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The Fifth Zellatian National Election (Semi-Open)

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Which party should lead Zellatia in the coming future?

The Zellatian Moderate Party (Moderate Big Tent)
15
13%
The United Democratic Party (Center-Left)
15
13%
The Progressive Action Party (Left Wing)
17
15%
The Democratic Conservative Party (Center-Right)
14
12%
The Thelakisto-Socialist Party (Both Left and Right Wing on Economics and Social Matters Respectively)
7
6%
The Green Party of Zellatia (Left Wing)
13
11%
The Neo-Thelakistine Party (Far Right Wing)
11
9%
The Zellatian Communist Party (Far Left)
15
13%
The Zellatian Peoples' Party (Moderate Big Tent)
5
4%
Other Parties Not On This Poll
5
4%
 
Total votes : 117

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The Fifth Zellatian National Election (Semi-Open)

Postby Zellatia » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:30 pm

ZNN National Election Update

The New and Improved Map of Zellatia Below!



Last Time, During the Fourth Zellatian National Election...


The Zellatian Moderate Party, along with the Progressive Action Party, the Thelakisto-Socialist Party, and the Technocratic People's Party (an alliance of four, smaller parties) took control of the Parliament from the United Democratic Party after the Third Zellatian Civil War...

In the four years since, many of the priorities of the constituent parties of the ruling coalition have been accomplished. Every province of Zellatia now has access to the Parliament, growing the size of the lower house to a total of 8,000 normal seats and 1,000 put aside for particular interest groups throughout the country. The remaining territories of Zellatia get to choose their own representatives that are, otherwise, chosen by the local legislatures, almost all of said representatives being from the Zellatian Far Isles, to the northwest of the country, with the remainder being from the Zellatian Arctic Territories. LGBTQA+ rights have expanded throughout Zellatia to formalize what was already common practice - identity was entirely based on who you thought you were and identified as. Tensions with erstwhile neighbors, such as Xuande-Xiphoi and Andrenada, to the northwest and northeast respectively have risen and lowered, all depending on discussions as to what Zellatia will do with its nuclear weapons - reminder, as always, in the form of the town of Fallout, which was built after the coastline of the Province of Mekkania was mostly destroyed by a detonated nuclear bomb during the Third Zellatian Civil War.

And while there are yet many matters still at large in the Zellatian political mind - whether to press their claims on the Zellatian colonized Kenos islands to the northwest, whether to give up its nuclear arsenal, whether to even remove the office of Emperor and make the Head of State the Prime Minister, these matters will have to wait after today's election and the tabulation of the results over the next few days...


"And we're on. Hello again, everyone, this is Beatrice ZeTreppe from the Zellatian News Network, coming to you live from Zelatun, the capital of our wonderful nation. Joining me as he has every election, big and small, my colleague Sir Ezerek Neuhauser is here in the studio," a well-dressed woman in her late 30's said, using a baton to smack into the napping older gentleman as he seemed to not have noticed that they were once again live.

"Hmm? Oh, yes, I apologize. I was remembering our...erm. We did have a trip to some nation ruled by ponies right?"

"I think I'd remember that Ezerek," Beatrice said, shaking her head, "Next you'll be saying they named some booze after you."

"Well, yes, but-"

"Anyways, we come to you live here in ZNN Capital Studios, just as the latest updates have come in. Sir Ezerek, mind reading the teleprompter?"

"Oh, of course, of course," Sir Ezerek said, adjusting his bifocals to stare hard into the screen. "Is it really 2021? Oh, how the time has flew and flew, like a Pherdis-, uh," he said, interrupting himself as Beatrice poked him with a sword. "Right, today is a momentous occasion - the first Election in Zellatian history where there wasn't some kind of civil conflict between elections. How novel!" he said, smiling to the camera. Scruffing up his greying beard, he continued, "the first bit of news as the polls close is that the alliance that was the Technocratic People's Party is no more. Citing irreconcilable differences and an obviously bad polling result from various Zellatians Choose polling, showing the TPP in 10th place, means that the four parties that made up the party no longer see any reason to work together. The new parties from the corpse of the TPP include the Neo-Thelakistine Party, the Community Rights Party, the Regal Reform Party, and the Zellatian People's Party, as a reminder to those at home who may have forgotten. Beatrice?"

"Thank you Ezerek," Beatrice said, withdrawing her poking sword and sheathing it away as she shuffled papers with one hand. "In other news, the Zellatian Communist Party, currently led by Stevie Who, born to refugees taken in during the 90's following the Second Civil War and the need for foreign immigration to pick up the pieces, has announced that internal polling has them up to fourth place in the Zellatian Parliament, also known as the Khain. If true, this would be a stark difference compared to her two predecessors, who only managed to to gain 2% and 0% of seats in the last two elections. Incredible if true and I wish her the best in today's election. Ezerek?"

"This is a reminder for our International Viewers - Unless a party gets 5% of the seats in the legislature, they cannot be seated and the seat goes to the next runner up. This rule was instituted following the First Zellatian Civil War and the first Democratic elections, in which no fewer than seventeen smaller parties deadlocked the legislature for weeks on matters that did not pertain to governance. Parties with fewer than 5% of the seats are seen as likely to cause problems in the legislature and largely ego-run. This is going to be especially harder to reach these days with 9,000 seats on the line, but y'know? It should be fine."

"And now that we have all of that out of the way, why don't we discuss the various parties up for election today?"

"Yes, lets, Beatrice," Ezerek said, clearing his throat before being interrupted by a third person.

"Did you really think that you could do this little reunion without me?" Johannes Ziebrecken said, stepping into view. "I can handle this, if you don't mind?"

"Go on ahead," Beatrice said, much to her apparent bemusement.

"Oh good, I can take a little nap, then," Sir Ezerek added, nodding off so quickly you might have never noticed he was ever awake.

"Lets start with the ruling party, the Zellatian Moderate Party - and boy has it been an interesting run with this new party in charge. Currently led by Prime Minister Hardek Destronikan, the party was a bit player on the scene prior to its ascension to having a plurality of seats, taking 999 seats in the legislature of 4,000 at the end of the last election, and has proven somewhat effective at keeping the ruling coalition in check. Realistically it shouldn't have succeeded - the potential allies were too few in number, but surprising everyone they aligned themselves with the Technocratic People's Party, the Progressive Action Party, and the Thelakisto-Socialist Party. Over the last few years, they've largely absorbed the Technocratic elements of the TPP into theirs, including about 90 reps switching labels, but that still left the party at roughly 25% of the total seats. Their main priorities are protecting the, at times, vulnerable Zellatian economy from outside powers, including Xuande-Xiphoi, and shoring up domestic production, rejecting the Internationalist consensus that largely drove the previous leading party. They've also been aggressive in foreign affairs with Zellatia's only land neighbor, Andrenada and the always curious Xuande-Xiphoi."

"Following that, there's the United Democratic Party, the successor party to the Loyalist Democratic Party of yesteryear. Lead by former Grand Admiral, Theodore von Leone of Leonitia, where he held a position as Special Representative for a number of years, he has emphasized the strengths of the party, including its Pro-Union stance, a focus on Internationalism and Cooperation, Civil Democracy, and Fair Trade, which has in the past garnered them two Prime Ministerships. Having been utterly left out of government despite nearly securing other Parties' support, they have spent much of the time on the Back Bench focusing on local races, easily winning the City Council and Mayor's races of Zellatia's three biggest cities, Zelatun, Mekkanis, and Garrison respectively. Still, unaccustomed to being out of power, no small number of representatives defected to the Progressive Action Party in the last few years, adding to the ruling coalition's total. Still, Theodore von Leone is adamant that his party will retake the Prime Ministership, promising a left-wing coalition that will work with its neighbors and not antagonize, such as the ZMP has done."

"And you can't speak of the UDP if you don't talk about their greatest left-wing rival, the Progressive Action Party. Heavily defined by both its pro-LGBTQA+ stance, Interventionist stance on dealing with dictatorships, and its Democratic Socialism, they consider themselves the Party of a New, Better Age. While not explicitly pro-limiting the power of the Emperor, the first elected members of the PAP were elected to do just that - and Emperor Zellan III did just that, though not necessarily as a result of their membership in two of the last three coalitions. Their leader, Special Representative Chapra Gorra has led the party during the last three elections and promises that, if elected to the office of Prime Minister, to pick a successor among the ranks so that the following election will have new blood. If not? The same, I suppose. Regardless, their rejection of the offer by the now UDP leadership to create a coalition still baffles many, as they would've had enough support to win, but you can't argue with the results - the PAP has largely gotten exactly what they wanted in the social sphere."

"The Democratic Conservative Party is the third party, out of three, that has once held the Prime Minister position. Having won in the Second National Zellatian Election, they were largely seen as the most moderate of the Pro-Business parties, outlasting and absorbing many members of the former Death and Taxes party following its collapse during the Fourth National Election. However, much like the UDP, they were left in the wilderness, a shock to them considering that they were more aligned to the ZMP's core interests than either the PAP or the Thelakisto-Socialist Party. Still, its leader, Mostras Zelkann, currently representing the city of Narke in Arke Province, is confident that their Pro-Business, Socially Moderate, Fiscally Conservative party will be able to once more become one of the top two parties of parliament and dethrone the leading ZMP."

"And speaking of the odd one out in the ruling coalition, there's the Thelakisto-Socialist Party. Long led by Special Representative Mog Campari of Ul'Muja, the TSP is an unusual party in an International sense. Belief in Communalism, having religious, ascetic compounds where communities share resources communally, making group decisions based on the needs of the whole, this Thelakistic Socialist party has long been a minority party, being a part of two different coalitions during its existence. Historically popular in rural locales, they also believe in supporting even those outside of the communes during times of famine or difficulty. Many
of the more religious, rural peoples of Zellatia find themselves drawn to the open charity and collective operations of the TSP, allowing them to withstand previous elections that might have gone against them. Can they survive this time?"


"The last of the Established parties in opposition to the ruling government, the Green Party of Zellatia, is as old as the Democracy of Zellatia itself, having been among the first parties founded. Anti-Imperialist, Anti-War, and pro-Green policies, such as Nuclear, Solar, and Wind power, along with Geothermal and Tidal power, and 'Green Infrastructure', has largely been their plank from day one. Zeke Jol has long been a community activist, formerly Mayor of Zolwood, and one of the more benignly popular figures in Zellatian politics. Additionally, they've made many in-roads in helping farmers transition to more sustainable forms of farming and new crops, earning them the support of smaller farmers around the nation. Managing to turn around their luck last election, having almost been eliminated, can they keep their seats and expand their percentage from just over 5% to more?"

"and then we have the parties that have, historically, not held enough seats to hold to stay in the legislature. We have, as discussed previously, the Neo-Thelakistine Party. Seeing themselves as the natural successor to the Dolmant's Party, which once ruled Mount Guan and Arke, these heavily religious Thelakist fundamentalists are, at times, overly strict in their views on the scripture that make up the Thelakist canon of the Ancestors and Their Deeds and Desires, which is a foundational text of Zellatian culture. Some consider them religious fundamentalists, while others call them extremists. They are, themselves, led by radio host and former Vice-Dolmant, Vikk Zelnost."

"We also have the Zellatian Communist Party, largely seen as a successor to the former Zellatian Zellikist Party, which sought to Nationalize many industries based on the teachings and inspirations from former Emperor Zellikist the Pure, who in the late 1800's brought upon a medical revolution in Zellatia. Much before his time as Emperor, he was purportedly a devout marxist, only taking the throne out of necessity. The modern Zellatian Communist Party, however, models itself much on the idea of National Control of key industries, such as the Railways, Aviation, Shipping Lanes, Insurance, and other industries. Last year, following people accusing its leader, Stevie Who, of looking like a Goat, many young people began to display Goats on their Twitter handles, in support of Stevie Who."

"Last and not least of the major minor parties is the Zellatian Peoples' Party. Considered Moderate by many, they seek to increase the Devolution of Zellatia, allowing more local control, as well as more rights for the many minority people's of Zellatia who don't currently have the same representation in the legislature as they believe should be. This is despite reforms by the leading coalition which guaranteed many seats to indigenous minorities, something that, they feel, hasn't gone far enough. Their leader, Jak Zelkoto, of Oku Palu in the Zellatian Near Islands, has said that the conversation is needed and as Prime Minister he would focus on increasing the representation from people like him, who belongs to the minority Zeltiki people of the Near Isles."

"There are, of course, many local parties, such as the Frurian National Front, the Neukinian Alliance Party, and the Kenos Ocean Party, as well as other national parties such as the Radical Democratic Party who want to remove the Emperor from power, the Regal Reform Party who wish to empower the Emperor instead, the Anti-Xuande-Xiphoi Party who wish to remove all XX influence in the country, the Community Rights Party who want to remove Government roles in local communities, and the Veterans' Party, who wish to end all interventions and miltarist activity in Zellatia."

"Wow, thank you Johannes. Breathe. That was a lot of information," Beatrice said, poking Sir Ezerek with a baton.

"Yes, yes, right," Sir Ezerek said, yawning loudly, "I think we have it from here. Thank you, old friend."

"Any time. I'll be around the studio as the results come in, so I might chime in from time to time," Johannes Ziebrecken said with a smile, walking off-camera as the two anchors continued.

"And there you have it, as the polls begin to close in the Zellatian Far Isles, we'll soon be getting the results from Northern Fruria, part of an island chain to the east of Zellatia Proper," Beatrice said.

"I though it was- ah, whatever. This is Sir Ezerek Neuhauser-"

"And Beatrice ZeTreppe, signing off as we await the results! We'll let you know the results as they begin to come in!"


OOC NOTE: As I've noted in my absence from doing these sorts of threads, there's been some amount of brigading towards certain types of parties. While all votes will be counted, they will be weighted towards the tendencies of Zellatia, so we're unlikely to see a party that has no seats currently become the next Prime Minister. There is no pro-ordained winner either. Even with that information though, I look forward to seeing all of your votes come in and feel free to have your nations weigh in and endorse specific parties. Happy voting!

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Nice election - Supporter of Green Party.
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Postby Zellatia » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:18 pm

And the results for Northern Fruria are in! For a map of Northern Fruria and the provinces within, please inquire below!


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"Well, isn't that funny," Sir Ezerek Neuhauser opens as the camera moves to him and Beatrice ZeTreppe talking, "Didn't Fruria not have any representatives in the Khain previously?"

"True, Ezerek!" Beatrice said with a disarming smile, "but along with the many reforms put in place by the Zellatian Moderate Party, representation to the former Dominions of the Crown has now been established. While Fruria technically had its own regional legislature, it was largely powerless on the public stage. Now, however, is the first chance for them to send people to the Khain!"

"Right...wasn't it West of Zellatia, not-"

"Anyways, the results for the northern provinces of Fruria are coming in! Starting with the province of East Fruria, with its capital in Frurikki. Home to nearly twenty million people, the easternmost province of Fruria, in Zellatia, is the fourth-most populated province in the region, with its capital at Frurikki formerly being a Free Trade Port with any country to the east."

"Given that there haven't been really any recorded national party representation previously, which parties are contesting seats here?" Ezerek asks, curious.

"Did you read the factsheet we gave you before we went live?"

"..."

"Okay then," Beatrice said, jabbing him with her sword, "I'll explain since you apparently can't. I hope you are enjoying your third kidney, because I'll be jabbing it until you recognize that you have to remember these things."

"Yes ma'am."

"Anyways," she said, putting the sword away for now, "All of the major parties are attempting to get seats here, except for the Thelakisto-Socialist Party and the Neo-Thelakistine parties. The reason is clear - Thelakism is actually rather rare in the northern Frurian provinces. Instead, a local religion known as Faridin'a is popular, something that existing prior to Zellatian colonization of the region some four hundred years ago. Additionally, the Frurian National Front and the Radical Democratic Party are chomping at the bit for seats in this jurisdiction, as are the Veterans' Party. Lets see how it goes!"


East Fruria - Rural Seats - 5 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat


"Wow!" Ezerek says, scratching his chin, "looks like the Rural seats in East Fruria are quite competitive. I wasn't expecting the Green Party or the Conservatives to be able to win any seats here. It looks like the Rural contests were more competitive than expected. Does this bode curiously for the rest of the Island?"

"Probably!" Beatrice said, letting out a sigh of relief, "That just means that today's going to be a whole menagerie of surprises!"

"We should see the Special Representative races and how that'll go. If its anything like the Rural seats..."

"Clearly, Ezerek," Beatrice said, clearing her throat, "in that case, we should make it clear what sort of contests there are. There are representatives being elected who are members of the local Mining Unions, the Military Industrial Unions, Historic Autonomous Areas, and the Frurian's Trader's Union. Just based on that, it should favor the UDP, ZMP, and DCP accordingly, but who knows? Lets see the results!"


East Fruria - Special Seats - 8 Seats
Frurian National Front: 3 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat


"No way..." Ezerek said, chomping on some popcorn, "I suppose it was inevitable that Fruria would see the rise of the Frurian National Front as a viable candidate in many jurisdictions, but I wouldn't have expected that they would take both Historic Autonomous Areas as well as one of the Local Mining Unions. While there are plenty of places nationwide where the Frurian National Front is not running candidates, heck, most of Zellatia, its still quite the thrilling game."

"I suppose so, Ezerek," Beatrice said quietly. Clearing her throat, she looked to the camera and nodded. "But that was just a taste of the election so far! Next, we have the first municipal area with seats up for grabs.
Lets start with the smallest of East Fruria's big cities, Zeatoek. Founded by Zejean migrants, Zeatoek is an outpost of civilization on the otherwise barren salt flats of Northern East Fruria. As you might imagine, Slat Mining is its primary industry. Lets see!"


Zeatoek - Urban Seats - 4 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 1 Seat


"The communists are surprisingly powerful in East Fruria. If they can keep this up nationally, they might be able to cross the 5% threshold. But we've barely started reading off the results and our international viewers clearly want more," Ezerek said, as if he had the statistics in front of him instead of a blank piece of paper.

Beatrice nodded at that, reading the teleprompter as she continued where Sir Ezerek left off. "Next is the old military garrison, Fort Zelfru, founded in an effort to pacify the region, which is did successfully, some three hundred or so years ago. These days its largely a mining outpost, dug into the dry sandstone hills to find a variety of minerals, including aluminum. Lets see how they did!"


Fort Zelfru - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
Frurian National Front: 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat


"Is...is this going to be a problem?" Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat, "Clearly this is the Frurian National Front's lead province, but it is interesting to see how this is. Uh. Could be bad if this is the case throughout the island."

Beatrice shrugged, "I don't think they actually want independence, just more autonomy. They were kind of dinged by having their local legislature subsumed by the National one, so perhaps they're salty."

"We should get a Frurian expert on," Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat, nodding to the teleprompter as he got back on script, "Well then, next up is southern port of Mugula, home to two million souls and a thriving fishing, mining, and coral carving industry. Little known fact about Mugula, but its home to the only Mugulan Coral processing plant in the country! And the world for that matter. Lets see how it goes!"


Mugula - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
FNF: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat


"Now then," Beatrice said, surprised, clearly, "that the Zellatian Communist Party was able to sweep seats historically held by the local affiliate of the Conservatives is quite a feat. So too did the Green Party manage to take seats that historically have belonged to the United Democratic Party. The rest was more or less expected, though I'm sure that the Frurian National Front was expecting more. Moving on!"

"Right," Sir Ezerek said, putting his beard comb away, "next up is Ne'destrin, an outpost that was founded by Destronikan merchants heading east towards the Pacific Ocean. Home to many powerful economic movers and shakers in the province, who knows how this will go?"


Ne'destrin - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
FNF: 3 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 1 Seat


"The Communists are having a surprising comeback after years of obscurity. They might be the head of an alliance if they do well enough...heck, maybe Stevie Who's internal polling was true?" Beatrice said, her sword tapping against the desk. "Interesting. Next is, of course, the capital of East Frurian, the eponymous Frurikki. Home to the Frurikkan people, descendants of Irredekkian migrants and Frurian natives, lets see how this administrative seat goes!

Frurikki - Urban Seats - 24 Seats
ZCP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
FNF: 2 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 2 Seats
Anti-Xuande-Xiphoian Party: 1 Seat


"And there we have it!" Beatrice said, twitching a bit, "I'm out twenty dollars and the provincial election from East Fruria has been called! Lets see what the totals are so far!"

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 62 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 13 Seats
Frurian National Front: 13 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 9 Seats
United Democratic Party: 9 Seats

Democratic Conservative Party: 6 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 3 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 3 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 2 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 2 Seats

Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 1 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 1 Seat


"So far, so good," Ezerek said, as Beatrice handed him twenty Zellatian Dollars, "Lets keep this going to the next province! North Fruria, home to roughly seven million people, is one of the few places in eastern Zellatia you can find Polynesian peoples, descended from migrants who arrived roughly five hundred to six hundred years ago. While most were absorbed into the population, they largely intermarried with Zellatian settlers when they arrived, creating a group known as the Zeilani. Zeilani can also be found in the Zellatian Near Isles - and no wonder, too, as they both belong to a mix-group between High Zellatians and Polynesians. So lets go!

North Fruria - Rural Seats - 4 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat


"and with the UDP managing to do better with rural entities," Beatrice said, "we might see a resurgence here by the UDP in an area that historically they've been rather powerful in, at least in the local legislature prior to its merger with the National one. Lets see what happens next!"

North Fruria - Special Seats - 4 Seats
FNF: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
Community Rights Party: 1 Seat


"Interesting, interesting," Ezerek Neuhauser said, coughing into his microphone as he accidentally hits the next button.

Gure - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
FNF: 1 Seat


Clearing her throat and poking Sir Ezerek in the arm with her sword, Beatrice sighed, "Well, things seem to be...weird here. Lets keep it going to the provincial capital, Zeilan, home to the historic Zeilani State Museum and Fruria's most popular beach resort!

Zeilan - Urban Seats - 12 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
FNF: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
AXXP: 1 Seat


"And that's North Fruria! Lets keep the ball rolling and look at the total for the province," Beatrice said as just that appeared on the screen.

North Fruria Total Seats - 25 Seats
FNF: 6 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
AXXP: 1 Seat


"And the totals so far!"

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 87 Seats
Frurian National Front: 19 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 16 Seats
United Democratic Party: 12 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 10 Seats


Progressive Action Party: 8 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 6 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 6 Seats
Community Rights Party: 3 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 2 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 2 Seats

Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 2 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 1 Seat


"Excellent!" Sir Ezerek said, clapping, "And that's two provinces down, three more to go in the results that we just received. Moving on," he said, clearing his throat, "we now have the equally uncreatively named West Fruria, home to the Xambi peoples of Fruria. They held out the longest, though unlike East Fruria, did not require a long-term military fort. No, the Xambi were easily integrated into our colony once we got the leaders on board and-"

"Stop the history lesson and lets get to the Rurals. We only have ten more minutes for this spot," Beatrice said quickly.

