National Democratic Congress

Published 23rd January, 2013

The National Democratic Congress of NDC was founded in 1987 by George Brizan and Francis Alexis. The party describes itself as Centrist and believes in Liberalism.

In 1983 after the intervention of US and Caribbean forces in the island Nicholas Brathwaite of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was appointed prime minister of an interim administration by the Governor-General. This suggests that the NDC has a history prior to its official foundation in 1987.

Nevertheless, the party went on to fight the 1990 general election under the leadership of Nicholas Brathwaite and won. Brathwaite was replaced by George Brizan in 1994 and he became the new prime minister in 1995. His tenure as prime minister was short lived because in 1995 the party were defeated by the New National Party (NNP) led by Keith Mitchell, managing just five seats.

It was to be thirteen years before the party was successful once more. In October 2000 Tillman Thomas was elected as the new leader after the defeat of 1999 when the NDC didn’t win a single seat. In 2003 the party did better, taking seven of the 15 seats in the House of Representatives.

In 2008 Tillman Thomas led the party back to victory, winning 11 of the 15 seats in the lower house.

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