Dr. Peter Phillips, who twice before ran for the presidency of the People's National Party (PNP) but failed to secure the coveted post, has confirmed that he will be a candidate for a third time, when the incumbent, Portia Simpson Miller, demits office. Mrs. Simpson Miller told the National Executive Council of the PNP on Sunday afternoon that she will be stepping down ahead of the next Annual Conference of the party in September. Dr. Phillips was one of four candidates who contested the PNP presidential election on February 25, 2006 to replace P.J. Patterson, the others being Mrs. Simpson Miller, Dr. Omar Davies and Dr. Karl Blythe. Simpson Miller was victorious, with Dr. Phillips finishing closely behind.