Hawaiian National Party
Not to be confused with the Hawaiian National Reform Party
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The Hawaiian National Party also known as the Young Hawaiian Party, King's Party or Government Party  was a political party in Hawaii under King David Kalākaua, formed to support him in the event of a second election held after the death of Lunalilo.
After the death of Lunalilo the Royal Election of 1874 was held. Queen Emma and her party the Queen Emma Party ran against Kalākaua, but he won. Kalākaua was leader of the party. After winning the election, he put members of his party in appointed positions and they were a powerful bloc in the kingdom legislature. The party emphasized central authority, expanded foreign relations, and a nationalism that stimulated what became known as the First Hawaiian Renaissance. The party was usually associated with government workers.