(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Mark Golding, the St Andrew South member of parliament, has been elected the sixth president of the People’s National Party (PNP). Golding amassed 1,740 votes to clinch victory.
His challenger, Lisa Hanna, polled 1,444 in an electon where 96 per cent of delegates turned out to vote.
The results of yesterday’s presidential election were announced at the PNP’s 89 Old Hope Road headquarters. Voting ended just after 3 p.m.
More than 3,300 delegates were eligible to vote in yesterday’s election. Golding’s victory means he will replace Dr Peter Phillips as president of the PNP and leader of the Opposition.