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Portia Simpson-Miller
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7th Prime Minister of Jamaica
In office
5 January 2012 – 3 March 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor-General Patrick Allen
Preceded by Andrew Holness
Succeeded by Andrew Holness
In office
30 March 2006 – 11 September 2007
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor-General Kenneth Hall
Preceded by P. J. Patterson
Succeeded by Bruce Golding
Leader of the Opposition
In office
3 March 2016 – 2 April 2017
Prime Minister Andrew Holness
Preceded by Andrew Holness
Succeeded by Peter Phillips
In office
11 September 2007 – 5 January 2012
Prime Minister Bruce Golding
Andrew Holness
Preceded by Bruce Golding
Succeeded by Andrew Holness
President of the People's National Party
In office
30 March 2005 – 26 March 2017
Preceded by P. J. Patterson
Succeeded by Peter Phillips
Personal details
Portia Lucretia Simpson

(1945-12-12) 12 December 1945 (age 77)
Wood Hall, Colony of Jamaica
Political party People's National Party
Errald Miller
(m. 1998)
Alma mater Union Institute and University

Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller ON (born 12 December 1945) is a Jamaican politician. She served as Prime Minister of Jamaica from March 2006 to September 2007 and again from 5 January 2012 to 3 March 2016. She was the leader of the People's National Party from 2005 to 2017 and the Leader of the Opposition twice, from 2007 to 2012 and from 2016 to 2017.

While serving as Prime Minister, Simpson-Miller retained the positions of Minister of Defence, Development, Information and Sports. She has also served as Minister of Labour, Social Security and Sport, Minister of Tourism and Sports and Minister of Local Government throughout her political career. Following her election win in December 2011, when her party defeated the Jamaica Labour Party, she became the second individual since independence to have served non-consecutive terms as prime minister, the first having been Michael Manley. The People's National Party under her leadership lost the 25 February 2016 general election by only one seat to the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party. One political commentator described the poll as "the closest election Jamaica has ever had". Following this defeat, Simpson-Miller stepped down in 2017.

Simpson-Miller was ranked by Time as one if the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. In 2011, she was named Person of the Year by The Gleaner and Observer.

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