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 Political Parties in the West Indies Federation

Two main political parties - the West Indian Federal Labour Party (WIFLP) and the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) - dominated elections of the West Indies Federation. In broad terms, the WIFLP consisted of the urban-based parties throughout the Federation, while the DLP consisted of the rural-based parties.

MAJOR ACTIVE PARTIES
  Democratic Labour Party (DLP)
Political Leader: Alexander BUSTAMANTE Seats in House of Representatives: 19/44
   
  West Indies Federal Labour Party (WIFLP)
Political Leader: Norman MANLEY Seats in House of Representatives: 25/44
   
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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