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Steve Alvarez

Political leader of the Democratic Party of Trinidad and Tobago (DPTT) Steve Alvarez has bowed out of politics.

Alvarez contested the Moruga/Tableland seat in Monday’s General Election.

“I wish to congratulate the Prime Minister and the PNM for a well fought victory. I also wish to congratulate the UNC’s Moruga Tableland candidate for her victory. Elections indicate the wish of the people and those of us who ask for their support ought to respect their wishes. I thank the people of Trinidad & Tobago for coming out and exercising your franchise and I wish you God’s blessings and health,” he said in a statement.

He noted that almost 20 years ago he entered the field of politics in Trinidad & Tobago and came with a vision for a new Trinidad & Tobago.

“Today after failing to garner any national support and after contesting three general elections, I have no choice but to respect the wishes of the people and walk away. I do not know the reason why my message and vision was rejected, but I am very sure that no matter how good it sounded to me and those close to me, it was rejected by the electorate and the media. I respect the right of people to choose their own path and with lots of love I say to the people of this land I wish you a safe and fruitful journey,” he said.