More than 1.6 million Jamaicans head to the polls today

Andrew Holness (left) and Portia Simpson Miller. Photo: Jamaica Observer

Jamaicans will today journey to approximately 7,000 polling stations across the island to cast their votes to determine the party which will form the next government.

This collective decision will either ratify the ruling Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) four-year tenure in office, giving the Andrew Holness-led party a second consecutive term in government, or catapult the Portia Simpson Miller-led People’s National Party (PNP) to the seat of power after a short spell in the political wilderness.

It is the 16th time since universal adult suffrage in 1944 that Jamaicans will cast their ballots for a government they believe has the capacity and vision to steer the country on a path to economic growth and job creation, leading to economic and social stability.


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  1. BriBri
    December 30, 2011

    Sistah P hold dem…

  2. TRUE
    December 29, 2011

    So the old woman boss the young boy tail in the election. What is that nah

  3. Uneven
    December 29, 2011

    VOTE for progress! not for friendship or gifts.

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