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Clear Mandate For New Government, But Little Change

April 2012 | Political Risk Analysis

BMI View: Sizeable victories in Jamaica's national and local elections have returned the People's National Party (PNP) to power with a strong mandate to tackle the country's weak growth and elevated violence. That said, we maintain our more negative outlook on Jamaica's growth prospects, noting that its weak fiscal position and the new government's focus on addressing the symptoms rather than causes of the country's poor economic performance will likely hinder reform.

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