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#PNPelections: Portia votes to shouts of 'one leader'

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2016 | 12:41 PM

Jovan Johnson, Staff Reporter‎

To shouts of "one leader" Portia Simpson Miller jogged into the National Arena to cast her vote this afternoon in the People's National Party (PNP) internal elections in which her presidency is being challenged.

After a smooth voting process of no more than two minutes, Simpson Miller told journalists, at the end of voting, she was confident of being re-elected president.

"At the end of today Portia Simpson Miller will be victorious for the People's National Party and to continue to lead the PNP," she said.

Simpson Miller, first elected in 2006, said she will get "the majority" of the 3,400  votes.

Her challenger, Dr Karl Blythe, who has lost a previous bid involving Simpson Miller, has not yet voted.

There is also a race involving five people for the four vice-presidential positions.