JLP 31: PNP 29

posted on September 4th, 2007 by in Politics

For the first time in 18 years, it looks like the Jamaican Labour Party (JLP) won the island´s General Elections to take over power from Portia Simpson´s People´s National Party (PNP).
However, as the race has been very close, the official result is not expected to be published before the end of the week.
In what was already called his victory speech, the leader of the JLP, Bruce Golding, told the Jamaican Gleaner his interpretation of the result:

“It may very well be that the people of Jamaica, in their own profound wisdom, are sending a clear message to all of us that the time has come for constructive engagement among the political forces of the country”.

Word, Mr. Golding.