National Unity Party (Northern Cyprus)

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National Unity Party
Leader Hüseyin Özgürgün
Founded 1975
Headquarters North Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Ideology Turkish nationalism[1]
Liberalism (minority)
Political position Centre-right
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colours Orange, Black, White
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Politics of North Cyprus
Political parties

The National Unity Party (Turkish: Ulusal Birlik Partisi, UBP) is a nationalist and conservative[1] political party in Northern Cyprus. It was founded by Rauf Denktaş on October 11, 1975. The party had stayed in power from its creation until the 2003 elections with the exception of the period from 1994–1996. At the last legislative elections for the House of Representatives of Northern Cyprus - 19 April 2009 - the party won 44% of the popular vote and 26 out of 50 seats. Its candidate, former Prime Minister Derviş Eroğlu amassed at the northern Cyprus presidential elections (of 17 April 2005) 22.8% of the votes.

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