#14: Opposition deals major upset in Jamaica as Andrew Holness will become new prime minister | Miami Herald

Buoyed by frustrations over rising crime, a sputtering economy, and heavy debt, the Jamaica Labor Party won the country’s general elections Thursday, dealing a major upset to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and the ruling People’s National Party.

The Jamaica Labor Party won 31 seats to the PNP’s 29, according to preliminary results. With three seats outstanding, some are projecting that the final tally will be 33 to 30 in favor of the JLP.

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