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COP Leader concerned about Local Government Reform Law and Elections

Political Leader of the Congress of the People (COP), Carolyn Seepersad Bachan, is keeping her cards close to her chest, with regard to the COP’s contesting of the upcoming local government elections.

Mrs Seepersad Bachan has hinted that the COP may be combining forces with other parties on the political landscape, but would not use the word coalition to describe the arrangement.

She says it is important to get the arrangements right, noting that under the People’s Partnership, the arrangement featured one dominant partner, and several small partners.

INTERNATIONAL: New laws on crime, health and the environment in Queen's Speech

The government of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out "ambitious" policies on crime, health, the environment and Brexit in a Queen's Speech that opposition parties have dismissed as an "election manifesto".

Plans for tougher sentences for violent offenders and legal targets for cutting plastic pollution are among 26 bills set out at Parliament's State Opening.

But with the PM having no majority, many of the bills may not become law.