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United National Front (Sri Lanka)

United National Front
Sinhala name එක්සත් ජාතික පෙරමුණ
Tamil name ஐக்கிய தேசிய முன்னணி
Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe
Founded October 2001
Ideology Conservatism,
Liberal conservatism;
Tamil nationalism (minor factions)
Politics of Sri Lanka
Political parties
Elections

The United National Front (Sinhala: එක්සත් ජාතික පෙරමුණ) is an electoral alliance in Sri Lanka, formed by the United National Party the Ceylon Workers' Congress, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the Western People's Front. However, the CWC left the Front in 2006 and joined the governing United People's Freedom Alliance. At the last legislative elections, held on 20 April 2010, the alliance won 29.34% of the popular vote and 60 out of 225 seats. After the election the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress left the UNF and joined the government.[1]

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