PM battling on two fronts as Trinidad votes

Voters check information at a polling station before casting their ballots at a school in Lendore Village, central Trinidad, on September 7, 2015The people of Trinidad and Tobago voted in elections that had the prime minister battling both the opposition and an upstart splinter party launched by disgraced football honcho Jack Warner. Opinion polls were divided heading into the vote, with some putting the race too close to call and others giving Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her four-party coalition the edge — albeit by a significantly reduced margin. Persad-Bissessar’s main challenger is volcanologist Keith Rowley of the People’s National Movement (PNM), the party that has governed the twin-island nation more than any other since independence from Britain in 1964.

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