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    Organisation for National Development

    Organisation for National Development is a political party in Antigua and Barbuda. The party was formed in January 2003, by a group that left the United Progressive Party. Founders included Glentis Goodwin (chairman of the new party), Melford Nicholas and Valerie Samuel. Following its formation, OND denounced the UPP leadership as 'corrupt and dictatorial'.
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    New Barbuda Development Movement

    New Barbuda Development Movement is a political party in Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda. NBDM was an off-shoot of the Antigua Labour Party. The party contested the March 1997 elections to the Barbuda Council, but won no seats (Barbuda People's Movement won all seats). As of 2006 the party remained a valid party in Antigua and Barbuda.
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    Barbuda People's Movement

    The Barbuda People's Movement is a political party in Antigua and Barbuda allied with the ruling United Progressive Party. The party first contested a general election in 1989, in which they won a single seat. They held the seat in the 1994 and 1999. In the 2004 elections the candidates of the BPM (Trevor Walker) and the Barbuda People's Movement for Change both won 400 votes. In a rerun of the election on 20 April Walker received 408 votes, whilst BPMC candidate Arthur Nibbs won only 394. The party retained the seat again in the 2009 elections.
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    Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement

    Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement, a radical socialist and Pan-African political party in Antigua and Barbuda. ACLM was founded in 1968 by Tim Hector, the then chairman of the Progressive Labour Movement. The ideological inspiration for ACLM came from C.L.R. James. ACLM had close contacts with Communist Party of Cuba and other leftist groups in the regions such as the New Jewel Movement of Grenada and favoured the creation of a Caribbean Union. The party also supported anti-Apartheid struggles in South Africa and organized African Liberation Day celebrations in Antigua. In the 1980 elections, ACLM won nine seats but its electoral strength diminished during the 1980s. UPP was formed in 1992 through a merger of ACLM, the Progressive Labour Movement and the United National Democratic Party. In February 2002 former ACLM and UPP member Alister Thomas announced that he had formed a new party, National Movement for Change.
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    First Christian Democratic Party

    First Christian Democratic Party is a political party in Antigua and Barbuda. It is led by Egbert Joseph and Morris Norris Harris, a Barbuda-based entertainer. It was formed in late 2003. Joseph had contested the 1999 elections as an independent in St. John's Rural South constituency, against Vere Bird Jr. of the Antigua Labour Party and Tim Hector of the United Progressive Party. Joseph mustered 59 votes.
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    United Progressive Party

    The United Progressive Party is a political party in Antigua and Barbuda. It is led by Baldwin Spencer, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, and has the majority of seats in the Antiguan House of Representatives. The United Progressive Party was formed in 1992 through a merger of three parties, namely the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement, the Progressive Labour Movement and the United National Democratic Party. Each party was in opposition to the Antigua Labour Party government. Baldwin Spencer was chosen to lead the new party. At the 1994 general election, the party won 43.7 per cent of the vote and five seats in the House of Representatives. It became the largest opposition party. The UPP lost one seat to the Antigua Labour Party at the 1999 general election, despite increasing its vote to 44.5 per cent, after which it claimed fraud. On 24 March 2004, at the general election of that year, the UPP won government with 55.3 per cent of the popular vote and 12 out of 17 seats. Baldwin Spencer became the first Prime Minister from outside the Antigua Labour Party in its history as an independent state. The Antigua Labour Party won 4 seats and 41.8 per cent of the vote, while
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    Antigua Labour Party

