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6th Hopalian Parliamentary Election

Postby Hopal » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:38 pm

It's been 4 administrations, 3 elections, and over a year into John Stophoe's tenure as Prime Minister of Hopal. Hopal's longest serving Prime Minister has seen immense change over his time in office, rebuilding Hopal's standing on the world stage from the corrupt backwater that it was seenj as, he has seen wars begun and won, alliances shift and change, and cities destroyed and rebuilt. He has often led a controversial government, facing many scandals over his tenure, but he has become a uniting figure in Hopal, and the father of the nation. The man who has dominated Hopalian politics for the past year is seeking a fifth term in office after two months of leading a shaky coalition between his Independence Party and the Civil Rights Party. What was thought of as a stable coalition option, with the Independence Party a strong plurality in the Hung Parliament turned into a government strife with tension and disagreement over a whole host of different issues regarding Civil Rights. Both parties having members from across the political spectrum never seemed to be able to agree of the governance of the nation, and after weeks of squabbling and attempts to keep the coalition together the leaders of the Independence and Civil Rights Parties; Prime Minister John Stophoe and Deputy Prime Minister Ken Alloway agreed to put a formal end to the coalition triggering an election.

The election had been originally scheduled for December 18th, but with a new election being triggering the election will take place on October 2nd. Prime Minister John Stophoe will seek re-election to a fifth administration, despite saying in late March that he would be retiring after the June election. He will run unopposed for the Independence Party leadership, despite his Finance Minister Harry Felixon leading the party in the last election. Stophoe vows that this will be his last term in office and that there will be elections come the new year. He says he's running to bring together the country and to lead the nation through a tumultuous new time. His former partners in government though, the Civil Rights Party is in a state of ruin, after a disastrous election campaign last time around led by Ken Alloway, leading the party the wrong path and supporting the wrong people, the Civil Rights Party went from a respectable second place finish in January to the distant third place finish this past June. With Ken Alloway out as leader, and former leader Lena Griskoi (who founded and led the Civil Rights Party to two second place finishes) ruling herself out, the Civil Rights Party will have to do a lot of soul searching and there will much disagreement among the different factions of the party for control. The Liberal Party might be facing a bit of a crisis too, Liberal Party Leader Maxime Castro is in favour of granting more civil rights, but the traditionalists in his party, who've led the Liberal Party to its only election victory, with disgraced Former Prime Minister Jerry Manion are threatening to leave the party and support Prime Minister John Stophoe and the Independence Party. After only staying with the Maxime Castro to oppose Harry Felixon and his Capitalist policies, the traditionalists could leave the party this time round and support the more moderate Stophoe. There are 300 seats in this election, down from 470 in the last, one seat for every 10 Million, and incumbents will be pitted against each other again. Prime Minister John Stophoe wants a majority, he thinks the path to that result easy, but will he get it? That remains to be seen.

This thread is open for endorsements, questions for the leadership conventions and debates, as well as questions more generally, and also speeches supporting candidates in Hopal if applied for.

Independence Party
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John Stophoe
MP for the West Port, Prime Minister, Former Minister of Finance, Former Minister of Trade
Platform
-Pragmatism and Caution in Hopalian Foreign Policy
-Take More of An Active Role in the ICDN and the Development of Democracy Worldwide
-Use the Hopalian Military as a Peacekeeping Force Worldwide
-Strike a Middle Ground on the Issue of Civil Rights and Liberties
-Lift all Tariffs for Democratic Nations
-Maintain the Limited Capitalism in Hopal
-More Direct Investments in the Hopalian People

Peace Party
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Barbara Lambdon
MP for Greggson, Former Minister of Education
Platform
-Use Hopalian Influence to create a More Peaceful World
-Cut Military Spending
-Expand the Welfare State
-Increase the Universal Basic Income
-Create a Government Welfare Board to Recommend Ways the Government Can Support Hopalians
-Abolish Tariffs
-Maintain Current Position of Civil Rights and Liberties
-Work with Environmental Scientists to Create an Effective Plan to Fight Climate Change with Scientists in Charge of Implementation

Christian Party
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Kenmori Silfern
MP for Pew Highlands
Platform
-Remove the separation between Church and State
-Make Christianity the official religion of Hopal
-Make Hopal a theocracy
-Make homosexuality illegal
-Make abortion illegal
-Further Restrict Civil Rights in Hopal
-Withdraw Hopal from the ICDN and make a Christian World Alliance
-Raise Defence Spending

