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Which party do you support in the Levagalian 2020 General Election?

Poll ended at Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:02 pm

National Alliance
1
4%
Democratic Party
5
22%
Renewal
7
30%
Anti-Corruption Movement
4
17%
Freedom
2
9%
Patriotic Movement
2
9%
Communist Party of Levagalia
2
9%
 
Total votes : 23

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Levagalian 2020 General Election

Postby Levagalia » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:02 pm

The Republic of Levagalia is holding elections for its 100-seat unicameral Parliament, through a proportional representation system and no enforced voting threshold. Below are, in order of current representation size, the main parties contesting the election.

The elections arrive at a critical moment for Levagalia. After 12 years of rule by the National Alliance, the party, once seen as having freed Levagalia from the communist dictatorship of 1971-1991 because of its leading role in the anti-communist protests of 1990-1991, now faces increasing accusations of attempting to consolidate power itself and is fairly unpopular.

Protests, triggered by the attempted passage of a new electoral law (now rejected) that critics said would seriously disadvantage opposition parties and facilitate electoral fraud, recently forced President Gabriel Urbonas and most of the executive cabinet to resign and call for elections, though only 3 months before their regular mandate expired.

Most importantly, the elections will be held under the old, relatively fair electoral code, and with great discussion over the direction that Levagalia should take.

National Alliance
Ideology: Big tent, ethnonationalism, economic liberalism, social conservatism (some factions)
Policies: Autocracy (alleged), Native Representation, No Dissent (alleged), Pledge of Allegiance, State Press (alleged), Sex Education (some factions), Conscription (some factions), Gun Control, Capitalism, Maternity Leave, Metricism, No Drugs, No Gambling (some factions), Nuclear Power, Universal Healthcare (some factions), Climate Treaty, No Immigration (some factions)
Leader: Gabriel Urbonas
Current Parliament representation: 56/100
Notes: Lead the anti-communist protests of 1990-1991 that led to the fall of the communist dictatorship. One of the oldest parties of Levagalia, it has been elected into office more times than any other party, both before and after the communist era. Faces many acusations of attempting to consolidate power during the last 12 years, leading to a serious deterioration of its popularity.

Democratic "Purple" Party
Ideology: Social democracy, social conservatism
Policies: Proportional Representation, Public Protest, Term Limits, No Abortion (some factions), Gun Control, Capitalism, Maternity Leave, Metricism, No Gambling (most factions), No Nuclear Power, Universal Healthcare, Climate Treaty
Leader: George Jansons
Current Parliament representation: 23/100
Notes: One of the oldest parties of Levagalia, it has been elected into office more than any other party other than the National Alliance.

Renewal
Ideology: Liberal conservatism, liberalism
Policies: Native Representation (some factions), Pledge of Allegiance (some factions), Proportional Representation, Public Protest, Term Limits, Euthanasia (some factions), Sex Education (some factions), Conscription (some factions), Gun Control (some factions), Capitalism, Maternity Leave, No Drugs (some factions), Nuclear Power, Universal Healthcare
Leader: Richard Balonis
Current Parliament representation: 12/100
Notes: An increasingly popular liberal conservative party founded on opposition to the National Alliance.

Anti-Corruption Movement
Ideology: Liberalism, anti-corruption politics, social conservatism (some factions)
Policies: Proportional Representation, Public Protest, Term Limits, Euthanasia, Sex Education (some factions), Capitalism, Maternity Leave (some factions), Metricism, No Nuclear Power (some factions), Universal Healthcare, Climate Treaty, No WMDs (some factions)
Leader: Samanta Kalning
Current Parliament representation: 5/100
Notes: A recently created party focused on combating corruption. Recently gaining popularity, especially among youth.

Freedom
Ideology: Social liberalism, social democracy (some factions)
Policies: Proportional Representation, Public Protest, Term Limits, Euthanasia, Marriage Equality (some factions), Sex Education, Gun Control, Cannabis (some factions), Capitalism, Maternity Leave, Metricism, No Gambling (some factions), No Nuclear Power, Universal Healthcare, Climate Treaty
Leader: Ramon Butkus
Current Parliament representation: 3/100
Notes: One of the most progressive parties in Levagalia. Avowedly anti-nationalist.

