Jamaica's First Female PM Elected Again

After four years off, Portia Simpson-Miller is headed back to her old office.

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The head of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Joseph M. Matalon, told The Root that the election shows the strength of the island's democracy. "We are happy there is a clear mandate for the new government and very much hope that they will hit the ground running in January to implement those elements of the economic reform program that remain outstanding," he said.

Knolly Moses, a former Newsweek reporter, lives in Jamaica.

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