|Country||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Last Edited||Bojicat - May 24, 2020 03:55pm|
|Description||Right-of-center party launched by William Valentine Herbert. Herbert led the party to become the chief opponent of the ruling Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party. |
Party consistently failed to obtain more than two seats in the National Assembly or reach the premiership until the 1980 elections, when it won three seats, and led a coalition government with the Nevis Reformation Party, ousting the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party from power for the first time since 1952.
PAM's new leader (1975-2000), Kennedy Simmonds, became Premier on February 21, 1980, then led the country to independence on September 19, 1983, establishing himself as St Kitts' first prime minister that same day. Simmonds remained Prime Minister until July 7, 1995. The party won six of the eleven seats in the 1984 elections, then collapsed to one seat in 1995. Party was booted from government.
In 2015, PAM was returned to office as part of the Team Unity coalition of PAM, People's Labour Party (PLP), and Concerned Citizens' Movement (CCM).