How is Jamaica governed and by who?
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The country of Jamaica does not, and has never had a President. Jamaica is a Parliamentary Democracy and is governed by an elected Prime Minister and a ceremonial Head of State (Queen Elizabeth II of the U.K.) The Prime Minister of Jamaica is the Hon. Orette Bruce Golding. Jamaica does not have a President.
Jamaica is a parliamentary democracy governed under the constitution of 1962. It has a bicameral Parliament made up of a 21-member Senate and a 60-member House of Representatives. The prime minister is the head of government. The head of state is the British monarch, as represented by the governor-general.