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 New National Party (South Africa) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the 2004 South African general election, much of this support deserted the party due to unhappiness with their alliance with the ANC, and their portion of the national vote dropped from 6.9% in 1999 to 1.9% (it was 20.4% as the National Party in 1994).
As of the fifth of August, 2005, all NNP members of parliament became members of the ANC, in accordance with South African parliamentary floor crossing legislation (a controversial series of laws which allow politicians, elected on one party ticket, to defect to other parties).
Its first leader was former president of South Africa FW de Klerk, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize along with Nelson Mandela, for his role in dismantling apartheid.
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 National Party (South Africa) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Party (Afrikaans: Nasionale Party) (with its members sometimes known as Nationalists or Nats) was the governing party of South Africa from June 4th 1948 until May 9th 1994, and was disbanded in 2005.
The National Party was founded in Bloemfontein in 1914 by Afrikaner nationalists soon after the establishment of the Union of South Africa.
In 1977 the National Party got its best-ever result in the elections with support of 64.8% of the white voters and 134 seats in parliament out of 165.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Party_(South_Africa)   (1194 words)

  
 Post-Apartheid South Africa By Franklin Foer
The ANC and the National Party were forced into one another's arms in 1990: Economic sanctions and political pressure applied by the international community on South Africa weakened the National Party's resolve, and the collapse of the Soviet Union left the ANC without outside funders.
Frederik W. de Klerk, the head of the National Party and president of South Africa, released ANC president Mandela, who had been jailed for 27 years, and lifted a longtime ban on the ANC that had forced the group into exile in Zambia.
One of the National Party's main grievances is the Truth and Reconciliation Commission impaneled by the government to investigate political violence from the apartheid era.
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 Liberal Party of South Africa
The main aim of the Liberal Party was to establish a free and democratic non-racial society in South Africa.
Another 26 years were to pass before South Africa became, at least on paper, the kind of society the Liberal Party had struggled for, with non-racial free elections, a democratic constitution that entrenched the rule of law, and a bill of rights.
The formation of the Progressive Party of South Africa in 1959, with its policy of a qualified franchise, siphoned off the more right-wing white supporters of the Liberal Party, and thereafter the Liberal Party was unequivocal in its electoral policy of "one man, one vote."
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 ARCHIVE -South Africa - November '2001 - Here lies the National Party (November '2001)
The party that had governed South Africa for half a century was on its way to oblivion.
When Van Schalkwyk took over the leadership of the New National Party, it was the official opposition in Parliament with some 20% of electoral support and around a hundred MP's.
In desperation, Van Schalkwyk negotiated a lifeboat from the Democratic Party - a deal for which Tony Leon fell, mesmerised by the magic of numbers that had turned him from the leader of a 2% party to the leader of the official opposition.
www.cbn.co.za /archive/2001-nov/SCHOOM.HTM   (1026 words)

  
 New National Party (South Africa) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the 2004 South African general election, much of this support deserted the party due to unhappiness with their alliance with the ANC, and their portion of the national vote dropped from 6.9% in 1999 to 1.9% (it was 20.4% as the National Party in 1994).
As of the fifth of August, 2005, all NNP members of parliament became members of the ANC, in accordance with South African parliamentary floor crossing legislation (a controversial series of laws which allow politicians, elected on one party ticket, to defect to other parties).
Despite his party's poor performance in the polls, van Schalkwyk was given the cabinet post of Minister of Enivironmental Affairs and Tourism, as a reward for aligning the NNP with the ANC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_National_Party_(South_Africa)   (568 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: South Africa Report
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, (May 9) – Deputy President Frederik W. de Klerk announced today that he and his white-led National Party are quitting South Africa's post-apartheid unity government to become a true opposition in Parliament.
The departure of de Klerk and six ministers, set for June 30, marks a dramatic realignment of President Nelson Mandela's multiracial national unity cabinet two years after he was elected South Africa's leader in the country's first all-races election.
At a news conference where his party faithful cheered him on, de Klerk wished Mandela's executive well, said his government is functioning effectively and tried to reassure the country and its allies of his party's continued participation in politics.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/s_africa/stories/national051096.htm   (886 words)

  
 South Africa National Party - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
The UP ruled until it was unexpectedly defeated by Malan's party (then known as the Reunited National Party, owing to a reconciliation with a conservative faction of the UP) in parliamentary elections in May 1948.
The national leader of the NP, who until 1994 was also the state president, was elected by the party's parliamentary delegates in caucus.
In the early 1990s, the National Party (NP), led by President de Klerk, led the white community in radically transforming the apartheid system and ushering in nonracial democracy.
www.photius.com /countries/south_africa/government/south_africa_government_national_party.html   (1808 words)

