- National Unity Party (Northern Cyprus)
National Unity Party
Ulusal Birlik Partisi
Leader İrsen Küçük Founded 1975 Headquarters Nicosia , North Cyprus Ideology Liberal conservatism, Turkish nationalism Political position Right wing International affiliation None European affiliation None Official colours Orange, Black, White Parliament: Website http://www.ulusalbirlikpartisi.com/ Politics of North Cyprus
The National Unity Party (Turkish: Ulusal Birlik Partisi, UBP) is a right-wing conservative 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. The party applied for ELDR membership.
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.
Its Party Chairman have been as follows:
- Rauf Denktaş, (11 October 1975– 3 July 1976)
- Nejat Konuk, (3 July 1976 – 2 March 1978)
- Osman Örek, (18 April 1978 – 7 January 1979)
- Mustafa Çağatay, (7 January 1979 – 30 November 1983)
- Derviş Eroğlu, (18 December 1983 – 2006)
- Hüseyin Özgürgün (2006)
- Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu (2006 - 2008)
- Derviş Eroğlu, (2008-2010)
- İrsen Küçük, (2010-Present)
- Official website
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