10 November 2011
2 candidates have been nominated for the post of Chief Minister.
Sir Philip Bailhache and Deputy Ian Joseph Gorst have put their names forward for the position and the States will elect their preferred candidate during a special sitting on Monday 14 November.
Each nomination has been made by at least 6 elected members and each candidate has submitted a statement setting out his vision for a strategic policy and how he would discharge his responsibilities if he were to be appointed.
The nominations will be read out in the States at 1 pm on Monday, when the new States will convene for the first time. The Bailiff will then draw lots to determine the order in which the 2 candidates will address the Assembly. Each candidate will have up to 10 minutes to make a speech, and will then face questions from States members for up to 40 minutes.
The vote will then take place by open ballot, with the candidate who receives more than half of the votes being selected as Chief Minister designate.
The States will reconvene at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday 17 November 2011 to appoint the 9 ministers, the Chairman of the Privileges and Procedures Committee, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, the chairmen of the 5 scrutiny panels and the Chairman of the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission.
Nomination statements on the States Assembly website