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The wait for the date!

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM
JLP Leader Andrew Holness (left) and the party's campaign manager Mike Henry (centre) being taught the latest dance moves by two women at the party's meeting in St Elizabeth last Thursday.
PNP President Portia Simpson Miller (centre) leads other members of the party on stage in Portmore, St Catherine last Sunday.
Members of the JLP leadership on stage in St Elizabeth last Thursday.
PNP supporters at the party's rally in Portmore, St Catherine last Sunday.
This JLP 'hottie' dressed to impress for the party's meeting in Alexandria, St Ann last Sunday.
Endorsing 'Mama P', these PNP supporters had fun at the party's rally in Portmore, St Catherine last Sunday.
Some JLP supporters covered their faces for the party's meeting in Alexandria, St Ann last Sunday.
These children joined adult PNP supporters at a rally in Portmore, St Catherine last Sunday.
The JLP's Othneil Lawrence rings the bell in Alexandria, St Ann last Sunday.
With their 'power' fists raised these PNP supporters enjoyed the rally in Portmore, St Catherine last Sunday.
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The long wait for the much-anticipated announcement from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of the date for the 17th general election is continuing, even as the window closes for a pre-Christmas poll.

With a minimum of 21 days needed between the announcement and the election, if Simpson Miller does not name the date this week, there will be no way for an election before the final shopping days of Christmas, a move that the

People's National Party's General Secretary Paul Burke has promised will not happen.

As noted by columnist Martin Henry, December has been a popular choice for general elections since the first under Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944. There have been six December elections in 16 general elections, including the first on December 14 and the most recent on December 29, 2011.

But even with the election date not announced, the parties have continued their meetings across the island, and The Gleaner's photographers have captured the images on the campaign trail.