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United Progressive Party (Antigua and Barbuda)

The United Progressive Party is a political party in Antigua and Barbuda. Led by Baldwin Spencer, it was the governing party from 2004 to 2014. It has been in opposition since the 2014 election.

United Progressive Party
AbbreviationUPP
LeaderBaldwin Spencer
Founded1992
Merger ofAntigua Caribbean Liberation Movement, Progressive Labour Movement, United National Democratic Party
IdeologySocial democracy
Third Way
Labourism
Progressivism
Political positionCentre-left
ColoursBlue and gold
Website
www.uppantigua.com

FoundationEdit

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.[1] Each party was in opposition to the Antigua Labour Party government. Baldwin Spencer was chosen to lead the new party.

Electoral resultsEdit

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
1994 11,852 43.7
5 / 17
  5   2nd Opposition
1999 14,713 44.5
4 / 17
  1   2nd Opposition
2004 21,892 55.5
12 / 17
  8   1st Majority
2009 21,239 50.7
9 / 17
  3   1st Majority
2014 17,994 42.0
3 / 17
  6   2nd Opposition
2018 14,440 37.1
1 / 17
  2   2nd Opposition

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p63 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6

External linksEdit