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 Political Parties in Jamaica
Jamaica has a two-party system, the major parties being the Jamaica Labour Party and the People's National Party. A large number of minor parties have cropped up and disintegrated in the past, with very few (if any) actually winning seats in Parliament. Over 46 political parties have been formed since independence in August 1962.
MAJOR ACTIVE PARTIES
  People's National Party (PNP)
Political Leader: Peter PHILLIPS Seats in House of Representatives: 31/63
   
  Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)
Political Leader: Andrew HOLNESS Seats in House of Representatives: 32/63
   
MINOR AND DEFUNCT POLITICAL PARTIES AND OTHER GROUPS
  Party Code
  Agricultural Industrial Party AIP
  Christian Conscience Movement CCM
  Christian Democratic Party CDP
  Coloured Party CP
  Communist Party of Jamaica CPJ
  Convention Independent Party CIP
  Farmers' Party FP
  Federation of Citizen's Association FCA
  Imperial Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated Political Party IEWFPP
  Independent Labour Party ILP
  Jamaica Alliance for National Unity JANU
  Jamaica Alliance Movement JAM
  Jamaica Democratic Party JDP
  Jamaica Independent Movement JIM
  Jamaica Liberal Party JLP
  Jamaica Socialist Party JSP
  Jamaica United Front JUF
  Jamaica United Party JUP
  Jamaica We Party JWP
  Jamaican Progressive League JPL
  Jerusalem Bread Foundation JBF
  Marcus Garvey People's Political Party MGPPP
  National Democratic Movement NDM
  National Labour Party NLP
  National Reform Association NRA
  New Jamaica Alliance NJA
  New Nation Coalition NNC
  People's Freedom Movement PFM
  People's Political Party PPP
  Progressive Labour Movement PLM
  Republican Party of Jamaica RPJ
  United Party of Jamaica UPJ
  United People's Party UPP
  Workers Party of Jamaica WPJ
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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