11 February 2008.[1]

2008 Trinidad and Tobago presidential election

 2008 11 February 2008 2013 

73 members of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
37 Electoral votes needed to win
 
Nominee George Maxwell Richards Anthony Carmona (Write-in)
Party Independent Independent
Electoral vote 72 0
Popular vote 310,556 652
Percentage 98.6% 0.0001%

President before election

George Maxwell Richards
Independent

Elected President

George Maxwell Richards
Independent

The incumbent George Maxwell Richards was expected to be reelected after being approved as the only nominee by 15 MPs on 4 February 2008.[2]

The election was held through an electoral college consisting of a joint sitting of the two houses of parliament consisting of 73 representatives,[3] and Richards was reelected as expected.[4]

The Opposition party nominated no candidate, in part as a protest to a foregone conclusion of the result and a boycott of the process.