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
Liberal conservatism[1]
National conservatism[2]
Political position Right-wing
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colours Orange, Black, White
18 / 50
5 / 28
Politics of North Cyprus
Political parties

The National Unity Party (Turkish: Ulusal Birlik Partisi, UBP) is a nationalist and conservative[2] 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 2009 legislative elections for the House of Representatives of Northern Cyprus 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.

The party is currently the junior partner in a coalition with the Republican Turkish Party. It had been the main opposition party between 2013 and 2015.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Andrekos Varnava; Christalla Yakinthou (2011). Cyprus: Political Modernity and the Structures of Democracy in a Divided Island. The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe (Oxford University Press). p. 469. 
  2. ^ a b Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  3. ^ "KKTC'de Kalyoncu başbakanlığındaki yeni koalisyon hükümetine onay" (in Turkish). NTV. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 

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