PNP Chairman, Robert Pickersgill is distancing the party from a declaration from Government MP, Michael Peart, that Jamaicans should anticipate a General Election before the end of the year.

Mr. Pickersgill says Prime Minister and PNP President Portia Simpson Miller will engage in wide-ranging consultations before deciding on the election date.

Addressing a PNP meeting in Manchester last week, Michael Peart said all indications are that a General Election will take place before Christmas.

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But the PNP Chairman, Robert Pickersgill, distanced himself from Peart’s sign reading when he addressed a media conference today at the PNP’s Old Hope Road Headquarters.

We asked him whether he agrees with Mr. Peart that an election should be expected this year.

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And Mr. Pickersgill says the PNP is upbeat ahead of its annual conference beginning September 18.

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The PNP Chairman says the Prime Minister and party President, Portia Simpson Miller, will speak about the solid achievements of her administration.

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