People's Political Party (Jamaica)

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The People's Political Party (also known as the PPP) was Jamaica's first modern political party. Formed in September 1929 by Marcus Garvey, it set out a 14 point manifesto - the first of its kind in the island's electoral history. The points contained in the PPP's manifesto were far-reaching and perceptive as illustrated by a few of them, such as:

It contested the 1962 elections, receiving only 0.9% of the vote and failing to win a seat.[1] It did not contest any further elections.[2]


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p433-435 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p432