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President of the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of the President of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
President Paul Mae-Weekes.jpg
Incumbent
Paula-Mae Weekes

since 19 March 2018
Style Mr. President
(informal)
The Honourable
(formal)
His/Her Excellency
(formal, diplomatic)
Residence President's House
Appointer Electoral college consisting of all of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives
Term length Five years, renewable indefinitely
Constituting instrument Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago
Precursor Queen of Trinidad and Tobago
Inaugural holder Sir Ellis Clarke
Formation 24 September 1976
Salary $54,600 (1976)

The President of Trinidad and Tobago is the person who is in charge of the country of Trinidad and Tobago. They help the country and its people. The office was created in 1976 after being declared independent. The first President was Ellis Clarke.

List of Presidents of Trinidad and Tobago (1976-)

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office
1 Sir Ellis Clarke
(1917–2010)
Sir Ellis Clarke (cropped 2).jpg 1 August 1976 24 September 1976 1976,
1982
Williams
Chambers
Robinson
24 September 1976 19 March 1987
2 Noor Hassanali
(1918–2006)
No image.png 20 March 1987 17 March 1997 1987,
1992
Robinson
Manning
Panday
3 A. N. R. Robinson
(1926–2014)
A. N. R. Robinson.jpg 18 March 1997 16 March 2003 1997 Panday
Manning
4 George Maxwell Richards
(1931–2018)
Professor George Maxwell Richards 1 (cropped 2).jpg 17 March 2003 18 March 2013 2003,
2008
Manning
Persad-Bissessar
5 Anthony Carmona
(1952–)
Anthony Carmona.jpg 18 March 2013 19 March 2018 2013 Persad-Bissessar
Rowley
6 Paula-Mae Weekes
(1958–)
No image.svg 19 March 2018 Incumbent 2018 Rowley

Former living heads of state

There are two living former Trinidadian Heads of State:

Image Name Term/Reign Office Date of birth
Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II 1962–1976 Queen of Trinidad and Tobago 21 April 1926 (1926-04-21) (age 95)
Anthony Carmona.jpg Anthony Carmona 2013–2018 President of Trinidad and Tobago 7 March 1953 (1953-03-07) (age 68)
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