Kamla Persad-Bissessar

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The Right Honourable
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
PBS SC MP
Kamla Persad-Bissesar 2013.jpg
Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
9 September 2015
Prime Minister Keith Rowley
Preceded by Keith Rowley
In office
25 February 2010 – 25 May 2010
Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Preceded by Basdeo Panday
Succeeded by Keith Rowley
In office
26 April 2006 – 8 November 2007
Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Preceded by Basdeo Panday
Succeeded by Basdeo Panday
Leader of the United National Congress (UNC) and the People's Partnership
Assumed office
24 January 2010
Preceded by Basdeo Panday (as Leader of the UNC)
Inaugural holder (as Leader of the People's Partnership)
7th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
26 May 2010 – 9 September 2015
President George Maxwell Richards
Anthony Carmona
Preceded by Patrick Manning
Succeeded by Keith Rowley
7th Chair of the Commonwealth of Nations
In office
26 May 2010 – 28 October 2011
Preceded by Patrick Manning
Succeeded by Julia Gillard
Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
5 October 2001 – 24 December 2001
Prime Minister Basdeo Panday
Preceded by Ramesh Maharaj
Succeeded by Glenda Morean
In office
27 November 1995 – 2 February 1996
Prime Minister Basdeo Panday
Preceded by Keith Sobion
Succeeded by Ramesh Maharaj
Minister of Education
In office
22 October 1999 – 4 October 2001
Prime Minister Basdeo Panday
Preceded by Adesh Nanan
Succeeded by Ganga Singh
Member of Parliament
for Siparia
Assumed office
6 November 1995
Preceded by Sahid Hosein
Majority 10,141 (51.6%)
Personal details
Born Kamla Persad
(1952-04-22) 22 April 1952 (age 66)
Siparia, Trinidad and Tobago[1]
Citizenship Trinidadian and Tobagonian
Nationality Trinidadian and Tobagonian
Political party United National Congress (UNC)
Other political
affiliations
People's Partnership (2010–present)
Spouse(s) Dr. Gregory Bissessar
Mother Rita Persad
Father Raj Persad
Residence Philippine, Penal–Debe, Trinidad and Tobago[2]
Alma mater University of the West Indies
Hugh Wooding Law School
Norwood Technical College
Occupation Lawyer
Politician

The Rt Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar PBS SC MP (born 22 April 1952[3]) is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian lawyer and politician who was the seventh Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 26 May 2010 to 9 September 2015. She was the country's first female Prime Minister, Attorney General, and Leader of the Opposition.[4][5] She is also the first woman of Indian origin to be a prime minister in a country outside of India and South Asia.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kamla Persad-Bissessar". Columbia University World Leaders Forum. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  2. http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/KAMLA_S__150M_PALACE-109355654.html
  3. Sookraj, Radhica (26 May 2010). "Kamla came from humble beginnings". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2010. PNM lose to Peoples Partnership in Trinidad elections 2010]. ttgapers.com 24 May 2010.
  5. Skard, Torild (2014) "Kamla Persad-Bissessar" in Women of power – half a century of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide, Bristol: Policy Press ISBN 978-1-44731-578-0, pp. 271–3

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