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People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)

The PPP was founded on 1 January 1950, and was the first mass party in the country.  It was initially a multi-ethnic party began as the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) in 1946 and was supported by workers and intellectuals.  The party held its First Congress on 1 April 1951.  Its Third Congress, at which Burnham unsuccessfully sought to become party leader, was held in March 1953. 

The PPP went onto win the 1953 general elections with 18 of the 24 seats in the new Hous of Assembly and Cheddi Jagan became Prime Minister.  However, Jagan's radical social reforms led to the British authorities sending in troops, claiming there was the threat of a Marxist revolution.  After the PPP won the 1957 elections, Burnham's moderate faction left the party to establish the Afro-Guyanese dominated People's National Congress, establishing an ethnic divide between the two parties, with the PPP left representing Indo-Guyanese.  The PPP won the 1961 elections by a 1.6% margin, but received almost double the number of seats, leading to serious inter-racial violence. 

The party lost power in the 1964 elections.  Despite winning the most seats, the PNC was able to form a coalition government with The United Force.  Following an outright PNC victory in the 1968 elections, the PPP remained in opposition during a series of fraudulent elections in the 1970s and 1980s.  It finally returned to power in the 1992 elections.  It retained power in elections in 1997, 2001 and 2006.

Leader Donald RAMOTAR
Founded 1 January 1950
Party Colour Red
Party Symbol Cup
Ideology Left-wing nationalism, Social liberalism, Socialism, Marxism–Leninism
Political Position Left-wing
National Assembly seats 2011 32/65
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CONTACT INFORMATION
PPP/C Media Centre
Freedom House, Robb Street.
pppcpr@votepppc.com
(592) 231-7029
PPP/C RESOURCES
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PPP/C 2015 Manifesto PPP/C 2011 Manifesto PPP 2005 Programme  
PPP/C MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Members Name Party
Hon. Samuel A.A. Hinds, MP, Prime Minister People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Alli Baksh, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Dr. Ashni K. Singh, M.P People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Dr. Bheri S. Ramsarran MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Bibi S. Shadick, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Bishop Juan A. Edghill, MS, JP, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Brindley H.R. Benn, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Carolyn Rodrigues Birkett, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Clement J. Rohee, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Mr. Cornel Damon, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Mr. Dharamkumar Seeraj, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Mr. Faizal M. Jafarally, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Dr. Frank C.S. Anthony, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Ms Gail Teixeira, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Ganga Persaud, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Mrs. Indranie Chandarpal, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Jennifer I.M. Webster, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Dr. Jennifer Westford, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Mr. Joseph Hamilton, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Mr. Komal Chand, C.C.H., JP, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Rev. Dr. Kwame A. Gilbert, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Mr. Manzoor Nadir, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Mohabir A. Nandlall, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Mohamed I. Alli, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Dr. Nanda K. Gopaul, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Mr. Neendkumar, JP, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Norman A. Whittaker, JP, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Mr. Odinga Lumumba, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Pauline CampbellSukhai, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Priya D. Manickchand, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Hon. Robert M. Persaud, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Dr. Vindhya Vasini Persaud, MS, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Dr. Vishwa D.B. Mahadeo, MP People’s Progressive Party/Civic
Brigadier (Ret’d) David A. Granger, MSS, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Ms Africo Selman, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Ms Amna Ally, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Miss Annette N. Ferguson, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Basil Williams, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Carl B. Greenidge, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Christopher A. Jones, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Ms Dawn Hastings, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mrs. Deborah Backer, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Desmond Trotman, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Dr. George Norton, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Jaipaul Sharma, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. James A. Bond, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Ms Jennifer J. Wade, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. John Adams, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Joseph F. Harmon, MSM, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Keith Scott, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mrs. Mabel Baveghems, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Renis Morian, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Richard Allen, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Ronald A. Bulkhan, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Dr. Rupert Roopnarine, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Sydney Allicock, M.S., MP A Partnership For National Unity
Ms Vanessa Kissoon, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mrs. Volda Lawrence, MP A Partnership For National Unity
Mr. Winston Felix, DSM, MP A Partnership For National Unity
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