Civil Rights Party
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Gamora Andill
MP for Yarmouth Heights
Platform
-Cut Bureaucracy
-Legalize Prostitution
-Legalize Cannabis and other Drugs
-Relax Public Decency Laws
-Legalize Gambling
-Write a Constitution Guaranteeing Civil Rights
-More Direct Democracy and Referendums
-Raise the Universal Basic Income
-Lower Taxes
-Cut Down on Paperwork and Permits
-Reduce Defence Spending
-Slowly Withdraw from International Affairs




300 seats 151 seats needed for a majority


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Postby Hopal » Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:14 am

The first leadership conventions took place on September 23, those of the Independence Party and Peace Party. Though they weren't all too interesting as they both unanimously renominated their two incumbents to run in this election. Prime Minister John Stophoe would be renominated to be leader of the Independence Party, after founding the party and leading through the 3rd and 4th Hopalian Parliamentary Elections in September and December of last year as Harry Felixon who took Stophoe's place as leader in the last election in June took his place as the Deputy Leader of the Party. Stophoe pledged a moderate campaign on pragmatism and all the things he had done as Prime Minister, a campaign that he says will unite the country and provide a clear mandate to govern. Barbara Lambdon would renominated as leader of the Peace Party after founding the party and leading it through two elections. She is popular in her party after leading it to an unexpected surge in the last election, mostly concentrated around young people in the metropolis of Hopton. Something resembling a cult of personality has developed around her in the party, as she seeks to put her party in a position as the kingmaker in the next Parliament. She is running on a platform of reducing military spending, focusing on domestic affairs implementing more liberal policies and using Hopal's influence in the ICDN and in the world to push for peace.

John Stophoe
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MP for the West Port, Prime Minister, Former Minister of Finance, Former Minister of Trade
Platform
-Pragmatism and Caution in Hopalian Foreign Policy
-Take More of An Active Role in the ICDN and the Development of Democracy Worldwide
-Use the Hopalian Military as a Peacekeeping Force Worldwide
-Strike a Middle Ground on the Issue of Civil Rights and Liberties
-Lift all Tariffs for Democratic Nations
-Maintain the Limited Capitalism in Hopal
-More Direct Investments in the Hopalian People

Barbara Lambdon
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MP for Greggson, Former Minister of Education
Platform
-Use Hopalian Influence to create a More Peaceful World
-Cut Military Spending
-Expand the Welfare State
-Increase the Universal Basic Income
-Create a Government Welfare Board to Recommend Ways the Government Can Support Hopalians
-Abolish Tariffs
-Maintain Current Position of Civil Rights and Liberties
-Work with Environmental Scientists to Create an Effective Plan to Fight Climate Change with Scientists in Charge of Implementation
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Postby Hopal » Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:14 pm

The first leadership convention of September 24th was held by the Christian Party which also renominated its previous party leader, Kenmori Silfern had founded the modern Christian Party after the historical Christian Party was disbanded in the runup to the 3rd Hopalian Parliamentary Election. Silfern is the Head Priest of Christ's Church in Hopal, a Christian Fundamentalist Church in Rural Hopal, which even led an open rebellion against the Hopalian government in December 2020, though it would be quickly defeated. He would create his own version of the Christian Party though, with his own fundamentalist views, without the endorsement of many of the leaders of the historical Christian Party. He would lead the party through both the 4th and 5th Hopalian Parliamentary Elections, though he would only win one seat on both occasions, that being his own, though it would a close on both occasions, mostly due to his recklessness in campaigning. But his party would be loyal to him and they would unanimously nominate him again here.

Kenmori Silfern
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MP for Pew Highlands
Platform
-Remove the separation between Church and State
-Make Christianity the official religion of Hopal
-Make Hopal a theocracy
-Make homosexuality illegal
-Make abortion illegal
-Further Restrict Civil Rights in Hopal
-Withdraw Hopal from the ICDN and make a Christian World Alliance
-Raise Defence Spending
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Postby Hopal » Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:38 pm

The second leadership convention of the night of September 24th would be of the Civil Rights Party, fractured after a disastrous campaign last time around in which Party Leader Ken Alloway appealed to rural voters, religious groups, and capitalists while turning off the base of young, urban, liberal-minded voters which by and large migrated to the Peace Party in the last election. With the Civil Rights Party collapsing from the party of the the official opposition to a distant third place finish and while Ken Alloway was able to help the Independence Party form government becoming the Deputy Prime Minister in the process, his stint as leader is widely regarded as a failure. Alloway announced that he would not seek the leadership again shortly after the last election, and with the founder of the party and Former Leader of the Official Opposition Lena Griskoi announcing that she would not run for the leadership this time around the Civil Rights Party is left fractured and with all the different factions of the party fighting for control of the party's future. Here all of the candidates seeking the leadership of the Civil Rights Party:

