The leader of the Jamaica labour Party, Mr. Bruce Golding, will not be seeking re-election at the party's annual general conference in November and will step down as Prime Minister as soon as a new leader has been elected.
Mr. Golding conveyed this decision to the party's Central Executive at its quarterly meeting held at Belmont Road today.
Mr. Golding said he had planned to lead the party into a second term of government and demit office within two years thereafter. He said "the challenges of the last four years have taken their toll and it was appropriate now to make way for new leadership to continue the programmes of economic recovery and transformation while mobilizing the party for victory in the next general elections."
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