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2020 Arthropol General Election

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Which political party or parties will your nation endorse in the 2020 Arthropol General Election?

Socialist Party
14
22%
Arthropolian Workers' Party
7
11%
Union for a Popular Movement
4
6%
National Front
7
11%
Europe Ecology - The Greens
5
8%
Capitalist Party
5
8%
Democratic European Force
5
8%
Arthropolian Communist Party
9
14%
Rally for the Future (newly created party)
3
5%
Democratic Front of Federalists
4
6%
 
Total votes : 63

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2020 Arthropol General Election

Postby Arthropol » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:20 pm

2020 Arthropol General Election
Greetings nations of the world of NationStates! The Kingdom of Arthropol, as dictated by its constitution of 1958, is again holding a general election in 2020 to determine the composition of its legislature. Originally, the general election was scheduled to be held in December, like normal, but an early election was called for 15 August in anticipation for a second wave of the COVID-19 virus. This marks the first time a snap election is called since the passing of the new constitution of 1958, attributed to a stable political situation ever since. Newly elected deputies and senators will take their seats soon after election.

OOC: All past election threads are NOT CANON. Factbooks on politicians and political parties are mostly accurate but have some inaccuracies. Political parties are different from the parties that correspond to each logo in real life.


Background
OOC: See the TL;DR at the very bottom of the post if you don’t like reading
The Arthropolian Government
Arthropol's government is in the form of a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, mostly based on the Westminster system. The King of Arthropol is the head of state, but only has ceremonial powers. This election will determine the balance of power in the legislative and executive branches of government. The bicameral legislature of Arthropol consists of the lower house, the Royal Assembly, with 1000 deputies directly elected by the people through instant-runoff voting in constituencies, and the upper house, the Senate, with 250 members directly elected by the people through closed-list proportional representation by region, and 100 members indirectly elected by an electoral college of elected officials, through closed-list proportional representation. The Royal Assembly is considered to be more powerful than the Senate. Executive power is exercised by the cabinet. The cabinet is composed of elected members of the Royal Assembly led and appointed by the President of the Royal Assembly, commonly known as the Prime Minister or the President. Currently, a left-wing coalition holds power in both houses and the Cabinet.

The Campaign
To be able to participate in the general election, political parties must receive a certain number of signatures from elected officials on a sub-national level. Due to this, many members of small political parties usually run under the ticket of a larger party. Independents must receive the approval of a certain number of mayors in their constituency to be able to run. Signatures must be handed in to the electoral commission by 8 July 2020, and parties must finalise their candidates for each constituency and their Senate party lists by 10 July 2020. Funds are distributed to each party based on the constituencies that they are running in. The maximum possible amount of money that a party can receive in total is 10 million Euros. Money is distributed in competitiveness. If a party is running in a uncompetitive rural constituency where the winner is all but official, they may only receive a few hundred Euros to set up basic advertisements, whereas a party running in an extremely competitive urban constituency where there are multiple parties in a race for victory, they may receive tens of thousands of Euros of campaign money. Private campaign funding is strictly prohibited, and is punishable by fines or exclusion from the campaign if the violation is serious enough. However, there is one exception. Parties and candidates may set up fundraisers for citizen voters to earn money, provided all expenses are covered by their allocated campaign money.

The General Election
The general election will be held on 15 August 2020 after a campaign of one month. Unlike most years, the 2020 general election will be conducted mostly by postal ballot, but voting will remain compulsory for all citizens aged 16 or above. This will be based on the contact tracing system; those with green status may vote in person or request an absentee ballot. Those with yellow status must vote by absentee ballot. Individuals with black status are exempt from voting but may request an absentee ballot if they wish to vote. A majority of people with green status have already requested an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be mailed by 23:59 on 15 August, in-person voting will be held from 07:00 to 20:00 on 15 August. Overseas territories will hold the election at the same time in their time zone.

The Results and Formation of Government
Counting of ballots will begin immediately after voting closes at 20:00. As the majority of ballots will be mailed, it is predicted that preliminary results will be available within 48 hours, and that final results will be available within a week. To form a government, a party or a coalition of parties must gain the confidence of the majority of members of the Royal Assembly.


