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Communist Party of Jamaica (CPJ)

The Communist Party of Jamaica (CPJ) was a political party in Jamaica.

At the time of the foundation of the party, when the 'Preparatory Committee for a Communist Party of Jamaica' was formed, the Workers Liberation League decided to stay out of it. Instead, the WLL founded the Workers Party of Jamaica (another communist party) three years later. The two parties existed parallel to each other, but the WPJ was larger than the CPJ.

Chris Lawrence was the leading personality in the CPJ. H. L. Sinclair was the chairman of the party. CPJ was linked to the Independent Trade Union Action Council.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the party supported the People's National Party.

Founded 1975
Ideology Communism, Marxism-Meninism
Party Colour Red
Status Defunct
Political Parties in Jamaica
Jamaica Elections
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