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Jamaica: UPDATE | 1,107 Ballots Rejected In Clarendon North Western, PNP To Seek Recount

The People’s National Party is to seek a magisterial recount in the Clarendon North Western constituency which recorded 1,107 rejected ballots in last week’s general election.

In the final count, the Jamaica Labour Party’s Phillip Henriques polled 5,630 votes to unseat the incumbent People’s National Party (PNP’s) Richard Azan by 83 votes.

Merrick Cohen, an independent candidate, received 46 votes.

Last night, Azan told The Gleaner that an application for a recount is unlikely.

“I don’t think we’re going to do any recount,” he said.

But in a statement this afternoon, PNP general secretary Julian Robinson said a magisterial recount will be filed tomorrow.

“The documents are being prepared now,” he told The Gleaner.

Director of Elections Glasspole Brown said, he found it unusual that 1,107 ballots were rejected in the September 3 poll in Clarendon North Western.

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