The Parties
OOC: See the TL;DR at the very bottom of the post if you don’t like reading
Below is a list of political parties that have attained the number of required signatures to compete in the election, ranked by the number of party members. Please note that the Libertarian Party and the Regionalists group are excluded from the poll as only 10 items can be added to the poll. You may still endorse these parties in a post. Look out for the leaders of each party and the ideologies of each party; biographies of party leaders and descriptions of certain ideologies will be added soon!

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PARTY NAME IN ENGLISH - PARTY ELECTORAL COLOUR
Nom du partie en français - couleur électorale

A short description of the party

Ideology: A few general ideologies followed by the party. If the word "Ideology" is hyperlinked, click to view factions of that party. If an ideology is hyperlinked, click to view information about that ideology.
Economic position: Far-left to Far-right
Social position: Authoritarian to Libertarian
Current number of deputies: # / 1000
Number of seats contested: # / 1000
Current number of senators: # / 350
European affiliation: The European party that this party is a member of
European parliament group: The European parliament group that this party is a member of
Current number of MEPs: # / 85
International affiliation: The international group that this party is a member of
Party leader: This person is the highest-ranking member of the party elected to and/or running for a Royal Assembly seat. If this party wins the most seats in the government, this person will likely become the Prime Minister.

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SOCIALIST PARTY - PINK
Parti socialiste (PS) - rose

The Socialist Party is the largest political party in Arthropol by number of party members. It was created in 2017 from the merger of the Social Democratic Party and the Radical Party, two parties with similar ideologies. It has a range of ideologies ranging from centrist to left-wing, but is usually placed in the centre-left. In foreign affairs, the party is a strong supporter of Desjardinsism and neutrality.

Ideology: Social-écologie, social democracy, democratic socialism, Desjardinsism, soft Euroscepticism
Economic position: Centre-left
Social position: Moderate
Current number of deputies: 372 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 914 / 1000
Current number of senators: 149 / 350
European affiliation: Party of European Socialists
European parliament group: S&D
Current number of MEPs: 41 / 85
International affiliation: Progressive Alliance, Socialist International
Party leader: Claire Alard


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ARTHROPOLIAN WORKERS’ PARTY - RED
Parti ouvrier arthropolien (POA) - rouge

The Arthropolian Workers' Party was created in 1880 by a a large group of the working class, in order to represent the interest of the Arthropolian workers. Despite a large amount of members, it failed to gain power until 1937, under a coalition with the Labour Party, and since then, has been one of the largest left-wing parties in the country. It is usually classified as left-wing, with most of its members supporting democratic socialism. In foreign affairs, the party is a strong supporter of Desjardinsism and neutrality.

Ideology: Democratic socialism, Desjardinsism, left-wing populism, souverainism, soft Euroscepticism
Economic position: Left-wing
Social position: Moderate, leaning authoritarian
Current number of deputies: 172 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 894 / 1000
Current number of senators: 61 / 350
European affiliation: Party of the European Left
European parliament group: GUE/NGL
Current number of MEPs: 18 / 85
International affiliation: Socialist International
Party leader: Adam Lebas


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UNION FOR A POPULAR MOVEMENT - DARK BLUE
Union pour un mouvement populaire (UMP) - bleu marine

The Union for a Popular Movement was created in 1956 by supporters of war hero and politician Charles de Gaulle to compete in the general election that year, after the Democratic Alliance collapsed from internal conflict. The party was successfully elected, and since then has been the dominant conservative party in Arthropolian politics. The party supports the free market, the welfare state, and moderate social conservatism, and is usually placed between the centre and the centre-right. In foreign affairs, the party is a strong supporter of Gaullism and neutrality.

Ideology: Liberal conservatism, Rhine capitalism, Gaullism, dirigisme, pro-Europeanism
Economic position: Centre to centre-right
Social position: Moderately authoritarian
Current number of deputies: 152 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 942 / 1000
Current number of senators: 70 / 350
European affiliation: European People’s Party
European parliament group: EPP
Current number of MEPs: 20 / 85
International affiliation: Centrist Democrat International
Party leader: Roland Beauvais


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NATIONAL FRONT - ORANGE
Front national (FN) - orange

The National Front was created in 1980, opposing the large numbers of new immigrants arriving in the country. The party was initially controversial, being supported strongly by its followers, but universally hated among its non-followers, but some of the animosity towards the party has since disappeared with its diminished focus on immigration. The party first gained power in 1993 under Prime Minster Maximilien Adnet but lost power in 1995 after he was removed in a motion of no confidence supported by many members of his own party. Initially, the National Front supported right-wing capitalist stances, but in the 21st century has shifted to a more big-tent generally centrist economic stance with a greater focus on its social conservatism and nationalism. In foreign affairs, the party is a strong supporter of Gaullism and neutrality.

