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People's Political Party (PPP)
The People's Political Party (PPP) was Jamaica's first modern political party. Formed in September 1929 by Marcus Garvey, it set out a 14 point manifesto - the first of its kind in the island's electoral history. The points contained in the PPP's manifesto were far-reaching and perceptive as illustrated by a few of them, such as:
  • An eight-hour work day
  • A minimum wage
  • A larger share of self-government
  • Protection for native industries
  • A legal aid department for the poor
  • Technical schools for each parish
  • Land reform
  • Libraries and civic improvement for parish capitals
  • City status for Montego Bay and Port Antonio
  • A National Park at the Kingston Race Course

It contested the 1962 elections, receiving only 0.9% of the vote and failing to win a seat. It did not contest any further elections.

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Founder Marcus GARVEY
Founded 1929
Status Defunct
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