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Prime Minister of Jamaica

Prime Minister of Jamaica
Incumbent
Portia Simpson-Miller

since 5 January 2012
Style The Most Honourable
Residence Vale Royal
Appointer Governor-General of Jamaica
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder

Sir William Bustamante

as Chief Minister of Jamaica
Formation 5 May 1955
Website www.opm.jm
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Jamaica

The Prime Minister of Jamaica is Jamaica's head of government, currently Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller, as leader of the governing People's National Party (PNP), was sworn in as Prime Minister on 5 January 2012, succeeding Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness. This was a result of the PNP's victory in Jamaica's 29 December 2011 general election.

The Prime Minister is formally appointed into office by the Governor General of Jamaica, who represents Elizabeth II, the Queen of Jamaica (Jamaica's Head of State). Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller, ON, MP (born 12 December 1945) is a Jamaican politician who has been the seventh Prime Minister of Jamaica since 5 January 2012. Simpson-Miller, who leads the People's National Party, previously served as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007; she was Leader of the Opposition from 2007 to 2012.[1]

While serving as Prime Minister, Simpson-Miller also chose to hold the positions of Minister of Defence, Development, Information and Sports. She previously served as Minister of Labour, Social Security and Sport, Minister of Tourism and Sports and Minister of Local Government throughout the years.[2][3] Simpson-Miller defeated Prime Minister Andrew Holness of the Jamaica Labour Party in the December 2011 general election

Contents

  • Chief Ministers of Jamaica (1953–1959) 1
  • Premiers of Jamaica (1959–1962) 2
  • Prime Ministers of Jamaica (1962–present) 3
  • By tenure 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Chief Ministers of Jamaica (1953–1959)

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Elected Political Affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 Sir Alexander Bustamante 5 May 1953 2 February 1955 —— Jamaica Labour Party
2 Norman Manley 2 February 1955 1959 1955 People's National Party

Premiers of Jamaica (1959–1962)

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Elected Political Affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 Norman Manley 1959 29 April 1962 1959 People's National Party
2 Sir Alexander Bustamante 29 April 1962 6 August 1962 1962 Jamaica Labour Party

Prime Ministers of Jamaica (1962–present)

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 Sir Alexander Bustamante 6 August 1962 23 February 1967 1962 Jamaica Labour Party
2 Sir Donald Sangster * 23 February 1967 11 April 1967 1967 Jamaica Labour Party
3 Hugh Shearer 11 April 1967 2 March 1972 —— Jamaica Labour Party
4 Michael Manley 2 March 1972 1 November 1980 1972 People's National Party
1976
5 Edward Seaga 1 November 1980 10 February 1989 1980 Jamaica Labour Party
1983
(4) Michael Manley 10 February 1989 30 March 1992 1989 People's National Party
6 P. J. Patterson 30 March 1992 30 March 2006 1993 People's National Party
1997
2002
7 Portia Simpson-Miller 30 March 2006 11 September 2007 —— People's National Party
8 Bruce Golding 11 September 2007 23 October 2011 2007 Jamaica Labour Party
9 Andrew Holness 23 October 2011 5 January 2012 —— Jamaica Labour Party
(7) Portia Simpson-Miller 5 January 2012 Incumbent 2011 People's National Party

Note: (*) Died in office

By tenure

Rank by
length
of terms
Prime Minister Took office Left office Length by
time served
Administrations Elected Political affiliation
1 P. J. Patterson 30 March 1992 30 March 2006 14 years 1 1993
1997
2002
People's National Party
2 Michael Manley 2 March 1972
10 February 1989
1 November 1980
30 March 1992
11 years, 292 days
(8 years, 244 days;
3 years, 48 days)
2 1972
1976
1989
People's National Party
3 Edward Seaga 1 November 1980 10 February 1989 8 years, 101 days 1 1980
1983
Jamaica Labour Party
4 Portia Simpson Miller 30 March 2006
5 January 2012
11 September 2007
Incumbent
5 years, 40 days
(1 year, 165 days;
3 years, 240 days)
2 2011 People's National Party
5 Hugh Shearer 11 April 1967 2 March 1972 4 years, 326 days 1 Jamaica Labour Party
6 Alexander Bustamante 29 April 1962 23 February 1967 4 years, 300 days 1 1962 Jamaica Labour Party
7 Bruce Golding 11 September 2007 23 October 2011 4 years, 42 days 1 2007 Jamaica Labour Party
8 Andrew Holness 23 October 2011 5 January 2012 74 days 1 Jamaica Labour Party
9 Donald Sangster 23 February 1967 11 April 1967 47 days 1 1967 Jamaica Labour Party

See also

References

External links

  • Government of Jamaica - Office of the Prime Minister - Official website
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