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List of prime ministers of Trinidad and Tobago

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Prime Minister of the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Incumbent
Keith Rowley

since 9 September 2015
StylePrime Minister
(informal)
The Right Honourable
(Inside of Tobago)
His Excellency(diplomatic, international)
Term lengthFive years, two terms
Inaugural holderEric Williams
FormationTrinidad and Tobago Constitution
September 24, 1976

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago have control of the government rests with the Cabinet. The Prime Minister and Cabinet are answerable to the House of Representatives. They have a five year term limit and are democratically elected by the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. There is currently no limit on the number of times a particular individual can be elected as Prime Minister.

Prime ministers of Trinidad and Tobago

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Prime Minister Term of office Political party
(at time of election)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
Dominion of Trinidad and Tobago
1 Eric Williams
(1911–1981)
31 August 1962 1 August 1976 13 years, 336 days People's National Movement
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
(1) Eric Williams
(1911–1981)
1 August 1976 29 March 1981
(Died in Office)
4 years, 240 days People's National Movement
2 George Chambers
(1928–1997)
30 March 1981 18 December 1986 5 years, 263 days People's National Movement
3 A. N. R. Robinson
(1926–2014)
19 December 1986 17 December 1991 4 years, 363 days National Alliance for Reconstruction
4 Patrick Manning
(1946–2016)
17 December 1991 9 November 1995 3 years, 327 days People's National Movement
5 Basdeo Panday
(1933–2024)
9 November 1995 24 December 2001 6 years, 45 days United National Congress
(4) Patrick Manning
(1946–2016)
24 December 2001 26 May 2010 8 years, 153 days People's National Movement
6 Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(1952–)
26 May 2010 9 September 2015 5 years, 106 days United National Congress
7 Keith Rowley
(1949–)
9 September 2015 Incumbent 8 years, 315 days
(as of 20 July 2024)
People's National Movement

There are one living former Prime Ministers: [1]

References

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  1. "Robinson has died | Trinidad Express Newspaper | News". Archived from the original on 2014-04-11. Retrieved 2018-07-12.