The Trinidad and Tobago General Election, 11 December 2000

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These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the SecretaryGeneral, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.



The Campaign and the Media

The election campaign officially ended at midnight Sunday on, 10 December. When the Group arrived in Port of Spain on 3 December it was well under way. It was widely believed that the elections would be very close and considerable attention was therefore paid to the campaign in general and, in particular, campaigning in the five ‘marginals’, constituencies where the majorities at the last elections had been relatively slim.


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