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People's Progressive Party (PPP)

The People's Progressive Party (PPP) was a political party in Saint Lucia. The party was established in 1950 as a more business-oriented counterweight to the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP). Founders of the PPP included John Pilgrim, E.J. Carasco, Garnet Gordon, W. St. Clair-Daniel, C.H.R. King, Lucius Mason, Ives G. John, A.L. Theodore, and Matherson Mathews.

The PPP fielded electoral teams from 1951 to 1961, running full slates in the 1957 and 1961 general elections. The PPP lost the 1951 elections to the SLP. Elections held in 1954, 1957 and 1961 saw the same outcome, with the PPP and independent candidates never winning more than three seats. Shortly before the 1964 elections the party merged with the National Labour Movement (NLM), a breakaway faction from the Labour Party to form the United Workers Party (UWP), which went on to win the elections.

The party was resurrected for the 1992 elections, but received just 97 votes and failed to win a seat. They did not contest any further elections

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Founded 1950
First Election 1951
Last Election 1961
# Elections Contested 4
Status Defunct
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