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Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement (ACLM)

Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement (ACLM) was a radical socialist and Pan-African political party in Antigua and Barbuda. ACLM was founded in 1968 by Tim Hector, the then chairman of the Progressive Labour Movement. The ideological inspiration for ACLM came from C.L.R. James.

ACLM had close contacts with Communist Party of Cuba and other leftist groups in the regions such as the New Jewel Movement of Grenada and favoured the creation of a Caribbean Union. The party also supported anti-Apartheid struggles in South Africa and organised African Liberation Day celebrations in Antigua.

In the 1980 elections, ACLM won no seats and its electoral strength never advanced much further.

The United Progressive Party (UPP) was formed in 1992 through a merger of ACLM, the Progressive Labour Movement (PLM) and the United National Democratic Party (UNDP).

In February 2002, former ACLM and UPP member Alister Thomas announced that he had formed a new party, National Movement for Change.

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Founded 1968
Status Defunct
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ACLM ELECTION TIMELINE
Category 1980 1989
Candidates 9 12
Seats 0 0
Votes 259 435
% Valid Votes 1.18% 1.96%
Change - 0.78%
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