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The United Progressive Party is the main governing political party in Antigua and Barbuda. It is led by Baldwin Spencer and has the majority of seats in the Antiguan House of Representatives. UPP was formed in 1992 through a merger of Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement, the Progressive Labour Movement and the United National Democratic Party. At the last elections, 24 March 2004, the party won 55.3 % of popular votes and 12 out of 17 seats.

The political leader of the UPP is Baldwin Spencer.


2004 Election

On 24 March 2004, the UPP won government with 55.3% of the popular vote and 12 out of 17 seats. The winner of the Barbuda constituency, the Barbuda People's Movement leader Trevor Walker, is aligned with the UPP. The Antigua Labour Party won 4 seats and 41.8% of the vote.

The UPP campaigned under the slogan "Government in the Sunshine" on an anti-corruption platform. Since the election, the UPP have pursued their anti-corruption aims by passing a trio of government legislation: the Prevention of Corruption Act, the Freedom of Information Act and the Integrity in Public Life Act.[1]

2009 Election

The UPP, running under the theme "Right Track, Right Direction," is heavily favored to win the 2009 general election, according to Barbadian pollster Peter Wickham.


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Elections are held every five years and must take place by june 28th



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