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PNP executive to discuss election assessment report tonight

Published:Monday | May 30, 2016 | 5:49 PM
Julian Robinson ... following tonight's discussions, the report is expected to go to the party's National Executive Council in July for ratification.

The People's National Party (PNP) executive will be meeting this evening to consider a report that examined why the party lost the February 25 general elections to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

Declining to say what were some of the major findings, chairman of the appraisal committee, Julian Robinson, said the report will be assessed by internal party channels before being made public.

However, he said some of the recommendations can be immediately implemented

 

Meanwhile, Robinson says he believes the report represents a fair assessment of the reasons for the PNP's election loss. 


IN PHOTO: PNP President Portia Simpson Miller consoles Peter Phillips on election night

 

Chairman of the PNP's election appraisal committee, Julian Robinson

The PNP deputy general secretary says following tonight's discussions, the report is expected to go to the party's National Executive Council in July for ratification. 

Analysts have given a number of reasons for the PNP's defeat to the JLP.

 
IN PHOTO: JLP Leader Andre Holness and other Labourites on election night

Among other things, they have pointed to the party's withdrawal from the national debates, the focus on JLP Leader Andrew Holness' house and the internal problems surrounding the selection of candidates.

The JLP won 32 seats to the PNP's 31.