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Local gov't election delay?

Published:Monday | February 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Colin Fagan, the opposition spokesman on Local Government, has opined that parochial elections, which are constitutionally due by March this year, may be postponed.

"I have been reliably informed that the Government won't call the election. Instead, they will come to Parliament and ask that the period be extended to four years," Fagan said.

Local government elections are held every three years. Jamaicans last voted in these elections in December, 2007.

He was speaking at the launch of the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) South St Catherine Chapter launch in Portmore on Saturday.

Fagan, however, warned the young comrades not to lose focus. He urged them to be prepared to help the People's National Party in the political field in case an election is announced.

"Constitutional issues such as the election cannot be taken lightly, so, you need to work very hard so that the country can put us back in power," the south-east St Catherine Member of Parliament said.