Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has congratulated his Jamaica counterpart, Andrew Holness, on the Jamaica Labour Party’s landslide election win.
Writing on his official Facebook page, Chastanet described the victory as having been ‘well earned’.
“I wish you and the people of Jamaica another term of success and prosperity as you work to Build Back Stronger,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister stated.
Jamaicans voted to return the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) of Prime Minister Holness to office with a landslide in General Elections on Thursday.
Preliminary results show the JLP won 49 of the 63 seats at stake with the other 14 going to the People’s National Party (PNP) led by Dr Peter Phillips.
In an address to the nation Thursday night, Prime Minister Holness said Dr Phillips had called him to concede defeat, a gesture he described as sportsmanlike and dignified.
The Prime Minister urged Dr. Phillips’ PNP supporters to not feel dejected, but join the JLP in ‘celebrating Jamaica’s victory’.
According to the Electoral Office of Jamaica, the voter turn out was approximately 37 percent of the 1,913,410 registered electors, down from 48 percent in the last General Elections in February 2016.
Some commentators believe public concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic may have been a contributing factor.
Returning Officers are expected to conduct a final count of all ballots on Friday.