Eniaion

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United Party
Eniaion
Leader Glafcos Cleridis
Founded 1969
Dissolved 1976
Split from Patriotic Front
Succeeded by DIKO
DISY
Headquarters Nicosia, Cyprus
Ideology Moderate conservatism
Moderate nationalism
Political position Centre-right
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The United Party (Greek: Ενιαίον Κόμμα), known in Greek simply as Eniaion ("United"), was a short-lived moderate right-wing political party in Cyprus.

History[edit]

The party was established by Glafcos Clerides in February 1969 as a split from the Patriotic Front.[1][2]

In the 1970 parliamentary elections the party emerged as the largest in the House of Representatives with 15 seats, despite finishing second in the vote tally.[3]

The party did not contest any further elections,[4] with Clerides going onto establish the pro-Western Democratic Rally prior to the 1976 elections and Spyros Kyprianou going onto establish the more pro-Makarios, moderate nationalist Democratic Party.[5]

Elected MPs[edit]

Seat Elected members
Nicosia Glafkos Klerides
Tassos Papadopoulos
Mixalakis Savvidis
Nikos Koshis
Ksanthos Klirides
Leandros Zaxariadis
Panagiotis Demetriou
Georgios Zambas
Andreas Xatzioannou
Limassol Aimilios Michailides
Aimilios Fragkos
Xenis Xenopoulos
Andreas Neocleous
Maliotis Georgios
Larnaca Antonakis Sotiriadis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyprus IPU
  2. ^ Political parties Library of Congress Country Studies
  3. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp441–444 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p440
  5. ^ Cyprus IPU