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Political Parties in Antigua and Barbuda

There were no political parties in the English-speaking Caribbean before universal adult suffrage came to the islands - in 1951 in the case of Antigua and Barbuda. Prior to adult suffrage, interested colonialist who wanted to be in government would place their names on the ballot, together with a deposit to the government treasury. Most of the officials would be elected by their peers in uncontested elections.

In recent times, Antigua and Barbuda has been dominated by two parties - the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) and the United Progressive Party (UPP) . Each party nominates one candidate for each constituency. Independent candidates may also stand for elections. The current government is led by the ABLP.

Below we provide a list of the several parties which have been involved on the political scene of Antigua and Barbuda over the past 60 years.

MAJOR ACTIVE PARTIES
 
Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) Learn More
Political Leader: Gaston BROWNE Seats in House of Representatives: 14/17
   
 
United Progressive Party (UPP) Learn More
Political Leader: Baldwin SPENCER Seats in House of Representatives: 3/17
   
 
Barbuda People's Movement (BPM) Learn More
Political Leader: Trevor WALKER Seats in House of Representatives: 0/17
 
SUMMARY OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND OTHER GROUPS
 Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP)
Antigua Barbuda People's Movement (ABPM)
Antigua Barbuda True Labour Party (ABTLP)
Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement (ACLM)
Antigua Democratic Labour Party (ADLP)
Antigua Freedom Party (AFP)
Antigua National Party (ANP)
Antigua People's Party (APP)
Barbuda Democratic Movement (BDM)
Barbuda Independence Movement (BIM)
Barbuda People's Movement (BPM)
Barbuda People's Movement for Change (BPMC)
Barbudans for a Better Barbuda
Democratic People's Party (DPP)
First Christian Democratic Party (FCDP)
Missing Link: Voice of the People (MLVOP)
National Labour Party (NLP)
National Movement for Change (NMC)
National Reform Movement (NRM)
New Barbuda Development Movement (NBDM)
Organisation for National Development (OND)
Progressive Labour Movement (PLM)
United National Democratic Party (UNDP)
United People's Movement (UPM)
United Progressive Party (UPP)
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