EOJ Advises GG of election results


March 02, 2016
Sir Patrick Allen

The Director of Elections yesterday advised Governor General Sir Patrick Allen that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has won majority of the seats in the General Election.

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (EOJ) says, in addition, documents from returning officers - the B21 form indicating which candidate has won and the writ of election for each constituency - have been sent to the Clerk of the Houses of Parliament.

The EOJ completed the official count of the ballots in all 63 constituencies on Monday night.

It says of the 63 seats contested, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) holds the majority with 32 and the Peoples National Party (PNP) holds the remaining 31.

Meanwhile, the EOJ says it has been summoned to a magisterial recount at the Sutton Street Court for Wednesday, March 2 for the constituency of St Mary South Eastern.

As a result, the office says the member of parliament for the constituency will be finalised at the end of the magisterial recount.

The Jamaica Labour Party's Norman Dunn lost that seat in the recount by nine votes to the People's National Party's Winston Green. The seat had been declared for Dunn in the preliminary count last Thursday.

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