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Leader of the Opposition (Trinidad and Tobago)

The Leader of the Opposition of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is the leader of the largest political party which has not formed the current government.

Leader of the Opposition of the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
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Kamla Persad-Bissessar

since 9 September 2015
Inaugural holder

The Leader of the Opposition is a member of the House of Representatives, and is appointed by the President of Trinidad and Tobago.

The current Leader of the Opposition is Kamla Persad-Bissessar, leader of the United National Congress.

Leaders of the Opposition of Trinidad and TobagoEdit

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
Took office Left office
Ashford Sastri Sinanan   1951 1956   Democratic Labour Party
Simbhoonath Capildeo 1956 1962   Democratic Labour Party
1 (Dominion of Trinidad and Tobago) Rudranath Capildeo 31 August 1962 June 1967   Democratic Labour Party
2 (Dominion of Trinidad and Tobago) Vernon Jamadar   July 1967 1971   Democratic Labour Party
3 (Dominion of Trinidad and Tobago) John R.F. Richardson   July 1972 1976   Non-partisan
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
1 Basdeo Panday
(1st time)
  1976 1977   United Labour Front
2 Raffique Shah   9 August 1977 31 March 1978   United Labour Front
3 Basdeo Panday
(2nd time)
  1978 1986   United Labour Front
4 Patrick Manning
(1st time)
  1986 1990   People's National Movement
5 Basdeo Panday
(3rd time)
  1990 1995   United National Congress
6 Patrick Manning
(2nd time)
  6 November 1995 24 December 2001   People's National Movement
7 Basdeo Panday
(4th time)
  24 December 2001 26 April 2006   United National Congress
8 Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(1st time)
  26 April 2006 8 November 2007   United National Congress
9 Basdeo Panday
(5th time)
  8 November 2007 25 February 2010   United National Congress
10 Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(2nd time)
  25 February 2010 25 May 2010   United National Congress
11 Keith Rowley   25 May 2010 9 September 2015[1]   People's National Movement
12 Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(3rd time)
  9 September 2015 Incumbent   United National Congress

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