According to preliminary results from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will win the 2016 general election, which is being held today (Thursday, February 25 ).

The figures released by the EOJ  show that of the 60 contested seats, the JLP will win 31 seats, while the People’s National Party (PNP) will win 29 seats.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said she would not concede, and would await the final counting of the votes.

The PNP won the previous four general elections in 1989, 1993, 1997, 2002 and 2011, while the JLP last won in 1983 and 2007, when the PNP did not contest the election and before that, in 1980.


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