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Commonwealth Party
Leader Juan Jose Triay
Founded 1956
Gibraltar

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The Commonwealth Party was a political party in Gibraltar. It was the first party to contest an election after the Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights (AACR). It was led by Juan Jose Triay.

It was founded in 1956 to contest the elections to the Legislative Council of that year, where it obtained a seat (4 to the AACR, and 2 independents). In the elections to the City Council, three months later (on 5 December 1956) the Commonwealth Party got two out of ten seats, for Guy Stagnetto and Louis Bruzon (5 for the AACR, and 3 independents).

However, in 1957 Juan Jose Triay resigned from the Legislative Council in protest at the silence adopted by the other members of the Council on the Spanish visa restrictions issue. In the by-election, the Commonwealth Party candidate, Alfred Vasquez was not elected and the party disbanded.

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