Guyana Action Party

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

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leftist parties of Guyana
  2. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/guyana-elections/3483092
  3. ^ Tom Lansford (2014) Political Handbook of the World 2014, CQ Press, p585