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Furbish Parliamentary Elections

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Vote:

Chriſtian Democratic Union
9
9%
Liberal Union
14
14%
Progreſſive Union
10
10%
Alternative for the Furbiſh Iſlands
18
18%
Conſervative Party
23
23%
Green Union
6
6%
Liberal Party
4
4%
Liberty Party
7
7%
Peopleſ' Party
4
4%
Pirate Party
3
3%
 
Total votes : 98

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Furbish Parliamentary Elections

Postby Furbish Islands » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:06 pm

As three years have passed since the previous election, the time has come to elect a new parliament. Up for grabs are the over seven hundred seats of the National Aſſembly, elected by mixed member proportional representation, using single transferrable vote in two or three member districts for local elections. A minimum of 3% of the national vote or at least one local victory is required for a party to gain seats.

MAJOR PARTIES


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CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC UNION
(center to center-right)
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The Chriſtian Democratic Union is an alliance of multiple Christian democratic parties and represents one of the two major parties on the right of Furbish politics. They support expanding the welfare state, funded through taxes on corporations and the rich, a slightly increased Furbish presence abroad, traditional values, are pro-life. Their base consists of the Catholic French and Spanish speaking population in large cities and rural areas.

Similar RL parties include:
-CDU, Germany
-Forza Italia, Italy
-CDA, Netherlands
-Christian Union, Netherlands
-Christian Democrats, Sweden

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LIBERAL UNION
(center-right to right wing)
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The Liberal Union is an alliance of multiple classical liberal parties and is the second of the two major parties on the right of Furbish politics. They support a much more limited government and wish to lower taxes and import tariffs, partly reduce some welfare programs, sell part of the government's stake in corporations including the Furbish Railroad Company and various utility companies, and support socially progressive policies and are pro-choice. Their base consists of entrepreneurs, the wealthy and upper middle class, and people living in rural areas.

Similar RL parties include:
-FDP, Germany
-The Liberals, Sweden

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PROGRESSIVE UNION
(center-left to left wing)
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The Progreſſive Union is an alliance of multiple social democratic parties and represents the largest party on the left of Furbish politics, and leads the current governing coalition. They support an expanded welfare state, paid for by taxes on top earners and corporations, a more regulated economy with the exception of import tariffs, maintaining the current limited Furbish presence abroad, and socially progressive policies and are pro-choice. Their base consists of older people and people in large cities.

Similar RL parties include:
-NDP, Canada
-SPD, Germany
-Democratic Party, Italy
-PvdA, Netherlands
-Social Democratic Party, Sweden
-Labour Party, United Kingdom

MINOR PARTIES


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ALTERNATIVE FOR THE FUBISH ISLANDS
(right wing to far right)
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Alternative for the Furbiſh Iſlands is a young but growing right wing populist party. They strongly support large import tariffs to encourage the revival of the Furbish manufacturing sector, the lowering of taxes, especially on the middle and lower classes and small businesses, reduction of welfare and unemployment benefits, which they believe are unfairly siphoning money to larger coastal cities, and they support socially conservative policies such as a reduction if not end to immigration and opposing abortion. They also oppose foreign aid and support a decreased Furbish presence abroad. Their base consists of people from smaller to medium sized cities, especially in the interior or outlying islands, but spread throughout the country,

Similar RL parties include:
-AfD, Germany
-Lega Nord, Italy
-PVV, Netherlands
-Sweden Democrats, Sweden
-UKIP, United Kingdom
-GOP, United States

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CONSERVATIVE PARTY
(center-right to right wing)
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The Conſervative Party is a liberal conservative party. They support a smaller welfare state, lower taxes, especially on lower and middle classes and corporations, free trade, and traditional values including being pro-life. Their base consists of Protestants living in rural areas.

Similar RL parties include:
-Conservative Party, Canada
-Forza Italia, Italy
-Moderate Party, Sweden
-Conservative Party, United Kingdom

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GREEN UNION
(center-left to far left)
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The Green Union is an alliance of multiple green parties. They support strong action to combat global warming and to protect the environment, such as heavy carbon taxes if not bans on fossil fuels and nuclear power, the increase in money put into researching greener alternatives, and preventing development in large swaths of the Furbish jungle. On social issues they support socially progressive policies. Their base consists of people living in large cities, often with college degrees, and some from more rural areas

Similar RL parties include:
-Green Party, Canada
-The Greens, Germany
-GroenLinks, Netherlands
-Green Party, Sweden

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LIBERAL PARTY
(center to center-left)
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The Liberal Party is a small social liberty party which occupies the center of Furbish politics, and as such had made it into nearly every coalition in recent times. They support a slightly more expanded welfare state, increased taxation on the highest earning individuals and corporations, a more regulated economy, maintaining the current level of involvement in foreign affairs, and support socially progressive policies. Their base consists young people with college degrees, typically from larger cities.

Similar RL parties include:
-Liberal Party, Canada
-D66, Netherlands
-Centre Party, Sweden
-Liberal Democrats, United Kingdom
-(factions of) Democratic Party, United States

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LIBERTY PARTY
(center to center-right)
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The Liberty Party is a conservative liberal party. They support slightly lowering taxes, reduced regulations, slight reductions to the welfare state, a reduced foreign presence, and various socially progressive stances. Their base consists of people living in rural areas.

Similar RL parties include:
-VVD, Netherlands
-Democratic Party, United States

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PEOPLES' PARTY
(left wing to far left)
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The Peopleſ' Party is a democratic socialist and left wing populist party. They support a complete replacement of capitalism with market socialism through government policies. They also support socially progressive policies. Their base consists of young people with college degrees as well as many in the working class.

Similar RL parties include:
-The Left, Germany
-Socialist Party, Netherlands
-Left Party, Sweden
-Labour Party, United Kingdom

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PIRATE PARTY
(center to left wing)
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The Pirate Party is a newly formed party representing a small but growing pirate politics movement. They support in direct democracy, civil rights including free speech and privacy, copyright and parent reform, and improved access to and the free flow of information. Their base consists of young people with college degrees.
Last edited by Furbish Islands on Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:12 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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