Ideology: Arthropolian nationalism, souverainism, social conservatism, Euroscepticism
Economic position: Centre-left to centre-right
Social position: Authoritarian
Current number of deputies: 41 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 923 / 1000
Current number of senators: 28 / 350
European affiliation: Identity and Democracy Party
European parliament group: ID
Current number of MEPs: 3 / 85
International affiliation: N / A
Party leader: Astrid Wathelet


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EUROPE ECOLOGY THE GREENS - GREEN
Europe Écologie Les Verts (Vert) - vert

Europe Ecology - The Greens, originally known as just The Greens, was created in 1960 to promote environmentalism in the rapidly industrialising Arthropol. The party initially only had minor representation but towards the end of the 20th century and the 21st century, has gained more representation and has been part of the left-wing alliance. The party is classified as left-wing and supports eco-socialism. In foreign affairs, the party is a strong supporter of Desjardinsism and neutrality.

Ideology: Green politics, eco-socialism, alter-globalisation, soft Euroscepticism
Economic position: Left-wing
Social position: Moderately libertarian
Current number of deputies: 38 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 886 / 1000
Current number of senators: 7 / 350
European affiliation: European Green Party
European parliament group: Greens/EFA
Current number of MEPs: 1 / 85
International affiliation: Global Greens
Party leader: Pierre Tran


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CAPITALIST PARTY - CYAN
Parti capitaliste (PC) - cyan

The Capitalist Party was created in 1962 by former supporters of the Union for a Popular Movement who either felt the state-directed capitalist economy directed by Prime Minister de Gaulle should be replaced with the free market or disliked the neutrality doctrine of de Gaulle and wished for Arthropol to join NATO and support the USA in the Cold War. Due to the immense popularity of de Gaulle's policies that created massive prosperity, the party failed to gain traction until the end of the Cold War, but has been rising in popularity ever since. The party is classified as centre-right and is a strong supporter of the free market and neoliberalism. In foreign affairs, the party is a strong supporter of Atlanticism, supports the repeal of the neutrality clause in the constitution of Arthropol, and advocates for its membership in NATO.

Ideology: Neoliberalism, Atlanticism, pro-Europeanism
Economic position: Centre-right
Social position: Moderate, leaning libertarian
Current number of deputies: 110 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 867 / 1000
Current number of senators: 21 / 350
European affiliation: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
European parliament group: RE
Current number of MEPs: 1 / 85
International affiliation: N / A
Party leader: Serge Plessis


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DEMOCRATIC EUROPEAN FORCE - LIGHT BLUE
Force européene democrate (FED) - bleu ciel

The Democratic European Force was created in 1983 from members of the Union for a Popular Movement, who supported more left-wing economics, and members of the left-wing parties, who were more socially conservative. The party describes itself as Christian socialist, and advocates for the loosening of tight secularism laws, and that the teachings of the Bible and Jesus support a socialist economy. The party supports a social democratic economy and is placed in the centre-left. In foreign affairs, the party is a strong supporter of Desjardinsism, Gaullism, and neutrality.

Ideology: Christian left, social conservatism, pro-Europeanism
Economic position: Centre-left
Social position: Authoritarian
Current number of deputies: 60 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 821 / 1000
Current number of senators: 8 / 350
European affiliation: Party of European Socialists
European parliament group: S&D
Current number of MEPs: 1 / 85
International affiliation: N / A
Party leader: Claude Colbert


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ARTHROPOLIAN COMMUNIST PARTY - BURGUNDY
Parti communiste arthropolien (PCA) - bordeaux

The Arthropolian Communist Party was created in 1952 after it split from the Arthropolian Workers' Party over internal disputes. The Arthropolian Communist Party, while supporting Marxism, believes that the conditions are not right for a communist revolution in Arthropol, and that it would be easier for communists to take power through electoral means. The party is classified as far-left. In foreign affairs, the party is mixed, with some supporting neutrality and noninterventionism, and some advocating that Arthropol export socialism to the world and support socialist states like Cuba and China.

