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Jamaican general election, 2002

Jamaica general election, 2002
1997 ←
16 October 2002 (2002-10-16)
→ 2007

All 60 seats in the Jamaica House of Representatives
  First party Second party
Leader P.J. Patterson Edward Seaga
Party People's National Party Jamaica Labour
Leader's seat Westmoreland Eastern Kingston West
Last election 50 seats, 56.2% 10 seats, 38.9%
Seats before 50 10
Seats won 34 26
Seat change Decrease16 Increase16
Popular vote 396,590 360,718
Percentage 52.1% 47.4%
Swing Decrease4.1% Increase8.5%

Prime Minister before election

P.J. Patterson
People's National Party

Prime Minister-elect

P.J. Patterson
People's National Party

General elections were held in Jamaica on 16 October 2002.[1] The result was a victory for the People's National Party, which won 34 of the 60 seats, whilst voter turnout was 59.1%.[1] PNP leader P. J. Patterson retained his position as Prime Minister, becoming the first political leader to win three successive elections. Patterson stepped down on 26 February 2006, and was replaced by Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaica's first female Prime Minister.


Party Votes % Seats +/-
People's National Party 396,590 52.1 34 -16
Jamaica Labour Party 360,718 47.4 26 +16
National Democratic Movement-Jamaica National Alliance for Unity 2,895 0.4 0 0
United People's Party 548 0.1 0 New
Imperial Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated Political Party 162 0.0 0 New
Independents 452 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 7,393
Total 768,758 100 60 0
Source: Nohlen


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