And so it went.


West Fruria - Rural Seats - 3 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat


"And there you have it for the rural seats. A free for all that the UDP barely missed out on. Moving on," Beatrice said, the Special Seats coming up...

West Fruria - Special Seats - 9 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat


"More electoral carnage in a region that isn't well known," Sir Ezerek said, cleaning his beard still, "lets move on to the smallest city, Modulu. Modolu? One of those. On the Modolinu Peninsula, Modolu is a port that historically guarded access to the shores to its east, being the first stop for ships leaving the Port of Xambek and the last stop if they were low on supplies as they went to arrive there. Lets go!"

Modolu - Urban Seats - 11 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
FNF: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
FNF: 1 Seat


"and the Communists seem to be eating up the collapse of the DCP in this district. Whatever's going on in Fruria, does it indicate the results we'll see around the nation? Lets see the equally sized port of Mekolla, at the mouth of Mekolla Bay!" Ezerek continued.

Mekolla - Urban Seats - 11 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat


"Finally," Beatrice began, "the last city and capital of West Fruria, the major trading port of Xambek. Xambek itself is roughly the same size of Frurikki and was the former capital of the Seventh Kingdom of Xambek, which stood against Zellatia for twenty years before being conquered. Such is life under an Empire that we shall never be again. Or will we?"

Xambek - Urban Seats - 24 Seats
ZPP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat
VP: 1 Seat


"the Provincial total is...58 Seats, so lets see how it ended up!" Beatrice continued.

West Fruria Total Seats - 58 Seats
ZMP: 11 Seats
ZCP: 10 Seats
ZPP: 10 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
FNF: 4 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat
Veterans Party: 1 Seat


"And to keep the totals coming, here you are!" Beatrice added, with fluorish.

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 145 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 26 Seats
Frurian National Front: 23 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 21 Seats
United Democratic Party: 18 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 14 Seats


Zellatian Peoples' Party: 12 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 11 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 9 Seats

Community Rights Party: 4 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 3 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 2 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 1 Seat
Veterans' Party: 1 Seat


"And from here, we're moving on to the island province of New Leonitia. Founded by Leonitians colonists, they quickly intermingled with the locals and largely absorbed them into their society, prior to integration into the Empire. And lets start in the dry countryside!" Beatrice said, Ezerek snoozing.

New Leonitia - Rural Seats - 8 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat


"And on to...the specials..." Sir Ezerek says in his sleep.

New Leonitia - Special Seats - 6 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat


"We have five minutes, lets, uh, rush through Saosha, Leozant, and Ankuft if possible. Roll it!" Beatrice said, clearing her throat as she went through her notes quickly.

Saosha - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat


Leozant - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat


Ankuft - Urban Seats - 19 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
VP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat


"And for the entire Province!"

New Leonitia - Total Seats - 43 Seats
PAP: 9 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
ZPP: 5 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
VP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat


"And then so far in total, add em up!" Beatrice said, thumbing to the screen.

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 188 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 28 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 26 Seats
Frurian National Front: 23 Seats
United Democratic Party: 23 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 22 Seats


Progressive Action Party: 20 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 17 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 12 Seats

Community Rights Party: 7 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 4 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 2 Seats
Veterans' Party: 2 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 1 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 1 Seat


"And to hurry us along," Ezerek says with a yawn, waking up, "here's all the results from the Konivern Islands!"

Followed by him zonking out once again.


The Konivern Islands - Rural Seats - 2 Seats
GP: 2 Seats

The Konivern Islands - Special Seats - 9 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat


Vilder - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
UDP 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat


Suwein - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat


Tiros zet Zelatun - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat


Kungsten - Urban Seats - 38 Seats
ZCP: 7 Seats
CRP: 7 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat
AXXP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat


The Konivern Islands - Total Seats - 69 Seats
ZCP: 12 Seats
PAP: 9 Seats
UDP: 9 Seats
CRP: 9 Seats
ZPP: 8 Seats
GP: 6 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
FNF: 3 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat
AXXP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat


"Altogether, before we take our thirty minute break, the grand total so far is....

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 257 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 40 Seats
United Democratic Party: 32 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 30 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 29 Seats
Frurian National Front: 26 Seats


Democratic Conservative Party: 26 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 25 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 18 Seats

Community Rights Party: 16 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 6 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 3 Seats
Veterans' Party: 2 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 2 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 1 Seat
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 1 Seat


"While the Zellatian Communist Party is winning big in Fruria, there's no guarantee that their sweep will continue in the more conservative south. It all depends on how close the local races are," Beatrice says with a sigh, "but in the meantime, we're going to take our break while we review the next set of results. We are, technically, front-loading to a degree due to the density of the provinces reporting, but it is completely necessary. In the meantime, thank you for tuning in and we hope to have more news for you soon! From ZNN, this is Beatrice ZeTreppe,"

"And this is Sir Ezerek Neuhauser," Ezerek says with a yawn, "signing off, for now."

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ZNN News Election Update - Southern Fruria!


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"And we're back!" Beatrice said, jabbing Sir Ezerek Neuhauser awake as the election coverage continued. "We hope that you enjoyed that in-depth interview with Special Representative and United Democratic Leader, Theodore von Leone and his commentary on the results as they have come in."

"Yeah, what she said," Ezerek said with a yawn, "to recap so far, left-leaning parties have won about half the available seats, at around 127 seats total, led by the Zellatian Communist Party; the right-leaning parties have garnered 83 seats, and purported moderates, led by the Zellatian Moderate Party have gained 47. This doesn't bode well so far in Prime Minister Hardek Destronikan successfully gaining a second term as he expected, but no one knew how the results would come in here in Fruria - without having participated previously, the results are up in the air."

"And on that note, the results from Southern and Little Fruria have come in. Six more provinces to show what the future of Zellatian politics will be!" Beatrice ZeTreppe said, clearing her throat as she waved over to the map. "Lets start with the Province of Rexinar. Now, you'll note that there's an Exanarr in the province south of where Exinar is and...that's confusing, I know. But founded by completely different peoples, it means the same thing in both language - Good Harbor. And speaking of good harbors, lets see the first rural results coming in for Rexinar...!"


Rexinar - Rural Seats - 3 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat


"And there you have the rurals. Surprisingly, it doesn't seem like the Green Party was able to win a plurality in any of the three available seats. One of the more promising leads on their end, in the wilderness west of the capital of Exinar, was historically a strong place for the Green Party, but competition with the Frurian National Front weakened their votes and led to a Communist win," Beatrice said, waving as the Special Seat blinked to life..

Rexinar - Special Seats - 4 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat


"Talk about opposite problems," Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat. "The ZCP nearly won three of the races, but due to the local TSP affiliates that exist in southern Fruria, it appears that they were unable to gain a seat, while the Green Party and others managed to squeak in one. Let's move on to Mount Bunib, which oversees Bunib Pass, home to many groups that attempted to flee Zellatian rule back in the day, though they were unable to do so long term. Still, its rife with FNF and ZPP activists, so lets see how it goes!"

Mount Bunib - Urban Seats - 7 Seats
FNF: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat

"Oof," Beatrice said, "this must be highly disappointing for the United Democratic Party. Formerly, in the legislature, they were the largest party in the cities in the province. And if this keeps up, they may not be looking so good...but lets see if they've managed to keep themselves up in Fort Xambus!"


Fort Xambus - Urban Seats - 8 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
VP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat

"A disappointing return for the ZMP, as their voters seem to have given up on them and switched over to the VP, though that hasn't stopped voters for the PAP gaining seats. Lets keep it going with the capital of the region, Exinar!" Beatrice continued as Sir Ezerek was apparently texting on his phone.


Exinar - Urban Seats - 8 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat

"And that's all she wrote! With the UDP in retreat in this part of Fruria, the governorship has also gone to the DCP for the first time in the province's history...but I think what everyone would rather know is what the current results are in this province!"


Rexinar Total Seats - 30 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
FNF: 4 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seat
ZMP: 2 Seats
VP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat


"And the totals nationwide so far...!"

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 287 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 43 Seats
United Democratic Party: 38 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 32 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 32 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 32 Seats

Frurian National Front: 30 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 28 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 19 Seats
Community Rights Party: 16 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 6 Seats
Veterans' Party: 4 Seat
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 3 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 2 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 1 Seat
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 1 Seat



"and so, moving on, we're heading to the province of Primuz, home to the Primuzi people, one of the longest allies of Zellatia on the island. As one of the more populated provinces, there are 76 seats up for grabs. Lets see how the rural and specials ended up going here!" Beatrice said, as the graphics descended behind them.

Primuz - Rural Seats - 15 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat


Primuz - Special Seats - 10 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat


"This election reminds me a lot of the second National Election. Unlike this time, we'll be winnowing out those who don't get to the required 5% threshold, but for now, lets see how the first city's results come on in - Yutta, the old Fur Trader's Port. Fed by the small River Yutta, the city largely ran on hunting game and selling the fur throughout the island and even to Andrenada - these days, Yutta is largely known for being a tech hub on the island, with three million people living in and around the city," Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat as the results came in.

Yutta - Urban Seats - 9 Seats
ZPP: 4 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
FNF: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 seat

"And what a shocker - the DCP were the most popular party yesteryear, yet today the ZPP has managed to take a plurality of the seats with no DCP candidate winning. This is a hard blow against the DCP in the province, but we'll see if this keeps up in Fort Zellon, home of the Zellonians - descendants of Primuzi, Frurian, and Zellatian people who lived in close proximity. Peoples who would consider themselves Zellonians are largely the children of Garrison soldiers and local women, but the average Zellatian living in the area would find themselves looking much like their neighbors. And onward!" he said, continuing


Fort Zellon - Urban Seats - 15 Seats
VP: 5 Seats
FNF: 4 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat

"And more results keep rolling in that baffle. The Veterans' Party only runs candidates in areas with a high veteran's population and it seems to show especially here - many of them are sick and tired of the carnage that followed the Third Civil War and many are starting to get sick of the ZMP. In essence, the ZMP lost all control they had over the city. Lastly, lets move to the capital, Primyas Estan, the second largest city in the region and the largest city on the continent!"


Primyas Estan - Urban Seats - 27 Seats
ZCP: 6 Seats
ZPP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
RRP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
VP: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

"and there you have it, with a plurality victory for the Communists. Unfortunately, a Peoples' Party candidate won the Mayorship and a UDP governor was elected, but this is still another strong showing! Lets tally the province up!"

Primuz Total Seats - 76 Seats
ZPP: 13 Seats
ZCP: 10 Seats
FNF: 9 Seats
UDP: 8 Seats
VP: 7 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
GP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
TSP: 4 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
RRP: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat

"From here, lets fill up the board and show the grand totals," Sir Ezerek said, grinning a little as Beatrice hands him another twenty Zellatian Dollars. "Really winning the bets today, huh?"

"Don't make me jab you," Beatrice said, waving her sword.


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 363 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 53 Seats
United Democratic Party: 46 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 41 Seats
Frurian National Front: 39 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 38 Seats

Zellatian Moderate Party: 37 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 35 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 25 Seats

Community Rights Party: 17 Seats
Veterans' Party: 11 Seat
Radical Democratic Party: 7 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 5 Seat
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 3 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 3 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 3 Seat


"And now a word from our- no? Well, for some of you at home, you may be receiving texts from our sponsors for today's broadcast, "Frurikki Cola - When you want to taste Refreshment in each and every sip", a slogan that assuredly has not gotten stale," Sir Ezerek said without a trace of irony.

"Lets move on to one of the more densely populated provinces - Farivar - home to the Farivari and Exinari peoples. Frurians, or those who identify as such, form a minority group in the region. Lets see how the Rural and Specials go!"


Farivar - Rural Seats - 4 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
FNF: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat


Farivar - Special Seats - 10 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat


"And there you have it for the rural and special seats in Farivar! So far, the province is anyone's guess as to who will do the best - unless the Frurian National Front is able to do well here, they are likely to get minimal returns in the next few provinces. First up are the returns from Bakan, in the Exanarri Hills! Known for its bauxite mines, the region has long been a hotbed for union activity. Lets see how its gone," Sir Ezerek said, seemingly more awake here.

Bakan - Urban Seats - 7 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat


"Followed next, well that was good for the UDP, next by the Port of Tavo, known for its pearl divers and horse breeders!"

Tavo - Urban Seats - 8 Seats
RDP: 4 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat

"Apparently also a hotbed for anti-Imperial sentiments. In the previous legislature, it was largely represented by DCP and UDP interests, so to see things radically shift is surprising. Next is the cultural center of the Exanari people, Exanarr."


Exanarr - Urban Seats - 12 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat

"And even split, though the Mayor ended up being a member of the UDP. Odd thing, that. Next to Port Nayheir, founded by sailors based in eastern Fruria during the 20th century, which flourished as the region opened up more to foreign trade around the turn of the century. Lets see how it went," Sir Ezerek said, butting in before Beatrice could get a word in.


Port Nayheir - Urban Seats - 13 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat

"Another surprise victory from the Communists, able to wrest those seats from UDP and PAP holders - though it also led to some gains by the ZMP and DCP in areas they were barely competitive before. Moving on to the capital of the region, Andrefar - The Gateway to the Open Ocean, as it calls itself. Lets see how wide open it was!"


Andrefar - Urban Seats - 24 Seats
ZPP: 5 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
RRP: 3 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat

"There you have it," Beatrice said before Sir Ezerek could shout again into her ear. Sir Ezerek was nowhere to be seen, though a nurse soon came by with some bandages and leaned down behind the desk with a sigh.

"Lets see the provincial and total results!"


Farivar Total Seats - 78 Seats
DCP: 11 Seats
ZPP: 10 Seats
UDP: 10 Seats
PAP: 9 Seats
ZMP: 9 Seats
ZCP: 8 Seats
TSP: 6 Seats
RDP: 6 Seats
GP: 4 Seats
RRP: 3 Seats
FNF: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 441 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 61 Seats
United Democratic Party: 56 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 51 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 49 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 46 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 44 Seats
Frurian National Front: 40 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 29 Seats

Community Rights Party: 17 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 13 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 11 Seat
Veterans' Party: 11 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 6 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 4 Seat
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 3 Seats


Grinning, Sir Ezerek, now sitting at the newsdesk, got another 20 Zellatian Dollars from Beatrice, who continued to speak.

"Lets turn our eyes to Frurian Bay, home to many peoples, including those who call themselves the First Frurians, the Torii. Rural and Special Results, coming in hot!"

Frurian Bay - Rural Seats - 6 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat


Frurian Bay - Special Seats - 8 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
FMF: 1 Seat

"And that's quite a surprise. No one party got a huge lead in the rural areas of the province, nor in the special seats. I guess we'll just have to see where the cities go, starting with the coastal city of Kalte, known for ranching and nature trails!"


Kalte - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
ZCP: 4 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat

"And communists, as anyone will tell you about the local legislature. Long home to the Zellatian Communist Training Camp, this Summer Camp is visited by tens of thousands every year from countries around the world. Moving on to Quassant, the cold, yet beautiful getaway on the Island of Quass!"


Quassant - Urban Seats - 8 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

"As the mouth of the River Biaffe, the city of Depec is home to the famed Holy Beach, where pure white sand lines the shore for miles in each direction. Lets see how they voted," Beatrice said, as Ezerek sipped from an unlabeled bottle.


Depec - Urban Seats - 9 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
FNF: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

"We're in the home stretch for the province. All we have remaining is Koren, the Heart of the Frurian Bay, home to great fisheries and factories that create all sorts of fish products - lets see how they did," Beatrice continued.


Koren - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat

"Interesting that the NTP managed to get a seat here. Koren's always been a sailing town and so more conservative - the same goes for Sudetor, which, in a twist of fate, sued and successfully kept TSP and ZCP candidates off the ballot on account of potential financial irregularities, which were later dropped after it was too late. Future investigations aside, lets see the results of the region's capital!"


Sudetor - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
FNF: 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat

"And with that, the province's totals are calculated, lets see how they all did-!" Sir Ezerek butt in, slurring his words somewhat as the Provincial and National results rolled on in.


Frurian Bay - Total Seats - 56 Seats
ZPP: 10 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
ZMP: 7 Seats
ZCP: 6 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
FNF: 5 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
NTP: 4 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
GP: 1 Seat

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 497 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 67 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 61 Seats
United Democratic Party: 60 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 57 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 53 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 49 Seats
Frurian National Front: 45 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 30 Seats

Community Rights Party: 17 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 16 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 14 Seat
Veterans' Party: 11 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 8 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 6 Seat
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 3 Seats


"Next we have the two provinces of Little Fruria," Sir Ezerek said, coughing a little, "Hokkand, home to the Hokkandi peoples, and Port Zellon, founded, surprisingly, after Fort Zellon despite the island being conquered before. Home to the Frurian Naval Academy, the latter province is only slightly more populated. Lets see how the two provinces shape up! Lets get everything immediately out of the way!" Sir Ezerek said.

"So you can take another thirty minute nap?" Beatrice asked, not really amused.

"Yeah."

Hokkand - Rural Seats - 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat


Hokkand - Special Seats - 3 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat


Eckarin - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
FNF: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat


Bickan - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
FNF: 2 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat
RRP: 1 Seat


Hokkand - Total Seats - 20 Seats
ZCP: 4 Seats
FNF: 4 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
RRP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat


Port Zellon - Rural Seats - 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat

Port Zellon - Special Seats - 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
VP: 1 Seat


Sonc - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat


Port Zellon - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
FNF: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat


Nordin - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat


Port Zellon - Total Seats - 21 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
FNF: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
VP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 538 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 73 Seats
United Democratic Party: 67 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 64 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 60 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 55 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 53 Seats
Frurian National Front: 51 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 31 Seats

Community Rights Party: 19 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 19 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 15 Seat
Veterans' Party: 12 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 9 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 7 Seat
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 3 Seats


"And with that, we're again going to take a short break while we wait for the next results, which will be from Istrazivan Island the southwest, a small island with only two major settlements. From everyone here at ZNN, I'm Beatrice ZeTreppe."

"And I'm Sir Ezerek Neuhauser. We'll talk to you all again soon!"

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Postby Andrenade » Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:32 pm

"The Andrenne Direct Democratic States (DDA) supports the wishes of the Zellan peoples and their peaceful implementations and looks forward to the concluded outcome of this election."

DDA Embassy, Revnami

"Ambassador, may I have a word?"

"Certainly. Come in"

"Do you believe in that statement of yours?

"Of course. Ties are terrible, yet the global cultural hegemony holds fashion back, no?

"I meant the other one."

"Ah...well, the Zellandre are at rest and need to know that we are still nice."

"For now, but the ZMP and ZCP may change that. I did what was allowed to prevent this outcome."

"I know of your mission; Your men did well. Four years of peace was allowed. Now its my turn."
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Postby Xuande-Xiphoi » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:11 pm

PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE, PARLIAMENT COMPLEX, REVNAMI, XUANDE-XIPHOI

Mid-march winds in the southern hemisphere placed a perfect blue and white ceiling of the national capital of Revnami. While gusts through the streets rustled papers and harbour-front trees, sending a chill through the gridded streetscape of the city proper on the eastern side, the men and women sat in "The Spear", the unofficial name for the triangular office of the Xuande-Xiphoian head of Government. Despire it's location at the easternmost part of Parliament House's top floor, the recessed walls provided excess space for an open-air conference room and en suite wardrobe, giving the office proper a focusing effect to the PM.

In front of the casually dressed Prime Minister Hayes, freshly arrived from the residence at Point Luhas House to the south of the Parliament Complex, with fresh made coffee available to all participants, sat the Chief of Staff and three briefing officers from the Intelligence Corps, and an additional representative from Foreign Affairs. This daily 8:45am meeting brought together the Head of Government's Morning Security Brief, the news-style document that reported on all of the global intelligence concerns for the PM. The red and white diagonal lines across each page - Xuande-Xiphoi Eyes Only - were reserved for occasions such as this.

"Coming to Kenos regional affairs," read Ben Xiao, the lead briefer as he addressed the television showing additional visual imagery, "the Zellatian election is now approaching us. Early voting has begun in some regions and for some special groups, and early indications are a fairly peaceful process is in place."

"Peaceful for their standards our ours?" asked the Chief of Staff, Dimos Papageorgiou.

"Both, frankly." he responded, returning a small smile. "What is interesting, of course, is what we already know and have reported on previously which is that the former defence chief of Zellatia is running for the United Democrat Party, the centre left party. Contrarily, there is the rather straightforward policy set offered by the Anti Xuande-Xiphoi party, but we don't envisage they will be much more than a sideshow. Our expectation, at this point based off what we are getting from the Embassy there, is that this is going to be a rather tight election, and will almost certainly end up with a coalition government."

"The last Civil War was bloody nasty" the Prime Minister said, reading over early pre-poll data released by Zellatian media. "They've done an OK job with de-escalation and getting those FSP terrorists into jail cells, but I am concerned still that we will be in a situation - particularly if von Leone gets the job - that things will inflame again internally."

"Prime Minister," another official, a female senior briefer from the Foreign Intelligence Directorate simply named Mai said, before her presenting colleague could respond. "FID and IID are generally agreed that in that particular instance the internal security of Zellatia is likely be to be maintained, however, we might expect that the former Grand Admiral would want to gain favour with the Zellatian defence industry and establishment and particularly his own former Navy. If they do that, our concern links back to the Kenos Confederation, and Zellatia putting pressure back onto the easternmost member states and those nearest their remaining Overseas Territories. A common task unites, after all."

"It would certainly do that, for a while." responded the PM. "But as you all know, Kenosian independence is something Xuande-Xiphoians died for because some dickhead in a palace in Garrisson had very similar thoughts. I would hate to see another escalation on our side of the Kenos."

"Well Dan," said the Chief of Staff, with a grin., "that's the fucking cost of democracy manifest. I'll just be happy not to be dealing with any more of those right wing loonies for a couple of years, if I'm lucky."

"Zellatian parties, loonies. Tell me about foxes in henhouses, mate."

"Moving on..."




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Press Release


Xuande-Xiphoi is an ardent protector of democratic rights around the world, and no region is no important for us than our friends in the Kenos Ocean. As we do on each occasion, the Republics & Kingdoms of Xuande-Xiphoi is ready to support the democratic processes of the Empire of Zellatia. As noted, the diplomatic posts of Zellatia in Xuande-Xiphoi are open to the public to access, and in a variety of cities, the Xuande-Xiphoian Government has supported Zellatian authorities in opening overseas polling places in some of our largest cities.

