First Woman PM of Trinidad of Indian Origin

The nation of Trinidad and Tobago has finally got its first woman Prime Minister. But that is not the important aspect here. Kamla Persad-Bissessar is a 58 year old woman of Indian origin.

Of the forty one seats in the Parliament, the People’s Partnership which is Persad-Bissessar party won twenty nine seats in the elections. This win by the People’s Partnership has brought to an end the rule of the Ruling Party which has been in power since the last forty three years.

Persad-Bissessar was also the first woman who became the Attorney General in her nation. She was also elected the Legal Affairs Minister and also, served as the Minister of Education. Her forefather was among 1, 48,000 laborers who were transported from India between the timelines of 1845 to 1917. These laborers were brought to work in the plantations of cocoa and sugar.

On the occasion, Persad-Bissessar said that she is very grateful for the constant support that she received from the women in her nation. At the same time, she made it clear that her government would not permit any form of social or ethnic group to reign on the nation. It is important to work on the nation’s strengths as a collective that would help everyone rise.

Trinidad and Tobago is a Caribbean island country. It was once a Spanish colony. Major part of its population which consists of 44 percent is of Indian origin. This makes up for 1.3 million people in the nation who belong to the ethnicity of India.

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