Ann-Marie Vaz Set To Be Sworn In As Jamaica’s Newest Member of Parliament

Ann-Marie Vaz is expected to be sworn in during this week as the Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern following her victory in the recent by-election.

The final count by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) that was completed over the past weekend has given Vaz a slightly higher margin of victory.

The final count showed both Vaz and the People’s National Party (PNP) Damion Crawford increased their tally of votes when compared with the preliminary count.

It showed that Vaz received 9,989 votes, 319 more than the 9,670 votes polled by Crawford.

At the end of the preliminary count last week, Vaz had 9,917 votes to 9,611 for Crawford, for a 306-vote margin of victory.

The EOJ says 75 ballots were rejected.

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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