The race was a keenly contested one where she beat her major competitor for the post Peter Phillips, Minister of National Security, be some 200 votes. She received 1775 votes approximately 200 move votes that Peter Phillips 1538 votes. I guess it was not any surprise that Portia won, as she has been a favorite among the Jamaican people and most of all the voting PNP delegates.
In a few week the former PNP president and current Prime Minister PJ Paterson will hand over the baton to the new Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller.
A new page has been written in the history of Jamaica, a new leader, a female at the steering wheel. Will this be a new day for Jamaica? Will she make a thing better for the country? Will the party now look out for the Jamaican people? Or will it be business as usual, oppression and robbery of the Jamaican people? Only time will tell.