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Edward Seaga | A snapshot of his political journey

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 2:28 PM
Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga heads to the chamber of Parliament in 1967 - File

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has had a long and decorated political history.

Seaga died on his 89th birthday today, ending his battle with cancer.

At the age of 29, he became the youngest person to be nominated to the Legislative Council, later the renamed the Senate.

Two years later, he became the Member of Parliament for Kingston Western before he was elevated to the highest political seat in Jamaica as Prime Minister.

 

Here’s a snapshot of Seaga’s political journey:

 

1959 - 1962: Member, Legislative Council

1962 - 2005: Member of Parliament, Kingston Western

1967 - 1972: Minister of Finance

1974 - 1980: Opposition Leader

1974 - 2005: Leader, Jamaica Labour Party

1980 - 1989: Prime Minister; Minister of Finance

1989 - 2005:  Opposition Leader

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