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Magisterial recount for St Mary South Eastern Wednesday

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 2:53 PM
Following the preliminary count on Thursday night, the Jamaica Labour Party Dr Norman Dunn was named the winner over the People's National Party Dr Winston Green by 127 votes.

The magisterial recount of the ballots in St Mary South Eastern has been scheduled for Wednesday.

Following the preliminary count on Thursday night, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP's) Dr Norman Dunn was named the winner over the People's National Party (PNP's) Dr Winston Green by 127 votes.

However, following the final count on Saturday, the results were reversed and Dr Green was declared the winner by a nine-vote majority. 

Dr Dunn's lawyer, Alexander Williams, says an application was filed today in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for a recount. 

He told The Gleaner that summonses are now being prepared to facilitate the recount on Wednesday. 

With Green's win the overall seat count is now JLP - 32; PNP - 31.