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Governance | ELECTIONS

Start legislative process to fix the date of General Elections to bring greater certainty to the political process. The date will be a date after the Budget and not before. Within the first 100 days

In progress

Source: The Jamaica Gleaner February 18, 2016

Friday April 15, 2016 | Jamaica Observer

Removal of Queen as head of State, fixed election date and term limit for PM

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, in the 2016/2017 Throne Speech to mark the opening of the new session of Parliament, announced the plan to move to republican status, while outlining a raft of other measures that are now on the legislative agenda.

Also on top of the agenda is legislation for fixed election dates (local and general) and term limits for the prime minister. Sir Patrick announced, too, that a National Human Rights Institute (NHRI) is to be set up in law and the Office of the Public Defender “enhanced to incorporate the NHRI”.

Thursday April 14, 2016 | King's House Official Website of the Governor General of Jamaica

THRONE SPEECH DELIVERED BY GOVERNOR-GENERAL HIS EXCELLENCY THE MOST HON. SIR PATRICK ALLEN ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J ON AT THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT APRIL 14, 2016

Fixed Election Dates – Parliament this year will see legislation to create fixed election dates and term limits for the Prime Minister.