As always, Xuande-Xiphoi will respect the caretaker period of governance in Zellatia and refrain from highlighting specific matters of cooperation at this time, but the Government of the Republics & Kingdom through its Embassy in Zelatun is always ready to provide all possible support and representation to the Zellatian Government and to its democratically elected leaders.

We stand with people of Zellatian descent and citizenship who make their home in our country, and people across the world, who hope that the renewal of Zellatian democracy and of the Zellatian parliamentary system will represent a long age of stability, peaceful cooperation, and regional dialogue across the Kenos Ocean.

For immediate release - 0845h



Xiao Wei MP
Minister of Foreign Affairs
19 March, 2021

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Postby Zellatia » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:04 pm

ZNN News Election Update - Istravizan Island, the Gold Islands, and the Andrenade DMZ!


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The Gold Islands and the populated area of the Andrenade DMZ, Port Demize
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"And we're back!" Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat as he has clearly recovered from his last injuries. "To remind everyone, that information just released from the Foreign Minister of Xuande-Xiphoi, Xiao Wei, is a clear endorsement of our Democracy. Not that we needed it, of course," he said cheekily, sipping from a can on his desk. "Of course, with hundreds of millions of Zellatians living in Xuande-Xiphoi, many of them having moved there in the aftermath of a few of the civil wars that have rocked our country over the years, many of them vote in their old jurisdictions, some for the first time. That may relate to why the results coming out of Fruria were so strange, strange like..." he said, staring at the can. "I wasn't dreaming. They really did put a picture of me on-"

"Moving on," Beatrice ZeTreppe said, clearing her throat and shooting daggers (with her eyes, thankfully) at Sir Ezerek as more results began to queue behind them on the screen. "In response to Minister Xiao Wei's statement on behalf of Xuande-Xiphoi, Prime Minister Hardek Destronikan, leader of the Zellatian Moderate Party, thanks him, and extends the same guarantees should it be needed in the next election there."

"In further news," she continued, "the Frurian National Front has entered talks with the Zellatian Peoples' Party on the idea of an alliance. Notably, that would put them as the first place party, especially considering how few of the total votes are as they've come in. However, its clear based on the rumors we're hearing that the FNF is asking for more than it has the power to demand - after all, the percentage of the vote that they will hold will be less and less over time and what does the ZPP have to lose by leaving them out in the cold for a while to cool off?"

"Either way," she added, "I'm sure we'll find out soon enough. Next, lets look at the results from Istrazivan Island, home to three and a half million people. The two major cities of the island, Uketima and Komati, are the only real settlements of size, their respective metropolitan areas of 1.1 and 1.7 million respectively largely due to the vast mining and processing plants on the island. However, the people of the island are closely related to the Neukinian and Frzae to the west, having migrated some time in the 11th century AD. Of whatever previous inhabitants lived on the island, very little is known, but it is also home to the Istrazivan Wilderness Study Area, which is home to various foundations that study the unique flora and fauna of the island's interior. On to the results!"


Istrazivan - Rural Seats - 2 Seats
GP: 2 Seats

Istrazivan - Special Seats - 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat


Uketima - Urban Seats - 3 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat


Komati - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat

Istrazivan Island - Total Seats - 12 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 550 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 75 Seats
United Democratic Party: 70 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 65 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 62 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 55 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 53 Seats
Frurian National Front: 51 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 34 Seats

Community Rights Party: 20 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 19 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 15 Seat
Veterans' Party: 12 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 9 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 7 Seat
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 3 Seats



"Nothing fundamentally changed, given how small Istrazivan is, but chances are, any impact will be larger with the combined results coming from the Gold Islands," she said, reticently handing another 20 Zellatian Gold Dollars to Sir Ezerek, who stuffs it among the others. "Shouldn't have bet that the ZCP couldn't stay in first for this long."

"Speaking of gambling, Port Demize is home to the nation's grittiest, most illegal dens of iniquity. Unfortunately, due to the laws that govern the Andrenade DMZ, as agreed upon during the 1950's, no laws can change on our side of the border without it also changing on theirs," Sir Ezerek said, putting his wallet away as he continued. "It doesn't hurt that its right next to the Gold Islands, home to not only Gold mines and processing facilities, but also Silver, Platinum, and other precious metals. As such, its one of the richest places in Zellatia, home to many rich retirees from around the country. Lets see how the results came in, since I'm in a hurry to cash my winnings!"

Gold Islands - Rural Seat - 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat

Gold Islands - Special Seats - 6 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat

Makkron - Urban Seats - 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat

Wassi - Urban Seats - 3 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
Community Rights Party - Gold Party: 1 Seat

Ackol - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
CRP-G: 1 Seat

Silwe - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

"for those not in the know, CRP-G is an alliance between the local affiliate of the Community Rights Party and the Gold Party, which ran the politics for the region in the 80's and 90's, though their power is greatly diminished. Together, they were able to get at least two seats and it counts towards the national CRP total. And lets move ahead to Port Demize and the Andrenade DMZ," Ezerek said, "I can smell that money from a mile away."

The Andrenade DMZ/Port Demize - Urban and Special Seats - 4 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

"...The communists won in the DMZ? Who would've guessed?" Beatrice said, shakily handing over a crisp 100 Zellatian Golden Dollar bill to Sir Ezerek, who clearly did.

"Oh yeah, those were fifty to one odds! Though, uh. That means I have to go back to Port Demize to cash in," he said, "shi-"

"Anyways, lets look at the two provinces' results, shall we?" Beatrice said, moving on.

Gold Islands/Andrenade DMZ - Total Seats - 29 Seats
ZCP: 8 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
CRP-G: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat

"And the totals for this update are...!" Sir Ezerek said with some excitement.


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 579 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 83 Seats
United Democratic Party: 76 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 66 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 65 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 61 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 55 Seats
Frurian National Front: 51 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 35 Seats

Community Rights Party: 22 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 19 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 15 Seat
Veterans' Party: 12 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 9 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 7 Seat
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 3 Seats


"And while this is a shorter update, we plan on releasing the interview with former Grand Admiral and current Prime Ministerial Candidate, Theodore von Leone on our website and will be playing is as the next batch of results come in. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!" Beatrice said, as she continued to, subtly, grumble over her lost winnings.
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Postby Zellatia » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:15 pm

ZNN News Election Update - Oassi and Anphar

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"and we are back!" Beatrice said, as more results began to tabulate behind them. "As promised, the interview with former Grand Admiral Theodore von Leone is going to be playing instead of our usual commentary. Sir Ezerek is currently in our medical care center, getting stitches after he asked for a little bit too much money from me. I know how much I bet per loss, Ezerek, and please do not try to be greedy again."

"Anyways, Johannes Ziebrecken was ever so kind to interview the leader of the United Democratic Party and between results, we'll show some clips. Here we go!"




"...and may I say that your complexion has actually improved?" Johannes said, as Theodore von Leone's bronze skin shone in the light of the studio.

"I've been getting more sun, if you'll believe it," von Leone said, laughing as he bent over a little to get into the view of the camera better. Standing normally at 6'10'', even the chair's back seemed to not cover all of his.

"Well, yes, I suppose I have to. Anyways, onto the topic of the Forward Shade Party remnants, there have been calls by some of the parties, including the Green Party, to have 'Managed Sentences' for any who haven't currently surrendered. What do you say to that idea?"

"While that sounds all well and good, those still active in the wider world have killed tens of thousands of people outside of Zellatia, besides the millions they've killed here. I don't see why we should forgive people who have spilled the blood of their kin for some kind of dream of world conquest," he countered.

"World Conquest?"

"Yes, well, its in their little manifesto. Spread the Shores of Zellatia from the motherland to every shore," von Leone said, shaking his head. "What else could it mean?"





Oassi - Rural Seats - 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

Oassi - Special Seats - 4 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat

Versaq - Urban Seats - 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat

Oassi - Urban Seats - 16 Seats
UDP: 11 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat

Oassi - Total Seats - 25 Seats
UDP: 15 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 604 Seats
United Democratic Party: 91 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 85 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 68 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 67 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 63 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 56 Seats
Frurian National Front: 51 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 35 Seats

Community Rights Party: 22 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 19 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 16 Seat
Veterans' Party: 12 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 9 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 7 Seat
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 3 Seats


"And to cut into the interview, it appears that the United Democratic Party has taken the lead from the Zellatian Communist Party. While expected given the historic dominance of the UDP over Oassi, the fact that they don't have a greater lead shows surprising weakness - in the last election, Oassi was a blowout for the UDP. Does this foretell a new wind blowing?" Beatrice asks, as the camera goes out of focus and again plays the intervew.




"What would you say to those in Zellatia that are unsupportive of Democracy?" Johannes continued, flipping through his notes.

"I'm sorry?"

"Is that your response?" Johannes asked cheekily.

Laughing, Theodore von Leone shook his head, "no, no, its just a weird question to get. There are out and out monarchists, hell, I used to be one, who feel that Democracy is what brought about all this instability. Do they forget what happened to the current Emperor's father? And his grandfather? Zellatia is a land rife with tension, Democracy is not to blame. Furthermore, the quality of life for the average person has gone up tremendously now that communities aren't out on their own, dealing with local problems with their own meager resources. Democracy brought this. And with Democracy comes power, wielded by the people. There is nothing so unstable as a pure monarch, and I think Emperor Zellath IX saw that coming - and that's why he put us down this path and named Zellan III as his heir."





Anphar - Rural Seats - 5 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats

Anphar - Special Seats - 5 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat

Ahmet - Urban Seats - 16 Seats
PAP: 8 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

Ain'uh - Urban Seats - 29 Seats
ZMP: 9 Seats
PAP: 8 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats

Anphar - Total Seats - 55 Seats
PAP: 18 Seats
ZMP: 14 Seats
UDP: 8 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
ZCP: 4 Seats
GP: 4 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 659 Seats
United Democratic Party: 99 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 89 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 77 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 74 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 74 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party: 68 Seats
Frurian National Front: 51 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 39 Seats

Community Rights Party: 22 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 19 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 16 Seat
Veterans' Party: 12 Seat
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 9 Seat
Regal Reform Party: 7 Seat
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 3 Seats


"And with that, the UDP's lead widens - though not by much," Beatrice said, clearing her throat. The Zellatian Peoples' Party has been knocked out of the top five and the Progressive Action Party has managed to do quite well in one of their better provinces. And on that note, it appears that the results for Ambron Isle are finished ahead of schedule - those ballot counters must have been working overtime to make sure that the votes were all properly tabulated, both here and in overseas ballot boxes. Lets see what the results are, after one more clip from the interview with Theodore von Leone"




"So what made you decide that you wanted to be a member of the then Loyalist Democratic Party?" Johannes asked.

"I don't know, really. At the time, it seemed that was what the Emperor preferred, Zellath not trusting the Conservative party at the time, and he asked me to choose my conscience. As it always aligned with his, may he rest, I figured that must have been why I joined. But really, I found myself liking the various members of the party. Laborers voting for the first time, nobles who wanted to acquiesce themselves of their privileges, excited college students wanting to try out democracy....even thinking of it now brings a tear to my eye. That's why I'm glad that we're voting in the coming days - that spirit cannot be allowed to slumber, lest we invite the worst sort to take advantage of it," Theodore von Leone said, as the camera switched to the results from Ambron Isle.





Ambron Isle and the Radioactive Administrative Zone

Ambron Isle - Rural Seats - 7 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat

Ambron Isle - Special Seats - 11 Seats
ZPP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat

Barratta - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

Norud - Urban Seats - 12 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat

Gewwatta - Urban Seats - 12 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat
AXXP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat

Expessia - Urban Seats - 16 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat

Um'zea - Urban Seats - 23 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
NTP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
AXXP: 1 Seat

Nadiff and the Radioactive Administrative Zone - 3 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat

Ambron Isle and the NRAZ - Total Seats - 90 Seats
ZMP: 17 Seats
ZPP: 16 Seats
UDP: 14 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
CRP: 6 Seats
NTP: 6 Seats
TSP: 5 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
RDP: 4 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
AXXP: 2 Seats


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 749 Seats
United Democratic Party: 113 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 94 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 94 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 84 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 82 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 79 Seats
Frurian National Front: 51 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 41 Seats

Community Rights Party: 28 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 23 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 21 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 15 Seats
Veterans' Party: 12 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 7 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 5 Seats


"And what a drop from the Zellatian Communist Party," Sir Ezerek said, handing Beatrice forty Zellatian Gold Dollars, which she quickly pockets into her dress. "From leading tenuously to being tied for 2nd. We're nearly to the 1/9th mark of the total votes now, so its anyone's game as to who will be in the lead for the rest of this leg. The Progressives and the Thelakisto-Socialist Party are doing less well than was initially expected at this led. The Green Party, too, is barely hanging on to their position as the last party able to get into Parliament. The parties that need to do better to at least make it, the Community Rights Party, Radical Democratic Party, and Thelakisto-Socialist Party, are in talks to decide what to do internally, while the NTP, VP, RRP, and AXXP appear to be satisfied with their own performances so far. We'll see where things go from here...and we'll see you all next time!"
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Postby Zellatia » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:43 pm

ZNN News Election Update - Irreddiki
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ZNN News Election Update - Smirzu, Enzigost, and Nevrihim
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"and we're back," Sir Ezerek said, rubbing his sore obliques, "welcome back to our coverage of the Fifth Zellatian National Election. Joining me as always is Beatrice ZeTreppe and-"

"Joining me, as always, is Sir Ezerek Neuhauser," Beatrice said, cutting into Ezerek's statement. "We have so much more to provide to you all tonight in the term of results, but right now we have a grand total of 281 seats up for grabs. This includes some of the bigger provinces of Zellatia, Irreddiki and Nevrihim, with 113 and 103 seats respectively. The whole game could be changed tonight - and whether any of the parties currently in the top five stay there are not is anyone's guess!"

"And on that topic, we'll be airing parts of the interview we had yesterday with Zellatian Moderate Party leader and Prime Minister, Hardek Destronikan, explaining a few things about his beliefs in his discussion with Johannes Ziebrecken," Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat. "Lets go to the old frontier, the Old Untamed East of Zellatia - Irreddiki! These Red Hills hide not only a stunning landscape, dry yet full of life, but also mineral wealth that has kept the province as one of the richest in the Empire!"

Irreddiki - Rural Seats - 7 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat

Irreddiki - Special Seats - 8 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
VP: 1 Seat

"The first city of the province, Functel, was originally founded as a way to keep the local Andrenadine population in check, a port fortress right next to the settlement that they'd built. Over time, the two settlements merged, to be the town that it is today," Beatrice explained, as the results came in for Functel.

Functel - Urban Seats - 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat

"Zanji, on the other hand, is an ancient city that was the first conquest of the Zellatian Empire after the death of Zell and the chaos that followed. From here, the entire Irreddiki was conquered, and within five generations the entire province was pacified."

Zanji - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

"Andek Memendt was the largest of the southerly cities of the Andrenadine settlement of the north of the continent. Fiercely independent, it nonetheless was brought under heel by the late 1700's, and ever since then has gotten used to Zellatian rule, even to the point of throwing Andrenadine conquerors out of the town in the late 1800's during the counterinvasion of Zellatia!"

Andek Memendt - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
ZCP: 4 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat

"Ouros controlled the pass into Oassi and was the first step into the desert that Oassi sits in. The Oassi nomads had long traded unimpeded, so were rightfully angry when it was cut off. Still, once relations normalized, it wasn't conquest, but diplomacy, that led to Zellatia taking hold of Oassi and ending the various diplomatic crises that had plagued it for time immemorial."

Ouros - Urban Seats - 21 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
RDP: 4 Seats
ZCP: 4 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
AXXP: 1 Seat

"Last, but certainly not least, is the Capital of Redda. One of the Ten Cities of the Empire, Redda has always been the crown jewel of the desert. And lets see who it crowns today!"

Redda - Urban Seats - 52 Seats
UDP: 9 Seats
ZCP: 9 Seats
DCP: 7 Seats
ZMP: 7 Seats
CRP: 6 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
RRP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
AXXP: 2 Seats

"A big shocker! Historically, the UDP has been rather strong in Redda, enough to get a majority of the seats. With the current framework, even the Communists have managed a sizable chunk - and who are they eating the support out of?" Beatrice asked, as the totals came in.

Irreddiki - Total Seats - 113 Seats
UDP: 22 Seats
DCP: 20 Seats
ZMP: 18 Seats
ZCP: 17 Seats
RDP: 7 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
CRP: 6 Seats
GP: 4 Seats
NTP: 3 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
AXXP: 3 Seats
RRP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
VP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 862 Seats
United Democratic Party: 135 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 112 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 111 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 102 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party: 85 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 85 Seats

Frurian National Front: 51 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 45 Seats

Community Rights Party: 34 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 30 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 24 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 18 Seats
Veterans' Party: 13 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 9 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 8 Seats


"And there you have it - The Moderates ever so gently prod ahead of the Communists, taking 2nd place behind the UDP, albeit barely. Will future moves change things? It still looks like there are a number of parties not getting enough votes to cross that threshold required to stay in the legislature, so-" Beatrice begins, interrupted by Sir Ezerek.

"This just in - talks have formally begun between the Frurian National Front and the Zellatian Peoples' Party to merge their votes into a coalition. Such a grouping would put the ZPP-FNF alliance just in first place with the current adding up, and the talks have gotten more and more finalized as the results come in. We imagine that in the next twenty minutes, we'll hear if they have made an agreement," Sir Ezerek said. Clearing his throat, he continued, "As for the Regal Reform Party, which has been doing terribly, they've gotten into talks with the DCP and ZMP...though who knows how that'll go. Back to you, Beatrice," he says wincing as she jabs him with a baton.

"That's right, Ezerek, thank you. Lets roll on through the Three Sisters of the Southeast, Smirzu, Enzigost, and Evrihim. Historically, the region has been a hotbed of separatist activity, at the far reaches of the Empire, though in recent years following the death of the last major leader of the separatists, known as Neuk Mons, the region has calmed down significantly. Historically, Enzigost has been the more rustic of the three, while Smirzu more loyalist due to its connections with the Frurian efforts and the higher military presence. In the next decade, too, each of the provinces are likely to grow, as they have significant rural populations - something that makes them unique considering that after the recent Civil Wars over the last few decades, many have sought the stability that comes with city life. Lets see how the three go!"

Smirzu - Rural Seats - 10 Seats
GP: 4 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
NTPP: 3 Seats

Smirzu - Special Seats - 4 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

Zefr - Urban Seats - 11 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat

Neufroz - Urban Seats - 13 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats

Smirzu - Total Seats - 38 Seats
ZMP: 7 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
GP: 4 Seats
ZCP: 4 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
NTP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 900 Seats
United Democratic Party: 141 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 119 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 115 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 107 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 90 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party: 86 Seats
Frurian National Front: 51 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 49 Seats

Community Rights Party: 34 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 30 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 27 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 21 Seats
Veterans' Party: 13 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 9 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 8 Seats


"And we've reached the full 1/10th of the seats. No party has even garnered 20%, though that might chance as the numbers continue to come in and some of the smaller parties merge with the larger ones. Out of those that have placed so far, the Thelakisto-Socialist Party is doing the worst - historically at about 8.25% at most, the TSP is doing worst than they have in years, due to the splitter faction known as the Neo-Thelakistine Party eating at their typical places of strength - they would be qualified had they not split from their party years ago. Next up is Enzigost, the largely rural province!"

Enzigost - Rural Seats - 13 Seats
TSP: 4 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
NTP: 3 Seats

Enzigost - Special Seats - 4 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

N'zeun - Urban Seats - 4 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat

Amani - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

Enzigost - Total Seats - 27
ZMP: 7 Seats
TSP: 4 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
NTP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 927 Seats
United Democratic Party: 144 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 126 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 117 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 108 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 91 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party: 88 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 52 Seats
Frurian National Front: 51 Seats

Community Rights Party: 34 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 31 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 31 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 24 Seats
Veterans' Party: 13 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 9 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 8 Seats


"And what a show that was," Beatrice said, eyeing the places, "It looks like the Green Party has finally overtaken the Frurian National Front total, though they might not be on the list for much longer if our reporters are correct - if the FNF agrees to a merger with the ZPP, it will upgrade the ZPP from their current spot just above the Gree Party, to putting them at second or third place. And with that, lets focus on the ZPP stronghold province of Nevrihim - originally known as Neukinia due to a false relationship the conquerors of the region thought it had with a similarly named region to the Zellatian heartland's west, Nevrihim is one of the larger provinces of the Empire, home to over 100 seats! And lets see how they were placed."

Nevrihim - Rural Seats - 14 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
TSP: 4 Seats
NTP: 3 Seats
GP: 2 Seats

Nevrihim - Special Seats - 17 Seats
ZPP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat

Mitzel - Urban Seats - 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat

Fort Destrin - Urban Seats - 24 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
VP: 2 Seats

Neuk - Urban Seats - 45 Seats
ZMP: 9 Seats
UDP: 7 Seats
ZCP: 7 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
RDP: 5 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat
AXXP: 1 Seat

Nevrihim - Total Seats - 103 Seats
ZMP: 24 Seats
PAP: 16 Seats
UDP: 13 Seats
ZPP: 12 Seats
ZCP: 11 Seats
DCP: 7 Seats
TSP: 5 Seats
NTP: 5 Seats
RDP: 5 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
VP: 2 Seats
AXXP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,030 Seats
United Democratic Party: 157 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 150 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 128 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 115 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 107 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party: 100 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 54 Seats
Frurian National Front: 51 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 36 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 36 Seats
Community Rights Party: 34 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 29 Seats
Veterans' Party: 15 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 9 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 9 Seats


"This just in," Sir Ezerek said, "a major development. The Frurian National Front has agreed to a merger with the Zellatian Peoples' Front in exchange for guaranteed cabinet positions, no more than 2, along with the restoral of the Frurian Regional Assembly - with other such assemblies promised as well! Lets see the new totals!"

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,030 Seats
United Democratic Party: 157 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 151 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 150 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 128 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 115 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 107 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 54 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 36 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 36 Seats
Community Rights Party: 34 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 29 Seats
Veterans' Party: 15 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 9 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 9 Seats


"And with that, the ZPP is launched into 2nd place," Beatrice said, "Unbelievable - and there are rumors that another party, the Community Rights' Party, is considering a merger with the ZPP as well, depending on how they do in a few of the provinces that have historically been kind to them."

"From everyone here at ZNN, I'm Sir Ezerek Neuhauser. We'll see you after our next break with more results."

