NRP, noun

Forms:
Also N.R.P.
Origin:
Initial letters of New Republic Party.
historical
A political party founded in 1977 by members of the defunct United Party (see UP) and the recently formed Democratic Party. Also attributive.
Note:
The NRP was based largely in the former province of Natal, and disbanded in 1987.
1977 Daily Dispatch 22 Aug. 3The NRP differed with the PRP over the question of group identity in respect of cultural, religious, language, ethnic and racial groups.
1977 E. Prov. Herald 28 Nov. 5A constitution will be developed in terms of N.R.P. principles.
1978 Survey of Race Rel. (S.A.I.R.R.) 8The disbanding of the former United and Democratic Parties, (UP and DP) and the formation of the NRP as a synthesis of the UP and DP.
1989 Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 484Those who still cherished the ideals of the United Party formed the Natal-based New Republic Party.
1990 M. Kentridge Unofficial War 140The now defunct New Republic Party (NRP) was a white political party whose constituency consisted of conservative, English-speaking Natalians caught indecisively between the PFP and the NP.
A political party founded in 1977 by members of the defunct United Party (see UP) and the recently formed Democratic Party. Also attributive.

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