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Jamaicans vote today

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Jamaicans vote today

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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.
Between the 7 a.m. opening and 5 p.m. closing of the polls, the just over 1.6 million eligible electors will signal their choice of government. (Jamaica Gleaner)