Andrew Holness to be Sworn as Prime Minister for Second Term

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The leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness will be sworn in for his second term as Prime Minister on Monday at King’s House – the official residence of the Governor-General.

The ceremony, that will be streamed live, is being held in accordance with the Constitution of Jamaica.

During the ceremony, that is scheduled to begin at 3 pm (local time), Holness will take the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office of Prime Minister of Jamaica after which he will receive the Instrument of Appointment to the Office of Prime Minister from the Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen.

Holness will then make his inaugural address to the nation.

This is the third time that Holness will be sworn in as prime minister, having served as prime minister from October 23, 2011, to January 5, 2012.

He was again sworn in for a second time on March 3, 2016.

The Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party defeated the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), 49-14 in last Thursday’s general election.

CMC

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