How often are elections held in Jamaica?

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How often are elections held in Jamaica?

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Jamaica’s political democracy is, like most, based on the British parliamentary system with HM Queen Elizabeth 2nd as head of state. The Queen is represented in Jamaica by a Governor-General who has the constitutional power to, on the advise of the elected Representatives, dissolve parliament and precipitate a general election. The maximum life of a Parliament is five years, at the end of which Parliament must be dissolved and a general election held. However, the Prime Minister may advise the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament at any time within the five years and name a date for a general election. Also, Parliament must be dissolved and a general election held if a majority of all the members of the House of Representatives supports a no-confidence motion against the Government.

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