Patriotic Movement
Ideology: Right-wing populism, anti-establishment politics, social conservatism, ultranationalism
Policies: Autocracy (alleged), Native Representation, No Dissent (alleged), Pledge of Allegiance, State Press (alleged), Theocracy (some factions), Body Integrity, Heterosexuality, No Abortion, No Adultery (some factions), Permanent Marriage (some factions), Prudism, Capital Punishment (some factions), Conscription, Gun Ownership (some factions), Capitalism, Maternity Leave (some factions), No Drugs, No Gambling (some factions), Nuclear Power, Space Program (some factions), Universal Healthcare (some factions), No Immigration
Leader: Jonas Paulauskas
Current Parliament representation: 1/100
Notes: This far-right party is allegedly involved in some violent incidents. Its illegalization under anti-extremism laws was rejected by courts in 2006, but some continue to ask for its dissolution.

Communist Party of Levagalia
Ideology: Anti-capitalism, democratic socialism, social democracy (some factions)
Policies: Devolution (some factions), Pledge of Allegiance, Proportional Representation, Atheism (some factions), Compulsory Organ Harvesting, Euthanasia, Marriage Equality (some factions), Sex Education, Conscription, Gun Control, AI Planning (some factions), Affirmative Action (some factions), Cannabis (some factions), Maternity Leave, No Automobiles (some factions), No Gambling, Socialism (most factions), Space Program (some factions), Universal Healthcare, Climate Treaty
Leader: Leonard Eglitis
Current Parliament representation: 0/100
Notes: Ruled Levagalia with an iron fist from 1971 to 1991, but it was forced to comply with the avowedly democratic 1993 constitution as a sine qua non condition to prevent illegalization.


Under Levagalian law, all foreign donations to political parties are illegal.

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Postby Fennistan » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:38 pm

The United Socialist Commonwealth of Fennistan (FUSC/SYSKY, "Suomenmaan Yhdistynyt Sosialistinen Kansainyhteisö") and its vanguard party, the Great Patriotic Peoples' Front-National Solidarity (GPPF-NS/SIKR-KS, "Suuri Isänmaallinen Kansojen Rintama-Kansallinen Solidaarisuus") endorse The Communist Party of Levagalia, wishing them luck in the 2020 Levagalian General Election. The constituent parties of GPPF-NS, the Socialist Finnish Party (populist, left-wing nationalist and patriotic socialist), New People's Democratic Party (communist, marxist-leninist and revolutionary socialist) Revolutionary Republican Party (agrarian, christian, democratic and market socialist factions) request permission to send experts to develop the socialist line of the Communist Party of Levagalia.
* Fennistanian United Socialist Commonwealth—Fennic Union of National Republics *
* Suomen Yhdistynyt Sosialistinen Kansainyhteisö— Suomalaisten Kansantasavaltojen Liitto *
* (FUSC—FUNR) *
* (SYSKY—SKTL) *

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Postby Levagalia » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:18 am

Fennistan wrote:The United Socialist Commonwealth of Fennistan (FUSC/SYSKY, "Suomenmaan Yhdistynyt Sosialistinen Kansainyhteisö") and its vanguard party, the Great Patriotic Peoples' Front-National Solidarity (GPPF-NS/SIKR-KS, "Suuri Isänmaallinen Kansojen Rintama-Kansallinen Solidaarisuus") endorse The Communist Party of Levagalia, wishing them luck in the 2020 Levagalian General Election. The constituent parties of GPPF-NS, the Socialist Finnish Party (populist, left-wing nationalist and patriotic socialist), New People's Democratic Party (communist, marxist-leninist and revolutionary socialist) Revolutionary Republican Party (agrarian, christian, democratic and market socialist factions) request permission to send experts to develop the socialist line of the Communist Party of Levagalia.

"To Whom It May Concern;

The Communist Party of Levagalia is glad to receive the endorsement from the United Socialist Commonwealth of Fennistan, and would appreciate the arrival of Fennistanian experts. The Party would like to inform the Great Patriotic Peoples' Front-National Solidarity that Levagalian law does not restrict the arrival of foreign advisors to the country.

However, we are forced to ask for extreme discretion, as the position of the party is very delicate. 30 years are not enough for many Levagalians to forgive the serious mistakes of the past - popular support for the Party is low, and the arrival of foreign experts could be seen by the population as suspicious. Furthermore, our ideology and actions are heavily constrained by Levagalian law. The smallest mistake could result in the definitive dissolution of the Communist Party of Levagalia, and with it the oppression of the Levagalian proletariat for the forseeable future.

We are looking ahead to further communication with the Great Patriotic Peoples' Front-National Solidarity.