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Postby Kenos States » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:06 pm

1902 HOURS, DAY PRIOR TO ELECTION
NORTH-EAST OF THE ZJAKO REPUBLIC
KENOS OCEAN


The setting, golden glow of the Kenos Ocean painted the grey hull of the gendarmerie patrol boat of the Kenos Federal Police Maritime Service a dull maroon, and shadowed the silhouttes of the police officers-cum-sailors mopping at the fore of the vessel, forward of the 40 millimetre cannon. The 80 crewmen - and they were all men - aboard the Crossover fast security class patrol ship the KFPS Neray had been worked hard today. An early morning man overboard drill was followed no less than 2 hours later with a real man overboard situation, when Constable Tiaau misjudged the space between himself and the ship's edge while maintaining a pintle mount.

To cap that off, the aircrew for the ship's helicopter had reported that the aircraft was un-airworthy, knocking out the ability of the ship to undertake it's full counter-poaching and fisheries inspection duties for the day. The AW159 Wildcat's engine was found to have a crack in a key part, necessitating a delivery of a spare part when possible. Not that the KFP has many of those either. This helicopter, and the crew that flew and maintained it, were fatigued from constant use. They had all immediately prior to this sailing, without even a day's leave, on the KFPS Ometteux. The initial cost of the helicopter had been half-borne by the Xuande-Xiphoians - as had half the cost of buying the ship it sailed from - and the Confederal Government hadn't made spending on the Federal Police Maritime Force a priority either. Some of his constables had reported they'd been underpaid this month as well, adding a sense of anger in the lower ranks. After 27 days at sea with all these and more problems it was now becoming Superintendent Yves Balzac's problem as Captain to give the crew some sort of relief from all this crap.

"Maybe we do a steel barbecue?" his XO, Chief Inspector Koritoia-Ope Igo had enquired, looking out over the afternoon horizon.

"Can't." replied Balzac. "No budget and we would need resupply anyway. Plus we haven't met quota for enforcement." He rotated his neck in tiredness built up from too-long shifts on the bridge.

"What enforcement is there to do? The Zellatians are the only ones who feel confident enough to go for kina and protected fish species in this water, and most of them are back home with so many people worried about the governments there going all wonky."

"You're right, but Sasega will be asking where the fine money is."

"Yes, but - "

The discussion between the officers was cut off by a watchkeeper monitoring the EO/IR camera on the ship's mast, calling that they had detected something of note. The watchkeeper, Senior Constable Tamotu Tauaalo, had worked a double shift and was only half way through this one. So had most of the bridge crew, with understaffing for this voyage and a medical evacuation that hadn't been replaced despite it being four days ago. The officers observed the display over the bridge, which clearly showed a large fishing trawler, using the deep trawling nets. Nets not permitted in these protected Kenosian waters!

"Bingo, good work Tauaalo. Keep them in your sights. Navigator, confirm position."

The navigator took some time responding, and started his response with a long "uuuh." A moment, and he responded "Yes, positions as follows."

"XO, deploy the boarding inspection party."




BELOW DECK

Police Sergeant Siaki Toelau was on the head when the piping of the XO came over the announcement system. He swore, finished up, and ran down the corridor. Toelau, the bosun, was in command of this boarding party. His boarding team, comprising 8 other police officers, were drawing their small arms from the armoury and adorning their protective gear. Flashes of boredom in their eyes, and a clearly slower than usual response time, had him concerned.

"Boys! Mount up on the assembly area before we launch the RHIB! Fucking hurry up, no time to waste!"

The XO came down to brief the Sergeant, the two men running over the plan before the Sergeant passed it to his men.

"But listen up! You're all acting like a bunch of mopey fucks! You'll all get your pay, so buck up and serve your country! I don't want to see this slow fucking zombie approach you people have. Stupid cunts!"

Certainly, Sergeant Toelau had a dynamic approach to leadership. One that most described as bullying. His crew gave a loud, but false, cry of support as they loaded into the RHIB in the well deck. They took off at speed as the last light of the sun set. They did not have night vision goggles, except for the coxswain. Transfer time would be twenty-five minutes, and the pounding waves would be a reminder for every constable on the RHIB of how long that really was.

As the time came in the darkness, the coxswain activated the red and blue lights and siren, and the floodlights to show the boat's position and the process to getting aboard the vessel. Steyrs and Browning Hi-Powers were locked and loaded as the boat approached. Zellatians aboard the trawler looked out, in clear shock. Despite being in Kenosian waters, they clearly had no expectation of this happening.

"CUT YOUR ENGINES AND BE BOARDED! KENOS POLICE!" yelled the Sergeant. A rope ladder was hooked over the side of the trawler, and the first Constable climbed up, supported by another's rifle coverage.

"ASSEMBLE ON YOUR DECK!"

The first constable got aboard, the surface of the trawler clearly wet with fresh catch being sorted. A shark flopped around on the illuminated deck.

"Looks like you fellas have been caught this time, pricks!" yelled the first boarded Constables. Zellatians were a well known sneaky bunch, more than happy to edge around the side of marine reserves for their takes in the vast Kenosian sea, cutting their nets - and their losses - whenever the easy to see Kenosian police boats approached. Actually catching them was pretty unusual.

As the Sergeant came aboard, he demanded for the Captain to be brought to him. And so it was - the old mariner came down from the wheelhouse, gesturing and swearing in the Zellatian slang at the Kenosian. The police officer pushed him back a step, asking if he was the Captain. The captain rapidly - and offensively - affirmed this, and asked what the Kenosian "monkeys" were doing on his boat. Not one to tolerate racism from criminals, the exhausted bosun felt his heart pump with anger.

"You're in our waters, blue fuck!" he responded in kind. "Turn around and put your hands behind your back!"

The Zellatian spat at the man's boots, and attempted to yell "You fucking idiot, these are fucking Zellatian wat-" before the Sergeant took the opportunity to pistol-whip the captain out of nowhere. The man fell with a hard thump to the wood deck floor, water turning red as it sloshed past his groaning face. The Zellatian sailors, already similarly exclamatory with the Kenosian police officers, upped the ante, trying to push past to reach the Captain as the Sergeant handcuffed him behind his back. Another Kenosian buttstroked one of the sailors who had swung to push another hard out of the way, dropping him with a scream.

The situation as rapidly devolving, as one of the more junior Kenosians holding back four of the sailors felt his heart race. He went for the OC spray on his leather belt and as the sailors advanced, he attempted to spray them. Of course the can - which expired in 2019 but had not been budgeted for replacement - failed to do more than spray a tiny puff of scented air. A sailor punched the cop, who groaned and fell back onto the rope net on deck, splattering a tuna.

"Hey!" yelled another cop, who struck the sailor with his extending baton. Another one of them dropped to the deck like stone, as a cop behind him yelled "Taser!" thrice. In another part of the deck, the OC spray fired, and two sailors tried to move away from the cop, before the Kenosians were able to start throwing them to the deck. The Zellatians were happy for a scrap - but not against a bunch of assault-rifle wielding Kenosians. Not that this stopped them. As the sailors went to the floor, the Kenosians didn't stop laying into them with the butts and metal barrels of their Steyrs, their batons, and for the ones that did a good job of getting up, taser and OC spray blasts.

The sailors groaned on the deck - the Captain still not moving from Toelau's strike - as the Kenosians began to calm down. The Sergeant yelled aloud again. "You are ALL under arrest by the Kenos Federal Police! You have been fishing in our protected waters and you have assaulted Kenos Police officers!" Another officer responded to a radio call as the Sergeant continued to bark commands, saying that they would be ferried back to their ship for return to shore and charges in court. The Senior Constable grabbed the Sergeant and said quietly into his ear - "boss, we have an issue..."

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Postby Zellatia » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:19 am

ZNN Re-Airing of Commentary on the Zela'ii Dream Incident


"As a reminder to those of us at home watching this, the day before the election, a Kenos Confederacy ship mounted a raid on a ship, the Zela'ii Dream for illegally fishing in their protected waters. The problem? Long before the Kenos vessel approached the Zela'ii Dream, they had entered Zellatian National Waters, near the island of Waizeti. In fact, in footage taken from the Zela'ii Dream, Waizeti is even visible in the near distance!" Beatrice ZeTreppe explained, shaking her head. "It's hard to believe that they didn't know they had strayed far from Confederacy Waters, especially as footage showed, the Zellatian sailors made it very clear that the Kenos Federal Police Maritime Service ship, the KFPS Neray, were in the wrong place."

"Yes, there are Zellatian smugglers and fish thieves," Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat, "Not that I've ever been in such a profession, no sir, but generally they are known to flee on sight of a boat from the Kenos Federal Police Maritime Service, not wait confused. It is with a heavy heart as the clips that follow are displayed that two of the sailors on the Zela'ii Dream died of their injuries as a result of the Kenos Federal Police Maritime Service attempt to arrest the lot. Sailor Zelik Waipoto and Sailor Galvin Zjanos died of their injuries at Waizeti City Medical Center in the tumultuous hours before the dawn of Election Day rose. Both had voted by mail, as they knew they were going to be at sea on Election Day and, as always, every vote counts. Here's what the captain, Andrek Zelkostra, had to say on the incident."



"Thoth thee monkies," Captain Andrek Zelkostra slurred, a heavy lisp escaping his mouth as he lay there, bandages around his head, and gave his interview, "Came out ofth thucking nowhere! We was justht minding our bithnith, fithing for fithes, tuna, whatever, and they thaid that we were in their waters. I objected, but look what they did to my beautithful face!" he said, clutching his swollen head as he sobbed.



"Captain Andrek Zelkostra is likely to be in the hospital for the coming months and the damage that the Kenos Federal Police Maritime Service has done to the Zela'ii Dream has rendered the vessel unfit for another journey on the ocean anytime soon, meaning that the sailors are all out of work, aside from needing to recover from their injuries. Charges have been filed in Zellatian maritime court against some of the officers on the Kenos Federal Police Maritime Service ship, including Manslaughter charges against Superintendent Yves Balzac, Chief Inspector Koritoia-Ope Igo, Sergeant Toelau, among other charges. While the footage is shaky at times, those names clearly are said over the din of the chaos, so says Judge Narduk Ipo, himself having originated from the Kenos Island of Fuamoto."

"And now a word from the various leaders of political parties on this issue, to reiterate this all was given to us in response to our questions late yesterday evening."




Hardek Destronikan (ZMP) - 2345 HOURS, DAY PRIOR TO ELECTION

"What happened tonight was a travesty of the highest order. This proves, as usual, that the Kenos Ocean Confederacy is unfit to patrol its own waters, let alone the open ocean. I reiterate as I always have that those islands that were formerly Zellatian ought to join up with us once again, with their brothers and sisters, so that this sort of situation becomes far more unlikely to happen. The stronger the Zellatian presence in the Kenos Ocean, the safer the Kenos Ocean becomes."




Theodore von Leone (UDP) - 0200 HOURS, DAY OF ELECTION

"The waters of Zellatia have historically been shared with the people of the Kenos Ocean - whether that be her bounty or by kinship, Zellatians and natives to the Kenos Ocean both have rode the waves together, fished together, formed families - and two such families have been struck with tragedy last evening. I mourn the loss of two young sailors just trying to make their living fishing in Zellatian waters. I condemn the overzealous actions of the Kenos Federal Police Maritime Service, and ask that they turn over the crew of the KFPS Neray for questioning over the incident, including radio and any footage of the situation, so that justice may be done. This is but another tragedy that could have been avoided."

"As Prime Minister, I will strength our maritime relationship with the Confederacy and offer not only resources to better train their Police services, but also ask for a referendum to all former Zellatian territories within the Kenos Ocean to rejoin Zellatia. I feel that as it stands, this proves that joint exercises, in the meantime, between Kenos Federal Police Maritime Service patrol ships and Zellatian Maritime Guard forces should increase their cooperation with one another and better demarcate our shared waters."




Statement by Stevie Who's Campaign (ZCP) - 0530 HOURS, DAY OF ELECTION

Ms. Who regards this as yet another sad but unfortunately predictable consequence of overzealous, undertrained, and frankly unnecessary police presence. Both within our borders and in many other nations, there are far more police than are necessary, the profession has developed a culture which attracts individuals with the very opposite of the moral character and intentions necessary for peacekeeping, and the equipment given to police and the tactics they're trained in promote violence as a first, rather than last, response.

Whether this event was the result of foreign police or our own, whether the victims were foreign or our own - to focus on that would be to attempt to spin this tragedy into a nationalistic narrative. Ms. Who sends her deepest sympathies to the families and has been organizing a fundraising effort to assist them with whatever costs they might incur as a result, and has instructed her staffers to double their efforts on drafting police demilitarization and training reform which she intends to introduce within her first ten days in office.




Special Representative Chapra Gorra (PAP) - 0545 HOURS, DAY OF ELECTION

"I am reminded in many ways, of the tragedies of my father's time. In his time, a tyrant, dreaming of Empire operated out of the Kenos Ocean. His reign of terror during the 1960's and 70's culminated in the formation of the Kenos Ocean Confederacy to defend against undemocratic demagogues and monsters. The fact that this sovereign nation exists is good, but despite that, I cannot but be disappointed by the actions of the Kenos Federal Police Maritime Service yesterday in the execution of their duty. And yes, it became an execution of innocent men who were doing their duty. I cry for them, just as I would my own kin. We must make sure that this matter is fully investigated and all persons responsible for the deaths of Sailors Zelik Waipoto and Galvin Zjanos are arrested and prosecuted."

"Today, as well, is an important time to remember that every vote determines Zellatian policy on such matters. We must not only secure the future for our people, but for all peoples crying for justice. Yesterday's tragedy is just another stone in the face of justice and we must make sure justice is done in the days to come. As your Prime Minister, I will open a joint Inquiry with the Kenos Ocean Confederacy to determine what went wrong, how to make sure this does not happen again, and to ratify new treaties and build new markers to delineate our nations from each other.




Representative Mostras Zelkann (DCP) - 0547 HOURS, DAY OF ELECTION

"Another day, another industry rocked by poor enforcement of regulations and bad treaties with our neighbors. If Prime Minister Destronikan, soon to be former Prime Minister, had ratified the Kenos Ocean Treaty my party sent to his desk, this tragedy would not have occurred - instead, that Confederal ship would've immediately known not to attack a Zellatian ship in our waters, let alone even be patrolling the area to begin with. I am saddened by the deaths of those two sailors, but it could have easily been avoided had the Prime Minister thought ahead on such things. Two lives, doused, because the Prime Minister has ambitions of conquest. No more should any Zellatian tolerate such restrictions on the true Zellatian ambition - to grow your country's wealth by cooperating with your neighbors to strengthen trade with them, whether it be fish or any other material."

"As Prime Minister, I will sign the New Kenos Ocean Compact, guaranteeing autonomy for the Kenos Ocean States and create an equitable, free trade agreement so that the fish in their waters are free to be caught by our ships, and that the fish in our waters are free to be caught by theirs - there is nothing so freeing, so implicitly wonderful as cooperating in this sort of mutual benefit - and I invite you to join me to show those close-minded, so-called moderates that the true route to freedom is through a stable, kind community and your wallet."




Special Representative Mog Campari (TSP) - 0615 HOURS, DAY OF ELECTION

"Let us pray. Let us pray that the souls of those two brave sailors, who wished to defend their countrymen, are at peace and ready to resume their journey into the next world or, should they will it, are reborn as the next smiling face their families see. In the arts of the sea, all Sailors are brothers and sisters. This tragedy not only strikes the family of Sailors Zelik Waipoto and Galvin Zjanos, but also all of us who weep for them. We must immediately take action so that such situations do not arise again. We must convene a council with the Kenos peoples, ours and theirs, and make right that which has been made so terribly wrong."

"As Prime Minister, I will hold those responsible accountable, but I will also launch an initiative to stop this situation from taking place ever again. As brothers and sisters of the Sea, such as my own ancestors were long, long ago, we will join hands with the people of the Kenos Ocean and demand change, demand peace, demand justice, and demand that the waters of the Kenos are treated as communal property, such that no Zellatian need take what the Kenos feel is not theirs and the reverse; I will mediate, as I always have, and meditate on their response."




Representative Zeke Jol (GP) - 0635 HOURS, DAY OF ELECTION

"Ain't this a bunch of shit? We're supposed to be defending our own territory here, I get that, but this was utterly uncalled for. As I've always said, there's no need to create conflict between nations, not between us or the Kenos, but neither should we tolerate those who would break the peace. I used to by the forester of the Jolwood back in my day and every chance I got, I would try to get the poachers to turn themselves in without violence. You'd be surprised at how amenable people can be. Yet, the first thing the Inspector of that there ship did upon meeting the captain was have someone bop the poor guy on the head. Sure, you have to deal with fiery customers, but this ain't no Zelball match. This is some serious stuff. Life or death. People died because of these people and I hope that they all turn themselves in and stand trial."

"As Prime Minister, you can bet these sorts of incidences won't happen again. I promise you that under a Green Zellatia, neither Zellatian patrolships, nor Kenos ones will be armed - instead they will have all the technology they need to nab the perpetrators in port or get them to turn themselves in. Violence deescalation is key. We shouldn't have militarized anything in waters where they don't belong and I hope the Kenos States understand this and are willing to work with us in the near future."




Radio Host and former Vice-Dolmant Vikk Zelnost (NTP) - 0700 HOURS, DAY OF ELECTION - ON HIS SHOW

"How dare these foreign eel-brained idiots attack our sailors? The Ancestors and Their Deeds and Desires, our foundational text as you know, speaks of such people - "Oh say those who attack without questioning, who thieve lives, who take what is not theirs - your place is not our place, and never shall be - and all lands, and all oceans may you never find peace. But those who defend without questioning, who restore lives, who give what is theirs, in them inherit the Eight Seas and Seven Lands". What that means is that we ought to find these Kenos people and make sure they stand trial - and are punished as severely as our laws allow. But, as they are not believers in anything substantial, we ought to see how many of em can see the light all proper like."

"As Prime Minister, as you know I'll be one day, folks, we'll be bringing back the Test of Spines for people like this. One on one, the perpetrator of the crime against the biggest, baddest warrior from the village of the bereaved, a fight til one of them gives up. Of course, unbelievers hardly ever win - they ain't got the spines for it, but they're weak anyways with their so-called 'patrol ships' in Zellatian waters. What's wrong with them that they can't look over their own? Ridiculous. Anyways, vote for me and I'll bring that back and I'll bring back those murderers and make them regret ever hurting a single one of our people."




"And that was just the first half. Most of the other parties, including the Zellatian Peoples' Party, had their own statements, but we're out of time for the break. As the next few results come in, we'll air the rest of the remarks by the Zellatian People's Party, the Anti-Xuande-Xiphoian Party, the Radical Democratic Party, the Regal Reform Party, the Community Rights Party, and the Veterans' Party.
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Postby Andrenade » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:31 pm

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ANDRENNE DEMOCRATIC DIRECTORATE (DDA)
OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE


Democracy may take a different form in the DDA than with the Democratic Empire of Zellatia, yet the basic principles are the same: to preserve self determination. Despite great challenges presented in recent years, the Empire not only survived, yet were able to maintain their democracy whereas this type of adversity that consumes other, lesser nations.

"The Andrenne Democratic Directorate (DDA) hereby and officially supports the wishes of the Zellatian peoples and their peaceful political implementations. May mutual amiability preservere ."


DDA Embassy, Revnami
A humble patch of Xuande-Xiphoi's capital hosts the DDA's gateway to the world. The inherent nature of a major election would draw interests from others and the increased traffic wouldn't go unnoticed to all but the most blind. Despite sharing the same vivid blue and white sky of Revnami that day, those on the may not share the same views.

Within the embassy, Ambassador Paralle bears the brunt of a daunting task: maintaining stability amongst peers, with little more than her wits and an elaborate workstation. Data of current results are fed via intelligence dossiers and Zellatian broadcasts, yet it acted as little more than a countdown timer in a foreign language. Such is the nature of not interfering the democratic process of an overtly sectarian nation occur after a civil war. Along with the passing time, the Ambassador realizes that the election may have been influenced by outside parties, based off of the unusual voting polls.

Melodic knocking breaks the incessant clicking and ambient background music Ms.Paralle has on.

"Ambassador, may I have a word?"

"Certainly. Come in. You're welcome to call in, you know."

"Oldschool is best"

A wiry built man struts inside dawning tropical semi-formal attire. His manifestation of sullen sleaze seem out of place within the embassy had it not be for the degree of his comfort and acceptance of presence he has from the Ambassador herself.

"I do have to ask you something: do you believe in that last statement you've made?

"Of course. Ties are terrible, yet the global cultural hegemony holds fashion back, no?

"yes, I would only wear one if it were mission essential, but I meant the other one."

"Ah...well, the Zellandre need to know that we still desire peace. A chance should be given, even if the outcome is less than preferable. We owe their new government that, at least."

"That sounds nice, but the winner of this circus looks to be that ZMP extremist group, trailed by communists of all things. I am surprised that a proud culture would march to the anthem of global cultural homogamy. For a people that predate us, they sure have a penchant for violence- and that is coming from me. Maybe my hands didn't get dirty enough the first time around, during their spat."

"Look, I understand being given such grand, thankless tasks with so much bureaucracy, but what else can we give but your best?"

With how things are, I may be on assignment again. The thought is nice though. Honest."

"Ill see what can be done."

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Postby Zellatia » Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:21 pm

Further Comments on the Zela'ii Dream Incident


Special Representative Jak Zelkoto (ZPP) - 0720, DAY OF THE ELECTION

"As usual, innocent Zellatians are blamed for the actions of the unrepresentative few. If the people of the Zellatian Near Isles could set their own fishing policy, this incident would have never happened - the far isles as well, of course, suffer from the same injustices that brought down the Zela'ii Dream. It is clear that the enforcers of Kenos Ocean Law do not understand the people in their neighborhood and as Prime Minister, I will make sure that we can seek greater cooperation so that boundaries of our lands and seas are well documented and shared."




Former Representative Zelkir Norandzell (AXXP) - 0725, DAY OF THE ELECTION

"Again, we face the onslaught of the Xuande-Xiphoian menace in all of its forms. Whether it be through their puppets in the Kenos Ocean or their ham-fisted attempts at policing elsewhere, the lax fingerprints of Xuande-Xiphoi is all over the incident that sunk the Zela'ii Dream and crippled and killed its crew. Nothing would make me happier than to string up those monsters who participated in this whole affair and may they burn to ash so that their souls may not reach the heavens. What's also clear to me is that we have to make sure that these Kenos freaks never touch a Zellatian ever again. I'm talking sinking their fishing vessels, harassing their police, and making sure not to buy a single product from them or their Xuande-Xiphoian masters."