Bob Doling
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MP for Dorchester, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Minister of Education
Platform
-Strengthen Hopal's Influence in the ICDN and Potentially Run for Security Council President in the Near Future
-Reform the ICDN to make in More Close-Knit and Stronger and More Committed to the Purpose of Spreading Democracy by Any Mean Necessary
-Invest More and Strengthen the Hopalian Military
-Take a More Active Part in International Conflicts up to and including Intervention to Spread Democracy
-Consolidate the World Behind Democracy
-Repeal Most Restrictions and Allow More Civil Rights
-Allow for Capitalism in Non-Essential Sectors
-Trade More and Repeal Restricts Regarding Trade with other Democratic Nations

Ollie Hendricks
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MP for Montview, Minister of Education
-Invest More in the Hopalian People with More Direct Investments and Subsidies
-Raise the Universal Basic Income
-Create a Review Board to Recommend Solutions to Create a More Efficient Government
-Gradually Withdraw From International Conflicts and World Affairs to Focus on Domestic Affairs
-Invest More in Creating a More Sustainable Future and in Fighting Climate Change
-Host an International Summit on the Environment to Draft a World Environmental Treaty
-Create an International Tribunal to Rule on Disputes, Refugees, and Stateless Persons
-Relax Restrictions and Allow for More Civil Rights

Jaya Boredego
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MP for Linwood, Chair of the Civil Rights Party Campaign Committee
Platform
-Repeal Social Restrictions and Allow for More Civil Rights and Personal Liberties
-Decriminalize Prostitution
-Decriminalize All Drugs
-Put All Current and Future Drug Offenders in Rehabilitation Programs
-Lower Taxes for Lower Income Persons
-Simplify the Taxation Process with Less Paperwork and Instant Out of Paycheck Payments for Public Sector Workers
-Take a Step in the ICDN and World Affairs to Focus on Domestic Affairs
-Only Intervene in International Conflicts on the Recommendation of the ICDN

Bill Haberman
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MP for High Mount, Civil Right's Party Critic for Agriculture, Advisor to the Ken Alloway Campaign
Platform
-Monthly Subsidies to Farmers
-End the Persecution on Religion
-Return to Capitalism
-Writing of a Constitution Guaranteeing Civil Rights
-Creation of the Central Bank of Hopal
-Lower Taxes
-Simplify Paperwork and Bureaucracy
-Pull out of the ICDN and World Affairs to focus on Domestic Affairs

Mike Fury
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MP for Chester Lake
Platform
-Return to Capitalism
-Repeal All Economic Restrictions
-Repeal All Forms of Gun Control
-End Compulsory Schooling
-Fire 60% of Bureaucrats
-Lower the Tax Rate by 75%
-Repeal All Trade and Travel Restrictions
-Abolish the Ministry of the Environment
-Gradually Pull Out of the ICDN and World Affairs to Focus on Domestic Affairs

Gamora Andill
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MP for Yarmouth Heights
Platform
-Cut Bureaucracy
-Legalize Prostitution
-Legalize Cannabis and other Drugs
-Relax Public Decency Laws
-Legalize Gambling
-Write a Constitution Guaranteeing Civil Rights
-More Direct Democracy and Referendums
-Raise the Universal Basic Income

Each of the candidates represents one of the various factions of the Civil Rights Party, Bob Doling and Mike Fury represent the more right-wing libertarian faction of the party, Doling represents the interventionist and as they call themselves 'patriotic' wing of the faction and Fury represents the more extreme-libertarian non-interventionist wing of the faction. Doling is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs and was the Former Minister of Foreign Affairs under John Stophoe during the War in Sharifistan, and was a big proponent of the war and interventionism joining the Civil Rights Party under the interventionist Ken Alloway after the pacifist Harry Felixon was elected leader of the Independence Party. Bill Haberman represents the agrarian faction of the Civil Rights Party which joined the party under Ken Alloway, in favour of capitalism and religious freedom, the people who Alloway catered to in his failed campaign, they've joined the party with relatively low influence, but Haberman, an advisor to the Alloway campaign might be able to win some votes. Gamora Andill is on the left-wing of the party supporting an expanding of the welfare-state and measures that would support the historically disadvantaged and criminals. Ollie Hendricks is a more moderate member of the party, the Minister of Education is running a moderate campaign on unambitious measures that many Hopalians support, he's hoping a technocratic campaign will win over voters. Jaya Boredego is the first non-binary person to ever run the party leadership of a Hopalian Political Party, she's running a leadership campaign much like that that Ken Alloway ran in the last election, a campaign that seeks to strike a middle ground and bring the party together, with the support of the party establishment and Former Leader Lena Griskoi, she seems to be the frontrunner in this race.

