People's National Movement
I was surprised to see that we do not have a Thread specifically covering the PNM. We do have a Thread about Patrick Manning, but that is on him and not really the party as a whole. As elections draw closer I have noticed that a lot of the current MPs are refusing to run again. What is the reason for that? Are they just tired or is there something more? What is your view?
Keywords: Peoples National Movement, PNM, Ruling Party
Well, Manning recently got a report about the performance and opinions people have about some of his PNM buddies and the results are NOT positive, that's why they are not willing to run again. Embarrassment.
Despite all that the PNM will win again because the other choices are not really favorable. People gave the NAR and UNC a chance and look at how that turned out. It seems like we always end up with the PNM again.
I believe you are right, but I think they may loose some seats, which really is better for us, because it means they need the opposition's vote to get things moving. If the COP are in as opposition then we can count on them giving a vote that would suit the public rather than personal agenda as was done with the kidnapping bill.
I cannot say which specific seats the PNM might lose, I just think they do not have as much power as before because of high inflation, crime and basic infrastructure not being implemented in certain parts of the country.
No, I doubt they will lose the West, have they ever lost it?
It may be that the PNM is the lesseer of the 3 evils (UNC and NAR) or other cojoined groups. That is pretty low but it is the people who suffer!