Political System

https://otp.tt/trinidad-and-tobago/state-structure/ 06.12.21 10:17am

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has a de facto Two-party system, the main partys are the People’s National Movement (PNM) and the United National Congress (UNC). Since 1991 every Prime Minister was an adherent of one of those two partys. Other partys such as the Progressive Democratic Patriots or the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) exist as well, but they do not have much influence (That is why it is called a de facto Two-party system). It is a parlamentiary democracy and a member of the common wealth, which helps Trinidad and Tobago build and strengthen democracy f.ex. by observating elections.1


The National Emblem: The Coat of Arms

„The black represents the dedication of the people joined together by one strong bond. It is the colour of strength, of unity of purpose, and of the wealth of the land. Red is the colour most expressive of our country. It represents the vitality of the land and its peoples, the warmth and energy of the sun, and the courage and friendliness. White represents the sea by which these lands are bound. It also signifies the cradle of our heritage, the purity of aspirations, and the equality of all men under the sun.“ https://otp.tt/trinidad-and-tobago/national-emblems/

1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Trinidad_and_Tobago