United Democratic Party (Malaysia)

The United Democratic Party (UDP, Chinese: 民主联合党) was a political party in Malaysia.

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The party was established by Lim Chong Eu and several other former members of the Malayan Chinese Association (MCA) on 21 April 1962.[1] Largely supported by middle-class Chinese voters, the party won a single seat in the 1964 general elections,[2] with Lim elected in Tanjong.

The party was dissolved on 23 June 1968 after Lim had helped to establish the Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan).[3]


  1. Haruhiro Fukui (1985) Political parties of Asia and the Pacific, Greenwood Press, p777
  2. Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p152 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  3. United Democratic Party Singapore Elections
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