2015 Trinidad and Tobago general election

General elections were held in Trinidad and Tobago on 7 September 2015.[1] The date of the general elections was announced by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on 13 June 2015. The result was a victory for the opposition People's National Movement, which received 52% of the vote and won 23 of the 41 seats in the House of Representatives.[2]

2015 Trinidad and Tobago general election

 2010 7 September 2015 (2015-09-07) 2020 

All 41 seats in the House of Representatives
Turnout66.84%
  First party Second party Third party
 
COP
Leader Keith Rowley Kamla Persad-Bissessar Prakash Ramadhar
Party PNM UNC COP
Alliance PP PP
Leader since 26 May 2010 24 January 2010 3 July 2011
Leader's seat Diego Martin West Siparia St. Augustine
Last election 12 seats, 39.5% 21 seats, 43.7% 6 seats, 14.12%
Seats won
23 / 41
17 / 41
1 / 41
Seat change 11 4 5
Popular vote 378,447 290,066 43,991
Percentage 51.68% 39.61% 6.01%
Swing 12.0 pp 4.1 pp 8.1 pp

Colours denote the winning party, shades denote voting strength as shown in the main table of results.

Prime Minister before election

Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(People's Partnership/United National Congress)

Subsequent Prime Minister

Keith Rowley
(People's National Movement)