Ideology: Communism, Leninism, Euroscepticism
Economic position: Far-left
Social position: Moderately authoritarian
Current number of deputies: 2 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 678 / 1000
Current number of senators: 2 / 350
European affiliation: Party of the European Left
European parliament group: GUE/NGL
Current number of MEPs: 0 / 85
International affiliation: International Meeting of Workers' and Communist Parties
Party leader: Robert Armand


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RALLY FOR THE FUTURE - BROWN
Rassemblement pour l'Avenir (RpA) - marron

The Rally for the Future was created by dissidents mostly from the Capitalist Party who opposed the party leader, Serge Plessis' views, most notably opposing the extensive lockdown to combat COVID-19, supported by the vast majority of parties. The party was also joined by a group of Socialist Party dissidents who were on the right wing of the party. The party will compete in the 2020 election, and aim to gain its first seats. The party is classified as a centrist party, which supports social liberalism. In foreign affairs, the party is mixed, with followers of both Desjardinsist or Gaullist neutrality views, and Atlanticist pro-NATO views.

Ideology: Centrism, liberalism, pro-Europeanism
Economic position: Centrist
Social position: Moderate, leaning libertarian
Current number of deputies: 0 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 726 / 1000
Current number of senators: 0 / 350
European affiliation: N / A
European parliament group: Non-Inscrit
Current number of MEPs: 0 / 85
International affiliation: N / A
Party leader: Rose Tomas


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REGIONALIST GROUP - BLACK
Groupe régionaliste (R) - noir
*This party has been excluded from the poll as there are only 10 spaces available and the Regionalist group does not have candidates nationwide. Groups or governments may still endorse this party with a forum post.

The Regionalist group is a group of political parties that support the interests of certain regions, predominantly in Corsica, Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Arthropolian Basque Country) and Pyrénées-Orientales (Northern Catalonia) but also with presence in overseas terrorities and minor presence in Rhône-Alpes and Poitou-Charentes. The group generally is classified as centre-left and is indifferent on foreign policy.

Ideology: Regional interests, social democracy, pro-Europeanism
Economic position: Centre-left
Social position: Moderately libertarian
Current number of deputies: 3 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 117 / 1000
Current number of senators: 2 / 350
European affiliation: European Free Alliance
European parliament group: Greens/EFA
Current number of MEPs: 0 / 85
International affiliation: N / A
Party leader: Ernesto Bertolini


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DEMOCRATIC FRONT OF FEDERALISTS - DARK GREEN
Front démocratique des federalistes (FDF) - vert foncé

The Democratic Front of Federalists was created in 2018, with mostly dissidents from the Socialist Party, Capitalist Party and the Union for a Popular Movement. The party calls for radical changes to the Arthropolian government, and believes that Arthropol should follow a federal system of government where more powers are delegated to the regions of Arthropol. Although it is meant to be a big tent party, most of its members lean to the right, and while the party has no official foreign policy, most of its members oppose neutrality and support Arthropolian accession into NATO.

Ideology: Federalism, devolution
Economic position: Big tent, leans right
Social position: Moderately libertarian
Current number of deputies: 17 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 670 / 1000
Current number of senators: 5 / 350
European affiliation: N / A
European parliament group: Non-Inscrit
Current number of MEPs: 0 / 85
International affiliation: N / A
Party leader: Thierry Laval


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LIBERTARIAN PARTY - YELLOW
Parti libertarien (PL) - jaune
*This party has been excluded from the poll as there are only 10 spaces available and the Libertarian Party has the least amount of party members. Groups or governments may still endorse this party with a forum post.

The Libertarian Party was created in 2007 by businessman Charles Durand, who believed in an almost completely free economy, and in the expansion of individual freedoms. The party believes in a laissez-faire approach to the economy and is considered to be right-wing. In foreign affairs, the party supports strict neutrality and that Arthropol should not involve itself in the affairs of other countries at all, except for trade.

