PM says Obama’s victory ‘well deserved’
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday described Barack Obama’s re-election as president of the United States of America as a historic and well-deserved victory.
In extending congratulations for winning a second term in the White House, Simpson Miller said Obama’s re-election was a victory for democracy and a testimony to the hard work and dedication which he and his team put into a most gruelling and hard-fought election campaign.
She added that the election win was the reward for his "tremendous efforts over the past four years to guide your country towards a path of sustainable economic recovery", and an endorsement of "your agenda to move your great country forward".
The victory, she said, also reflected the strong democratic tradition of the US, which allows its people to decide through the election process who they would wish to lead their government.
"Both Jamaica and the United States of America share this valued and cherished tradition which we must do everything to preserve," Simpson Miller said in a statement issued yesterday.