An­drew Hol­ness ap­pointed Prime Min­is­ter of Ja­maica

The Star (St. Lucia) - - REGIONAL -

An­drew Michael Hol­ness, a five-term elected mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, was on Thurs­day March 3 ap­pointed prime min­is­ter of Ja­maica at King’s House in St An­drew. He was ap­pointed by Gover­norGen­eral Sir Pa­trick Allen.

Hol­ness, hav­ing taken the oath of al­le­giance and oath of of­fice, also signed the in­stru­ment of ap­point­ment as prime min­is­ter, much to the de­light of those gath­ered to wit­ness his ap­point­ment.

The stan­dard of out­go­ing prime min­is­ter Por­tia Simp­son Miller was then low­ered and Hol­ness’ stan­dard bro­ken.

Gen­eral Elec­tions were held in Ja­maica on Fe­bru­ary 25, 2016. Pre­lim­i­nary re­sults in­di­cated a 33-30 vic­tory for Hol­ness’ JLP. How­ever, a sub­se­quent re­count re­sulted in the Di­rec­tor of Elec­tions Or­rette Fisher on Tues­day com­mu­ni­cat­ing with the Of­fice of the Gover­norGen­eral, ad­vis­ing that the Ja­maica Labour Party won the ma­jor­ity of the seats in the 17th Gen­eral Elec­tion. It says of the 63 seats con­tested, the Ja­maica Labour Party (JLP) holds the ma­jor­ity with 32 and the Peo­ples Na­tional Party (PNP) holds the re­main­ing 31.

Ja­maica’s Prime Min­is­ter An­drew Hol­ness.

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