National Party (NP)

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National Party (NP)

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Conservative South African political party established in Bloemfontein in 1914 by Afrikaner nationalists. Governing party of South Africa, June 1948 to May 1994. Enforced apartheid, a system of legal racial segregation that favoured minority rule by the white population. Renamed the New National Party in 1997; formed an alliance with the Democratic Party in 2001 and disbanded in 2004.


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