    The Antigua Labour Party (ALP) is the former ruling political party in Antigua and Barbuda. It has long been led by Lester Bird, who was chairman of the party since 1971, and became Prime Minister and political leader in 1994. The party was founded by Lester's father, V.C. Bird. The ALP has traditionally largely been seen as the political arm of the Bird Family. With the exception of five years in the 1970s, the ALP ruled Antigua and Barbuda for over four decades. Two major events precipitated the ALP's first defeat in 28 years in 2004. The first was the introduction of the Electoral Commission after the 1999 election. According to international observers, the 1999 was rife with irregularities. Most notably, the report from the Commonwealth observer group concluded that "the voting rolls appeared to be inflated" and recommended "the establishment of an independent electoral commission to improve the voter registration process." The second was the Medical Benefits Scandal. Under the watch of the ALP Government, the government of Antigua & Barbuda failed to contribute EC$120 million to cover recipients' medical expenses. The opposition United Progressive Party campaigned on an
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    Antigua Freedom Party

    The Antigua Freedom Party was a political party in Antigua and Barbuda led by George "Rick" James. The party contested the 1999 general elections with a single candidate, George James, running in the St. Johns Rural East constituency. James got only 57 votes and failed to win the seat. After the elections AFP claimed that the Antigua Labour Party government had committed electoral fraud, as they had let non-nationals to vote.
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    Progressive Labour Movement

    The Progressive Labour Movement was a major political party in Antigua and Barbuda, and until the 2000s, was the only political party to have defeated the Antigua Labour Party in an election. Under the leadership of George Walter and Donald Halstead, the party was emerged from the Antigua Workers Union, which was established in 1967 as a breakaway from the Antigua Labour Party-affiliated Antigua Trades and Labour Union. Its . In the 1971 election it won 57.7% of the vote and 13 of the 17 seats in the House of Representatives, the first time the Antigua Labour Party had lost an election. Walter became Prime Minister. A series of corruption scandals involving PLM ministers, together with a severe economic downturn caused by the Oil Shock led to a drop in support for the PLM. Nevertheless, it still managed to win a plurality of votes in the 1976 elections. However, despite receiving the most votes, it won only five seats, whilst the ALP won 11. In the 1980 elections the party lost more support, and won only three seats. A further slump saw them lose their parliamentary representation following the 1984 elections, in which they received only 356 votes. It did not contest the 1989
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    Barbuda People's Movement for Change

    The Barbuda People's Movement for Change is a political party in Barbuda, part of Antigua and Barbuda. At the last elections, 23 March 2004, the party contested the sole seat allotted to Barbuda (in total there are 17 seats in the parliament). The election ended in a draw between BPMC and the Barbuda People's Movement, which both got exactly 400 votes. A by-election was held on April 20 in which Trevor Walker of BPM was elected with 408 votes against 394 for the BPMC candidate Arthur Nibbs. Ahead of the elections former BPMC general secretary, Ordrick Samuel had launched a new party, Barbudans for a Better Barbuda. BPMC is allied to the Antigua Labour Party.
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    Democratic People's Party

    Democratic People's Party is a political party in Antigua and Barbuda. The party was formed in October 2003, by the Member of Parliament Sherfield Bowen. Bowen had left the Antigua Labour Party and joined the opposition.
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    United National Democratic Party

    The United National Democratic Party was a political party in Antigua and Barbuda. It contested the 1989 general elections, winning 31% of the vote but only one seat. In 1992 it was one of three opposition parties to merge into the United Progressive Party.
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    Barbuda Independence Movement

    The Barbuda Independence Movement was a political party in Antigua and Barbuda. The party was formed in 1988 by Arthur Nibbs. It participated in the 1989 general elections, but received only 71 votes (0.3% of the total) and failed to win a seat. It did not contest another election.
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    National Labour Party

    The National Labour Party is a political party in Antigua and Barbuda. The party was formed in 2003. The party expresses solidarity with Cuba.
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    Barbudans for a Better Barbuda

    Barbudans for a Better Barbuda is a political party in Barbuda, part of Antigua and Barbuda. The party was founded on 27 February 2004 by former general secretary of the Barbuda People's Movement for Change, Ordrick Samuel. At the last elections, 23 March 2004, the party contested the sole seat allotted to Barbuda. BBB came third.
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