Ideology: Libertarianism, laissez-faire, Euroscepticism
Economic position: Right-wing
Social position: Libertarian
Current number of deputies: 3 / 1000
Number of seats contested: 417 / 1000
Current number of senators: 0 / 350
European affiliation: European Party for Individual Liberty
European parliament group: Non-Inscrit
Current number of MEPs: 0 / 85
International affiliation: International Alliance of Libertarian Parties
Party leader: Carla Charbonnier



Current Composition of the Royal Assembly and the Senate
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Royal Assembly
Government: 602
Socialist Party: 372 (17 leaving for RpA)
Arthropolian Workers' Party: 192
Europe Ecology - The Greens: 38 (3 leaving for RpA)

Opposition: 303
Union for a Popular Movement: 152
Capitalist Party: 110 (57 leaving for RpA)
National Front: 41

Other Parties: 95
Independent left-wing: 3
Independent centrist: 1
Independent right-wing: 2
Independent unaffiliated: 4
Democratic European Force: 60
Democratic Front of Federalists: 17
Libertarian Party: 3
Regionalist group: 3
Arthropolian Communist Party: 2

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Senate
Government: 217
Socialist Party: 149 (4 leaving for RpA)
Arthropolian Workers' Party: 61
Europe Ecology - The Greens: 7

Opposition: 119
Union for a Popular Movement: 70 (3 leaving for RpA)
National Front: 28
Capitalist Party: 21 (11 leaving for RpA)

Other Parties: 14
Democratic European Force: 8
Federalist Party: 2
Regionalist group: 2
Communist Party: 2


Who should I/my nation support?
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Election campaign lasts from 15 July to 15 August, general election on 15 August.

1000 lower house members, 350 upper house members. The Prime Minister is the leader of the lower house and the government.

The parties sorted by number of members:
Please note that the Libertarian Party and the Regionalists group are excluded from the poll as only 10 items can be added to the poll. You may still endorse these parties in a post.
Socialist Party: social democracy
Arthropolian Workers' Party: democratic socialism
Union for a Popular Movement: liberal conservatism
National Front: Arthropolian nationalism
Europe Ecology - The Greens: green politics, democratic socialism
Capitalist Party: capitalism, neoliberalism
Democratic European Force: Christian left
Arthropolian Communist Party: communism
Rally for the Future (new party): centrism, liberalism
Regionalist group (group of small parties): regional interests (eg. Corsica)
Democratic Front of Federalists: federalism
Libertarian Party: libertarianism

Current legislature:
Left-wing majority government, right-wing opposition, crossbench with both left and right.
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Postby Darmen » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:55 am

Darmen supports the Union for a Popular Movement.
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Postby Tinhampton » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:47 pm

Arthropol wrote:Originally, the general election was scheduled to be held in November, like normal, but an early election was called for 15 August in anticipation for a second wave of the COVID-19 virus.

Who made this decision, when did they make it, how is it constitutional, and how has the current administration handled coronavirus thusfar?

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Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:56 pm

Anatoliyanskiy officially supports the Socialist Party, though it gives special support to the Arthropol Worker’s Party and Ecology Parties.
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Postby Arthropol » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:57 pm

Tinhampton wrote:
Arthropol wrote:Originally, the general election was scheduled to be held in November, like normal, but an early election was called for 15 August in anticipation for a second wave of the COVID-19 virus.

Who made this decision, when did they make it, how is it constitutional, and how has the current administration handled coronavirus thusfar?

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Question 1: Normally, an election is held every four years in November, but constitutionally, an early election may be called any time, on the condition that at least a calendar year has passed since the last election. To call such an election, the Prime Minister must request an election be held, and such a proposal must be met with approval by the majority of the members of the Royal Assembly and the Senate. To call this election, Prime Minister Alard requested an early election, and was supported by a majority of over 80% of deputies and senators. This is the first time an early election has been called since the new constitution came into effect in the 1950s due to the stability of Arthropolian politics; usually, either the left or right dominate national politics for stretches of 15 to 25 years.

