Portia and PNP concede defeat to the JLP

Written by Ross Sheil

People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller tonight conceded defeat in the general election to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

With recounts expected to finish on Thursday, and five marginal seats under especial scrutiny, the JLP has a 32-28 majority.

However in a statement issued this evening Mrs. Simpson Miller said that recounts and the Party’s intent to pursue allegations of dual citizenship against JLP candidates, could change the outcome.

“The People‚Äôs National Party accepts the announced preliminary results, while reserving all legal rights under the Jamaican constitution and our electoral laws.”

Speaking from the PNP’s Old Hope Road, St. Andrew headquarters last night, she had refused to concede defeat and alleged that the JLP had broken electoral rules during the final day of campaigning and on polling day yesterday.

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