"As Prime Minister, I will immediately end all trade with Xuande-Xiphoi and make it so that only buying Zellatian is a sign of patriotism and bravery. We'll kick every one of those foreign bastards out of our land and take the islands that clearly belong to us back into the Empire, where they belong. Long live Zellatia and its Dominions!"




Former Representative Z. K. Zelroy (RDP) - 0730, DAY OF THE ELECTION

"What's missing here is accountability. Much like a monarch, waving around their scepter of leadership, the police didn't bother to question that they were in the wrong. They didn't try deescalating, they didn't question why the Zellatians were complying, all they saw is something that didn't belong and they attacked it. Even when they were wrong, all they did was flee from justice. This is a problem both here and abroad, that those with vast policing powers misuse and abuse their authority. This must end. Whether that means defunding in some areas and reallocating resources to others, we must make sure that reform is taken with all due haste and certainty."

"As Prime Minister, I will work with all parties in our nation to make sure that all law enforcement are held accountable for their misdeeds, foreign and domestic, within our sphere. I am joining Ms. Who in fundraising for the poor souls hurt by this incident and I pray that they recover swiftly and that justice, in some form, is done..."




"The other parties did not comment on this issue at time of broadcast, but press releases on their campaign websites can be found," Beatrice said, clearing her throat. "In the meantime, we'll have some results coming in, in the next fifteen minutes. Don't go anywhere and we hope to see you back here when the results are in!"

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Postby Zellatia » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:26 pm

ZNN News Election Update - Meramit and Drasnia
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"And we're back," Beatrice said, clearing her throat now that the section covering the Zela'ii Dream incident was over. "Heart-breaking stuff, as you know. So far, over one million Zellatian Gold Dollars have been raised for the people injured on the fishing vessel and the families of the deceased. Our hearts are praying for them. In the meantime, we're moving on to Meramit, the second of the Ambron provinces. At one point in time, the whole region was littered with feuding city-states, which were slowly conquered by the Zellatian Empire. One of the more self-dependent regions of the Empire, lets see how it goes today!"

Meramit - Rural Seats - 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

Meramit - Special Seats - 9 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

"The first city on our tour is Ontuss, a small city on the Meramitti coast home to beautiful vistas of the ocean to get sloshed on. Most of eastern Zellatian's coastline is like that, save for the...uh, irradiated part," Sir Ezerek said.

Ontuss - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

"And Gelte is not so different, though the Gelte Stoneworks are renowned worldwide for the quality of stone quarried from the neighboring area and the wonderful works of art created by Geltine Stonesmiths," Beatrice explained.

Gelte - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

"Zeaus, at its heyday, was one of the richest trade cities of the Empire. While that is no longer the case, Zeaus is home to a number of fine wineries and fruits only found in the region."

Zeaus - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

"Gwenem is a popular stopping off point between the capital of Meram and Ambron Isle, but it is also home to a sizable naval facility and Ship Foundry, where each step of the process is another piece of the coast!"

Gwenem - Urban Seats - 12 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat

"And last is the old cultural capital of the area, Meram. The fiercest opponent of Zellatian expansion, its fall led to the collapse of resistance along the coast and the conquest of the remaining free city-states. These days it is home to a thriving tech industry and manufactories for Zellatian automobiles!"

Meram - Urban Seats - 24 Seats
UDP: 7 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat

Meramit - Total Seats - 67 Seats
UDP: 16 Seats
ZMP: 15 Seats
DCP: 9 Seats
CRP: 9 Seats
ZPP: 6 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,097 Seats
United Democratic Party: 173 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 165 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 157 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 131 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 124 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 113 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 54 Seats
Community Rights Party: 43 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 38 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 36 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 30 Seats
Veterans' Party: 15 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 9 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 9 Seats


"With that," Beatrice explains, "There goes the ZPP, falling down a spot to 3rd. The ZMP isn't that far behind the UDP and as the results keep coming in, we'll see who wins the race to 200 seats. Unfortunately for the Green Party, it appears that they have finally fallen below the margin needed to get into the legislature - but don't count them or the other parties out yet. The Greens have yet to contest their most concentrated seats and if they can hold on, they might be able to stymie weaker parties trying to get into the legislature."

"From here, we just have one more province - and a doozy on top of it. Drashir is one of the odder provinces in the Empire. Historically one of the strongest points for the ZPP and parties like it, polls have shown an increased disdain for such things. And with a large expatriate population voting in the region, you can see in the Rural Seats that there are substantive cities and towns that litter the countryside of Drashir. Will they determine who wins the province? Sir Ezerek asks. "Lets find out!"

Drashir - Rural Seats - 39 Seats
TSP: 13 Seats
NTP: 10 Seats
GP: 7 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat

Drashir - Special Seats - 13 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats

"First up is the city of Lexir on the River Miralex. Historically known as the Gate to Drashir, it was here at the Battle of Lexir that the Drashirite Force, led by the legendary Drasheeb Ashir, were defeated by the Zellatian legions, retreating into the hills and continuing to harry Zellatian occupying forces for years. These days Lexir is a hub of manufacturing, specialized services, and the medical industry for the part of the country, at the crux of one of the largest trade networks in the country."

Lexir - Urban Seats - 34 Seats
PAP: 11 Seats
UDP: 9 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat

"Interesting that the PAP is doing so much better in the province than historically - this has been a UDP-ZMP-ZPP style province for many years and it is looking like that trifecta has been thoroughly shattered. Next up is Gritch, home to the vast factory complexes that largely fuel the auto-parts industry for the country. Additionally, you'll also find many food processing plants littering the outskirts - and historically it was these union workplaces that drove up UDP strength."

Gritch - Urban Seats - 38 Seats
UDP: 9 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
CRP: 4 Seats
ZPP: 4 Seats
PAP: 4 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat

"Will the UDP continue to fare poorly? At least historically," Beatrice asked, thumb on her chin as she non-chalantly jabbed Ezerek with her sword. "Drasfall is the site of Drasheeb Ashir's death, or so it is said, having successfully gotten what he felt was revenge by killing the then Emperor and slaughtering most of the royal family and advisors. While he was ultimately unsuccessful in driving the Empire to ruin, as the heir wasn't in the palace that day, ironically having absconded to lay with his commoner future Empress, he nonetheless proved that one can never be completely safe - and this led to the Golden Band of permanent bodyguards for the Emperor. These days, the vast cultural treasures and theaters and wonders of Drasfall, from the Fallen Warrior's Mosaic to the Temple of the River Miralex are one of the many reasons that Drasfall is one of the Ten Cities of the Empire."

Drasfall - Urban Seats - 53 Seats
PAP: 18 Seats
CRP: 8 Seats
UDP: 7 Seats
ZMP: 7 Seats
DCP: 7 Seats
ZCP: 4 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats

Drashir - Total Seats - 177
PAP: 33 Seats
UDP: 28 Seats
ZMP: 27 Seats
TSP: 16 Seats
CRP: 15 Seats
DCP: 14 Seats
ZCP: 12 Seats
NTP: 10 Seats
GP: 10 Seats
ZPP: 7 Seats
RDP: 5 Seats

"The UDP really suffered in a province they once dominated and the ZPP are non-existent here now," Sir Ezerek said, rubbing his side, "The Progressives have managed quite a bit tonight...lets see those totals!"


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,274 Seats
United Democratic Party: 201 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 192 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 164 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 146 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 143 Seats

Democratic Conservative Party: 138 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 64 Seats

Community Rights Party: 58 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 52 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 43 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 40 Seats
Veterans' Party: 15 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 9 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 9 Seats


"For now, that's all we have that is fit to print. Come back in twenty minutes as more results come scrolling in and we'll be here to report them," Sir Ezerek said, coughing. "I'm Sir Ezerek Neuhauser."

"And I'm Beatrice ZeTreppe, and we'll see you soon here at ZNN...!"

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Postby Zellatia » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:10 pm

ZNN News Election Update - Leonitia and Upper/Lower Mekkano
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"Once more we are back and do we have a large number of seats that we're about to report. Leonitia and the two Mekkanian provinces are some of the largest in Zellatia, population-wise, boasting a total of over 170,000,000 people!" Beatrice said, looking at her co-host.

"That's right and tonight over 500 seats are up for grabs, including the home seat of Representative and United Democratic Party leader Theodore von Leone!" Sir Ezerek said, cheekily, waving as the Leonitian results began to flash behind him. "You know what that means...its possible he could become the Prime Minister without holding a seat, should he lose it tonight. Lets see how it goes for the province!"

Leonitia - Rural Seats - 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

Leonitia - Special Seats - 15 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
ZPP: 5 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat

"And lets start with the cities of Leonitia, of which there are five ones of notable size - starting with Prait. As the largest city on the Bay of Praity, Prait is a major transit hub for materials going to and returning from northern Fruria, feeding into the flow of capital and goods into the Leonitian inland regions and into the provinces to the south that don't necessarily have direct access to the sea," Sir Ezerek says, clearing his throat. "Let's see how it broke...!"

Prait - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats

"And there you go," Beatrice said with a small smile, "the PAP continue their dominance over the city, along with the local CRP, inheriting the spots from the old TPP party seats in the area. Next up is Vonna, one of the 'Three Ports' of Leonitia, which is home to vast naval facilities, though it mostly ships things domestically, such as to Ain'uh and Zelator in Arke. Will the UDP continue to do well in this port city or will it suffer like it has in others?"

Vonna - Urban Seats - 25 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
PAP: 8 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

"As you can see," Sir Ezerek said, "The recent issues with the PAP and the switch of many of the city councilmembers of Vonna to PAP or DCP tickets shows the increased weakness of the UDP in one of its formerly more powerful provinces. Lets see how the second Port of Leonitia, Teodor, shows itself!"

Teodor - Urban Seats - 31 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
AXXP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat

"While the UDP was able to avoid the wipeout it got in Vonna," Beatrice said, "It seems that the strength of the ZCP and PAP in the city have also wiped away the UDP's historic dominance. Will this trend continue throughout the province? Next up is the Urban Manufactory Hub of Nimul is next - though its largely in the Food Processing and Armament industry compared to the Locomotive industry of yore."

Nimul - Urban Seats - 38 Seats
ZMP: 11 Seats
PAP: 8 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats

"Yowch," Sir Ezerek said, "The UDP continues to lose ground due to heavy competition. Notably, much of the province's population trends on the younger side, as a result of migration from more wartorn provinces - aside from Desnazo to the south, much of the East was saved from much of the heavy fighting. But will that mean that the former Grand Admiral will lose his seat? Lets find out as we see the Grand Admiral's birthplace and one of the Ten Great Cities of Zellatia, Leone, has fared!"

Leone - Urban Seats - 62 Seats
UDP: 16 Seats
PAP: 11 Seats
ZMP: 9 Seats
ZCP: 7 Seats
DCP: 7 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats

"And just barely, he keeps his seat. The largest spoiler in his normally heavy UDP seat was the Radical Democratic Party - by siphoning 40% of their typical vote, they almost lost to DCP candidate Geralt von Leone, a distant cousin of the former naval commander. And lets see those totals!" Sir Ezerek said, taking a nip of his brandy as the results came in.

Leonitia - Total Seats - 178 Seats
PAP: 32 Seats
ZMP: 29 Seats
DCP: 29 Seats
UDP: 27 Seats
ZCP: 17 Seats
CRP: 15 Seats
ZPP: 8 Seats
RDP: 8 Seats
TSP: 6 Seats
GP: 4 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
AXXP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,452 Seats
United Democratic Party: 228 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 221 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 178 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 172 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 167 Seats

Zellatian Communist Party: 160 Seats
Community Rights Party: 73 Seats

Green Party of Zellatia: 68 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 58 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 51 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 42 Seats
Veterans' Party: 15 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 10 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 9 Seats


"And the Communists now fall behind the Conservatives to 6th place. Depending on the next two provinces, it could drop them even further behind, but that's for the future to tell," Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat, "And by the looks of things, the CRP has surpassed the Green Party in Leonitia and kicked them out of qualification. Though the Green Party are stronger elsewhere, proportionally they had been surviving easier before now. Next is Upper Mekkano, so lets see how that has gone for them!"

Upper Mekkano - Rural Seats - 8 Seats
GP: 7 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat

Upper Mekkano - Special Seats - 9 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
VP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat

"The great carpentry warehouses of Kasta, drawn from the various forests of the province, are among the most impressive displays of carpentry in Zellatia, along with the assorted materials needed for the creation of furnishings of all kinds. Will that translate to any particular party doing well here?"

Kasta - Urban Seats - 21 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
PAP: 4 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
RRP: 2 Seats

"Too bad, seeing the UDP collapse here is surprising," Sir Ezerek continued, taking another long sip. "During the Second Civil War, the next city, Trin, was sacked by Anti-Imperial forces. Ever since, the city has been staunchly against any wars, including refusing to take sides during the Insurrection of years ago. How has the city changed?"

Trin - Urban Seats - 28 Seats
GP: 8 Seats
ZCP: 6 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat

"Very little. The UDP, formerly having a strong presence, has largely been overtaken by all potential rivals thanks to RDP sentiment rising. Next is the most populous and conservative city of Leassi. Formerly a fortress on the border with Hataria, it was the first step for Zellatian colonists of the Mekkano region. Lets see how it fared!"

Leassi - Urban Seats - 31 Seats
ZMP: 12 Seats
PAP: 8 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat

"Not too far from standard, is it? And lets see how the capital, Kaivek, which straddles two rivers, has fared."

Kaivek - Urban Seats - 28 Seats
PAP: 16 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat

"And lets count them up!"

Upper Mekkano - Total Seats - 125 Seats
PAP: 26 Seats
ZMP: 21 Seats
DCP: 20 Seats
GP: 18 Seats
ZCP: 13 Seats
UDP: 11 Seats
RDP: 5 Seats
VP: 3 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
RRP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,577 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 242 Seats
United Democratic Party: 239 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 204 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 187 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 173 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 173 Seats

Green Party of Zellatia: 86 Seats
Community Rights Party: 76 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 60 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 56 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 42 Seats
Veterans' Party: 18 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 11 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 10 Seats


"And that is a painful lesson to the UDP - don't let your rivals get too much of a hold on the conversation in your strongholds. While it appears that the Progressives have leapt to third place, the results of the next and biggest province so far, Lower Mekkano, should provide a lesson of how much can change in just one province. And while the results are coming in, word has reached us that the Regal Reform Party is in talks with the Democratic Conservative Party to cede their seats to them in exchange for policy goals. No other party has offered such things, but we'll see how it ends up," Sir Ezerek said, as Beatrice continued.

"We should see how Lower Mekkano and its capital, Mekkanis, go next. Back to you, Ezerek," she says, jabbing him with her sword.

Lower Mekkano - Rural Seats - 18 Seats
GP: 16 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat

Lower Mekkano - Special Seats - 15 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
VP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat

"First is the Treaty City of Estua. Originally the last of the locally unconquered cities, Estua agreed to annexation if it received certain rights, which only expired with Democratization in the 70's. Lets see how they voted!"

Estua - Urban Seats - 27 Seats
UDP: 8 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat

"It may be that while the UDP are weaker in the province than before, they may be able to improve their numbers enough to retake the lead. Let's see where that goes with Croassa, which was founded just after the Croassa Dam, built in 1702, was completed."

Croassa - Urban Seats - 28 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
PAP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats

"It looks like the RDP's success again hurt the UDP," Sir Ezerek said, "as before the RDP's creation two years ago, they controlled the majority of the seats in the city...lets see where things go from here at Madadar, which was recently expanded due to the Fallout from the nuclear device off the coast of Desnazo - aside from the city of Fallout, many of the people were resettled in the Refugee City, as it has been known for three hundred or so years, of Madadar."

Madadar - Urban Seats - 34 Seats
UDP: 9 Seats
DCP: 7 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
GP: 2 Seats

"And last, but not least, is one of the greater Ten Cities of Zellatia, Mekkanis - a hub of the tech industry, even back when it came to Zellatia as it modernized in the 60's and 70's, scientists from throughout Zellatia would come here and study on Mekkania Lake, working away their evenings on floating laboratories. A lot of them died of being electrocuted, but they learned a lot!"

Mekkanis - Urban Seats - 95 Seats
DCP: 15 Seats
CRP: 15 Seats
UDP: 12 Seats
ZMP: 12 Seats
ZCP: 11 Seats
PAP: 10 Seats
RDP: 10 Seats
RRP: 10 Seats

"And with that, the most eclectic city of Zellatia has its results in. Let's see those totals!"

Lower Mekkano - Total Seats - 217 Seats
UDP: 35 Seats
DCP: 32 Seats
ZMP: 25 Seats
CRP: 25 Seats
GP: 24 Seats
PAP: 22 Seats
ZCP: 19 Seats
RDP: 16 Seats
RRP: 10 Seats
TSP: 4 Seats
VP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,794 Seats
United Democratic Party: 274 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 267 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 226 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party: 219 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 192 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 174 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 110 Seats
Community Rights Party: 101 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 72 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 64 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 43 Seats
Veterans' Party: 21 Seats
Regal Reform Party: 21 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 10 Seats


"This just in," Sir Ezerek said, "The Regal Reform Party has officially joined with the Democratic Conservative Party, lumping in their totals. This is not as an alliance, as the party will be dissolving, citing a lack of support among the formally royalist masses, such as the problem at the end of last election. With this, it may be over for those Theo-Monarchistic parties that hope to change things to how they were before..."

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,794 Seats
United Democratic Party: 274 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 267 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 240 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 226 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 192 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 174 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 110 Seats
Community Rights Party: 101 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 72 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 64 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 43 Seats
Veterans' Party: 21 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 10 Seats


"Next up we will have the last of the major provinces of the east, Arke, and the home of the original Zellatian, Zelkatta. We'll see you all in thirty or so minutes. From everyone here at ZNN, I'm Beatrice ZeTreppe-"

"And I'm Sir Ezerek Neuhauser, signing off."
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Postby Zellatia » Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:51 am

ZNN News Election Update - Assassination Attempt on Theodore von Leone Fails!


"As you were all no doubt already aware due to how this has blown up over social media," Sir Ezerek said, visibly shaken, "Fifteen minutes ago, during a speech at Leone City Hall, an assailant attempted to assassinate the United Democratic Party's leader and candidate for the position of Prime Minister. While the clip is disturbing, thankfully no one was killed. We will provide further context once the clip has finished so as to ease your minds. Viewer discretion is advised."




"-and again, I would like to thank the people of Leone for once again sending me to the Parliament," Theodore von Leone said, smiling as he stood behind the podium, "it is an honor to represent the people of Leone's District 23. I promise, as I always have, to treat this position as a responsibility no less stringent and dear to my heart as my former post in the Navy and-" he continued, as a man in the crowd, dressed in the Blue and Yellow colors of the local Zellball team, the Leone Lions, draws out a pistol and fires on Theodore once, causing Theodore to stagger back for a moment, wheeling to stare at the shooter as the crowd scatters.

"Are you quite serious?" Theodore said, bristling as he moves towards the assassin - as he apparently has no bodyguards and the rest of the crowd seems more keen to flee in this moment of chaos than to help. The assassin fires two more times, hitting Theodore von Leone in the chest and shoulder, before he draws a sword from his cane and charges, the fourth shot from the assassin missing as he darts around him, careful as he clubs the man in the face with the head of the cane, followed by a quick slice, which cuts the man's shooting arm off, as police from outside finally get through the fleeing crowd and tackle him to the ground.

"Good ancestors, was that truly necessary," he said, sheathing his sword as he winces, visibly, smiling a little as the police stabilize the would-be killer. Theodore sits down on the stage as a few medical professionals rush into the room and check him out, one of the bullets, apparently, able to be removed on site and the wound on his shoulder sealed.

"I'm fine," he says, some of the press from outside taking photos as he slowly gets to his feet. "If I let a few bullets keep me down, I wouldn't have survived any of my tours of duty," he said, waving off the medical staff as he got up and walked back up to the podium. As the room filled back up, police occasionally pulling aside a member of the press and talking with them, he cleared his throat, and continued.

"As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted," Theodor von Leone said, breathing out with visible difficulty, "I take my responsibilities as a representative of the people's will seriously. As Prime Minister, that will still be the case. I intend on making sure that we pass more legislation that directly helps the average Zellatian and hope to..." he said, waving to the arm on the floor, "give the people a hand, as best as I can. Though, hopefully not quite so literally as that man just tried to do. Now then, I think that if I tarry here too much longer, my wife will have a conniption, so I'll keep my eyes on the results as they come in just like everyone else."



Sir Ezerek cleared his throat as it came back, gulping down quite a bit of whiskey as he finally turned to the camera. "A, aright. The assailant, who is to be unnamed given the situation, was a member of a movement calling itself Zelikar's Pride, a mostly Zelandrian group bent on claiming land in Andrenade known as the Zelikar Line, according to the Zellatian Intelligence Agency Director Blackmun. Two members of the media in the room who had traveled to the meeting were later arrested, though they were released after it became clear that they had been forced to comply with the assassin in question due to their families being held hostage - something that he says was dealt with as soon as the news was made public."

Beatrice ZeTreppe put a hand on his shoulder, nodding. "At this time, former Grand Admiral and UDP candidate Theodore von Leone appears to be in good spirits at Leone Provincial Hospital - Central, and both of the remaining bullets have been removed from his body. He is expected to make a full recovery."

"We should...uh," Sir Ezerek said, his hands shaking, "have more results within the next fifteen minutes. I'll be taking a break for the next few hours, so it will just be Beatrice talking up the results. This was, is, Sir Ezerek Neuhauser."

"And this is Beatrice ZeTreppe. We hope to have better news for you shortly here at ZNN!"
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Postby Zellatia » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:50 pm

ZNN News Election Update - Zelkatta and Arke
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"Welcome back to ZNN's coverage of the Fifth Zellatian National Election. I'm Beatrice ZeTreppe, and while my partner in news is currently resting after the shock of the assassination attempt on Theodore von Leone, we have more results coming in. Part of the reason he was in shock is that the two of them went to school together and have been close for many years - something that has, in some ways, colored his coverage in some of these matters. Nonetheless, we have more results coming in and I aim to report it. Starting with Zelkatta, archaeological studies have shown that the ancestral peoples of the Zellatians were from the hilly regions of Zelkatta and that Zell himself may have been a century or two removed from their migration to the Zelatun Valley, which is home to the capital. Still, that didn't mean that Zelkatta was part of the initial Empire - It wasn't until a few hundred years later that the ancestral vales and high valleys of Zelkatta were integrated formally into the Empire and as such, the mostly rustic region has hardly had very much focus put into it. There is only one major road entering it from the west, as opposed to two heading east to Irreddiki and Oassi respectively - leaving it among one of the most geographically isolated regions of the Empire. Most of the people of Zelkatta speak a variant of Low Zellatian that can be traced back to Zell's time with little change, though of course most speak High Zellatian today. Lets see those rural and special results!"

