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Party for National Unity and Solidarity (KTPI)

The Party for National Unity and Solidarity (Kerukanan Tulodo Pranatan Ingit, KTPI) is a Surinamese political party that attracts many voters especially among Javanese.

In 1946, the predecessor Temptation Soemita Persatuan Indonesia founded in 1949 on what went into the Persatuan Kaum Tani Indonesia.  Later changed the name in Kerukunan Tulodo Prenatan Inggil though the spelling differences.

In the years after World War II, several political parties established in Suriname as the Catholic PSV, the Creole NPS and the VHP Hindu because in 1948 the census and capacity suffrage for men was replaced by a universal suffrage for men and women.  At the first general election of Suriname in May 1949 won the KTPI two of the 21 seats in the States of Suriname. 

In the elections of 1967 the KTPI cooperation with the VHP terminated and was teamed up with the 'Action Group' instead.  This did not benefit the KTPI not won a single seat while the Javanese party SRI have arrived in the States by partnering with the VHP.  In the early elections of 1969 KTPI block belonged to the PNP while SRI belonged to the VHP-block.  These two blocks together formed the governing coalition.  Around this period, Willy Soemita the presidency from his father.

In 1973 the KTPI was part of the National Party Combination (NPK) which took 22 of the 39 seats (including 2 for KTPI).  In the first cabinet-Arron KTPI were two ministers: Willy Soemita (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; LVV) and Soup Erman who had arrived on Social Affairs Minister earlier.  Arron gave shortly after the election victory to the end of 1975 for independence Suriname to want what eventually happened.

In July 2008 it was announced that the KTPI for the elections will participate in a partnership with the PALU, NDP, DNP 2000 and BVD called Mega Combination (MC) in 2010.  Before the election left the BVD the MC and the DNP was lifted in 2000.

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Founded 28 November 1948
National Assembly seats - 2010 0/51
Status Active
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