GNU, noun2

Initial letters of Government of National Unity, the government formed after South Africa’s first democratic election in April, 1994.
1994 R. Malan in Style May 46Blacks will party, whites will sulk, and when the hangover wears off, our Government of National Unity will convene and attempt to impose order on chaos. It will be a curious animal, this GNU, a forced coalition of ancient enemies induced to compromise only by their inability to vanquish each other.
1994 P. Cull in E. Prov. Herald 19 Aug. 1Angry National Party leader FW de Klerk warned yesterday that the ‘red lights are flashing’ for the Government of National Unity (GNU) following a flaming row over the appointments of chairmen of key parliamentary committees.
Initial letters of Government of National Unity, the government formed after South Africa’s first democratic election in April, 1994.

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