Terry Rondon has been re-elected chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation at today's swearing-in ceremony.
However, his election seems likely to head for the courts after objection from the representatives of the United National Congress.
UNC Senator and attorney-at-law Gerald Ramdeen led a walkout of UNC councillors and aldermen prior to the election taking place.
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The UNC has objected to the PNM's proposal of Rondon as chairman.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has written to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley calling for a non-legal resolution to the Sangre Grande deadlock.
The Opposition Leader said the Opposition does not want a legal battle on the matter and believes it can be resolved through a mutual agreement.
The following is the Opposition Leader's statement.
“A fundamental pillar of our constitutional democracy is that through the electoral process the people have the right to choose who governs them.
The People's National Movement (PNM) is declaring victory in the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation on the basis of popular vote and the "spirit of the law".
The party says Terry Rondon will remain as the chairman.
The announcement came at what was called an "emergency" news conference at Balisier House this morning.