Senator Terry Le Sueur
Le Sueur is new Chief Minister
Senator Terry Le Sueur will take over from Frank Walker as Chief Minister after a States vote.
Jersey's next Chief Minister has been chosen after two 40 minute debates and a secret ballot.
Senator Terry Le Sueur will replace Frank Walker as the islands chief policymaker and representative of the island abroad after a secret ballot of States Member.
Senator Le Sueur won by 19 votes. The new Chief Minister received 36 of the 53 available votes. Senator Breckon received 17 votes.
He thanked Senator Breckon in his closing remarks and Senator Breckon was the first to congratulate his opponent.
Listen to the speeches.
Politicians had to choose in a secret ballot between Senator Terry Le Sueur and Deputy Alan Breckon.
They were voting for who they'd like to replace Senator Frank Walker as the chief policy maker and representative of the island abroad.
Meanwhile, islanders were being asked who they'd like to see take up the post.
Pressure group Time4Change organised a mock election in the Royal Square between 13:00 - 14:00.
George II presides over Royal Square
Deputy Monfort Tadier says it'll be used to get a sense of how the public feel.
"It will be good to juxtapose the will of the people against the choice that the States have made.
I should emphasise that it is not scientific at all, we could well see a difference with what the public want, certainly those that participate and what the actual States choice is."
Each of the candidates gave a speech to the States Assembly and then had to answer questions from members.
With thirty six years of experience between them Senator Terry le Sueur and Senator-elect Alan Breckon are both hoping to secure the top job.
Senator Terry Le Sueur says that if he was elected he would select his ministers on their experience.
Deputy Breckon who has never held a ministerial position says it doesn't mean he hasn't got experience in high levels of office.
The candidate who receives more than half of the votes cast will be selected as Chief Minister designate.
There will then be another sitting on Thursday when States Members will vote for each of the Ministers in turn.
last updated: 08/12/2008 at 14:36
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Senator-elect Alan Breckon
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