PNP Won’t Block Holness Swearing In

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PNP General Secretary, Paul Burke says the party has no intention of resorting to frivolous means to interfere with the inauguration of Andrew Holness as the country’s new Prime Minister.

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The Electoral Office of Jamaica, EOJ, completed its official count late last night and confirmed that the JLP won 32 of the 63 seats contested in last Thursday’s elections.

A magisterial recount of the votes cast in South East St. Mary will proceed at the Sutton Street RM court in downtown Kingston on Wednesday, based on a filing by lawyers representing the JLP’s Dr. Norman Dunn.

Dr. Dunn is challenging the result of the official count which show him losing the seat by nine votes to the PNP’s Dr. Winston Green.

On election night Dr. Dunn was declared the winner by 127 votes.

The attorney representing Dr. Dunn in South East St. Mary, Alexander Williams says he’s confident his client will win the seat in court.

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He says the result of the magisterial recount should be known by Friday.

Meanwhile a magisterial recount is also set to determine the winner of the South St. James seat, after the JLP’s Homer Davis lost to the PNP’s Derrick Kellier by 72 votes.

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