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National Unity Party (Northern Cyprus)


National Unity Party (Northern Cyprus)

National Unity Party
Ulusal Birlik Partisi
Leader Hüseyin Özgürgün
Founded 1975
Headquarters North Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Ideology Turkish Nationalism
National conservatism,[1]
Political position Right-wing
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colours Orange, Black, White
Parliament: Template:Infobox political party/seats
Politics of North Cyprus
Political parties

The National Unity Party (Turkish: Ulusal Birlik Partisi, UBP) is a national 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.

The party favours the unity of and close relations between Northern Cyprus and Turkey and supports the independence of the former. Hitherto it disagrees with and opposes re-unification with the Republic of Cyprus.

Historical leaders

Its Party Chairman have been as follows:


External links

  • Official website
  • National Unity Party win election - Voice of America
  • Cyprus Peace Talks Face Dual Threat - Voice of America
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