Joshua Po­lacheck: US Em­bassy, Kingston

Jamaica Gleaner - - UNITED STATES ELECTIONS 2016 -

“We wouldn’t be so ar­ro­gant as to say there are lessons Ja­maica can learn from the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

“Ja­maica demon­strated to the world in Fe­bru­ary that there was an or­derly tal­ly­ing of the votes, and once the re­sults be­came clear, there was a seam­less trans­fer of power. “We ex­pect the same thing to hap­pen in the United States.

“The em­bassy works for Pres­i­dent Obama un­til Jan­uary. As you can see, the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion has cre­ated a num­ber of non-par­ti­san ini­tia­tives – the Caribbean Basin Se­cu­rity Ini­tia­tive or the Caribbean En­ergy Se­cu­rity Ini­tia­tive – and we don’t ex­pect those to change, re­gard­less of who is elected.”

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