  
 South Africa's de Klerk steps down as National Party head
Without change, there has been speculation it could be relegated to the status of a fringe party with influence mainly in Western Cape, the only one of South Africa's nine provinces it managed to win in 1994.
Most legislators stood and applauded de Klerk after the speech, but some members of Mandela's governing African National Congress booed.
It was an anti-climatic conclusion to the former president's 25 years as a lawmaker for the white-led National Party, which chose a young, conservative Afrikaner to succeed him as party leader earlier in the day.
www.jhu.edu /~newslett/09-11-97/News/South_Africa's_de_Klerk_steps_down_as_National_Party_head.html   (2389 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - National Party (South Africa)
National Party (South Africa), ruling conservative political party in South Africa from 1948 to 1994, chief creator of the system of...
African National Congress (ANC), South African political organization that has been the country's ruling party since 1994.
MSN Encarta - Search Results - National Party (South Africa)
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 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for South Africa including economic and travel overviews and directories of companies, personalities, industry sectors, projects, facilities, news and events.
South Africa is situated at the southern tip of Africa forming part of the Southern Africa region and is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland.
South Africa is globally recognised as being a leading supplier of a variety of minerals and mineral products that are exported to as many as 87 countries.
South Africa has only had modest growth rates in recent years and this is put down to the populations low saving levels.
mbendi.co.za /cysacy.htm   (2479 words)

  
 ABC News: South Africa's New Nat'l Party Dissolves
The National Party, which came to power in 1948, presided over 48 years of systematic and often brutal oppression of the country's black majority, who were denied the right to vote or to mix with whites.
The federal council of the New National Party the successor to the National Party that led apartheid overwhelmingly approved the party's dissolution at a meeting in Johannesburg.
This followed the party's decision last year to join forces with the ruling African National Congress after a humiliating defeat in national elections.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=655915   (374 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: ANC, ex-apartheid party unite
CAPE TOWN, South AfricaSouth Africa's New National Party, which turned over the nation's government to the African National Congress in 1994 when apartheid ended, has shocked local observers by uniting with the ruling ANC.
South African President Thabo Mbeki, a devout Marxist-Leninist trained in the former Soviet Union, has, in recent months, been forced to confront two of the ANC's strongest allies: COSATU and the South African Communist Party, or SACP.
According to South Africa's Marxists, the triumph of "neo-liberal economics" on a global scale began with the assent of Margaret Thatcher to power in the UK back in 1979.
www.wnd.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=29514   (898 words)

  
 Elections in Namibia
Total Votes N/A [Voter Turnout: N/A] No information on the distribution of seats by party or percentage of votes won is unavailable, however the results are said to reveal a shift towards the United National South West Party (UNSWP) away from the German League in South West Africa (DB).
Total Votes N/A [Voter Turnout: N/A] The United National South West Party (UNSWP) wins a two-thirds majority in the election, however, South West Africa Administrator A.J. Wertg neutralizes this result by appointing more Germans to the Assembly.
The total number of seats won by the United National South West Party (UNSWP) is unavailable, however it won enough to remain the ruling party.
africanelections.tripod.com /na.html   (736 words)

  
 South Africa's New National Party disbands - (United Press International)
The National Party introduced apartheid in South Africa in 1948, and governed until the first multiracial elections in 1994.
Johannesburg, South Africa, Apr. 10 (UPI) -- The successor party to South Africa's National Party, which led apartheid, has voted to disband at a meeting in Johannesburg.
He said dissolution of the NNP Saturday was throwing off the yoke of history and the end of the "division of the South African soul," the BBC reported Sunday.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20050410-072156-5755r.htm   (170 words)

  
 National Party (South Africa) - InfoSearchPoint.com
The National Party was the governing party of South Africa from 1948 to 1994.
It renamed itself the New National Party to distance itself from its past.
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 Washingtonpost.com: South Africa Report
Frederik W. de Klerk, the last president under South Africa's system of white-minority rule, quit his party's leadership and his seat in Parliament today, saying he wants to free the National Party from its "unjustified" links to a "guilt-laden" past.
Contrary to de Klerk's repeated insistence in recent months that the party had made itself "new" and was becoming a reform-minded, non-racial grouping, "most of the people who wanted to reform the Nats are out," noted Tom Lodge, a political scientist at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Roelf Meyer, the party's lead constitutional and strategic negotiator during the transition to democracy, quit the party after hard-liners attacked his efforts to lead a reform process to which de Klerk assigned him.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/s_africa/stories/quit0897.htm   (1027 words)

