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Holness to be sworn in as Prime Minister Thursday

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 3:18 PM
In this October 2011 photo, Andrew Holness takes the Oath of Office as Prime Minister of Jamaica.

Jamaica Labour Party Leader (JLP) Andrew Holness is to be sworn in as Prime Minister at King's House on Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

JLP spokesperson, Kamina Johnson Smith says the party is preparing for the swearing in.

The Electoral Office of Jamaica today wrote to the Governor General Sir Patrick Allen advising that the final count of ballots in Thursday's General Election had been completed and that the JLP gained 32 seats to the People's National Party's 31 seats in the 63-seat House of Representatives.

IN PHOTO: Holness accepts his instrument of office as Prime Minister in 2011

There will be a magisterial recount of the ballots cast in St Mary South Eastern which the PNP's Dr Winston Green won by nine votes over the JLP's Dr Norman Dunn.

Speaking in an interview this morning on Power 106 FM's Cliff Hughes online, Johnson Smith had said the JLP would move to have the ceremony within 24 hours of hearing from King's House.