Question 2: Arthropol recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in late January 2020, when an Arthropolian citizen travelling back home from China tested positive. However, it is suspected that it is possible that there were COVID-19 cases in Arthropol dating back to possibly December or November 2019, but such reports are unconfirmed. Arthropol has approximately 120,000 confirmed cases, with approximately 10,000 active cases, with around 9,000 deaths and the remainder recovered cases. Arthropol took relatively earlier action compared to other European nations, and took significant actions to prevent community spread approximately one or two weeks before most other European nations. Hardest hit in Arthropol is the east of the country, especially the cities of Lyon and Arthropol City, both with around 50,000 cases each. However, Lyon is the worst-affected city, as its population is significantly less than Arthropol City. The west of the country as well as overseas territories has a lower number of cases, with 20,000 total. For a number of weeks now, there has been between 0 and 200 daily new cases attributed to community spread. However, as Arthropol has extensive quarantine facilities at airports, many flights to Europe are being routed through Arthropol, and approximately 50 to 500 new cases every day are attributed to Europeans abroad returning home and foreigners coming to Europe, who are being tested while staying in sealed quarantine facilities. Life in most cities is largely back once again, but masking and social distancing is still mandatory. The current policy is that if a cluster of cases is discovered in a city or area, that area will be locked down to prevent infected individuals from leaving and spreading the virus. The government's COVID-19 policy was supported by a supermajority of parties, including the UMP, National Front, and around half of Capitalist Party members (who have now mostly joined the Rally for the Future), and is also supported by the vast majority of residents.

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Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:16 am

I am also wondering what the electoral threshold/system is for the election. You might have said it in the description, but I don’t see it anywhere.
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Postby Arthropol » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:33 pm

Anatoliyanskiy wrote:I am also wondering what the electoral threshold/system is for the election. You might have said it in the description, but I don’t see it anywhere.

Royal Assembly: The deputies of the Royal Assembly (lower house) are elected by optional preferential voting in constituencies around the nation, with each constituency containing approximately 72000 citizens (including those not eligible to vote like children). Constituencies in the cities of Arthropol City, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Montpellier and Nice all elect two members while other constituencies elect only one member. In constituencies that elect one member, voters can indicate as many preferences as desired, but must indicate at least one. In constituencies that elect two members, voters can indicate as many preferences as desired, but must indicate at least two. To gain representation in the Royal Assembly, a party must win at least one seat in a constituency.

Senate: The senators (upper house) are elected by closed list proportional representation. 250 senators are directly elected by the people. Each region of Arthropol has a certain number of senators, and each party competing in that region must submit a list of that many senatorial candidates, ranked. Each voter can choose one party list to vote for. The number of seats that a party wins in the Senate is calculated from the percentage of the popular vote from that region for each party. For instance, assume that there are 100 senators elected from Region X. If 7% of Region X votes for Party A, then they will gain 7% of the Senate seats, or 7 seats in this instance. To win a seat in the Senate in Arthropol, a political party must win at least approximately 288,000 votes from a single region. 100 senators are elected by an electoral college of nationwide elected officials, and a party must receive a vote from 1% of the elected officials to gain a seat.
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Postby Arthropol » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:38 pm

Darmen wrote:Darmen supports the Union for a Popular Movement.

The leader of the Union for a Popular Movement, Opposition Leader Roland Beauvais, has sent a message back to Darmen thanking them for their support in the election.

Anatoliyanskiy wrote:Anatoliyanskiy officially supports the Socialist Party, though it gives special support to the Arthropol Worker’s Party and Ecology Parties.

The leader of the Socialist Party, Prime Minister Claire Alard, has sent a message back to Anatoliyanskiy thanking them for their support in the election. The leaders of the Arthropolian Workers' Party and Europe Ecology - The Greens, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adam Lebas and Minister of the Environment Pierre Tran have also sent back messanges thanking them for their support.

Toin wrote:The President supports the Socialist Party.

The leader of the Socialist Party, Prime Minister Claire Alard, has sent a message back to President Eleanore Crew of the Democratic States of Toin thanking her for her support in the election.
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Postby Pulsroth » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:22 pm

The Pulsrothi Supreme Minister, Laura Hickling-Norder is proud to endorse the Union For A Popular Movement and wishes them the best of luck in the election.
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Postby Dryicor » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:29 pm

The Prime Minister of Dryicor, Erno Pukkinen, has announced his endorsement of the Arthropolian Workers' Party and the Socialist Party, and wishes them both good luck in the upcoming election. He has also said he would be satisfied with a sizeable Ecology Party vote share.
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Postby Kergstan » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:54 pm

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Respected Robert Armand,
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kergstan wishes you a successful result in the upcoming elections and offer you whatever assistance you may be needing.
We see an alliance with the other leftist eurosceptic parties positively but we have good faith in your ultimate decision.
Good luck,
Okja Nerkutoa.
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Postby Davinhia » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:21 pm

The Republic of Davinhia supports the Socialist Party and extends a diplomatic arm if said party is elected
Year: 2013
- President: Davin Hue (PP)
- Vice President: Vladimir Scaramastro (PP)
- House Majority Leader: Tiffany Augusto (IKP)
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Postby Arthropol » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:51 pm

OOC: Descriptions for some ideologies and the biographies of all political party leaders have been added. The remaining descriptions will be added within the next two days.

