KINGSTON, Jamaica; The Jamaica Progressive Party (JPP), having satisfied the requirements of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2014, has been registered by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) as Jamaica’s fourth political party effective July 15, 2020. The JPP, based in Kingston, is led by Gilbert Alexander Edwards.
Chairman of the ECJ, Honourable Earl Jarrett, commenting on the recent registration of the JPP, expressed congratulations and cited the occasion as a positive development for democracy.
“We are encouraged to see the increased participation of citizens in the democratic process. The ECJ looks forward to engaging future aspirants in the formalization of their registration as political parties,” he said.
The JPP will now be eligible to contest future elections and will have its finances monitored by the ECJ.
The other three registered political parties are the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), the People’s National Party (PNP) and the United Independents’ Congress (UIC).