National Unity Party (Northern Cyprus)

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
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Politics of North Cyprus
Political parties

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.

Historical leaders

Its Party Chairman have been as follows:

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