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Waugh Richards seeks court injuction to block installation of JTA president-elect

Published:Wednesday | August 13, 2014 | 9:13 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The attorney representing defeated Jamaica Teachers' Association presidential candidate, Georgia Waugh Richards, has filed an injunction seeking to bar the installation of her opponent Norman Allen as president-elect.

The matter is to be heard on Friday.

Last month, the JTA declared Norman Allen the winner of the presidential election following a ballot recount.

Initially, Waugh Richards had been declared the winner polling 6,079 votes to Allen’s 5,996 votes.

However, Allen disagreed with the outcome and took the matter to court demanding a recount.

But Waugh Richards' attorney, Seymour Stewart, filed an action in the court today seeking to challenge the outcome of the recount.

He says the election is being challenged on several grounds including discrepancies in the election process as well as the number of ballots counted.

Seymour says Waugh-Richards wants the results of the JTA presidential election overturned and a fresh one called.

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