The candidates released their platforms and the floor opened to questions.
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Postby Hopal » Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:47 pm

Hopal wrote:The candidates released their platforms and the floor opened to questions.

One person in the audience asks "Can we be truly free under a Socialist System?"

Mike Fury immediately answers with a resounding "No!" saying that "Socialism as an ideology is inherently opposed to individual liberty and civil rights, which is what this party is all about, isn't it. It snuffs out individual decision making and all choice in terms of finance in favour a big national governmental hegemony. We need to give power back to the people when it comes to economics and finance and we need a full return to Capitalism, and that is what will happen when I am Prime Minister."
Bob Doling offered to differ by saying "I don't think Socialism in and of itself is inherently in opposition to individual liberty and civil rights. But I think that some of the ways that Hopal and other countries have interpreted it and executed it have been harmful to people. The government now has almost full control over the country, and I think we ought to rescind that a little, privatize things that don't need much government regulations like entertainment or furniture, I think we can all agree that the government doesn't need to own those industries. But I think that some aspects of Socialism can help people, restrict and regulate some industries so that bad actors can't harm people like in medicine, to focus to Hopalians and doing the best work for people that we can."
Mike Fury responded by saying "I think we can let people decide what's best with their lives, we don't need government to interfere in anything really."
Bill Haberman tried to interject by saying "I agree that I think we need to give more liberty to individuals, but I don't think that government should take a hands off approach, I think government should be a guiding hand that assists people in their individual journeys.
Mike Fury responded by saying "People should be responsible for themselves."
Ollie Hendricks tried to give his response by saying "I think some more freedom should be given to people where government can't help much or where private individual could provide better services than government, but I think that Socialism as an overall policy should stay in place, there are still many fields where government can protect or where uniformity is best."
Jaya Boredego nodded in agreement with Hendricks
Gamora Andill gave the final response by saying "We need to give people more freedom when it comes to economics, but we also need to allow all equal opportunity. We all know the current system doesn't work, but we don't have any good answers. As Prime Minister I will appoint a commission of economic reform for policy that will both allow economic freedom and equal opportunity."

After a few more questions mostly centered on economics and with most of the answers being similar to the one's of the first question the party members began voting in the first round of the leadership election.
These were the results:
Gamora Andill - 26%
Jaya Boredego - 23%
Ollie Hendricks - 17%
Mike Fury - 14%
Bob Doling - 13%
Bill Haberman - 7%

Bill Haberman was eliminated from the leadership election.
The floor reopened for questions before the second round of voting.
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Postby Hopal » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:32 pm

Hopal wrote:The floor reopened for questions before the second round of voting.

One person in the audience asks "Should we embrace internationalism?"

Each of the candidates took a moment to think before answering the questions.
Ollie Hendricks was the first to respond "I would argue that internationalism has many positive qualities and has the potential to help make the world a better place. We use this movement of internationalism to bring the world together in our vision of justice, equality, and human and civil rights. We can build international institution that will carry out this goal, that can truly build a better world. We must seize this opportunity, seize this movement to build a truly better world for our children."
Bob Doling adds to Hendricks' point "Yes I think that we must be a force for good in the international movement to truly help build a better world, based in democracy and the rule of law. We must lead and guide this international movement, lead it, to help build a better world by all means necessary, to help expand this movement and the cause of democracy."
Gamora Andill responded next "I would give a counter to that, and I would say that we have far too many domestic issues that we need to resolve right now, that we can't going around leading an international movement when we have important national problems to solve, now is not the time for us to indulge in international movements, now is the time for us to solve our national issues."
Jaya Boredego nodded in agreement with Andill.
Mike Fury offered his response next saying "We must retain our national pride and independence, isn't that what this party was all about? Of course we must work with our countries to improve our economy and get the things we need and sell the things we want to sell. But I don't buy into this internationalism stuff, I just don't."
Bob Doling provided the final counter saying "Internationalism can help our economy, we can build better trade relations, and international free trades will allow for Hopalian goods and services to be sold around the world providing massive profits for Hopalians. This is what internationalism is and it can benefit all of us."

