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Opposition wins Jamaica general election
Published on February 26, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

Prime minister-elect Andrew Holness. Photo: Jamaica Gleaner

By Caribbean News Now contributor

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The opposition Jamaican Labour Party (JLP) led by Andrew Holness narrowly won the general elections on Thursday. The JLP was ahead in 33 of the 63 seats with most votes counted, according to the Electoral Commission website.

Voter turnout was a low 47 percent, which may have counteracted opinion polls before the election which had forecast victory for outgoing prime minister Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaica’s first female head of government.

Four constituencies reported close margins of between 120 and 157 votes.

Holness briefly served as prime minister in 2011 after local unrest created by a US attempt to extradite drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke forced his predecessor Bruce Golding to resign.
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