Guyana Action Party

The Guyana Action Party (GAP) is a left-wing[1] political party in Guyana representing the indigenous Amerindian population.[2]

Guyana Action Party
FoundedJanuary 1989
National affiliationWPA (2001)
ROAR (2006)
APNU (2011)


The GAP was established in January 1989 as Guyanese Action for Reform and Democracy (GUARD).[3] It contested national elections for the first time in 2001, when it formed an alliance with the Working People's Alliance; the alliance received 2.4% of the popular vote, winning 2 of the 65 seats in the National Assembly.

The party allied with Rise Organise and Rebuild Guyana for the 2006 elections, with the combined list winning a single seat. In 2011 the party joined the A Partnership for National Unity alliance in the build-up to the elections that year.


  1. ^ Leftist parties of Guyana
  2. ^ "Guyana Elections". 22 February 2001.
  3. ^ Tom Lansford (2014) Political Handbook of the World 2014, CQ Press, p585