members

Members of Parliament

73Total Members
48 Male
25 Female

Members of the House

42Total Members

30 Male
12Female

Members of the Senate

31Total Members

18 Male
13 Female

President of the Republic

On Monday 19th March, 2018, Ms. Paula-Mae Weekes took the oath as the Sixth President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, at an Inauguration Ceremony at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. Two months earlier on January 19, 2018, the Electoral College of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago elected Ms. Weekes as the Sixth President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Ms. Weekes is this country’s first female President.

The Prime Minister

Where there is occasion for the appointment of a Prime Minister under Section 76 (1) of the Constitution, such as after a General Election, the President must appoint as Prime Minister a Member of the House of Representatives who is the leader in the House of the party which commands the support of the majority of members of that House.

President of the Senate

Mr. Nigel De Freitas was elected President of the Senate on January 18, 2023.

Mr. De Freitas was first appointed a Government Senator on Wednesday September 23, 2015, at the start of the 11th Republican Parliament. He served as Vice-President of the Senate in the 11th and 12th Republican Parliament until March 2022 when he was appointed Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries.

Mr. De Freitas is a marine biologist.

Speaker of the House

Mrs. Bridgid Annisette-George first entered Parliament as a Senator and Attorney General on November 8, 2007 and thus became the third woman to hold this post in the history of Trinidad and Tobago, following Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Mrs. Glenda Morean-Phillip. She was elected Speaker of the House of the 11th Parliament on September 23, 2015.

The Leader of the Opposition

The Constitution provides for a Leader of the Opposition who is appointed by the President. That person is a member of the House of Representatives and who in his judgement is best able to command the support of the greatest number of Members of the House of Representatives who do not support the Government.

The Ombudsman

Mr. Rajmanlal Joseph was appointed the fifth (5th) Ombudsman of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago by Her Excellency Paula Mae-Weeks, ORTT, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Republic Trinidad and Tobago for a period of three (3) years with effect from May 19, 2021.