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Union Federal Party

The Union Federal Party (Afrikaans: Verenigde Federale Party) broke away from the United Party in 1953. It was a British diaspora party, committed to retaining links with the British Commonwealth and monarchy. It also wished to explore liberalising the non-white franchise.[1] It never gained any seats in Parliament, and ceased to exist in 1960.

It was founded by members of Torch Commando[2]


  1. ^ Gwendolen Carter: 'Union of South Africa: Politics of White Supremacy'. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 298, Contemporary Africa Trends and Issues. (Mar., 1955), p. 145. Stable URL:
  2. ^ Two New Parties For S. Africa; The Times, 11 May 1953; pg8 col G

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