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ECJ fears St James incidents could threaten democratic process

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2016 | 6:27 PM

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says it fears the occurrences in St James this week could undermine the advances made in the electoral system over the past 35 years.

It says it notes with deep concern the deaths of four persons in political events in St James.

The ECJ says the events could threaten the democratic process in Jamaica.

It is urging the political parties and their supporters, to bring greater discipline to the campaign process.

It says if this is not done it will recommend to the Political Ombudsman and the Jamaica Constabulary Force that the use of motorcades, political rallies and tours, be curtailed.