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Political Parties in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party. Currently the two major parties are the ruling People's National Movement (PNM) and the opposition and the People's Partnership (a coalition of the United National Congress, Congress of the People, Tobago Organization of the People, and National Joint Action Committee).

MAJOR ACTIVE PARTIES & COALITIONS
  People's National Movememnt (PNM)
Leader: Keith ROWLEY Seats in House of Representatives: 23/41
   
  People's Partnership (PP)
Leader: Kamla PERSAD-BISSESSAR Seats in House of Representatives: 18/41
   
  Independent Liberal Party (ILP)
Leader: Jack WARNER Seats in House of Representatives: 0/41
 
SUMMARY OF ACTIVE POLITICAL PARTIES
  Party Code
  Congress of the People COP
  Democratic Development Party DDP
  Democratic National Assembly DNA
  Laventille Outreach for Vertical Enrichment LOVE
  Movement for Social Justice MSJ
  Movement for Transformation MFT
  National Alliance for Reconstruction NAR
  National Joint Action Committee NJAC
  National Solidarity Assembly NSA
  New National Vision NNV
  Progressive Democratic Patriots PDP
  Progressive Empowerment Party PEP
  The Platform of Truth TPT
  Tobago Forwards TF
  Tobago Organisation of the People TOP
  Trinidad Humanity Campaign THC
 

United National Congress

UNC
  YOUR Party of Trinidad and Tobago YPTT
  Youth Empowerment Party YEP
MINOR POLITICAL PARTIES, DEFUNCT PARTIES, AND OTHER GROUPS
  Party
  National Alliance for Reconstruction
  African National Congress
  British Empire Citizens' and Workers' Home Rule Party
  Butler Home Rule Party
  Butler Party
  Caribbean National Labour Party
  Caribbean People's Democratic Party
  Communist Party of Trinidad and Tobago
  Caribbean Socialist Party
  Committee for Transformation and Progress
  Citizens' Alliance
  Class Action Reform Movement
  Curepe United People's Committee
  Democratic Action Congress
  Democratic Labour Party
  Democratic Liberation Party
  Democratic National Alliance
  Democratic National Assembly
  Democratic Party of Trinidad and Tobago
  Fargo House Movement
  Liberal Party
  Liberation Action Party
  Movement for National Development
  Movement for National Transformation
  Movement for Social Transformation (MOTION)
  Movement for Unity and Progress
  National Democratic Alliance (Trinidad & Tobago)
  National Democratic Organisation
  National Democratic Party
  National Development Party
  National Freedom Party
  National Progressive Party
  National Team Unity
  National Transformation Movement
  Nationwide Transformation Movement
  National Trinidad and Tobago Party
  Natural Law Party
  Organisation for National Reconstruction
  Our Party
  Party of Political Progress Groups
  People's Democratic Party
  People's Empowerment Party
  People's Liberation Movement
  People's Popular Movement
  People's Republican Party
  Point Fortin Vigilante Welfare Group
  Political Progress Groups
  Progressive Democratic Party
  Progressive Workers Democrat Movement
  Republican Party of Trinidad and Tobago
  Seukeran Independent Party
  Social Democratic Labour Party of Trinidad and Tobago
  Socialist Alternative
  Summit of People's Organisations (SOPO)
  Tapia House Movement
  Trinidad Labour Party
  Trades Union Council
  Trades Union Council and Caribbean Socialist Party
  The Mercy Society
  The People's Voice
  United Country Group, St Andrew-St. David
  United Freedom Party
  United Front
  United Labour Front
  Young People's National Party
  West Indian Independence Party
  West Indian National Party
  West Indian Political Congress Movement
  Workers and Farmers Party
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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