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Former JTA presidential contender withdraws election result challenge

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 7:08 PM

Former Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) presidential candidate, Georgia Waugh Richards, has withdrawn her legal challenge of the results of the 2014 Presidential Elections.

This was confirmed by JTA attorney, Caroline Hay.

Hay says Waugh Richards filed the notice to discontinue on February 3 and served the document on the JTA the next day.

Waugh-Richards had gone to court after her initial victory in the June 2014 presidential poll was overturned following a recount of ballots.

She had been declared the winner over Norman Allen.

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

Following the recount, Allen was declared the winner.

Waugh-Richards went back to court to challenge the results of the recount and obtained an injunction blocking Allen’s installation.

The injunction was subsequently lifted and the JTA went ahead with the installation ceremony.

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