Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Jamaica Labour Party Wins
Bruce celebrating his birthday ana the victory of his party
The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is celebrating its second straight victory at the polls in just three months, its third in four years, having swept yesterday's local government elections.
Once the dust cleared it was declared that nine of the 13 Parish Councils were won. In St. Ann's Parish a tie was declared. This was due to the fact that the People's National Party and the Jamaica Labor Party won eight divisions each in the 16 seat council. The PNP has also picked up Portland, Hanover and Manchester.
A lot of dead streets were viewed throughout the election process yesterday. This probably due to the increase of crime that generally sweeps the area during election time. All I know it is time for change in Jamaica. The message sent with the Labour party is that the people want a change, tired of the corruption and want to see bigger and better things for the island.
Of course the usual cries of "foul" and the voting was rigged was stated, not to mention that many claimed the EIBIS (Electronic Identification of the Voter and Ballot Issuing System) was rigged.
Source: Voting results