Following a morning of questions and answers for Jersey’s two Chief Minister candidates, Deputy Kristina Moore has been elected with 39 votes.
Sam Mézec, party leader of Reform Jersey political party was the runner-up with 10 votes. There were no abstentions.
Deputy Kristina Moore’s vision statement states that her ambition of her proposed government is to “ensure we realise our potential in every aspect of island life. Together, as one strong island community, we can put Jersey back on track.
“Together, we can create a government that will unite the Assembly and rebuild trust with islanders by promoting openness and transparency and providing better value for the public’s money to secure a positive future, where everyone can prosper and thrive. A Government that will lead by listening, listening to the States, listening to
the voters, listening to our frontline workers, listening to all.
“Jersey has always been an island that has punched above its weight. Our shared objective must be to become the best small island in the world to live, work, raise a family, start a business, enjoy life and grow old with dignity.”
Deputy Kristina Moore acknowledged the outgoing Chief Minister and his government, saying: “The last four years have been some of the most challenging in our island’s history and while I will not pretend to have agreed with many of their decisions, I do not doubt their hard work or commitment.
“Of course, the last four years have been a challenge. Brexit, Covid and the war in Ukraine have exacerbated fissures that already existed on our island. But reading through candidates’ manifestos before the election, it is clear there is a unity of purpose across the political spectrum. We might disagree on the proposed solutions,
but we share a common sense of the challenges and opportunities facing our island.”