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St James Southern magisterial recount likely to continue Thursday

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 3:06 PM

The magisterial recount in the St James Southern constituency is likely to continue on Thursday.

At 4:30 p.m., 24 of the 106 boxes were counted at the Cambridge Resident Magistrate's Court in the parish.

The Jamaica Labour Party's Homer Davis was leading with 1,628 votes to the 1,144 votes for the People’s National Party’s Derrick Kellier.

Independent candidates Ras Astor Black had five votes and Joseph Hilton, four.

Six ballots were rejected and another seven spoilt.

The application for a recount was filed by the JLP which contended that some ballots which were rejected during the final count should have been accepted.

Following the official count, Kellier was declared the winner by 81 votes.