Preliminary results show that opposition leader Portia Simpson Miller has reclaimed leadership of Jamaica in a dramatic political comeback.
Election Director Orrette Fisher tells The Associated Press that based on preliminary results “it appears safe to say” that the 66-year-old Simpson Miller’s party will return to power.
Fisher says he is waiting for all electoral officers to report to his office before he releases a final breakdown of parliamentary seat tallies. He expected his office to release the official count on Saturday.
Simpson Miller was tossed out of office four years ago in a narrow election defeat.
Her victory marks a major political comeback.