Winners: People’s National Party (PNP)
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP):
Commission of Jamaica’s (ECJ) all-island preliminary results:
National Party (PNP): 41 seats
Jamaica Labour Party
(JLP): 22 seats
General reaction in
SHOCK. It was a surprise sweep. Many expected
it to be a close contest, but not very many thought that the PNP would
win, or that they would win by such a large margin.
- Little to no violence. One of, if not the
most peaceful we’ve ever had.
- By most accounts, it
was a smooth election process.
- Low voter turnout. Stats from the ECJ
indicate that approximately 52.10% of eligible voters exercised that right.
What of the other 40-odd%?
- Where do we go from here?
the noise and excitement has finally settled down, Jamaicans will awake
to the reality of the same hardships they faced before the elections.
The question will become: can we cross it?
What does the other 40-odd% of the nation want?
did not vote, many claiming that they refrained as a statement of their
dissatisfaction with both parties. Well, now a party is in power that
they say they don’t want. What of it?