National Democratic Congress (Grenada)

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National Democratic Congress
Leader Nazim Burke
Chairperson Franka Bernadiene
Founded 1987
Ideology Liberalism
Political position Centrism
Centre-left
International affiliation Progressive Alliance[1]
Colors Yellow
House of Representatives:
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Website
http://www.ndcgrenada.org/

The National Democratic Congress is a liberal centre-left political party in Grenada. It was the governing party in Grenada from 2008 to 2013; previously, it was the governing party from 1990 to 1995. Nazim Burke is the party leader.

The party was founded in 1987 by George Brizan and Francis Alexis, as a party opposed to the New National Party government that came to power in the 1984 elections after the American invasion of Grenada. It won the 1990 elections,[2] with Nicholas Brathwaite becoming Prime Minister. It lost power to the NNP in the 1995 elections, which were held shortly after Brathwaite's resignation. The NDC was thereafter in opposition for 13 years. It failed to win any seats in the 1999 elections, but only narrowly lost the 2003 elections, in which it won 45.6% of the popular vote and seven of the 15 seats.

In the July 2008 general election, the NDC won 11 out of 15 seats, and party leader Tillman Thomas became Prime Minister. The 2013 election was won by the New National Party under Keith Mitchell; it obtained all 15 seats.

The party was affiliated to the former Central American liberal organisation FELICA. The party maintains close links with the other centre-left political parties in the English-speaking Caribbean such as the Democratic Labour Party.

List of Leaders of the National Democratic Congress[edit]

Leader Portrait Took Office Left Office
Nicholas Brathwaite 1989 4 September 1994
George Brizan 4 September 1994 October 2000
Tillman Thomas 2 February 2014
Nazim Burke 2 February 2014 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://progressive-alliance.info/participants/
  2. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p311 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6

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