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Jamaican opposition set for election landslide

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Jamaican opposition set for election landslide


Jamaica’s new prime minister is likely to be someone who has run the country before.

Preliminary results show the opposition People’s National Party, led by Portia Simpson Miller, has scored a landslide victory in national elections.

The PNP looks set to win 42 of the 63 parliamentary seats.

Simpson Miller first became PM in 2006.

Incumbent Andrew Holness only took office in October this year following the surprising resignation of his predecessor.

Jamaica has a history of election violence but this vote seems to have passed of peacefully.

The winner will need to re-invigorate the economy of one of the world’s most indebted countries.

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