National Unity Party (Guinea-Bissau)

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The National Unity Party (Portuguese: Partido da Unidade Nacional, PUN) was a political party in Guinea-Bissau.

History[edit]

The party was established by Idrissa Djaló on 26 July 2001.[1] In the 2004 parliamentary elections the party received 1.46% of the vote and failed to win a seat.[1] In the 2005 presidential election Djaló finished eighth with 0.8% of the vote.

The party boycotted the 2008 parliamentary elections, with Djaló claiming that "the ballot will not resolve any of the persistent great problems in the country".[2] It did not contest presidential elections in 2009 or 2012, but supported the 2012 military coup.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bogdan Szajkowski (2005) Political Parties of the World, p273
  2. ^ a b Peter Karibe Mendy (2013) Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Scarecrow Press, p328