2007 Jamaican general election

General elections were held in Jamaica on 3 September 2007. They had originally been scheduled for 27 August 2007 but were delayed due to Hurricane Dean. 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]

2007 Jamaica general election

3 September 2007 (2007-09-03)

All 60 seats in the Jamaica House of Representatives
  First party Second party
 
Leader Bruce Golding Portia Simpson-Miller
Party JLP PNP
Leader's seat Kingston West Saint Andrew South Western
Last election 26 seats, 47.4% 34 seats, 52.1%
Seats before 26 34
Seats won 32 28
Seat change 6 6
Popular vote 410,438 405,293
Percentage 50.27% 49.64%
Swing 2.9% 2.5%

Prime Minister before election

Portia Simpson-Miller
PNP

Subsequent Prime Minister

Bruce Golding
JLP

Results

 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

  1. Pollster's diary: virtual motion picture of campaign 2007 Archived 2008-06-22 at the Wayback Machine, Jamaica Gleaner, September 9, 2007


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