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    THE RESULTS OF THE GENERAL ELECTION IN JAMAICA WERE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY (21 FEBRUARY), AND THEY SHOWED A LANDSLIDE FOR THE RULING LABOUR PARTY.

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    JAMAICA BROADCASTING CORPORATION NEWSROOM; PEOPLE LISTENING TO RADIOS (NATURAL SOF); SANGSTER SPEAKING (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: SANGSTER: "I CAN ONLY SAY THANKS TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF JAMAICA, BECAUSE NOT ONLY THE VOTERS, BUT A GREAT NUMBER OF THEM WHO ARE NOT VOTERS, HELPED TO MAKE OUR VICTORY POSSIBLE. I FORESHADOWED IT BECAUSE I SAID WE WOULD GET 33 SEATS, AND I THINK THE FINAL COUNT IS GOING TO BE 33 OR MAYBE 34 AND I WANT TO THANK THEM VERY MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT THEY'VE GIVEN ME AND THE PARTY IN THIS CAMPAIGN. AND I'D LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE CANDIDATES WHO WON, ON BOTH SIDES, AND TO SAY TO THE LOSERS, 'BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME'. AS FAR AS POLICIES ARE CONCERNED, BROADLY WE WILL TRY TO CONTINUE IN THE PATH THAT HAS BEEN HEWN BY SIR ALEXANDER BUSTAMENTE OVER THE YEARS. OF COURSE, THE MODERN LIFE AND THE CHANGING WORLD REQUIRES THAT THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES IN OUR POLICY, OF ONE KIND OR ANOTHER, BUT IF THERE HAVE TO BE CHANGES, THEN WE WILL DO THEM RATIONALLY AND SMOOTHLY."




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    Background: THE RESULTS OF THE GENERAL ELECTION IN JAMAICA WERE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY (21 FEBRUARY), AND THEY SHOWED A LANDSLIDE FOR THE RULING LABOUR PARTY.

    THE ELECTION MEANT A BUSY TIME IN THE NEWSROOM AT THE JAMAICA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, WHERE A FULL-SCALE OPERATION WAS MOUNTED TO PUT OUT THE RESULTS AS THEY CAME IN. OUTSIDE, CROWDS HUDDLED ROUND RADIO SETS, TO WELCOME OR DISAPPROVE THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF CANDIDATES.

    THIRTY-THREE OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES BELONG TO THE LABOUR PARTY, GIVING IT A MAJORITY INCREASED FROM SEVEN SEATS TO THIRTEEN. THE DEFEATED OPPOSITION IS THE PEOPLE'S NATIONAL PARTY, LED BY MR NORMAN MANLEY. THEY TOOK 20 SEATS.

    SIR ALEXANDER BUSTAMENTE RETIRED AS LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY JUST BEFORE THE ELECTION. HIS SUCCESSOR, AND THE NEW PRIME MINISTER, IS MR DONALD SANGSTER, WHO HAD THIS COMMENT ON THE ELECTION...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA413N3GME97BSGDZTHP3L0ZI5L
    Media URN:
    VLVA413N3GME97BSGDZTHP3L0ZI5L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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