Jamaica's Opposition Set to Win Parliamentary Elections

© AP PhotoJamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller (since Jan 5, 2012) has also served as minister of labour, minister of social security, minister of tourism and sports, and minister of local government throughout the years.
Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller (since Jan 5, 2012) has also served as minister of labour, minister of social security, minister of tourism and sports, and minister of local government throughout the years. - Sputnik International
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The opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) upended the People’s National Party (PNP) in parliamentary elections, according to results published on the Electoral Commission website on Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – With nearly 100 percent of the February 25 votes counted, JLP leader Andrew Holness is poised to replace Prime Minister and PNP leader Portia Simpson-Miller with a margin of less than 1 percent.

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Holness, 43, briefly served as prime minister from October 2011 to January 2012. Simpson-Miller headed the Jamaican government in 2006-2007.

According to the Jamaican Constitution, the British monarch-designated Governor-General appoints the prime minister based on recommendations made by lawmakers.

Since 1989, PNP has formed the cabinet of ministers with a parliamentary majority.

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