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PNP, JLP continue to rally supporters as election nears

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The country’s two main political parties will today continue to rally supporters with the staging of mass meetings as preparations heighten for a soon-to-be called general election.

The governing People’s National Party (PNP) heads to Annotto Bay, in St Mary for a 5 p.m. meeting as part of its multi-parish ‘Road Tour’, while the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) heads to May Pen, Clarendon for a mass meeting about the same time this afternoon.

Both JLP Leader Andrew Holness and PNP President Portia Simpson-Miller will address their party supporters.

The race to form the next government is tight, with the latest polls showing both the JLP and PNP in a statistical tie, enjoying 26 per cent and 27 per cent of voter support, respectively. However, the PNP at this time has the advantage, having gained 12 percentage points since the last poll in October last year.