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  People's Action Movement
POLITICAL PARTY DETAILS
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AbbreviationPAM
Websitehttp://www.pamdemocrat.org/
CountrySaint Kitts and Nevis
Established1965-01-31
Disbanded0000-00-00
ContributorPicimpalious
Last EditedBojicat - May 24, 2020 03:55pm
DescriptionRight-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).

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MOST RECENT RACES
06/14/2020 SKN Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
06/14/2020 SKN Minister of Public Infrastructure, Utilities, Posts and Urban Development Shawn Richards Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
06/14/2020 SKN Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports Lindsay Grant Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
06/14/2020 SKN Minister of Human Settlement and Gender Affairs Eugene Hamilton Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
06/14/2020 SKN Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Jonel Powell Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
06/14/2020 SKN Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs Vincent F. Byron, Jr. Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
06/05/2020 SKN National Assembly People's Action Movement Won 26.67% (+0.00%)
02/16/2015 SKN National Assembly People's Action Movement Lost 0.00% (-46.67%)
01/25/2010 SKN Prime Minister Lindsey F. P. Grant Lost 18.18% (-36.36%)
10/25/2004 Basseterre West SKN National Assembly Charles Warner Lost 23.88% (-50.72%)
10/25/2004 Belle Vue - Ottley's SKN National Assembly Chesley O. Hamilton Lost 25.82% (-47.86%)
10/25/2004 SKN Prime Minister Lindsey F. P. Grant Lost 9.09% (-54.55%)
10/25/2004 Newton Ground - Harris SKN National Assembly Jonel Rawlings Lost 6.64% (-86.45%)
10/25/2004 SKN National Assembly People's Action Movement Lost 9.09% (-54.55%)
10/25/2004 Ottley's - St. Peter's SKN National Assembly Eugene Hamilton Lost 48.39% (-2.52%)
10/25/2004 SKN National Assembly - Popular Vote People's Action Movement Lost 31.70% (-18.88%)
10/25/2004 St. Anne Parish SKN National Assembly Shawn Richards Won 51.56% (+6.72%)
10/25/2004 Basseterre Central SKN National Assembly Roy Fleming Lost 39.78% (-17.04%)
10/25/2004 Challengers - Half Way Tree SKN National Assembly Lindsey F. P. Grant Lost 48.12% (-2.67%)
10/25/2004 Basseterre East SKN National Assembly Glenroy Blanchette Lost 43.07% (-11.54%)