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Only a few supporters at UNC headquarters


Trinidad Express / ELECTION night at the United National Congress (UNC) headquarters in Couva and only a handful of supporters, a number which could be counted on both hands, could seen in yellow jerseys.

At least that was until about 8.30 p.m. The supporters came from Penal hoping to get a chance to take a picture with their political leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who was at the time meeting her supporters in Penal at her constituency office.

The number of police officers and media personnel outnumbered supporters, who chatted amongst themselves sitting in one row.

A lone doubles man set up stall. No horn or whistle blowing could be heard as the results of various districts showed sparsely on a wide-screen television.

Even as results were being shared on a sheet of paper, there were no shouts of triumph, no cries of sorrow.

By 8 p.m. the only Member of Parliament who arrived at Exchange Village, Couva, was Rodney Charles, MP for Naparima, who headed the UNC general election campaign.

The UNC was hoping for the best. They had won several electoral districts and they hoped for more.

But the empty chairs said a lot.


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