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Bahamas Democratic Party (BDP)

The Bahamas Democratic Party (BDP) was a minor political party in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Before the 1977 general elections, there was a split in the Free National Movement (FNM) largely due to dissatisfaction with the leadership of Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield, including decisions regarding certain candidates that Sir Cecil wanted to run in the 1977 elections. Some members of the FNM formed The Bahamas Democratic Party (BDP), led by J. Henry Bostwick.

In the 1977 general election, the BDP received 26.9% of the votes and won six seats, becoming the largest opposition party in Parliament. The successful BDP candidates were Sir Roland Symonette, J. Henry Bostwick, Norman Solomon, James Knowles, Keith Duncombe and Michael Lightbourne. The FNM won only two seats - Maurice Moore and Warren Levarity - both in Grand Bahama and neither of whom was opposed by the BDP.

The BDP did not run in the 1982 elections.

Founded 1977
Status Defunct
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