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Seaga win seen in Jamaica as opposition stays away

An opposition boycott made Prime Minister Edward Seaga a certainty to win a new five-year mandate as a small minority of Jamaicans voted Thursday in a snap election. Only six of the country's 60 constituencies were being contested. Political analysts expected the ruling Jamaica Labour Party to make a clean sweep of the six constituencies, giving the nation its first one-party Parliament.

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