People's Progressive Party (Guyana)

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People's Progressive Party
People's Progressive Party-Civic Flag (Guyana) .svg
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Party leader Donald Ramotar
Secretary General Carlisle Vyphuis
founding January 1, 1950
Headquarters Georgetown
Alignment Communism
Marxism Leninism Left Nationalism
National Assembly
International connections International meeting of communist and workers' parties

People's Progressive Party ( PPP ) is a left-wing political party in Guyana . It is supported primarily by Indo-Guyans. Donald Ramotar has been party chairman since 1997 .


The PPP was founded on January 1, 1950 by Cheddi Jagan as chairman, Forbes Burnham as deputy and Jagan's wife Janet as secretary, among others . The first party conference took place on April 1, 1951. In 1953 the party won the elections and Cheddi Jagan became prime minister. The PPP also won the 1957 and 1961 elections. Power was lost in the 1964 elections and in 1968 the PPP remained in the opposition. It has been the ruling party in Guyana since the 1992 elections. She also achieved a majority in the elections in 1997, 2001, 2006 and 2011. On May 11, 2015, however, she suffered an election defeat against a multi-ethnic alliance.

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  2. Tjerk Brühwiller: change of power in Guyana. Multi-ethnic alliance wins . In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung of May 18, 2015, p. 5.