Month: February 2016

How Does The Electoral Process Work?






Jamaicans went to the polls last Thursday to elect a new government, and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) eked out a narrow 33-30 victory over the People’s National Party (PNP). However, we are now awaiting the results from the official








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 29, 2016






New Polls Loom – Razor-Thin Majority Expected To Force Next Government Into Early Elections. Jamaica seems set to return to the polls in very short order, with indications that either of the two major parties that crawls out of last Thursday’s








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Preliminary Results- Comparing Voter Turnout by Party: 2016 vs 2011






Based on preliminary data from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, in the election of 2016: For the JLP an increase in voter turnout of 30,539 persons 53 seats with increased voter turnout in comparison to 2011 10 seats with decreased voter








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#FBF – The JLP’s First Election Win (1944)






The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) last night secured its eighth term as the government with a close 33-30 margin over the People’s National Party (PNP). The party’s first victory was in 1944, the same year Jamaica was granted universal adult








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Preliminary Results- An Election 2016 Snapshot






The preliminary results are in, and a winner has been declared. Based on preliminary results, the JLP will form the new government as decided by the February 25, 2016 election. Here’s a quick breakdown of the preliminary 2016 results: The








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Election Firsts – #JaVotes2016






February 25th marked the end of one party’s run in office and heralded the arrival of another. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won the country’s 17th general election with a 33- 30 seat victory over the People’s National Party’s (PNP). The last








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Election 2016 – Meet The MPs






The preliminary results are in, and a winner has been declared. Based on preliminary results, the JLP will form the new government as decided by the February 25, 2016 election. Below is a list of the winners in all 63








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 26, 2016






Ja Goes Green – JLP Prosperity Message Trumps Ruling Party. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has rebounded from a turbulent four years to defy great political odds and seize the win in the nation’s 17th general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com








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Election Turnout by Percentage: 1962-2016






Some facts on Jamaica’s voting trends: The highest percentage of electorate turnout was in 1980, 86.1% The largest number of votes cast was in 2011, when 876,310 voters turned out to the polls In that year, the electorate had grown








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Constituencies With Under 50% Turnout In 2011 (with Excel download)






The table above shows the constituencies with under 50% turnout in 2011. It is sorted by 2011 vote margin. The 2011 and 2007 vote margins are shown and are highlighted in the color of the party that won the seat








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