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One political analyst says some of the sweeping changes made by the United National Congress (UNC) to their election slate, could spell bad news at the August 10th polls.

Last evening, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar SC announced that 10 out of the 18 incumbents have been replaced.

Among the outgoing MP’s are Ramona Ramdial, Dr Bhoe Tewarie , Prakash Ramadhar and Fazal Karim.

Political commentator and analyst, Ralph Maraj. Mr Maraj also is a former government minister, under the Manning and Panday administrations.

During an interview on CNC3’s The Morning Brew, political commentator and analyst Ralph Maraj said while change is inevitable, he questioned the competency of the candidates chosen to do battle.

“They are replaced by people who are largely unknown,” Maraj observes. “What are their political credentials? How have they served society? What kind of experience do they have? So… the judgment of Mrs Persad Bissessar and her team will be put to the test.”

Opposition Senator Anita Haynes is one of the new candidates contesting the 2020 General Elections on a UNC ticket.

But, new entry to the election gayelle, Senator Anita Haynes, is warning against confusing unfamiliarity with inexperience.

“They may be unfamiliar to the public, but they are very experienced in their own right. Many are people who have demonstrated a passion for national development that could only work well for the nationals of Trinidad and Tobago,” she stated.

The country goes to the polls on Monday 10 August 2020.