PNP, who will make up the large bulk of Monday’s vote, may just decide among themselves to give the JLP additional power at the municipal corporation level, as it looks the better of the two parties in simple readiness to govern.
The prime minister has not, so far, made any foolish statements as he did on the campaign trail for the general election by promising that crime would be much less of a concern when his party took power. More discerning voters may take the broad view that a protest vote in the PNP’s favour will still not give the PNP power to alter anything of significance.
The JLP should benefit from that. And from Portia, too.