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Phillips says PNP will change laws to hold by-elections in specified time

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 7:06 PM
Dr Shane Alexis hugs former PNP president Portia Simpson Miller. He will be representing the party in the St Mary South East by election.

People's National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips says his government will be changing the electoral laws to ensure that by-elections are held in a specified time.

Giving his first address as president to the 78th Annual Conference of the PNP Sunday afternoon, Phillips accused the government of playing politics with the announcement of the date of three pending by-elections. 

The pending by-elections are to take place in St Mary South East, following the death of the PNP MP, Dr Winston Green; and in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West following the retirement of PNP MPs, Dr Omar Davies and former PNP President and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. 

The Government has announced a road project in St Mary, the timing of which, the Opposition has found suspicious.

It wants the Contractor General to monitor the activities.

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