National party

(in New Zealand) the more conservative of the two main political parties
(in Australia) a political party drawing its main support from rural areas Former name National Country Party
(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 1999 See also Progressive Federal Party, United Party


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