Lyndon Trott is Guernsey's new Chief Minister
Following the election of Deputies on 23 April 2008, the new States had to decide who would be Guernsey's Chief Minister for the next four years.
Guernsey's Chief Minister holds the highest elected position within the States of Guernsey and to stand for the position a deputy has to have served in the States for at least four of the past eight years.
They were chosen in the first meeting of the new House, which this year took place on 1 May, by secret ballot after the swearing in of the elected deputies.
At the meeting the nominated deputies, as well as those nominating them, were given five minutes to speak to try and convince the other deputies to give them their vote.
A series of secret ballots were then held to decide the new Chief Minister.
The Ministerial positions will be voted for on Tuesday 6 May.
The Chief Minister vote
12:55 - Fifth round results announced
Lyndon Trott - 27
Lyndon Trott is elected Chief Minister.
12:48 - Fifth round voting commenced
12:45 - Fourth round results announced
Lyndon Trott - 23
Al Brouard was eliminated.
12:36 - Fourth round voting commenced
12:35 - Third round results announced
Lyndon Trott - 19
Hunter Adam was eliminated.
12:25 - Third round of voting commenced
12:23 - Second round results announced
Lyndon Trott - 18
Carla McNulty Bauer was eliminated.
12:10 - Second round of voting commenced
12:08 - Extra ballot result announced:
David De Lisle - 14
11:53 - First round results announced:
Lyndon Trott - 17
An extra vote will now be held to determine which of the bottom two candidates is eliminated.
11:25 - First round of voting commenced
The candidates and proposers are currently giving their speeches. Voting will follow and we will bring you the results here.
Candidates for Chief Minister
Hunter Adam (proposed by Barry Brehaut)
last updated: 28/05/2008 at 18:20