Yours faithfully,
Leonard Eglitis
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Levagalia"

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Postby Fennistan » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:53 am

Levagalia wrote:
Fennistan wrote:The United Socialist Commonwealth of Fennistan (FUSC/SYSKY, "Suomenmaan Yhdistynyt Sosialistinen Kansainyhteisö") and its vanguard party, the Great Patriotic Peoples' Front-National Solidarity (GPPF-NS/SIKR-KS, "Suuri Isänmaallinen Kansojen Rintama-Kansallinen Solidaarisuus") endorse The Communist Party of Levagalia, wishing them luck in the 2020 Levagalian General Election. The constituent parties of GPPF-NS, the Socialist Finnish Party (populist, left-wing nationalist and patriotic socialist), New People's Democratic Party (communist, marxist-leninist and revolutionary socialist) Revolutionary Republican Party (agrarian, christian, democratic and market socialist factions) request permission to send experts to develop the socialist line of the Communist Party of Levagalia.

"To Whom It May Concern;

The Communist Party of Levagalia is glad to receive the endorsement from the United Socialist Commonwealth of Fennistan, and would appreciate the arrival of Fennistanian experts. The Party would like to inform the Great Patriotic Peoples' Front-National Solidarity that Levagalian law does not restrict the arrival of foreign advisors to the country.

However, we are forced to ask for extreme discretion, as the position of the party is very delicate. 30 years are not enough for many Levagalians to forgive the serious mistakes of the past - popular support for the Party is low, and the arrival of foreign experts could be seen by the population as suspicious. Furthermore, our ideology and actions are heavily constrained by Levagalian law. The smallest mistake could result in the definitive dissolution of the Communist Party of Levagalia, and with it the oppression of the Levagalian proletariat for the forseeable future.

We are looking ahead to further communication with the Great Patriotic Peoples' Front-National Solidarity.

Yours faithfully,
Leonard Eglitis
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Levagalia"

Understood. Our international representatives will arrive with discretion to spend their vacation away from home. We trust Levagalians to be most excellent hosts, without any needless opulence, fanfares or parades. Long live the people of our United Socialist Commonwealth and long live Levagalia.

The Commissariats of Foreign Affairs and Commerce would like to set up a diplomatic mission and discuss trade talks with Levagalia. "The future of our nations hinge on one needing the other", spoke the state premier Solmunen, "and so it was for the Finns from the Baltic to the Arctic. A diplomatic envoy will be organized of our finest minds, their art and their craft. May the paths we tread converge towards a grand, prosperous future and a new dawn for the Finnish people!"

In the wake of a global pandemic, The Commonwealth of Fennistan has been forced to close and keep close watch of its borders. However, as the infection has entered a substantial decline, the State Committee of the Movement of Human and Economic Resources (StaCoMHER) has unanimously decided to reopen Fennistani borders for travel and commerce as FUSC, RFM, UPR, SNA, KNA, KLNA and BNA forces enter peace and power-sharing talks with the Central Finnish Republic, Republic of (Blue) Finland, Blue Army, Four-Leaf Clover Army, National Republican Guard Force and other blue (liberal democratic) and green (constitutional republican) local forces, resistance and community defense units.

The Royal-Republican-Revolutionary Civil War is still ongoing with conservative and nationalist rebels holding territory they name "Kingdom of Finland" or "Finnish State". The disunity of the rebels, especially the Finnish (White) Party schisms and peace with liberal parliamentarist republicans could mean an early peace for the Finns.
* Fennistanian United Socialist Commonwealth—Fennic Union of National Republics *
* Suomen Yhdistynyt Sosialistinen Kansainyhteisö— Suomalaisten Kansantasavaltojen Liitto *
* (FUSC—FUNR) *
* (SYSKY—SKTL) *

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Postby Levagalia » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:29 am

Early polls show Renewal ahead, with the National Alliance collapsing and important gains by both the far-right and the far-left.

Left-wing parties in general would post a surprisingly strong performance, with the biggest winner being the Communist Party. Its rise has been attributed to international diplomatic support. In response, the National Alliance formally asked yesterday for the dissolution of the party in court under anti-extremism laws. However, the matter is not expected to be resolved until after the election itself, and experts see the chances of the case succeding in the National Alliance's favor as slim.

Freedom released a statement condemning the judicial harassment of the Communist Party as "yet another attempt by the National Alliance to weaken political pluralism in Levagalia". Other political parties declined comment, but George Jansons, leader of the opposition Democratic Party, declared in personal capacity that it is a "frivolous case" and that "its only real aim is to win back popular support by stoking fears of a return to the communist era".


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