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 Political Parties in Bermuda

Bermuda has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties: the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) and the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA). From 1968 — Bermuda's first party-based election — to 1998, the United Bermuda Party (UBP) controlled Parliament. In 1998, it was supplanted by the slightly older PLP. Most UBP members merged with a breakaway party called the Bermuda Democratic Alliance in 2011 to form the OBA. The PLP and OBA hold the vast majority of seats in the House of Assembly and are currently the only two parties with offices and organizations.

Another party, the Bermuda Democratic Party, contested the 1968 election but failed to win any seats and collapsed soon after, eventually to be replaced by the now-defunct National Liberal Party. In addition, several candidates have run as independents, to varying success, or have formed temporary, one-man parties such as the Gombey Liberation Party (or, in its later days, the National Liberal Party).

MAJOR ACTIVE PARTIES
  One Bermuda Alliance (OBA)
Political Leader: Michael DUNKLEY Seats in House of Assembly: 12/36
   
  Progressive Labour Party (PLP)
Political Leader: E. David BURT Seats in House of Assembly: 24/36
   
MINOR AND DEFUNCT POLITICAL PARTIES AND OTHER GROUPS
  Party Code
  Bermuda Democratic Alliance BDA
  Bermuda Democratic Party BDP
  Gombey Liberation Party GLP
  National Liberal Party NLP
  United Bermuda Party UBP
Note: Colour codes are used for ease of recognition of political parties in data tables and figures. For older parties the colour is not necessarily indicative of the colour used by that party at the time.
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