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Magisterial recount for St Mary South Eastern tomorrow

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 3:00 AM

The magisterial recount of the ballots in St Mary South Eastern has been scheduled for tomorrow.

In addition to St Mary South East, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) yesterday signalled that it will also be requesting a magisterial recount for St James South, in which the People's National Party (PNP) Derrick Keller prevailed over Homer Davis by 72 votes.

Following the preliminary count on Thursday night, the JLP's Dr Norman Dunn was named the winner over the PNP's Dr Winston Green by 127 votes.

However, following the final count on Saturday, the results were reversed and Dr Green was declared the winner by a nine-vote majority.

Dr Dunn's lawyer, Alexander Williams, says an application was filed yesterday in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for a recount.

He told The Gleaner that summonses are now being prepared to facilitate the recount tomorrow.

With Green's win, the overall seat count is now JLP 32, PNP 31.