Zelkatta - Rural Seats - 8 Seats
GP: 4 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat

Zelkatta - Special Seats - 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seats

"The eastern city of Nockot, which is the main trade hub of the province in the east, is the only place in Zellatia where Zelkatta Berries can be farmed with any success - whether that be due to the specific snow and soil combination that nourishes the bushes, the rustic and yet sophisticated harvesting of those berries for jams and other condiments is the biggest industry for the region. It is not advised to eat them raw."

Nuckot - Urban Seats - 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

"And then we have the Capital of Zjakat. Home to the more rustic slopes of Mt. Zelkattiri, Zjakat is the host of the yearly Zellatian Winter Games, the facilities of which are otherwise active year round in some form or another. During summer months, the area is still on the colder side, though muddier and Mudboarding is popular among the locals."

Zjakat - Urban Seats - 4 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat

"Lets see those provincial totals!"

Zelkatta - Total Seats - 17 Seats
GP: 5 Seats
TSP: 4 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,811 Seats
United Democratic Party: 277 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 268 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 242 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 227 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 193 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 174 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 115 Seats
Community Rights Party: 101 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 72 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 68 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 43 Seats
Veterans' Party: 21 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 10 Seats


"With that we've crossed the 20% line. So far, its clear that the AXXP, VP, NTP, TSP, and RDP need more seats as we go forward to make it, as the rest at minimum have the 5% needed - though with the highest seat-getter, the UDP, at 15.3%, this is the tightest race we've seen in recent memory. Remember, both the UDP and ZMP garnered 25% of the seats last election, so this being so tight is ridiculous! Lets move on to the last province Zell the Magnificent and Founder of the Empire managed to conquer before his death, Arke."

Arke - Rural Seats - 7 Seats
TSP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat

Arke - Special Seats - 9 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats

"Moving ahead," Beatrice said, as the text behind her scrolled, "We have the historically important port of Zelator. Zelator was the first eastern sea-facing fortress founded by Zellatia, to guard against pirate originating from what is now Leonitia. These days Zelator is an important, if sleepy port, mostly transporting goods in and out of inland Arke, though most of its trade ends up going south into the Mount Guan region or west into Zellatia Proper."

Zelator - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats

"And quite the split there. It seems that the town will be a contested area for some time to come. Moving forward, the city of Narke, the port city that is home to the DCP's leader, Mostras Zelkann. Though he has had trouble keeping his seat in the past, lets see how he did this time."

Narke - Urban Seats - 12 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat

"So close. The UDP came within three hundred votes of unseating him - though that was more due to the overall strength of the DCP in the city that they managed to hold off the more left-wing parties - however, this is surely a warning - over half the seats went to non-right leaning parties. Next up is the industrial center of Zeakar - home to the Zeakar Mines, where both Zellanite, a rare gem, and rare earth metals can be found, Zeakar is an important city in the province."

Zeakar - Urban Seats - 37 Seats
DCP: 16 Seats
TSP: 15 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat

"Ouch for the UDP. Formerly, the UDP were the most powerful party here, but the rise of the RDP and ZCP have clearly hobbled their chances at even more than a few seats. Last, but certainly not least, another of the Ten Cities of Zellatia, Arche is home to the tomb of Zell, along with other important burial sites for the Emperors of Zellatia. The current Emperor, Zellan III, is to be buried here should he pass, and so is his father, and going back all the way to Zell the Magnificent, the Conqueror, the First Emperor...lets see how the results came in."

Arche - Urban Seats - 50 Seats
ZMP: 15 Seats
TSP: 12 Seats
CRP: 6 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat

"And there we have it for the province. Again, the former strength of the UDP as the Third Party of the province has been winnowed down badly - but lets look at the final results to see how bad its gotten...!"

Arke - Total Seats - 121 Seats
TSP: 34 Seats
DCP: 30 Seats
ZMP: 18 Seats
UDP: 12 Seats
CRP: 8 Seats
ZCP: 6 Seats
PAP: 4 Seats
RDP: 4 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,932 Seats
United Democratic Party: 289 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 286 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 272 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 231 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 199 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 177 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 115 Seats
Community Rights Party: 109 Seats

Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 102 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 76 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 45 Seats
Veterans' Party: 21 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 10 Seats


"This just in, the elections for North Haszas, South Haszas, and Delphasz have just concluded their counts and so we are now bringing you the results of the three provinces!"

ZNN News Election Update - North Haszas, South Haszas, and Delphasz
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"From north to south, these colder provinces are home to a significant chunk of Zellatia's cooler provinces. Most of them can be described as Sub-Arctic, though that hasn't stopped various industries in the region from operating year-round, including Oil and Natural Gas drilling and Geothermal Energy. Let's see the first province, North Haszas and how it runs!"

North Haszas - Rural Seats - 6 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
GP: 2 Seats

North Haszas - Special Seats - 5 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

"First of the two urban centers is Suversku, home to Suversku Subarctic University, a world renowned university that is known for both Arctic Research and Botanicals studies, as it is also home to one of the largest Gin distilleries in the nation, as well as the, disputably, largest Vodka distillery in the world. Lets see how it landed."

Suversku - Urban Seats - 15 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats

"A tight race. If the UDP wasn't suffering the splitters from the RDP, they'd be doing quite well in the province. The capital, Kajaniyem, is home to the Energy industry in the region and is home to various Geological Schools for both studying plate tectonics, but also how to lessen environmental harms in drilling."

Kajaniyem - Urban Seats - 23 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
PAP: 4 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
AXXP: 3 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seats

"Lets count them up from here and see how the province did on the national stage...!"

North Haszas - Total Seats - 49 Seats
ZMP: 9 seats
UDP: 7 Seats
DCP: 7 Seats
ZPP: 6 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
AXXP: 3 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat

"And the ZMP win a plurality. But will it be enough to overtake the UDP? Mathematically, not yet, but lets see!"


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 1,981 Seats
United Democratic Party: 296 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 295 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 279 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 237 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 202 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 183 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 117 Seats
Community Rights Party: 109 Seats

Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 105 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 78 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 46 Seats
Veterans' Party: 21 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 13 Seats


"So close. With one seat difference, its like the last election, though the ZMP is doing much better at this stage of the game. Lets see how South Haszas, with the historic port of Masul, goes!"

South Haszas - Rural Seats - 8 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat

South Haszas - Special Seats - 4 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
GP: 2 Seats

"The question may be - why is Masul historic? That is because the first Antarctic Expeditions of Zellatia were sent in 1873 by explorers out of Masul. While the first two expeditions technically failed, the third found the remains of the first two at the South Pole - making it there before almost any other nation."

Masul - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

"And last for the province is Farima, the City of Ice. Farima is home to a large variety of frozen Stone-Ice buildings, which have over the centuries become permafrost. However, due to Global Warming, some of these buildings have needed reinforcement and work is underway, unfortunately, to replace the permafrost with stone or similar appearing materials. Who knows how this service hub will go?"

Farima - Urban Seats - 26 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
AXXP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats

South Haszas - Total Seats - 44 Seats
ZMP: 10 Seats
ZPP: 7 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
GP: 4 Seats
ZCP: 4 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
AXXP: 2 Seats


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,025 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 305 Seats
United Democratic Party: 301 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 283 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 239 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 206 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 190 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 121 Seats
Community Rights Party: 112 Seats

Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 105 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 81 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 46 Seats
Veterans' Party: 21 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 15 Seats


"There we are, the Moderates have outdone the United Democratic Party enough that they are now in the lead!" Beatrice said, nodding as the last results of the section began to come in. "Just one more province before our break. Lets see the last and biggest province - Delphasz!"

Delphasz - Rural Seats - 7 Seats
GP: 4 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats

Delphasz - Special Seats - 8 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats

"First up is the City of Technology, Delfi. Delfine Electronics is one of the oldest companies of the sort in Zellatia and the city nestled along the Delfine River, is home to several thousand companies' cloud servers that thrive due to the low temperature."

Delfi - Urban Seats - 19 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat

"The various sections of the city have historically been divided on many topics, but never so much as this year. Lets see how the largest city, Isurya, home to the technology hub and launch site, Isurya International Space Port, is handled!"

Isurya - Urban Seats - 26 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
AXXP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat

"Unbelievable!" Beatrice said, looking to where Sir Ezerek usually sits and frowns. "Erm. Anyways, Isurya has historically been controlled by the ZMP, but after the Mayor was caught in a massive scandal, the city doesn't seem to know what it wants. Next is the capital and port city of Hayaj, home to one of Zellatia's Icebreaker Fleets and naval bases!"

Hayaj - Urban Seats - 13 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

"Lets count up Delphasz and see how the province adds to the totals we've seen so far!"

Delphasz - Total Seats - 73 Seats
ZMP: 14 Seats
TSP: 10 Seats
UDP: 9 Seats
DCP: 9 Seats
ZCP: 6 Seats
GP: 5 Seats
PAP: 4 Seats
NTP: 4 Seats
CRP: 4 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
AXXP: 2 Seats


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,098 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 319 Seats
United Democratic Party: 310 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 292 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 243 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 212 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 193 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 126 Seats
Community Rights Party: 116 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 115 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 84 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 50 Seats
Veterans' Party: 21 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 17 Seats


"And that'll be a-, what's that?" she asks, nodding to the camera, "I see. We have one more province to go before we use up everything that we have at our disposal. Last, but certainly not least, is the province of Desnazo, home to the Radioactive Administrative Zone, among other places, and the city of Fallout. Lets see how that went for the various parties!"

ZNN News Election Update - Desnazo Province!
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Desnazo - Rural Seats - 10 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat

Desnazo - Special Seats - 11 Seats
VP: 5 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat

"First up is the former Zol colony of Kuana - while it was founded as an outpost of the then Balinate of Zol, its conquest by Zellatia removed the Zolian garrison and restored the region to autonomous local rule, though over time Zellatian cultural hegemony captured the area."

Kuana - Urban Seats - 12 Seats
TSP: 4 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

"Then we have Dema, former Drasnian outpost that fell into a similar category. Though there are still Drasnians living in it, Dema has largely facilitated the movement of farmers throughout the province, including those escaping the Radioactive Zone after the bomb went off."

Demui - Urban Seats - 19 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats

"Second to last, we have Fallout - named after the numerous citizens escaping the nuclear blast decided that they would wait out the radiation as the area was being cleaned up. To this day, they know it might be generations - but in the meantime, the area has had a farming boom as illegal mining of radioactive soil combined with displaced farmers has created an odd industry."

Fallout - Urban Seats - 21 Seats
GP: 7 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
VP: 5 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats

"And finally, the capital. Migan has historically been the epicenter of the community and that has not changed - as the Gateway to the east, it is at a hub of several transportation networks and thus the storage and processing place of goods from throughout the nation."

Migan - Urban Seats - 26 Seats
CRP: 8 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats

"With that, lets look at the totals!"

Desnazo - Total Seats - 99 Seats
GP: 13 Seats
ZMP: 13 Seats
UDP: 11 Seats
PAP: 11 Seats
VP: 10 Seats
CRP: 10 Seats
TSP: 8 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
ZPP: 5 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
NTP: 4 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats

"But will it be enough for any other positions to be changed?"


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,197 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 332 Seats
United Democratic Party: 321 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 298 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 254 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party: 217 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 198 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia: 139 Seats
Community Rights Party: 126 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 123 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 87 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 54 Seats
Veterans' Party: 31 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 17 Seats


"A news bulletin has just crossed by desk and...well, I can't believe it. The Veterans' Party originally stated that they would stay in the race until Garrison was called, but recent exit polling showing them only gaining twenty seats in the province has discouraged them from staying in. While the party is split, it appears that 20 of the newly elected representatives will, on the invitation of the Zellatian Communist Party, join them, whereas the remaining 11 will join the Green Party. Lets update the totals!"

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,197 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 332 Seats
United Democratic Party: 321 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 298 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 254 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (Partial VP absorption): 237 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 198 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 150 Seats
Community Rights Party: 126 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 123 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 87 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 54 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 17 Seats


"I think we've earned a little break before more seats come in. This has been Beatrice ZeTreppe and we'll be back in twenty minutes with more."

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Postby Xuande-Xiphoi » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:23 am

GREENSTONE CLUB, REVNAMI CITY

Jittering golden sunset rays were giving way to the starlight of city lights in Revnami as the evening began to settle. The election booth for the Zellatian election here in the CBD at the Embassy's administrative office had just been up the road, with the line peering around Yong Guo Park at times. The results from the overseas elections had not yet trickled thorugh home, but here at the elite Greenstone Club - a member's only retreat where discretion was central - most of the ladies and gentleman passing through the doors had pretty clear thoughts on how it was going to go.

One of those members of the Greenstone club - without charge, of course - was the Prime Minister of Xuande-Xiphoi. While armoured motorocades and police motorcycles usually shepherded world leaders around cities like Revnami, the short trip between the Greenstone on the east side of the harbour and the PM's home at Point Luhas House to the west was covered with a single armoured, low-key SUV, dropping the PM and some of his RMG close protection officers off at the cellar entrance to the Club. It was a well-known maneuver, at least to the Royal Menkou Guard.

The clientele of the Greenstone Club included global CEOs, top military officers, and leading academics. As the Prime Minister entered, via the cellar, he nodded and raised a greeting hand to Deanna Joliet - one of his predecessors - as she was in deep discussion with a bank executive and his quest, who on his first trip here had already been starstruck with who he had seen. All were dressed formally, or in their Class A military uniforms. It was an environment in which all visitors, all of whom held immense responsibilities on a daily basis, could relax amongst dutiful equals. It was, certainly for Xuande-Xiphoi, the only place where two Prime Ministers could usually visit without much more than a glance and an eye raise from other guests.

As the Prime Minister entered the lounge, the beauty of the space as always struck him. The western window watched over the sparking water, with equally gorgeous views of the Parliament Complex and his own residence at Point Luhas House; the northern view looked across the Yong Guo Park to the headquarters of the Xiphoi Cooperative Bank. Shimmering chandeliers raised above billionaires, as an elder Xuandean man approached the PM in a three piece suit, embroidered with the Greenstone's logo.

"Mr. Hayes, welcome back to the Greenstone!" he said warmly, making a slight bow as he continued towards the PM. The PM exchanged the greeting, shaking the mans hand. "It's always a pleasure, Han!" he exclaimed in warm reception. "Is Ambassador Akarana present?"

"Yes, he is, in the usual booth."

"Wonderful. I have to tell you, it's been a bloody long one. Would you get the usual for me, Han?"

"Of course, Daniel." the maitre de replied, using the PM's first name as was standard in this club. He took his leave, heading to the side bar to prepare the Prime Minister's preference - a lightly caffeinated espresso martini. The Prime Minister was in an unofficial capacity now, but many of the faces he recognised were people that saw their meetings in his office as an apex of their careers in marketing, PR, spin, project management, military matters - realistically anything in the broadest array of topics. While they came to his office as the visitor, seeking just a precious 10 minutes with the PM, they felt like stunned fish in those first trips. Here, as he walked among them, they only viewed him as a well-known colleague. None were so stupid as to talk shop with the PM in what was very well-known to be his off time. But, it was a different matter when the PM came to talk to you.

As the Prime Minister approached the black leather booths by the western windows, he found the gentlemen he was looking to speak with.

"Mr. Ambassador!" the PM said, warmly. The other man - the Ambassador of the Kenos States to Xuande-Xiphoi - had been sipping on an old fashioned and speaking in a foreign language to the other gentleman, a political officer from the Embassy. The Ambassador recovered well and greeted the PM, the two sharing a hongi, and the Ambassador invited Hayes to a seat.

"It's always a pleasure, Prime Minister," the Ambassador said. He was, unlike Han, careful to use the title. This meeting was a legitimate one, and had been carefully thought out. The maitre de had been specifically asked over the phone if any members of the Zellatian Embassy were present at the club in this early evening - and that if they were to turn up during a certain time window, that the club should offer some complementary drinks on the private outer decks.

"As it is with you, Ambassador. I don't think I've mentioned, but I have been looking forwards to making a nice visit to Sasega and a few of the more tropical islands in coming months."

The Ambassador smiled, as the PM's drink was brought by Han specifically.

"Well some in the Diplomatic Corps have suggested you might have some free time coming up. Rumours that you won't be contesting the election come August and September."

"Ha! Well that puts the Diplomatic Corps and the tabloids in the same viewpoint for once. Albeit they like to think it's some weird fucking health thing or what not. Hair goes grey and suddenly your heart doesnt work, or so they say."

"It's worse in Kenos, in many ways. With the various press laws, what happens in Sasega must be challenged in Ootu. Lord only knows that Ootu is challenged enough already!"

The three men chuckled.

"I have to introduce Andre, of course. Andre has had a quite bright career in our Embassy, and in a few others. If you do plan to be in office past next January, Andre might become a common feature on the diplomatic scene."

"Well," the PM said, nodding to the younger man, "January is always a long time away."

The men continued with some small talk, the Zellatian elections raising some comedic discussions. Hayes said "I'm turning sixty-fucking-two next March. I can't remember a birthday I've had since the 2000s where I wasn't half worried about some dickhead pulling a stunt like the fishing trawler on the harbour, with that dirty bomb, let alone the time they actually did it. Zellatia this, Zellatia that, it's always some concoction of chaos and god knows what."

"Chaos that escalates rapidly, usually" the Ambassador responded.

"That's true - and as always, it's another job to spin up the helicopters and the carriers and go back to Zellatia for a bit more argy bargy."

"Not unlike the 'argy bargy' we have right now, with that police patrol boat."

"Don't remind me, I've had media goons hounding me all day about that. That's an issue for you and the Empire, but I will tell you this, thank Christ that thing didn't say Navy on the side. Whoever gets in power is going to have a field day with that whole shambles of an event. Best to charge them in a Kenos court, and send them to a Kenos prison if you need to, but it's pretty clear they will all be persona non grata in the green star land for the rest of their days."

"What's your thoughts of von Leone?" asked Andre, the junior officer, speaking somewhat out of turn. It was a dubious question, having not built the kind of rapport that Hayes and Akarana obviously had. The Ambassador shot a kick at him under the table.

"He did a good job during the last Civil War. The Emperor was on one of our E-4 National Command Posts for most of the actual shooting parts of the war, "commanding" from up there, even though it was our marines and sailors and paratroopers and cooks and whatnot that were flooding into the country knocking FSP dickheads out of caves. Then they had to come back and fight the war at home. They bombed the marine barracks in Xanthi and they had a huge mountain hideout in Osenthest, and that was an effort of all its own. Plus the Parliament rocket attack." the PM said, gesturing to the Complex across the harbour. "The FSP needed eradicating, and my view is that von Leone pulled it off with pretty ruthless military force, especially for a place like Zellatia where you can get toey just landing on the plane and having their troops lined up in an honour guard by the red carpet and having a bloody replica gun on them." He noticed the aides change in face. "Yep - replicas. Those post-war visits of XX ministers landing in Zellatia with those honour guard troops? We insisted they have replica guns only. Von Leone did a good job whipping them into shape."

"Would you invite him here as a first priority?" the Ambassador asked. "Have to, after getting rid of the current guy if we are so lucky. Andrenade are back on an isolationist bent, as usual..."

Not that the Internal Intelligence Directorate aren't keeping a soda can factories worth of tabs on them, Hayes thought.

"... but in general, we have to be seen as the Zellatian partners number 1."

"Well this gets somewhat to where our concerns lie with this election." the Ambassador said, clearly driving to the point of this meeting. "We're concerned that, really no matter who wins, the Kenos States are looking down the barrel of a Zellatian resurgence in our area. That's freedom of navigation, but it's also the hybrid warfare aspect. I'm not 100% certain that this incident with the fishing boat wasn't hand-written by the Zellatian intelligence services, but you know that the XX foreign aid going into Kenos hasn't kept the Federal Police up to scratch on what they need, and I am still trying hard to convince Sasega that having XX Navy and Coast Guard fisheries patrols in our waters isn't a bad deal, but it's a whole whirlpool of ideas and concepts and egos we need to fight to do all of this."

"So the Zellatians have a hard on and Kenos is looking like a nice girl in a club?" the PM said, summarising the issue to the surprise of the junior political officer - it was a coarser side to the man who liked to speak to 'the big plan' in his public addresses.

"Sums it up. We know everything in the confederation's east is half-way to Zellatia already in a lot of ways, but my particular view is that the XX Navy has overseas bases already. There's the big one in Vangaziland of course, plus the handful of leases in Paddy O Fernature and the regular portings in United Camchin and a whole bunch of other places. I think we need to put a flag down in the Kenos that we want to have some sort of military presence, and to be able to justify it we now have the situation - Zellatia thinking a battle fleet sailing 12 nautical miles away from an island where the GDP is a couple of thousand Cash is a fair response to a police sergeant with roid rage or whatever he had pent up."

"You know I'm on board, but pissing off Zellatia is just a fool's errand. It'll be especially tricky trying to pull it off when I have to stand on a podium next to a Prime Minister von Leone. The guy is built like a brick shithouse and he's just about seven foot tall - there's a reason he didn't end up on submarines, after all."

"Justifying it to von Leone, or any of them, is no problem I think."

"I think I've heard this one before, Aks." the PM said, using the diplomat's nickname.

"With a twist." the diplomat said, pulling the orange garnish from his drink as he finished it. "The FPMS - the maritime service - has shown they are basically incapable. We still need them, but god knows they need help. This is a quite unique opportunity for XX. We have a full proposal, but essentially, we are proposing a pretty cheap land deal for a Navy base on Commodore Island."

"Sandwiched between three Zellatian territories?" the PM responded, referring to the Zellatian colonies of Hak-a-Jea, Paikoto, and Omutu that effectively encircled the Kenosian capital island.

"Sandwiches usually only have two slices of bread." the diplomat noted, as Hayes shrugged and sipped his drink in a motion of 'fair point.' "We aren't proposing a full on combatant posting. Most Kenosians don't want your nuclear powered ships coming through the archipelago at the best of times, except when it's to reconnect a grid post cyclone. What we are proposing is a support base, effectively. Your Eos class support ships, the Tripitaka replenishment ships, hell even the training vessels and some of those little trimarans you have so many of."

"Ekdromois" the aide inserted/

"The Ekdromois. But all of that is just to provide a joint base with the Kenos Police, and serve joint training in seamanship, to make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen again, for anyone's sake. The extra vessels in our waters help to provide a good training corps that our police mariners can come through and do some training every so often."