  
 ISN Security Watch - South Africa apartheid party disbands
“It cannot be denied that the forerunner of the [New National Party] NNP, the NP, brought development to a section of South Africa, but it also brought suffering through a system grounded in injustice,” he told reporters at a press conference.
The party began its apartheid rule of South Africa in 1948 and survived until 1994.
In 1997, Van Schalkwyk replaced FW de Klerk, South Africa’s last white president, who ended apartheid and freed Nelson Mandela.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details_print.cfm?id=11078   (361 words)

  
 South Africa - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about South Africa
Any party with 20% of the national vote is entitled to nominate a deputy president, to be appointed by the president.
The president, who is head of state and government, is elected by the National Assembly and appoints a first deputy president, to act as premier, from the majority party within the Assembly, and a second deputy president from the second-largest party.
South Africa was invited to rejoin the Commonwealth in January 1994.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /South+Africa   (5762 words)

  
 BBC NEWS Africa Country profiles Timeline: South Africa
The decision to drop the landmark court case is hailed as a major victory for the world's poorest countries in their efforts to import cheaper drugs to combat an epidemic that affects more than 25 million Africans alone.
National Party withdraws from coalition, saying it is being ignored.
South Africa takes seat in UN General Assembly after 20-year absence.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1069402.stm   (1111 words)

  
 Encyklopedia
The United Nations launches the Central Emergency Response Fund to provide aid to African regions currently facing starvation.
It is situated on the south side of the River Arno, a short distance from the Ponte Vecchio.
The Laotian rock rat is identified as part of a group previously thought to have disappeared 11 million years ago.
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 Why did the National party in South Africa put forward the policy of apartheid in the 1948 general election campaign?
Below is a short sample of the essay "Why did the National party in South Africa put forward the policy of apartheid in the 1948 general election campaign?".
Coursework and Essays: By Level: GCSE: History: By Country Or Region: Africa: South Africa: Why did the National party in South Africa put forward the policy of apartheid in the 1948 general election campaign
Why did the National party in South Africa put forward the policy of apartheid in the 1948 general election campaign?
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 South Africa: democratization
Constitutional rule in a participatory democracy: the National Party's framework for a new democratic South Africa.
The South African government has argued for recognition of political racial group rights / the national liberation movement has realized that certain collective rights is intrinsic to democratic society.
In South Africa the racial distribution of the population is important given the enduring legacy of apartheid, but so is the country's ethnic composition.
www.eldis.org /ggov/afri_saf.html   (4480 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: The National Party's Colour Policy, 1948
Statement by the National Party of South Africa, March 29, 1948
The party will not tolerate interference from without or destructive propaganda from the outside world in regard to the racial problems of South Africa.
There are two sections of thought in South Africa in regard to the policy affecting the non-European community.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1948apartheid1.html   (786 words)

  
 flag of National Party (South Africa) flags, Fahnen, Flaggen, FOTW bei Nationalflaggen.de
The National Party changed its flag on 29 April 1993 (see SAVA Newsletter 5/93).
flag of National Party (South Africa) flags, Fahnen, Flaggen, FOTW bei Nationalflaggen.de
The party changed its colours from the former SA national colours of orange, white and blue as well as its kruithoring (literally powder horn) symbol.
www.nationalflaggen.de /flags-of-the-world/flags/za}np.html   (215 words)

  
 AIM25: Institute of Commonwealth Studies: South Africa: Political Parties Material
Following the ascension to power of the Boer-dominated National Party in 1948 racial discrimination became increasingly entrenched in law as part of the 'apartheid' policy.
Administrative/Biographical history: As the Union of South Africa (1910-1961) and subsequently as a republic the country's history between independence from British rule and the 1994 elections has been dominated by the issue of relations between its different racial groups.
More recently South African material has been collected by means of downloading documents from the websites of the major parties.
www.aim25.ac.uk /cats/16/7288.htm   (531 words)

  
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The road towards the establishment of a South African women's movement has become a lot shorter with the formation on 8 March, International Women's Day, of a steering committee to lead the process towards the establishment of a Progressive Women's Movement.
The African National Congress or any affiliated person, organisation or other related entity accepts no responsibility for any application, use or interpretation of the information contained on this server and disclaims all liability for direct, indirect or consequential damages or loss resulting from the use of this service.
Through their actions, the people of South Africa have contributed to the strengthening of the electoral process as a central facet of our democratic dispensation.
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 New National Party --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
The party subsequently joined in the government of national unity formed by the ANC; it was awarded six cabinet posts, and de Klerk, along with Thabo Mbeki of the ANC, became deputy president of South Africa.
The National Party was long dedicated to policies of apartheid and white supremacy, but by the early 1990s it had begun moving toward sharing power with South Africa's black majority.
It renamed itself the National Party of South Africa (1951) and gradually augmented its control of the House of Assembly—from 73 seats in 1948 to 134 seats (81 percent) in 1977.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9055001   (1339 words)

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