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PNP presidential election starts on time

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2006 | 10:40 AM

Robert Lalah, Staff Reporter

The race to select a new president of the People’s National Party (PNP) began promptly this morning with the opening of the registration and screening areas at Jamaica College at 8:30.

Hundreds of party supporters and delegates turned up at the venue for the special delegates’ conference. Voting started at 9 o\'clock and is expected to close at 2 in the afternoon.

The grounds of the venue and surrounding areas were transformed into a sea of yellow and red and several vendors set up posts along Hope Road in anticipation of the huge crowds expected to pass through the area today.

Supporters of one of the candidates, Finance Minister Omar Davies, have gathered at the University of Technology (Utech) and are in a festive mood, beating drums and singing songs. They are dressed primarily in red which, for more than a year, has been Davies\' official campaign colour. The plan is to march down to the nearby Jamaica College together at a time to be agreed on, to cast their votes collectively for Dr. Davies as their choice for party president