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A woman leads Tobago PNM now

This country’s Ambassador to Costa Rica, Tracey Davidson-Celestine, has become the first woman to lead the Tobago's PNM Council.

She beat Kevin Charles—who is also the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)—by a landslide at the polls. Davidson-Celestine took home  3,150 votes while Charles managed to poll 2,142 votes.

PNM gets first female Tobago Council leader

In an historic win, Tracy Davidson-Celestine became this country's first female to lead the People's National Movement's (PNM) Council in Tobago, in the Council's runoff election on January 26, 2020.

This, as the party celebrated its 64th anniversary on the same day.

Davidson-Celestine trounced the Council's political leader Kelvin Charles for a decisive win, with over 60 percent of the votes.

In her victory speech, Davidson-Celestine said she plans to resign as this country's ambassador to Costa Rica "as soon as possible".

3 against 1 in Tobago PNM Council leader race

It's official. Three teams will go up against Kelvin Charles, current political leader of the Tobago Council of the People's National Movement (PNM), in Sunday's runoff elections.

In a statement on Friday, Team Tracy 2020 said it is part of a group that includes Joel Jack and Dr. Denise Tsoaifatt-Angus—fighting to change the council's leadership.

"After consultation, and for this point onward Joel Jack, Dr Angus and I have decided we will work together in the best interests of the party," the Davidson-Celestine team said.