Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness is to be sworn in as prime minister this afternoon at 4 o’clock, after the Electoral Office of Jamaica wrote to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen advising that the final count of ballots in last Thursday’s general election had been completed.

According to the Electoral Office the JLP gained 32 seats to the People’s National Party’s (PNP) 31 seats in the 63-seat House of Representatives.

There is a magisterial recount of the ballots cast in St. Mary South Eastern constituency, which the PNP’s Dr. Winston Green won by nine votes over the JLP’s Dr. Norman Dunn in a recount after being initially declared for the JLP.

This is the second time that Holness will be sworn-in as prime minister of Jamaica, having briefly served in that office from October 23rd, 2011 to January 5th, 2012, following the resignation of his predecessor Bruce Golding.



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