National Country Party

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National Country Party

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Australia) a former name for National PartyAbbreviation: NCP
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The ruling Liberal Party in Australia and its partner in the coalition the 'National Party of Australia' won with a majority in 2013 election, while the former Prime Minister Abbott was ousted by his party following a number of political unsuccessful decisions besides internal conflicts that disturbed his post as leader of the cabinet.
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