Pulsroth wrote:The Pulsrothi Supreme Minister, Laura Hickling-Norder is proud to endorse the Union For A Popular Movement and wishes them the best of luck in the election.

The leader of the UMP, Opposition Leader Roland Beauvais, received Supreme Minister Laura Hickling-Norder's endorsement and thanked her for her suppport.

Dryicor wrote:The Prime Minister of Dryicor, Erno Pukkinen, has announced his endorsement of the Arthropolian Workers' Party and the Socialist Party, and wishes them both good luck in the upcoming election. He has also said he would be satisfied with a sizeable Ecology Party vote share.

The leaders of the Arthropolian Workers' Party and Socialist Party, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adam Lebas and Prime Minister Claire Alard respectively, received Prime Minister Erno Pukkinen's endorsement and thanked him for his support.

Kergstan wrote:
(Image)
Office of the President
Socialist Republic of Kergstan


Respected Robert Armand,
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kergstan wishes you a successful result in the upcoming elections and offer you whatever assistance you may be needing.
We see an alliance with the other leftist eurosceptic parties positively but we have good faith in your ultimate decision.
Good luck,
Okja Nerkutoa.

The following email is secret in character:

From: Robert Armand
To: President Okja Nerkotua of the Socialist Rep. of Kergstan
Subject: RE: Endorsement

Dear Comrade Nerkutoa,

Thank you for your warm message of support for our election campaign and your offer for assistance. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any monetary help as this would be illegal in Arthropol, but we would like to request your public endorsement, either in writing, or verbally in Kergstani media. The other day I had a meeting with the leaders of the other left-wing parties, and a united left-wing coalition is certainly possible after the election. I again thank you for your support, and wish you the best of luck in your domestic affairs and I hope for a strong and prosperous relationship between our countries.

Regards,
Robert Armand
National Secretary of the Arthropolian Communist Party
Senior Deputy of the Royal Assembly in the 9th constituency of Haute-Garonne


Davinhia wrote:The Republic of Davinhia supports the Socialist Party and extends a diplomatic arm if said party is elected

The leader of the Socialist Party, Prime Minister Claire Alard, received an endorsement from Davinhia and has sent a message of thanks back, as well as wishes for a prosperous relationship with Davinhia.
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Postby Kergstan » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:33 pm

[...]therefore we support and officially endorse the Communist Party of Arthropol as it is in the best interest of our nation and the Arthropolian proletariat, we hope that fraternal relations between the two parties will be contemplated.
- President Okja Nerkutoa during a discussion on foreign relations in his Alo Presiden weekly talk show.
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Postby Ikheria » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:16 am

Social Democrat Party of Ikheria and Ikheria Worker Party support Socialist Party and wish the best to your party
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Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:31 am

OOC: Oops. I just realized a tiny mistake. You say that the Rally for the Future has 0 Royal Deputies, but in the party leader's description, you say she IS a deputy, meaning that the Rally for the Future has at least 1 seat.
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Postby Arthropol » Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:45 pm

Kergstan wrote:[...]therefore we support and officially endorse the Communist Party of Arthropol as it is in the best interest of our nation and the Arthropolian proletariat, we hope that fraternal relations between the two parties will be contemplated.
- President Okja Nerkutoa during a discussion on foreign relations in his Alo Presiden weekly talk show.

Robert Armand did not watch the show because he does not understand the language, but was informed of the endosement by a steffer and again thanks President Okja Nerkutoa for the support.

Ikheria wrote:Social Democrat Party of Ikheria and Ikheria Worker Party support Socialist Party and wish the best to your party

The leader of the Socialist Party, Prime Minister Claire Alard recieved the endorsements of the Social Democratic Party of Ikheria and the Ikheria Worker Party, and thanked them for the support.

Anatoliyanskiy wrote:OOC: Oops. I just realized a tiny mistake. You say that the Rally for the Future has 0 Royal Deputies, but in the party leader's description, you say she IS a deputy, meaning that the Rally for the Future has at least 1 seat.

