Alliance for Change (Guyana)

The Alliance for Change (AFC) is a political party in Guyana.

Alliance for Change
LeaderRaphael Trotman
Founded2005
IdeologyProgressivism
Multiracialism
Social liberalism
Political positionCentre to centre-left
Website
www.afcguyana.com

HistoryEdit

The party was established in 2005 by three MPs who left other parties; Raphael Trotman of the People's National Congress, Khemraj Ramjattan of the People's Progressive Party and Sheila Holder of the Working People's Alliance.[1] Trotman became the leader of the party.

In the 2006 elections, the party received 8.1% of the vote, winning six seats. Their vote share increased to 10.3% in the 2011 elections, which saw the party win seven seats.

Prior to the 2015 elections, the AFC formed a joint electoral list with the A Partnership for National Unity alliance. The combined list won 33 seats, allowing PNC/APNU leader David A. Granger to become President.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stacey-Ann Wilson (2012) Politics of Identity in Small Plural Societies: Guyana, the Fiji Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago, Palgrave Macmillan

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