Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Andrew Holness ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ The minister of education has declared his interest in succeeding Golding and is a clear frontrunner.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He has already received the backing of JLP stalwarts such as Karl Samuda and Dr. Horace Chang, both members of Parliament, as well as Senator Dennis Meadows.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Holness, the member of Parliament for West Central St. Andrew, is also leader of government business in the House of Representatives and claims he will be a unifying force in the JLP as the party looks to fend off a possible general election challenge from the Peoples National Party (PNP) in 2012.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Dr. Kenneth Baugh ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ The deputy prime minister, foreign affairs minister and former JLP chairman has not ruled himself out to replace Golding. However, already the 70-year-old is on the defensive, accusing the prime minister of influencing the leadership race by stating his preference for a younger man to take over the party and countryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s leadership.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Audley Shaw ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ finance minister.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Christopher Tufton - The investment, industry and commerce minister is another with youth on his side.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Robert Montague - agriculture minister.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Mike Henry ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ JLP chairman and transport and works minister.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Information compiled from various sources.