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PM confident of victory in local government elections

Published:Monday | September 22, 2014 | 9:51 AM
Party supporters gather at the People's National party 76th conference held at the national Arena in St Andrew yesterday. - Photo by Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer

People’s National Party President Portia Simpson Miller is expressing confidence that her party will be able to secure victory in local government elections due next year.

Addressing delegates at the party’s annual conference yesterday, Simpson Miller poured scorn on the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party’s criticism that although her administration has been passing International Monetary Fund tests, it is failing the people’s test.

Simpson Miller insisted Jamaicans are in a better position than they were two years ago when her administration took over from the JLP.

She says the electorate will confirm this when they vote next year in local government elections.

Her comments also come against the background of comments last week by PNP Chairman Robert Pickersgill that some members are reportedly anxious the Government still has a lot to do after 30 months in power.

He told a press conference that the anxiety has been expressed throughout the six Regional Executive Councils, among delegates and leaders at the constituency and divisional levels.


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