PORTIA'S LAST STAND ... PNP president runs in final internal election
The future of the once-socialist People's National Party (PNP) has been placed in the hands of 3,400 delegates who will vote for members of the top leadership for the first time in eight years.
The elections, which take place at the National Arena in Kingston, will see incumbent Portia Simpson Miller facing-off against Dr Karl Blythe for the party's presidency.
Simpson Miller beat Blythe, Dr Peter Phillips and Dr Omar Davies to become party president in 2006. However, Blythe came out of retirement following the PNP's shocking general election loss in February.
PNP UNDER PORTIA
2007 General Election Lost
2008 Local Government Election Lost
2011 General election Won
2012 Local Government Election Won
2016 General Election Lost
Five persons have been nominated for the four vice-presidential posts. They are Angela Brown-Burke, Noel Arscott, Dr Wykeham McNeill, Dr Fenton Ferguson and Lisa Hanna
RESULTS OF THE 2008 ELECTION
Portia Simpson Miller 2,332
Dr Peter Phillips 1,959
Angela Brown-Burke 2,582
Derrick Kellier 2,302
Noel Arscott 2,166
Dr Fenton Ferguson 2,153
Dr Wykeham McNeill 2,153
Joseph 'Bunny' Witter 2,037
Sharon Hay-Webster 1,937
Harry Douglas 1,722
* 4,291 of the 4,438 delegates voted