JLP Wins Jamaica's 17th General Election

by Wellesley
(Jamaica)

JLP Wins Jamaica Elections 2016

JLP Wins Jamaica Elections 2016

Feb 25 2016: The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will be declared the winner of the 2016 general elections here in Jamaica.


According to the preliminary results, the JLP has won 33 of the seats compared to the People's National Party (PNP) 30.

According to political historian Shalmon Scott, it is the closest victory since 1944.

According to the Jamaica Labour Party, this day, February 25,2016, it is the start of a great day for Jamaicans.

And the fact that since both Andrew Holness and his wife, Juliet Holness, won their constituencies, history will be created as Jamaica will have its first husband and wife in parliament!

The PNP's General Secretary conceded defeat but stressed that the PNP will be holding the JLP accountable for the promises they made to the Jamaican people during the campaign.

Former JLP leader, Edward Seaga in a brief presentation, noted that it was a great campaign run by the JLP, one of the best in the history of Jamaica.

In his victory speech, Mr. Holness said. "We have carried a message of hope. And the people of Jamaica have accepted our message. But this is not the end of a journey, it is the beginning of changing Jamaica". And that the cost of victory is accountability".

He also added that he understands that the people want to change how government is run.

We welcome your comments.

See also: The election as it happened.

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JAMIACA WINS!!!!
by: Anonymous

Praise The lord, the election went well. I pray that the economy for the Jamaican people will much improve.

Jamaica is a beautiful place and the people are good, loving, kind, people. Those who live DESPEARTELY FROM DAY TO DAY, being able to find work deserve an opportunity to provide for themselves.

There are many opportunities for employment for them, however, they are not given the opportunity to obtain them because there maybe a foreign business bringing their 'own'.

Foreign businesses are important to Jamaica's economy, hotels, etc., but these should be happy to provide work for the Jamaican people, it would seem.

A country should take care of it's own, and when there are outside businesses from other parts of the world coming in it would seem fair to employ the people of Jamaica to work.

If Jamaica is to survive as a nation, her people must survive as well. GOD BLESS JAMIACA!!!!

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A historic moment in Jamaica - Wife And Husband In Jamaican parliament
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Juliet Holness and Andrew Holness (PM elect) will be in parliament in Jamaica.

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