n.— «In 1981, as an election gimmick—part of its “freeco” for the 1981 election—the Rent Restriction Act came into being in a refined way. What it did was freeze rents for some people from then until now. What it seeks to do is to continue to provide those people with “freeco.” Do you know why? We saw why on television last night. That is why. Before the election the PNM gave “freeco” to all its supporters; those that promised to vote and those they expected to vote for them.» —“Rent Restriction (Re-Enactment And Validation) Bill” by Sadiq Baksh Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Hansard Debates (Trinidad & Tobago) Dec. 10, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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