A Prime Minister Falls. A Prime Minister Ascends.

I was at the press conference this week as the party currently in power in Jamaica, the Jamaica Labor Party, announced the man they plan to put forward as new leader and therefore new PM at its November national convention. The party’s 5,000 some rank and file delegates voting AGAINST the chosen one of the party leadership is highly unlikely, of course, but would provide the kind of political theater that makes for long days, and nights, for diplomats reporting on political developments. Come to think of it, it’s already been a couple weeks of quite long days…

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