The opposition Jamaica Labour Party gained another seat in parliament Sept. 5 in ongoing recounts of Monday’s election which ended the 18-year reign of the ruling People’s National Party. Elections officials said the JLP had won 33 seats in Jamaica’s 60-seat parliament compared to 27 for the PNP, which had been seeking a record fifth consecutive term. Election workers across Jamaica have been recounting ballots for two days after the preliminary election-night tally gave the JLP a narrow 31-29 win. The final count was expected Sept. 6. (Reuters)

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