"Sounds like you would want a training agreement instead then, Aks. Hard to explain why we'd need real estate."

"Simple answer is Kenos can't afford to and we can't spare the manpower - well, basically, we can't. But manpower or not, it would be a very cocky Zellatia to try to pressure a country hosting a Xuande-Xiphoian Navy base that could just as easily start docking amphibious landing ships. Just like they learned in the 70s."

"Feels like a time older than time itself, doesn't it."

"Sure does. But I'm sure for the Kenosians and the Xuandeans and the Xiphoians who died in the sinking landing ships at the Battle of Te Au Ot the last time the Zellatians felt empowered to rape our country, they wish time could come back to bring them to us again."

The Ambassador's dark change had put a cloud over the conversation - but in just a turn, the reason for this meeting had become crystal clear. Election day would be drawing to a close soon in Zellatia, and the hopes pinned on the candidates and their parties were clearly becoming like daggers in the collective memories of the Kenosians - like Akarana - that had known the yoke of modern colonialism.

They had promised never to allow it again.
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Postby Zellatia » Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:02 am

ZNN News Election Update - Ghottiki, Dekkaniki, and Aettitropos
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ZNN News Election Update - Hittara
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"Welcome back, I'm Beatrice ZeTreppe, reporting on the results of the day's election. We're only 2/9th of the way through the massive election for Zellatia, but there's still a number of larger provinces to go. Lets see how two of the Destronika provinces, Ghottiki and Dekkaniki go, as well as the easternmost province in Trapania!"

Ghottiki - Rural Seats - 20 Seats
GP: 12 Seats
TSP: 5 Seats
NTP: 3 Seats

Ghottiki - Special Seats - 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat

"The city of Gustik is a rustic, rural city nestled in the eastern border to Irreddiki, home to a significant lumber and farming industry. How will it go for the typically leftist city?"

Gustik - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat

"During the ancient era, Zenopagos was home to political prisoners who were from recent conquests in Zellatia's south. Famous for the Zenopagos Uprising near the end of the ancient period, the uprising was quashed and the port was reintegrated into the province after the original provincial capital, Zelsreach, was burned to the ground, and rebuilt as a 'modern' Zellatian city. To this day, the prison that held those nobles has been transformed into a heritage site and museum to Zellatian history."

Zenopagos - Urban Seats - 9 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat

"And lets see those totals for the province - one that the Greens surely have dominated."

Ghottiki - Total Seats - 36 Seats
GP: 13 Seats
PAP: 8 Seats
TSP: 5 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
NTP: 3 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

"With that, lets see how it changes those totals!"


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,233 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 333 Seats
United Democratic Party: 323 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 301 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 262 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (Partial VP absorption): 237 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 198 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 163 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 128 Seats
Community Rights Party: 127 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 87 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 57 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 17 Seats


"The only major change appears to be the TSP gaining seats enough that they pass the CRP. No seats were gained by the ZCP, ZPP, RDP, or AXXP in the small province. Let's see if the important transportation and construction province of Dekkaniki is any different!"

Dekkaniki - Rural Seats - 10 Seats
GP: 4 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat

Dekkaniki - Special Seats - 3 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

"Karpan is the main 'eastern' port of Zellatia that transits goods to the Trapanian provinces, in part due to historic ties between Karpan and Aettitropos, the province to the direct north. In fact, the port was built specifically to transit goods from the mainland to the soldiers stationed in eastern Trapania. Lets see how the election there went!"

Karpan - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat

"Decently for the UDP, despite formerly having more than 75% of the seats here last election. Lets see how Dekkanda fared!"

Dekkanda - Urban Seats - 40 Seats
PAP: 10 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
RDP: 4 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat
AXXP: 1 Seat
ZPP: 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat

"The divisions felt in the UDP are as stringent as ever here. Dekkanda, the regional capital, was once the UDP's strongest city in the north, but as the Labor market has transitioned to the Service market, the workers have thought differently towards the UDP. Lets see those totals!"

Dekkaniki - Total Seats - 59 Seats
PAP: 12 Seats
ZMP: 8 Seats
ZCP: 7 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
GP: 6 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
TSP: 5 Seats
RDP: 4 Seats
ZPP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat
AXXP: 1 Seat

"And lets add them up!"


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,292 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 341 Seats
United Democratic Party: 328 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 307 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 274 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (Partial VP absorption): 244 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 200 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 169 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 133 Seats
Community Rights Party: 129 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 91 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 58 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 18 Seats


"It looks like the Moderates, just like in the last election, are starting to pull away from the UDP. With the DCP nipping at their heels, though, its clear that the DCP is equally gaining ground from the ZMP in some ways, with the PAP not far behind them. The Communists continue to show impressive strength - if it weren't for the Communists, along with the Radical Democratic Party, taking votes away from the UDP, their vision, as per von Leone's Treatise, published before the election, might have held more sway. However, next up is the first of the Trapanian provinces - Aettitropos!"

Aettitropos - Rural Seats - 4 Seats
GP: 4 Seats

Aettitropos - Special Seats - 17 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 12 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
GP: 2 Seats

"Are you seeing what I-" she says, turning to Sir Ezerek's seat with a statement and...well, he's not there. Clearing her throat, she turned back to the camera. "Well, to say that this is a surprise is an understatement. The Trapanian National Committee was active as a rebellious group of Trapanian scholars and soldiers who attempted to create the Republic of Trapania during the 1965 Civil Wars, a prelude to the civil wars that would plague Zellatia later in the century. The TNC, though, changed tactics after it was crushed in 1966, transforming into a political party and activist group up until the 1990's when it was, by their own choice, abolished. In the 2017 election, the TNC did field candidates, but none of them won - what changed appears to be a new generation of Trapanian politicians aiming for change in the province - one of their manifestos being a Regional Assembly for Trapania, though not independence given historic ties of the region to Zellatia. The TNC's politics largely fall to the far left as well, with civil conflicts on the island mediated by 'communities' rather than by cities. Though there has been some dust-ups between the TNC and the central government, they've largely been a positive influence in the region, including working with Zellatian and Xuande-Xiphoian soldiers in driving the Forward Shade Party from the island."

Nodding, she continued to discuss the results, "Anyways, if this suggests anything, it might be that both the ZPP and ZCP will be courting them to ally, should they not get 5%. Next up is the Terminus Port of Zennal, which is where goods from Zenopagos would land before going inland. Though not quite as important as it used to be, the Port of Zennal is also known as a Free Port, meaning that goods from overseas do not need to pay tariffs here."

Zennal - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
PAP: 4 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats

"A strong performance from the PAP. Next is Ektron, known for its Paper manufactories and shipping towards countries to our north."

Ektron - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
TNC: 1 Seat

"And next after that is Deminal, which, much like Zennal, is a Free Port, though it mostly trades with Andrenade and Xuande-Xiphoi rather than northerly nations. Deminal is also home to Deminal Stadia, which is home to four different sports teams, including the Deminal Tigers, the Deminal Ravens, the Deminal Sea Lions, and the Deminal Sun Bears, for Zellball, Baseball, Futball, and Football respectively."

Deminal - Urban Seats - 14 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats

"Next is Jangai, which is the agricultural center of this part of the island, hosting vast plantations around it as well as canning and packaging facilities. This is also home to Jangai Produce, which has affiliates in Andrenade, Xuande-Xiphoi, the Kenos Islands, and Yohannes."

Jangai - Urban Seats - 16 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
TNC: 1 Seat

"And last, but not least, is the capital of Desanor, which is home to the Zellatian North Trapanian Fleet. Always at the ready, the fleet is prepared to take down any threat against northeastern Zellatia. As well as an administrative center, Desanor is also home to several biotech industrial parks, which are filled to the brim with researchers and the requisite equipment, to the point that most people assume that if you're from Desanor, you intend to enter the Biotech industry."

Desanor - Urban Seats - 32 Seats
UDP: 11 Seats
TNC: 8 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats

Aettitropos - Total Seats - 99 Seats
UDP: 25 Seats
TNC: 22 Seats
DCP: 17 Seats
PAP: 15 Seats
ZMP: 12 Seats
GP: 6 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,391 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 353 Seats
United Democratic Party: 353 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 324 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 289 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (Partial VP absorption): 246 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 200 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 175 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 133 Seats
Community Rights Party: 129 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 91 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 58 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 18 Seats


"There we are - the UDP and ZMP are tied again for first place, followed closely by the DCP, then the PAP, the ZCP, and ZPP. The newcomers, the Trapanian National Congress, likely have many, many places on the island of Trapania to gain seats, but in order to be in the Parliament, they need the magic number of 450. There are 593 seats on the island, so they have to do much, much better to be able to have a seat at the table - though that doesn't mean that they can't ally with one party to get into the legislature," Beatrice explained, waving as the last results of this section of the news flashed on.

"Last, but not least for this segment, is Hittara, the Province of the Plains - home to the Hittaran peoples, they plagued early Zellatia with constant raids, though with their conquest and the founding of permanent cities, they largely served as Zellatian cavalrymen and women. Lets see how it went for them!"

Hittara - Rural Seats - 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats

Hittara - Special Seats - 3 Seats
Hatari Party: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat

"I can hardly believe it again - the Hatari Party was though to have been wiped out in 2017's election, having lost handily to the ZMP in all areas. However, the New Hatari Party, or HP for short, appears to be more revolutionary. The original party was about maintaining grazing rights for the leading magnates, but the new party seems more focused on taking land away from the largely 'de-cultured Hittara' and evenly splitting it among the workers who actually operate the land. Further, this followed an upswing of tension as many workers found, following the end of the Insurrection, that large swathes of Hittara were made less valuable, as many of the cattle and horses were killed in the war. Moving to Ndar, though, the city was historically founded as the South Fort that would stop the then war-like peoples of Mount Guan from raiding the now settled provinces."

Ndar - Urban Seats - 9 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat

"And the city appears to remember, favoring the more conservative ZMP to the UDP and PAP. Halor, on the other hand, was important for having vast stores of, first, copper, tin, and zinc in the ground, and later Iron deposits were found deeper in the hills. The Foundries of Halor burned hot the war machine of Zellatia in those early years."

Halor - Urban Seats - 27 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
CRP: 5 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
HP: 2 Seats

"And the capital, Hatar, became a stone-mining, cattle processing, horse-breeding capital for Zellatia. Important economically, it also is one of the stops along the Arke road into Arke, the last major city before entering the province."

Hatar - Urban Seats - 37 Seats
ZMP: 8 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
CRP: 5 Seats
HP: 5 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat

"And lets see that built up together!"

Hittara - Total Seats - 79 Seats
ZMP: 18 Seats
UDP: 14 Seats
DCP: 12 Seats
CRP: 10 Seats
HP: 9 Seats
PAP: 7 Seats
ZCP: 6 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat

"With our grand totals, lets see how we've gone!"


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,470 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 371 Seats
United Democratic Party: 367 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 336 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 296 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (Partial VP absorption): 252 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 200 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 175 Seats
Community Rights Party: 139 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 135 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 92 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 58 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 18 Seats
The Hatari Party: 9 Seats


"With that, the Moderates are again pulling away from the UDP. Though the DCP remains lagging behind by 30 seats, that doesn't mean that they can't- oh. Huh. that was quick. The Hatari Party has agreed rather quickly to its absorption into the Zellatian Communist Party, adding their totals to the ZCP, so lets add that up!"

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,470 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 371 Seats
United Democratic Party: 367 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 336 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 296 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 261 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 200 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 175 Seats
Community Rights Party: 139 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 135 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 92 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 58 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 18 Seats


Clearing her throat again, she continues, "and with that, the ZCP have gained 9 seats. The Community Rights Party has leapfrogged back over the Thelkisto-Socialist Party, though they still have blocked out the four parties beneath them. We'll see how things continue to develop as we get more results in. From everyone here at ZNN, I'm Beatrice ZeTreppe. We'll see you all in a little while."
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Postby Zellatia » Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:54 pm

ZNN News Election Update - Mount Guan and Zolia
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"Welcome back everyone," Beatrice ZeTreppe said, eyeing the empty spot where Sir Ezerek Neuhauser usually sat, "and again, welcome to the Fifth Zellatian National Election. Considering the difficulties Zellatia has had over the years, this is the first election that has not in some way been affected by civil strife, though the assassination attempt on UDP leader Theodore von Leone is likely something that we should all be fraught about. Political figures should not be assassinated. Clearly. Moving on to the election, though, Mount Guan is up next. Conquered over a number of years, for the first few centuries of Zellatian rule, the spiritual leaders of Mount Guan rebelled no fewer than thirty seven times, necessitating the founding of various fortresses in passes throughout the province. Eventually, once it was made less dangerous as the populace integrated into Zellatian life and even began to more actively intermarry with Zellatians, it became home to highest authority in Thelakism, the religion that is more or less respected in every household in Zellatia. The Dolmant was formerly the secular and religious leader of this realm, but now he has been replaced in the world with a secular governor so he may focus (or she) on her role. Lets see how the election here has gone."

Mount Guan - Rural Seats - 4 Seats
GP: 4 Seats

Mount Guan - Special Seats - 12 Seats
TSP: 6 Seats
NTP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats

"Fort Hala was originally founded to stop Hittaran rebels from linking up from Guanian ones, and securing the trade route. Nowadays, the city is known for its status as an East to West hub and being part of the Thel'dolm circuit, the fourth city on said circuit. They say that food made here is especially holy, as well."

Fort Hala - Urban Seats - 8 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat

"Zelekros started its life as a Zellatian colony, rather than a fortress - before its founding it was not known that the area was within the Mount Guan region and was often attacked by raiders from the south. Nowadays its the second city in the circuit and the province's artery to the capital."

Zelekros - Urban Seats - 8 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
GP: 3 Seats

"Fort Gani was originally a temple created by Zellatian pilgrims wishing to stop on their way through the region to reach Mount Guan. The Great Temple of the Gani still sits squarely in the center of town and this third city on the circuit is proof that with great faith, comes great resolve."

Fort Gani - Urban Seats - 8 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat

"Just like Fort Hala was founded to stop rebels from linking up in the east, so too was Fort Reiju founded in the west for the same purpose. With the province of Luparia to the west, then unconquered, the region needed to be defended so that invaders of the Zellatian heartland didn't have room to pincer attack it. This first city in the circuit is famous for the Starting Line, a road that runs north to south in the center of the town."

Fort Reiju - Urban Seats - 8 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats

"The last city in the Thel'dolm circuit, it was the former seat of the Dolmancy before it formally moved to Mount Guan, though all Dolmants are buried here. This great tomb of ancestral spirits as well is pilgrimaged to in order to protect one's family and to pay respect for the lost dead."

Thel'dolm - Urban Seats - 27 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
RDP: 5 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats

"And lastly we have the Great Mountain of Religions, Mount Guan. As long as you have a faith that is not yet represented, you may open up your own temple in Mount Guan. As such, it is known as the City of Competing Religions, with such foreign faiths as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Tengriism, Jainism, Taoism, Shintoism, and the Baha'i faith found here, along with Thelakist derived faiths and more. As such, the city can be described as hugely heterodox, though with the Dolmant at the peak, you might wager that he'd look down on them - no, the Temple at the peak has no windows. The city is another of the Ten Cities of Zellatia!"

Mount Guan - Urban Seats - 48 Seats
TSP: 12 Seats
UDP: 8 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
NTP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats

"And lets add them up!"

Mount Guan - Total Seats - 123 Seats
ZMP: 24 Seats
TSP: 22 Seats
UDP: 22 Seats
PAP: 12 Seats
GP: 10 Seats
RDP: 8 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
ZCP: 7 Seats
NTP: 6 Seats
CRP: 4 Seats

"The RDP is acting like quite the spoiler for the UDP in this province, a province they formerly controlled. Lets see those added up!"


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,593 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 395 Seats
United Democratic Party: 389 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 344 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 308 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 268 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 200 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 185 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 157 Seats
Community Rights Party: 143 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 100 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 64 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 18 Seats


"And once more the TSP switches with the CRP. The ZMP and UDP are neck and neck and the PAP is starting to slowly catch up to the DCP and joins the 300 club, just as the top two are nearing the 400 club and the required minimum of 450 seats to enter the legislature! Lets see how the next province, Zolia, is handled!"

Zolia - Rural Seats - 21 Seats
TSP: 6 Seats
CRP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat

Zolia - Special Seats - 11 Seats
ZPP: 7 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat

"Zolia was once the Nation of No Touch. What does that mean?" Beatrice asks, waiting for people on the other side to purportedly answer. "It meant that if you were a foreigner, you could not have bare skin to skin contact. Any foreigner who did so was cut down, such as what happened when the Zellatian ambassador reached out to take something that was food and touched hands with a Zolian dignitary. Of course, later discoveries showed that this was on purpose, as the Zolians wanted to antagonize Zellatia, but they paid a heavy price - most of the Zolian nobility was slaughtered following the war and the Touchless Peace was abolished. This was emblemized with the founding of Jolwood, a 'neutral' settlement near the woods where to this day people still hike constantly. The city's most famous son, Zeke Jol, is one of the founding figures of the Green Party of Zellatia, and is contesting his seat here!"

Jolwood - Urban Seats - 9 Seats
GP: 6 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat

"Which he keeps. Next is the city of Canui - home to a variety of Zolian adjacent peoples and the area's gateway to western provinces."

Canui - Urban Seats - 18 Seats
UDP: 7 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

"And last, another one of the Ten Cities of Zellatia, Zol is the great capital that serves as a major transit hub north and east to west, serving as both a home to agricultural warehouses and machinery factories. Lets see how it rolled out!"

Zol - Urban Seats - 65 Seats
PAP: 18 Seats
DCP: 14 Seats
TSP: 8 Seats
CRP: 7 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat

"And to add them up...!"

Zolia - Total Seats - 124 Seats
PAP: 22 Seats
UDP: 16 Seats
DCP: 15 Seats
TSP: 14 Seats
CRP: 14 Seats
ZMP: 14 Seats
GP: 10 Seats
ZPP: 7 Seats
ZCP: 7 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,717 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 409 Seats
United Democratic Party: 405 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 359 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 330 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 275 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 207 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 195 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 171 Seats
Community Rights Party: 157 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 103 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 66 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 18 Seats


"And that's, oh, it looks like we have three more provincial results! Lets see the results from Drakyl, Bastarta, and Guerra!"

ZNN New National Update - Bastarta, Drakyl, and Guerra
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Bastarta - Rural Seats - 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat

Bastarta - Rural Seats - 10 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats

"The first of the southern hilly provinces known as the Four Sisters, the League of the Four Mountains was hosted here in the capital province of Orukal - a center of anti-Zellatian coalitionary forces that fought against Zellatian rule for 350~ years," Beatrice explained. "Unfortunately for them, the lack of a central leading figure that could truly unite the fractured region was their downfall, conquered one by one. Bastarta was the last and fought until the end, still rebelling up into the 15th century. The city of Sivakas, in the modern era, was one of the first cities to elect a Loyalist Democratic Mayor, the original LDP strong here."

Sivakas - Urban Seats - 16 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
AXXP: 2 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat

"Eustal, on the other hand, while majority LDP, never did sit well with being ruled by a monarch, a historical republic even back then. As such, it is one of the homes of the Radical Democratic Party, a party that hasn't gotten much coverage despite its surprising decency so far in results. The split in the newly named UDP was created when Theodore von Leone refused to include a provision on the removal of the Monarchy as the Head of State. The more left-leaning members of the party, incensed, led by Gavron Shinordizha of Orukal split from the party and created the Radical Democratic Party. Whether, should they fail to pass the threshold, they decide to rejoin the UDP or not is up in the air."

Eustal - Urban Seats - 24 Seats
RDP: 10 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats

"And it is here we see a pattern. The RDP mostly eats out of UDP votes, just as the ZCP does with them and the PAP. In the Four Sisters, the RDP is at their height power, so we'll see how far this spread, even into the capital of Orukal."

Orukal - Urban Seats - 45 Seats
DCP: 16 Seats
PAP: 7 Seats
ZMP: 7 Seats
ZCP: 6 Seats
RDP: 6 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat

"Gavron Shinordizha handily wins his seat back as an RDP representative rather than a UDP, winning over 30% more than his competitor. Lets add up those totals!"

Bastarta - Total Seats - 97 Seats
DCP: 26 Seats
UDP: 16 Seats
RDP: 16 Seats
ZMP: 13 Seats
ZCP: 9 Seats
PAP: 7 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
AXXP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,814 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 422 Seats
United Democratic Party: 421 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 385 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 337 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 284 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 210 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 196 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 172 Seats
Community Rights Party: 160 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 119 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 66 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 20 Seats


"If the RDP keep on tallying up their seats in the Four Sisters, they might get to 5%, as long as they keep it up nationwide. Next up is the province of Drakyl, where the famed Drakylyde Airlift occurred, which allowed the loyalist forces to retake the region from the FSP. Lets see how it went!"

Drakyl - Rural Seats - 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat

Drakyl - Special Seats - 8 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats

"When it comes to the RDP rebellion against the UDP, Drakyl is by far their weakest province - Grand Admiral von Leone, erm, former Grand Admiral, is incredibly popular in the province as he was the one who ordered the siege to be broken in the region and largely financed many construction projects in the region to fix up the infrastructure. That doesn't mean that he'll win in places like Fort Zelvikal, which was the first foray of Zellatians in the region from the west, but it may lead to the RDP doing poorly here."

Fort Zelvikal - Urban Seats - 9 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat

"Sokiyom Ironworks is one of the largest foundries in Zellatia, creating not just iron equipment, but steel and titanium as well as other alloys. It's also home to various mines."

Sokiyom - Urban Seats - 15 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat

"And last is the formerly rustic town of Drakylyde. On the slopes of Mount Drakyl, Drakylyde has seen massive urban upfill in the last decade, becoming a hotspot for investment in the region."

Drakylyde - Urban Seats - 29 Seats
UDP: 16 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats

Drakyl - Total Seats - 62 Seats
UDP: 22 Seats
ZCP: 11 Seats
ZMP: 11 Seats
PAP: 7 Seats
CRP: 4 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,876 Seats
United Democratic Party: 443 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 433 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 388 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 344 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 295 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 210 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 197 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 173 Seats
Community Rights Party: 164 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 121 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 66 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 20 Seats


"And due to the ZMP's weak showing and the UDP's surprisingly stronger one, the UDP are back in the lead. It was close after Bastarta, but lets see how the last province of this update, Guerra goes!"

