Movement for National Unity

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The Movement for National Unity was a political party in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It was formed shortly before the 1984 general elections by a split from the United People's Movement due to the refusal of most party members to disown Fidel Castro's politics.[1] Some of the support for the Movement for National Unity was the result of absorbing former members of the disbanded Youlou United Liberation Movement of the 1970s.[2] The new party received 2.0% of the vote, but failed to win a seat. In the 1989 elections it increased its share of the vote to 2.4%, but remained seatless. However, in the 1994 elections it received 17.4% of the vote and won a single seat.[3] In the same year it merged with the Saint Vincent Labour Party to form the Unity Labour Party.

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  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p. 596. ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Mars, Perry. Ideology and change : the transformation of the Caribbean left. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998. p. 59.
  3. ^ Nohlen, pp. 603-604.