Jamaica Once More, with Moderation

Steering a new course, Michael Manley is returned to power

"It is not given to many people to have a second chance to lead a nation," observed Jamaica's fiery social democrat Michael Manley last week. He said it with a nice touch of humility, but with forgivable satisfaction as well, for he had just been given exactly that. His People's National Party (PNP), which he led as Prime Minister from 1972 to 1980, thrashed Prime Minister Edward Seaga's Jamaica Labor Party by winning at least 44 of 60 parliamentary seats. In a remarkable show of conciliation, the charismatic and often feisty Manley called on party members to "take this victory with...

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