Jamaican general election, 2007

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Jamaica general election, 2007
Jamaica
2002 ←
3 September 2007 (2007-09-03) → 2011

All 60 seats in the Jamaica House of Representatives
  First party Second party
  Bruce Golding Portia Simpson-Miller
Leader Bruce Golding Portia Simpson-Miller
Party Jamaica Labour People's National Party
Leader's seat Kingston West Saint Andrew South West
Last election 26 seats, 47.4% 34 seats, 52.1%
Seats before 26 34
Seats won 32 28
Seat change Increase6 Decrease6
Popular vote 410,438 405,293
Percentage 50.3% 49.6%
Swing Increase2.9% Decrease2.5%

Prime Minister before election

Portia Simpson-Miller
People's National Party

Prime Minister-elect

Bruce Golding
Jamaica Labour

General elections in Jamaica were held on September 3, 2007. They had originally been scheduled for August 27, 2007 but were delayed due to Hurricane Dean.[1] The preliminary results indicated a slim victory for the opposition Jamaican Labour Party led by Bruce Golding, which grew by two seats from 31-29 to 33-27 after official recounts. The JLP defeated the People's National Party after eighteen years of unbroken governance. [1]

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 3 September 2007 Jamaican House of Representatives election results
Parties Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Jamaica Labour Party 410,438 50.27 +2.9 32 +6
People's National Party 405,293 49.64 –2.5 28 –6
National Democratic Movement 354 0.04 0 ±0
Independents 220 0.03 0 ±0
Imperial Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated Political Party 192 0.02 0 ±0
Jerusalem Bread Foundation 9 0.00 0 ±0
Invalid/blank votes 4,819
Total (turnout 61.46%) 821,325 100   60  
Source: http://www.eoj.com.jm/elections/

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pollster's diary: virtual motion picture of campaign 2007, Jamaica Gleaner, September 9, 2007