OOC: This is accurate because the diagram and the numbers of deputies are accurate as of 15 July 2020, when both houses of Parliament were dissolved. The party, Rally for the Future, officially was created later that day, 15 July 2020, and all deputies and senators who have since joined the party were still members of their old parties before the dissolution of Parliament. For example, the party leader, Rose Tomas, was officially a deputy representing the Capitalist Party until the dissolution of Parliament on the 15th, and later that day left the Capitalist Party in order to form the new party. However, many deputies and senators who have joined Rally for the Future had already verbally committed to joining the party, before the dissolution of Parliament.
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Population: 72 million
Economic: centre-left
Social: moderate
NS Stats not used
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Sex: Male
Economic: fairly left-wing
Social: moderately authoritarian
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Postby Arthropol » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:52 pm

OOC: Added descriptions for all ideologies and factions for certain parties. Also bump.

If anyone has any questions for a particular party or all parties, feel free to ask, and make sure to state who is asking. Please confine questions to RL events and events from NS nations from Fraternal Union of States. There's a super outdated factbook about the alternate reality nations, but don't read the descriptions of each nation, they are extremely inaccurate.
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Capital: Arthropol City
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Economic: centre-left
Social: moderate
NS Stats not used
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Economic: fairly left-wing
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Postby Arthropol » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:39 pm

Tomorrow is 14 August 2020, the last day of the campaign of the Arthropolian general election. All the political parties and their leaders will be doing plenty of campaigning, with many expected to focus on a target area. The leaders of each party will campaign in the following location:

  • Socialist Party leader Claire Alard will spend the morning in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and the afternoon in Rhône-Alpes. Both these regions are key for the party, with many seats in those regions in reach for the party.
  • Arthropol Workers' Party leader Adam Lebas will start in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées in the mornings, and will travel to many smaller towns and cities between Toulouse, and Bordeaux, Aquitaine, where he will arrive in the afternoon. Success in these two regions will be key for the success of the Workers' Party.
  • Union for a Popular Movement leader Roland Beauvais will campaign the entire day in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes and surroundings, as they look to retain many of their seats held in the area.
  • National Front leader Astrid Wathelet will travel between multiple cities in the south of the country, where many of the party's supporters come from.
  • Europe Ecology - The Greens leader Pierre Tran will campaign in the morning in Arthropol City, Provence-Capitale, and will travel to Lyon in the afternoon. He expects that the party could gain many seats in these areas.
  • Capitalist Party leader Serge Plessis will remain in his home city of Lyon as he looks to retain his seat in the Royal Assembly, faced with strong opposition.
  • Democratic European Force leader Claude Colbert will mostly campaign in smaller cities and towns in the west of Arthropol, where much of the party's potential supporters come from.
  • Arthropolian Communist Party leader Robert Armand will spend the morning campaigning in Arthropol City, and will return to Toulouse in the afternoon to campaign there.
  • Rally for the Future leader Rose Tomas will spend the day campaigning in various constituencies in Rhône-Alpes, where she expects that much of the party's support will come from.
  • Regionalist group leader Ernesto Bertolini will mainly focus his campaign in his home region, Corse.
  • Democratic Front of Federalists leader Theirry Laval will campaign in the southwest of Arthropol. He expects that the party could gain many seats in these areas.
  • Libertarian Party leader Carla Charbonnier will campaign in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, which is the home region of many of the party's supporters.

In-person polling will open at 07:00 on 15 August 2020, and will close on 20:00. However, a majority of voters will be voting by absentee ballot, which must be mailed by 23:59 on 15 August 2020. Due to this, we anticipate that full election results will be available later than usual, as ballots may take multiple days to arrive, especially for voters from rural areas. To ensure all absentee ballots are counted, all absentee ballots will be stamped with a computer chip which will ensure all ballots posted in time are received and counted. Voting is compulsory for all citizens of Arthropol aged 16 or above, although there are certain exemptions available.
Kingdom of Arthropol - Royaume d'Arthropol
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Capital: Arthropol City
Language: French
Population: 72 million
Economic: centre-left
Social: moderate
NS Stats not used
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Sex: Male
Economic: fairly left-wing
Social: moderately authoritarian
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