After a few more questions mostly centered on foreign policy and trade with most of the answers being similar to the one's of the first question, party members began voting in the second round of the leadership election.
These were the results:
Gamora Andill - 28%
Jaya Boredego - 23%
Ollie Hendricks - 17%
Mike Fury - 16%
Bob Doling - 16%

Both Mike Fury and Bob Doling were eliminated from the leadership race being tied for last place.
The floor reopened for questions before the third round of voting.
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Postby Hopal » Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:45 pm

Hopal wrote:The floor reopened for questions before the third round of voting.

One person in the audience asks "What will you do for farmers?"

Each of the candidates take a moment to think before answering the question.
Ollie Hendricks answers first "I would invest more in the Hopalian people, if I were Prime Minister. Farmers are an important part of this country and I would extend the full support to them, I would raise their subsidies and give them the best deal that I can offer, while maintaining their unique independence in Hopal."
Gamora Andill answers next saying "Ollie Hendricks is a sell-out Civil Rights Party member, I would cut bureaucracy, cut taxes, make things easier for farmers. True freedom, means true freedom for all. I would let farmers make their own choices, and I would guarantee their rights with a constitution. I would all this while still supporting them with a higher Universal Basic Income."
Ollie Hendricks responds saying "I have a higher Universal Basic Income in my platform too, but Gamora Andill would get rid of your subsidies, and the unique position that farmers hold in Hopal. She doesn't recognize the importance that farmers hold in Hopal and would get right of their unique rights, and grind them into the urban culture."
Gamora Andill replies saying "Ollie Hendricks is a liar."
Jaya Boredego rolls their eyes before finally responding "I'll just say you get the best of both worlds with me both the freedom for farmers that Gamora Andill is offering, the unique rights that Ollie Hendricks is offering."

After a few more questions mostly centered on economics, trade, and the position of farmers with candidates answering similarly as they did after the first question, negotiations began between the different candidates. Gamora Andill talked to Jaya Boredego about a possible agreement, but Andill thought she win the leadership race and stopped those conversations. Ollie Hendricks realized a few minutes before voting began that if Jaya Boredego was eliminated then their supporters would go to Gamora Andill and she would win the race. Hendricks went to Boredego to try to sort out a deal, but they couldn't reach one before voting began.
These were the results of the third round of voting in the leadership election:
Gamora Andill - 50%
Jaya Boredego - 25%
Ollie Hendricks - 25%

With Jaya Boredego and Ollie Hendricks being tied for last place and Gamora Andill carrying 50% of the vote, Jaya Boredego endorsed Gamora Andill for the leadership and Andill was declared the winner of the race.
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Postby Hopal » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:33 pm

The third and final leadership convention of the night of September 24th was that of the Liberal Party. After the more libertarian former Cabinet Minister Maxime Castro was elected leader of the party in the last election, and after the Liberal Party was restored to its position as the Official Opposition in the last election after the collapse of the Civil Rights Party. Former Cabinet Minister John Sanchez who had challenged Maxime Castro for the leadership in the last election is vying for that position once again in this election. Sanchez represents the more traditionalist wing of the Liberal Party, the wing that has historically ruled Hopal under leaders such as Jerry Manion and to a degree Jack Nicholls. This was the wing of the party which under Jerry Manion had suppressed Civil Rights and promoted national pride, and John Sanchez had become the leader of that wing of the party and is now vying for the leadership of the party. The majority seem to be supportive of Maxime Castro though and he is likely to retain the leadership of the party. But traditionalists are now threatening to leave the party if John Sanchez is not elected leader in favour of the Independence Party, who they feel they can now support as Independence Party Leader John Stophoe is more supportive of the Socialist system than Harry Felixon was in the last election. Here are the platforms of the two candidates:

John Sanchez
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MP for Ramona Beach, Former Minister of Immigration, Former Minister of Industry
Platform
-Maintain all government programs in their current form
-Maintain all regulations on public decency
-Maintain all government bans
-Maintain a fully socialist system
-Protect Hopalian culture
-Teach Hopalian history more in schools
-Use the current tools to fight climate change
-Militarily Intervene in Foreign Conflicts to Promote Democracy
-Take a More Active Role on the World Stage and in the ICDN

Maxime Castro
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MP for Davis Port, Former Minister of Health, Former Minister of Immigration
Platform
-Allow more Freedom of Speech
-Denationalize Media
-Relax Public Decency Laws
-Create a Commission on what restrictions and regulations are really necessary
-Maintain a fully socialist system
-Fight Climate Change by whatever means necessary
-Preserve National Parks and Historical Sites
-Reform the Ministry of the Environment
-Take a More Passive Role in the ICDN and on the World Stage

The candidates release their platforms on the Convention floor and the floor opens for questions.
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