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Jamaica: First Female Prime Minister

Continuing the global trend of more female heads of state, Portia Simpson-Miller won elections to become the first female party leader and Prime Minister in Jamaica's history. Although not his first choice, Leon Robinson says of Simpson-Miller: “she can cross party lines, she has a humble attitude, she's spiritual and she's seen as a caring person. She also led a terrific campaign. She should make a great prime minister.” Charles Matheson points out that “female Prime Ministers and Presidents in the past have proved themselves to be no pushovers.” Dr. D sounds skeptical when he says, “we will see if having a woman runnin tings going mek any difference.”

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