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United People's Party (Liberia)
The United People's Party is a political party in Liberia. At the last legislative elections, 19 july 1997, the party won of 64 seats in the House of Representatives and of 26 in the senate. These elections were generally not considered to be free and fair and it led the National Patriotic Party of dictator Charles Taylor into power. Due to intensified rebellion in mid-2003 and increasing international pressure, president Charles Taylor resigned. New elections are planned, in which the party can show its real strength.
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