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    JAMAICA'S RULING LABOUR PARTY SWEPT BACK TO POWER WITH A DOUBLED MAJORITY IN YESTERDAY'S (TUESDAY) GENERAL ELECTION.

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    JAMAICA'S RULING LABOUR PARTY SWEPT BACK TO POWER WITH A DOUBLED MAJORITY IN YESTERDAY'S (TUESDAY) GENERAL ELECTION.

    IT WAS THE FIRST GENERAL ELECTION SINCE JAMAICA GAINED INDEPENDENCE IN 1962. THE LABOUR PARTY TOOK 33 SEATS -- INCREASING ITS MAJORITY FROM SEVEN TO 13. MR NORMAN MANLEY'S OPPOSITION PEOPLE'S NATIONAL PARTY, FIGHTING TO REGAIN POWER AFTER FIVE YEARS IN OPPOSITION, CAPTURED 20 SEATS.

    HALF A MILLION JAMAICANS WENT TO THE POLLS. THEY REGISTERED THEIR VOTES UNDER STRICT MILITARY AND POLICE SUPERVISION BECAUSE OF RECENT OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE DURING ELECTION CAMPAIGNING ON THE ISLAND.

    SIR ALEXANDER BUSTAMANTE, THE 84-YEARS OLD PRIME MINISTER, IS TO RETIRE. HE WILL BE REPLACED BY HIS DEPUTY, MR DONALD SANGSTER, WHO IS 55.

    MR MANLEY HAS CLAIMED THAT LESS THAN HALF HIS SUPPORTERS WERE ABLE TO VOTE BECAUSE OF INEFFICIENT REGISTRATION PROCEDURES. BOTH MR SANGSTER AND MR MANLEY GAINED COMFORTABLE VICTORIES IN THEIR OWN CONSTITUENCIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6RV4O0P294V8LXDESIVOYH8PI
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RV4O0P294V8LXDESIVOYH8PI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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