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PSOJ congratulates JLP, says democracy is alive

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 2:47 PM
President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica William Mahfood says it is good for the country when citizens participate in the democratic process.

President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), William Mahfood, says the outcome of yesterday’s election shows that democracy is alive and well in Jamaica.

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) booted the People’s National Party out of office after winning 33 of the 63 parliamentary seats.

The PNP was ousted after one term and in 2011 the party defeated the JLP after one term.

Mahfood says it is good for the country when citizens participate in the democratic process.

The PSOJ president says he and the organisation commend JLP leader Andrew Holness and his team for running an issues-based campaign.

Mahfood says civil society and the private sector should now come together to partner with the new government to ensure that plans and policies promised by the JLP are implemented.

 

PSOJ President , William Mahfood