Daily Gleaner Election News, Sunday September 2

Written by JamaicaElections.com

2sept2007frt-copy.jpgJLP favourite - Golding’s party may win 32 seats or more, Portia’s PNP could force tie
The Bruce Golding-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) appears on course to win Jamaica’s 15th general election in which 1.3 million electors will choose 60 members to sit in the House of Representatives tomorrow.

‘We’ve done enough to win - PNP’s Robertson

DESPITE recent opinion polls showing the ‘Portia Train’ running out of steam metres away from the finish line, People’s National Party (PNP) campaign director, Dr. Paul Robertson, seems convinced that the party has done enough work to make it into the winners’ enclosure.

Drawn result is a possibility
As the two major political parties race down the stretch towards the finish line, some analysts are suggesting there could be a tie.

Election victories
The following are seat counts in general elections held in Jamaica since Universal Adult suffrage in 1944 …

Daraine’s campaign log - Trailing the Portia Train
AFTER 13 weeks trailing the ‘Portia Train’, I have witnessed the mood of the People’s National Party (PNP) swing from buoyancy to cautious optimism.

Edmond’s campaign log - JLP took message of change islandwide

On July 26, 2006, the JLP oiled its election machinery and hit the campaign trail - a journey that started with a five-day tour of major towns across the island.

All in the family
It is well known that several of our politicians from both sides of the divide are related, whether by blood or marriage. Our political history is replete with it.

Samuda wants voting delayed in two areas
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has recommended to the Electoral Commission the postponement of voting in two polling divisions in Central Manchester.

Manchester killings political - PNP
The People’s National Party (PNP) is claiming that the killings in the community of Georges Valley in Manchester, on Friday night, were politically motivated and are among a series of attacks aimed at the party in the build-up to the election.

How can an election be voided?
An election can be voided if activities occur in that polling station which could influence the results. The Constituted Authority may apply to the Election Court for the voiding of the election results on one or more of the following grounds.

Safe seats
A list of seats that are expected to return sitting candidate or party.

Long-serving MPs could be blown out of their seats

AN ANTI-INCUMBENCY breeze is churning across Jamaica and many long-serving and popular Members of Parliament are in danger of being blown away to the political garbage heap.

Both parties calling for continuity
Over the last couple of weeks, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) and the Gleaner have engaged in a detailed analysis of the manifestos of the Jamaica Labour Party and People’s National Party.

Attack ads increase in last lap
As the advertising campaign for the September 3 general election drew to a close this weekend, both the People’s National Party (PNP) and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) intensified the ‘air war’ with a barrage of attack ads on both party leaders.

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