Trinidad & Tobago: Government
  • Official Government Name:
      Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Type Of Government:
      Parliamentary democracy
  • Capital:
      Port-of-Spain
  • Administrative Divisions:
      8 counties, 3 municipalities*, and 1 ward**;
      Arima*, Caroni, Mayaro, Nariva, Port-of-Spain*, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint Patrick, San Fernando*, Tobago**, Victoria
  • Independence:
      31 August 1962 (from UK)
  • National Holiday:
      Independence Day, 31 August (1962)
  • Legal System:
      Based on English common law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
  • Executive Branch:
      Chief of state: President Noor Mohammed HASSANALI

      Head of government: Prime Minister Patrick Augustus Mervyn MANNING

  • Political Parties and Leaders:
      People's National Movement (PNM), Patrick MANNING; United National Congress (UNC),Basdeo PANDAY; National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR), Selby WILSON; Movement for Social Transformation (MOTION), David ABDULLAH; National Joint Action Committee (NJAC), Makandal DAAGA; Republican Party, Nello MITCHELL; National Development Party (NDP), Carson CHARLES; Movement for Unity and Progress (MUP), Hulsie BHAGGAN
  • Member of:
      ACP, CARICOM, CCC, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-24, G-77, GATT, IADB, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, ISO, ITU, LAES, NAM, OAS, OPANAL, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNU, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO

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