People's Progressive Party (Gambia)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
People's Progressive Party
Founded 1959
Ideology Centrism
Political position Centre-left

The People's Progressive Party is a moderate political party in the Gambia. It was the dominant ruling party from 1965 with president Dawda Jawara. He was elected for a sixth term of office in 1992, but was overthrown in a coup by young army officers in 1994. The party was banned from the 1996 and 1997 elections.

In 2005, the PPP joined the opposition National Alliance for Democracy and Development (NADD).

The PPP was part of the of the Coalition 2016 for the 2016 presidential election, where Adama Barrow was declared the coalition's candidate and subsequently won.[1]