National Party


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National Party

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in New Zealand) the more conservative of the two main political parties
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Australia) a political party drawing its main support from rural areas. Former name: National Country Party
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in South Africa) a political party composed mainly of centre-to-right-wing Afrikaners, which ruled from 1948 until the country's first multiracial elections in 1994: renamed the New National Party (NNP) in 1997, it merged with the ANC in 2005. See also Progressive Federal Party, United Party
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He gave up his allegiance to the National Party several years ago and is now calling for a new political party free from some of the ugly history of South Africa's past.
The ultimate aim of the organized racists, such as the British National Party and All White Britain, is removal by force.
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Members of Congress and national party officials are no longer appealing to major corporations, labor unions and wealthy individuals for large contributions and offering preferential treatment for these gifts.
However, he did say that the national party tries to stay out of the business of the state groups.
Yesterday the British National Party added a disclaimer about the two colleges because of their protests.
When I was elected to parliament, and particularly with six years in opposition, I had time to do a lot more reading and make further enquiries.' By 1990, when the National Party came to power, he was in a position to work out its policy on Maori issues which `was almost zero prior to that'.
Reform in South Africa had to wait out a sanctions-era political retrenchment, including the imposition of martial law in 1985 and a 1987 increase in electoral power for the National Party. Liberalization was ultimately ushered in not by sanctions but by the collapse of communism, which eliminated the possibility of a radical left in South Africa.
Writing in the Afrikaans press, he pronounced the outcome of the negotiations "an overwhelming defeat" for the National Party. He cited Waidmeir's account of de Klerk's capitulation at the bargaining table as proof that the ex-president was too "weak" to extract concessions from the African National Congress that would have protected the language and culture of the Afrikaners.
Former Chief Minister and president of National Party Dr.
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A delegation from the United National Party (UNP) had talks with the European Union in Colombo today on the death penalty.

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