First female prime minister for Trinidad and Tobago

Following the recent general election, the new Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago is Kamla Persad-Bissessar, sworn in on May 26, 2010. The leader of the United National Congress (UNC), she is the country’s first female prime minister. She leads the People’s Partnership which is a coalition of five parties.

The previous government led by Patrick Manning of the People’s National Movement (PNM) had been in power for 13 of the last 17 years.

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