Jamaicans voted in a general election on Tuesday (29 February), putting the former opposition People's National Party -- led by Mr.
GV & CU Mr. Manley surrounded by supporters releases pigeons (3 shots) (silent shot)
TGV Manley surrounded by his supporters
SCU Manley talks to reporter
CU Mr. Shearer arrives in polling station and shakes hands with officials before signing his nomination papers and showing them to crowd (3 shots) (Commentator's voice over)
REPORTER: "Mr. Manley, you seem to be supremely confident of victory, what is this confidence based on?"
MANLEY: "First, on the tremendous amount of honest hard work that the People's national Party has done in the last three years, to move with the people, to organise the people, but always not to organise them just for victory, but to organise them for working together, under God to build a better country, and I believe that if people know that we mean it that we are sincere and that we are determined to build something better in Jamaica."
COMMENTATOR: "The arrival of Mr. Hugh Shearer, who is Prime Minister and the incumbent representative of Southern Farringdon, greeted by bell-ringing and cheers by party supporters. Mr. Shearer, accompanied by senior officers of his union and the party, arrive and are greeted by the returning officer, Mr. Oliver."
The former Prime Minister, Mr. Hugh Shearer, has announced no plans for his political future.
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Background: Jamaicans voted in a general election on Tuesday (29 February), putting the former opposition People's National Party -- led by Mr. Michael Manley -- into power, and ending a ten-year reign of the Jamaica Labour Party.
The new Prime Minister, who now follows in his father's footsteps as leader of the People's National Party and Prime Minister, was confident of his victory even before polling began. Mr. Manley had been conducting an intense campaign to try and stop the Labour Party creating Jamaican political history by gaining a third consecutive term in office.
Mr. Maley was counting on the work done by his party over the last three years to attract the votes.