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Why the PNP lost the election? Appraisal committee findings today

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2016 | 6:21 AM

The People's National Party (PNP) is to today expected to disclose the findings of the appraisal committee set up to examine why the party lost the February 25 General Election to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

The PNP has called a press briefing for 10 o’clock this morning at its Old Hope Road, St Andrew, headquarters to discuss the report of the committee.

The report was completed at the end of last month.

Chairman of the appraisal committee, Julian Robinson, had said then that he believed the report represents a fair assessment of the reasons for the party's loss.

He also noted that some of the recommendations can be implemented immediately.

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

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 to take over the reins of government.