Trinidad and Tobago will make a monumental move today when the country swears in its first female Prime Minister.
58-year-old Kamla Persad-Bissessar will be sworn in today at 4 p.m.
Bissessar led her People’s Partnership coalition to a victory over the current Prime Minister Patrick Manning in Monday’s election, winning 29 of the 41 seats in Parliament.
The newly elected Prime Minister is preparing to embark on a 120 day plan to lower the country’s rising murder rate, offer free computers to students and increase pension for senior citizens.
When she went to give her victory speech, Bissessar reportedly hopped out of SUV surrounded by a crowd of supporters and said,
“You know, the only way I arrived here is that I started walking. I walked the strip, so we will not only talk the talk but walk the walk.”