Guerra - Rural Seats - 5 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

Guerra - Special Seats - 5 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats

"The only major city in the province, Guerra, is home to Guerra National University, a college famous across Zellatia as being the Party College of Zellatia. However, in recent years its become a top of the line research university for the natural sciences and its only a matter of time until its reputation recovers...right?"

Guerra - Urban Seats - 32 Seats
RDP: 15 Seats
ZMP: 8 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat

"Ouch. Almost every seat that the UDP was contesting heavily was taken by the RDP, and costing the UDP another 6 seats besides. Lets add up those totals."

Guerra - Total Seats - 42 Seats
RDP: 15 Seats
ZMP: 9 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,918 Seats
United Democratic Party: 444 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 442 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 396 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 344 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 298 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 212 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 200 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 174 Seats
Community Rights Party: 164 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 136 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 66 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 20 Seats


"While the UDP's lead narrowed significantly to two seats, they are but a stone's throw away from the guaranteed 450. The RDP too is getting closer to that vaunted 5% and the DCP/PAP, GP/ZPP, TSP/CRP rivalries continues to flare as it seems like the parties are starting to pair off in total effectiveness...but there's still so much to discover. Looking at the time, its time for another break - we'll have more results in for you after the break. This has been Beatrice ZeTreppe and I'll see you all soon here at ZNN!"

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ZNN News Election Update - Zorenzeal and Kelobrae
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"Welcome back to our coverage of the Fifth Zellatian National Election. I'm Beatrice ZeTreppe, alone on air as Sir Ezerek has not yet returned from his visit to the hospital, which is odd and - erm, anyways," she said, clearing her throat for what has to be the fiftieth time of the evening, "We start with Zorenzeal on the South Zellatian Sea. Parts of the sea freeze during winter, but the cold doesn't stop the industries of Zorenzeal, largely part of the military industrial complex of Zellatia, from prospering. Lets get started!"

Zorenzeal - Rural Seats - 5 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat

Zorenzeal - Special Seats - 4 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

"Fenjea's bogs are rich in nutrients and Bog Farming is popular in the region around the city. It is also home to a number of archaeological sites, going back to 4400 BC, showing steady growth of settlements in the area back when the area was a bit warmer than now. Lets see how it goes!"

Fenjea - Urban Seats - 4 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seats

"the UDP was formerly powerful in Fenjea, but it looks like the Southern Rebellion against the UDP spread outside the Four Sisters to Zorenzeal - will that mean all of the greater Zealian region will suffer it? Whose to say, lets see if the Lapis Lazuli capital of Zellatia, Lazical, repeats this!"

Lazical - Urban Seats - 5 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

"Seems so. Lets go to the old citadel of Zoren and see where that leaves the region!"

Zoren - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat

Zorenzeal - Total Seats - 28 Seats
PAP: 9 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 2,946 Seats
United Democratic Party: 448 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 446 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 397 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 353 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 299 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 213 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 203 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 174 Seats
Community Rights Party: 166 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 139 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 66 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 20 Seats


"Not much movement, but both the UDP's stumbles due to a split with the RDP and ZMP's lack of strength in the south means that the next step is in the last of the Four Sisters, Kelobrae!"

Kelobrae - Rural Seats - 6 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat

Kelobrae - Special Seats - 10 Seats
CRP: 4 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat

"Starting with Gallogalog, the City of Doors. If you are opening a door somewhere in Zellatia, chances are that it was constructed somewhere near Gallogalog or to Gallogalogger specifications."

Gallogalog - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
RDP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat

"And the RDP again seem to be dominating in the Four Sisters. Will this continue to Albrackon, the City of Vistas?"

Albrackon - Urban Seats - 20 Seats
RDP: 7 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat

"Indeed it has. Next up is Naevis, home to the University of Naevis, a significant portion of Zellatia's automobile and work vehicle industry, and green energy capital of the south!"

Naevis - Urban Seats - 38 Seats
RDP: 7 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat

"And altogether, it looks like Kelobrae is solidly an RDP-led province, at least plurally. Lets see where that leaves us."

Kelobrae - Total Seats - 84 Seats
RDP: 18 Seats
DCP: 16 Seats
ZMP: 14 Seats
PAP: 9 Seats
UDP: 8 Seats
CRP: 7 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
TSP: 3 Seats
ZPP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,030 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 460 Seats
United Democratic Party: 456 Seats

Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 413 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 362 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 304 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 214 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 206 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 177 Seats
Community Rights Party: 173 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 157 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 66 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 20 Seats


"With that the ZMP is back in the lead and both the ZMP and UDP have officially garnered the 450 seats needed to get a guaranteed spot in the Parliament. The Radical Democratic Party, due to their performance in the south, is now within, just barely, the range required to keep their representation. On that note, the AXXP has gotten into talks with the ZMP about the future of their party, potentially as part of the ZMP's coalition...we'll see where that goes. It appears we've also gotten more results from two more provinces, here we go!"

ZNN News Election Update - Lakedai and Siparna
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"First up is the larger and more prosperous Lakedai Province. Historically part of the combined Siparna province, Lakedai is mostly along the coast, and held out against repeated Zellatian invasions for a few decades before falling - Siparna surrendered afterwards without a fight, making Sipara the capital during the transition."

Lakedai - Rural Seats - 12 Seats
TSP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat

Lakedai - Special Seats - 15 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
PAP: 4 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats

"Starting with Tyrifon, the westernmost city of Lakedai is also home to the Bay of Tyrifon, a nautical research hub where unique ocean flora and fauna can be found."

Tyrifon - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

"Next is Telama, although to say first that the RDP is doing quite well in this province based on the latent anti-monarchial sentiment, which is home to vast glassmaking facilities that are known to be able to resist clouding in cold temperatures!"

Telama - Urban Seats - 7 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat

"Notokos, the eastern port, was originally a base created to put down pirates back when the coastline was rife with them - with Zellatian conquest, it became a hub of traffic, the Notokos Lighthouse's massive size a landmark in snowy conditions."

Notokos - Urban Seats - 13 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat

"And last, the rich port of Lakedea, the first stop along the Lakedean railways which go straight through the mountains to the north all the way to Zelport in Zelatrinika province facing Trapania!"

Lakedea - Urban Seats - 54 Seats
ZMP: 12 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
RDP: 8 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
CRP: 5 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
GP: 5 Seats
TSP: 4 Seats
ZPP: 3 Seats

"Altogether now, with another 100 or so seats put together...!"

Lakedai - Total Seats - 108 Seats
ZMP: 24 Seats
DCP: 18 Seats
RDP: 16 Seats
CRP: 10 Seats
TSP: 9 Seats
PAP: 9 Seats
ZPP: 7 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
GP: 6 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,138 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 484 Seats
United Democratic Party: 462 Seats

Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 431 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 371 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 305 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 212 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 186 Seats
Community Rights Party: 183 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 173 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 68 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 20 Seats


"Ouch. It appears that the UDP falls ever-further behind due to the vote-splitting by the RDP - which now have roughly a third of the total seats the UDP has. Will the UDP be able to recover elsewhere and break the 15% they seem to be capped at? Next is Siparna!"

Siparna - Rural Seats - 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

Siparna - Special Seats - 6 Seats
RDP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats

"The first of the two cities of Siparna, Desh, was originally founded as a Graveyard after the Second Civil War - the Killing at Desh, where over a hundred thousand civilians were killed by rebels, is still mourned in the region to this day. Much like Gravenna in the far north, Desh is seen as a mortuary city."

Desh - Urban Seats - 11 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat
RDP: 1 Seat

Sipara, on the other hand, is the City of Life - filled with gardens, huge topiaries, and a host of lively, colorful greenery, chances are that if you have a rare or foreign plant on your grocery list, the seeds for it came from Sipara."

Sipara - Urban Seats - 32 Seats
RDP: 14 Seats
ZMP: 8 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats

"If only Sir Ezerek was - I mean, lets see those totals!"

Siparna - Total Seats - 51 Seats
RDP: 19 Seats
ZMP: 17 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
TSP: 4 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
ZCP: 2 Seats


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,189 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party: 501 Seats
United Democratic Party: 464 Seats

Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 433 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 376 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 307 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 212 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 192 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 190 Seats
Community Rights Party: 183 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 68 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats
Anti-Xuande Xiphoian Party: 20 Seats


"What a triumph for the RDP and a faltering for the UDP, now almost 40 behind the ZMP. The DCP is starting to catch up and the race between the ZPP/GP, RDP/TSP/CRP has heated up. Further, I believe the AXXP has now formally dissolved their party to join with the ZMP, pushing the ZMP's lead even further ahead!"

Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,189 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 521 Seats
United Democratic Party: 464 Seats

Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 433 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 376 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 307 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 212 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 192 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 190 Seats
Community Rights Party: 183 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 68 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 22 Seats


"There are now only 12 parties with seats in the legislature, not including the ZPP/FNF alliance, which, without it, would have the ZPP in 11th place. As we have more news coming in, we'll let you know where it is - Here at ZNN, I'm Beatrice ZeTreppe and I'll see you all soon!"
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Postby Zellatia » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:54 pm

ZNN News Election Update - Tropikannis, Jhatta, Trosse, Bakinan, Ydelan, and Dagg Enak
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The visuals of the Newsroom are clouded in a grey glow as Beatrice looks into the camera, sighing. "Before we show the results of East-Central Trapania, I regret to inform you all that Sir Ezerek Neuhauser, veteran Zellatian newscaster, has passed away. He was 78 years old. As one of the founding reporters of ZNN in 1982, Sir Ezerek was a veteran of newscasting, though he never took it quite so seriously as the job might have demanded. He will be terribly missed." She looked to the camera, coughing as she shuffled the papers in front of her. "Unfortunately, Johannes Ziebrecken is currently in transit to ZNN Studios here in Zelatun, so it will be just be for some time yet. As such, we will proceed with the results we have available with little if any commentary."

Tropikannis - Rural Seats - 7 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

Tropikannis - Special Seats - 4 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
TNC: 2 Seats

Impur - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
TNC: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat

Ennuris - Urban Seats - 13 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
TNC: 1 Seat

"Sir Ezerek was on the ground during the unrest during the late 80's during the heyday of the Trapanian National Committee's military power and covered many of the demonstrations its people made during the skirmishes with law enforcement that always followed."

Tropikannis - Total Seats - 34 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
ZMP: 8 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
TNC: 4 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,223 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 529 Seats
United Democratic Party: 470 Seats

Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 441 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 377 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 308 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 215 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 192 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 192 Seats
Community Rights Party: 183 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 69 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 26 Seats


"The RDP and TSP are tied now. It is unlikely that the RDP will win many seats in Trapania, but we'll see if they keep pace with the rest."

Jhatta - Rural Seats - 3 Seats
TNC: 3 Seats

Jhatta - Special Seats - 4 Seats
TNC: 2 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats

Mpek - Urban Seats - 4 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
TNC: 1 Seat

Mashekk - Urban Seats - 12 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
TNC: 1 Seat

Jhatta - Urban Seats - 13 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
TNC: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

Jhatta - Total Seats - 36 Seats
PAP: 11 Seats
UDP: 10 Seats
TNC: 8 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,259 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 533 Seats
United Democratic Party: 480 Seats

Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 444 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 388 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 308 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 215 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 192 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 192 Seats
Community Rights Party: 183 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 69 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 34 Seats


"Next is the city-province of Trosse, though most of its people live in the countryside outside of the city's metropolitan area."

Trosse - Rural/Special Seats - 15 Seats
TNC: 7 Seats
ZMP: 6 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats

Tross - Urban Seats - 14 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
TNC: 5 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

Trosse - Total Seats - 29 Seats
TNC: 12 Seats
ZMP: 7 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,288 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 540 Seats
United Democratic Party: 486 Seats

Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 445 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 389 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 308 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 215 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 192 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 192 Seats
Community Rights Party: 185 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 69 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 46 Seats


"Next up is peninsular province of Bakinan, home to Bakfest, a musical venue that has major concert stops in the various cities over a two week period three times a year. Its great. Note that there are next to no people outside the cities."

Bakinan - Special Seats - 6 Seats
TNC: 4 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat
PAP: 1 Seat

Baelt - Urban Seats - 7 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
TNC: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat

Babika - Urban Seats - 7 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat
TNC: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

Ured Nal - Urban Seats - 9 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
TNC: 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat

Bakinan - Total Seats - 29 Seats
TNC: 10 Seats
DCP: 10 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,317 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 542 Seats
United Democratic Party: 491 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 455 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 391 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 308 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 215 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 192 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 192 Seats
Community Rights Party: 185 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 69 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 56 Seats


"And with that the DCP smashes through the 5% threshold. Lets move on to the next province, Ydelan."

Ydelan - Rural Seats - 2 Seats
GP:1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat

Ydelan - Special Seats - 4 Seats
TNC: 4 Seats

Aydel - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
TNC: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat

Drenad - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
TNC: 2 Seats

Ydelan - Total Seats - 26 Seats
TNC: 8 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
GP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,343 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 546 Seats
United Democratic Party: 496 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 461 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 391 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 308 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 216 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 193 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 192 Seats
Community Rights Party: 186 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 69 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 64 Seats


"The TSP has again passed the RDP in their slot now. Though, the CRP is still in last place when it comes to qualifications...lets see how the last province in the batch, Dagg Enak has gone. Another note that too few people live in the countryside for a Rural seat to be made."

Dagg Enak - Special - 2 Seats
TNC: 2 Seats

Lusekka - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
TNC: 1 Seat

Kompet - Urban Seats - 13 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
PAP: 4 Seats
TNC: 2 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat

Dagg Enak - Total Seats - 25 Seats
UDP: 7 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
TNC: 5 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,368 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 549 Seats
United Democratic Party: 503 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 464 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 397 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 309 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 216 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 193 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 192 Seats
Community Rights Party: 186 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 69 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 69 Seats


"And that is all of eastern Trapania save for what we already reported, this has been Beatrice ZeTreppe and-"

"Oh gods, am I late?" Sir Ezerek Neuhauser said as he stumbled in. "I apologize, but I was kept by traffic. Why do you look like you've seen a ghost?"

Beatrice clutches the desk as the emotions of shock, awe, anger, and disbelief cross her face. "I, your son called in fifteen minutes ago and said that you were dead!"

"What? I'm most certainly not dead. I have stage two colon cancer, but I don't think that's a death sentence with the wonderful healthcare we have at our disposal."

"..." Beatrice emoted as she looked to the studio people on the other side who looked just as confused as she was.

"He told us you were dead."

"I mean, clearly he was mistaken," Ezerek said, confused, "Maybe he said 'dying', not dead?"

"We'll...uh. Get this sorted out," Beatrice said, clearly embarrassed over this whole situation playing out live on TV.

"Oh, right, and I'm Sir Ezerek Neuhauser, alive and well. See you all in twenty minutes after we figure out what the heck just happened."

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ZNN News Election Update - Destronika, Zelatrinika, and Zelatun Proper
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"Thankfully we are back," Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat, "We apologize for the misunderstanding regarding the announcement of my death. It appears that the Producer misunderstood my son's sobs of 'my dad is dying' as 'my dad is dead'. The little guy, my youngest, did have a habit of overstating things, so..."

"Isn't your youngest thirty?" Beatrice asked.

"So?"

"Alright then. We might as well pretend we didn't play a tribute for you. Again."

"I nearly die constantly, you need to confirm I'm actually dead like a good-" Sir Ezerek begins, before cutting himself off. "Anyways. Destronika. Home of the Tech Industry Of the North, and the old capital region of the Destronikan coast, which stretches from Trillden in the west to Gustik to the east. But lets focus on the wilderness there we known and love - here we go!"

Destronika - Rural Seats - 26 Seats
TSP: 6 Seats
CRP: 5 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
GP: 3 Seats

Destronika - Special Seats - 11 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
TNC: 1 Seat
CRP: 1 Seat

"Interesting that the Communists and the Trapanian National Committee managed to win seats. Technically it is hope to some Trapanian migrants, but to think they were enough of a presence in an industry to...well, anyways. Next up is Fort Maw. Fort Maw was originally founded to guard the Gateway to Hell, or so our ancestors believed. Realistically, the fort was built there to act quickly during Trapanian raids on the coastline, back when that was a problem. Lets see how this historically loyalist posting goes!"

Fort Maw - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat

"A solid UDP victory. Next is the City of Graveyards, Gravenna. Originally built for caretakers and their families upon retirement, the city blossomed as part of the Return to Zellatia movement of the mid 20th century, in which foreign born Zellatians would come to Zellatia and bury their dead ancestors here."

Gravenna - Urban Seats - 41 Seats
PAP: 12 Seats
DCP: 11 Seats
ZMP: 9 Seats
RDP: 6 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
TSP: 1 Seat

"the PAP seems to be doing well," Sir Ezerek said, "but how will they do in the capital of this province? Historically, this very diverse city has found itself a home for the PAP, but will that continue to be the case? Lets see how another one of the Ten Cities of Zellatia has done!"

Mekkano - Urban Seats - 90 Seats
PAP: 32 Seats
DCP: 17 Seats
UDP: 11 Seats
RDP: 10 Seats
ZMP: 8 Seats
CRP: 5 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats

"And so it was. Lets see how it all stacks up!"

Destronika - Total Seats - 174 Seats
PAP: 44 Seats
DCP: 28 Seats
UDP: 25 Seats
ZMP: 25 Seats
RDP: 16 Seats
ZCP: 12 Seats
CRP: 11 Seats
TSP: 9 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
TNC: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,542 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 574 Seats
United Democratic Party: 528 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 492 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 441 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 321 Seats

Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 219 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 208 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 202 Seats
Community Rights Party: 197 Seats

Trapanian National Committee: 70 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 69 Seats


"With that," Beatrice said, "There has been some small movement. The PAP has gotten closer to 3rd place, the RDP has once against passed the TSP, and TNC has officially passed the NTP. Next up is the province of Zelatrinika, which at one time was considered part of Zelatun Proper!"

Zelatrinika - Rural Seats - 29 Seats
GP: 16 Seats
TSP: 8 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat

Zelatrinika - Special Seats - 6 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats

"Founded by Zell himself, Zelport was originally seen as the Port of Zellatia, though in time the port's importance has waned as deepwater ports elsewhere has seen their prominence rise. Still," Beatrice explained, "Zelport does have Free Port status and is home to many companies looking to start shipping internationally - who knows how that will go."

Zelport - Urban Seats - 7 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats

"Fort Kozar is also important, as it is the closest Fortress to the Capital - and is home to the 1st Zellatian Army Division, which has remained loyalist even if commanders have not. The burgeoning military tech industry has many ranges around the city for testing, as well!"

Fort Kozar - Urban Seats - 29 Seats
ZMP: 16 Seats
UDP: 8 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat

"And last, the smallest city and the administrative capital, was founded by Bureaucrats trying to get out of Zelatun. To this day it is seen as an Administrative city and its support for the UDP is a given."

Tronikka - Urban Seats - 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats

"And altogether...!" Beatrice continued as the province was added up."

Zelatrinika - Total Seats - 74 Seats
ZMP: 21 Seats
UDP: 21 Seats
GP: 16 Seats
TSP: 8 Seats
RDP: 5 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 3,616 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 595 Seats
United Democratic Party: 549 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 493 Seats

Progressive Action Party: 442 Seats
Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 322 Seats

Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 235 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 213 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 210 Seats
Community Rights Party: 197 Seats

Trapanian National Committee: 70 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 69 Seats


"And now one of the most pivotal cities in the Empire, Zelatun. Long the capital of our fair nation, it is home to over a hundred million souls in its vast network of foot paths and trams, packed tightly and greenly due to policies enacted over the last fifty to sixty years. For ease of understanding, we've assigned the various 50 districts of the city to 19 different sections, for ease of reading the results. But first, the rural and special seats!"

Zelatun - Rural Seats - 7 Seats
TSP: 6 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat

Zelatun - Special Seats - 50 Seats
UDP: 16 Seats
PAP: 11 Seats
ZCP: 8 Seats
DCP: 7 Seats
CRP: 6 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats

"Now that's a first. Two new parties have managed to gain favor with the union representatives of the various Administrative Districts of Zelatun. Lets see how the city itself fares!"

District 1 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat

District 2 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat

"Things appear to not going too well for the UDP so far. Historically, they have kept a majority of the seats in the city, but given the RDP's overperformance in certain areas...it may drag them down to just a plurality, or even second or third."

District 3 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
ZMP: 1 Seat
ZCP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat

District 4 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
ZCP: 12 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat

"Wow! Stevie Who wins her seat from the UDP candidate and blasts the other left-leaning parties in the area out of the water. If this is a sign, it may bode to ZCP winning a plurality in the city!"

District 5 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
ZMP: 7 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
CRP: 3 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats
UDP: 2 Seats

District 6 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
DCP: 3 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
CRP: 2 Seats

"And the RDP continues to act as a spoiler - the UDP candidate came in second in five of the seats that were won. Let us see how far it goes!"

District 7 - Urban Seats - 18 Seats
UDP: 8 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
PAP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 1 Seat

District 8 - Urban Seats - 18 Seats
ZCP: 12 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats

"And the ZCP continue to trash the UDP in left-wing districts, along with the PAP. Stevie Who has really energized the Zellatian Communist Party unlike anything I've seen before."

District 9 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
DCP: 6 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
RDP: 2 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat

District 10 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
DCP: 5 Seats
CRP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat

"The fact that the RDP is getting play here at all shows a big shift in Zellatia. Before, the Emperor was seen as a figure of unimpeachability, but now the sentiment seems to be countering that somewhat. What does this mean for the future?"

District 11 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
CRP: 6 Seats
DCP: 4 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
RDP: 3 Seats

District 12 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
NTP: 8 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
CRP: 1 Seat

"And the NTP have completely usurped the TSP in most urban environments in Zelatun. What a shocker," Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat, "but we have 7 districts to go - lets see how they swung!"

District 13 - Urban Seats - 18 Seats
ZCP: 11 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat

District 14 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
UDP: 5 Seats
ZMP: 4 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats

"What we're seeing is largely the UDP underperforming in left-wing seats and doing slightly worse in moderate seats - but the city as a whole is left-leaning, hence their historic strength. How far will it go?" Beatrice explained and asked.

District 15 - Urban Seats - 18 Seats
ZMP: 9 Seats
NTP: 9 Seats

District 16 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
UDP: 4 Seats
RDP: 4 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats

District 17 - Urban Seats - 18 Seats
ZCP: 11 Seats
RDP: 4 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats

"And as we enter the last two Districts, I remind everyone that nearly 400 seats are up for grabs today - and the results are far from certain. There will be massive movements in the rankings when we are done...most likely," Sir Ezerek said, as the last two Districts popped up behind him.

District 18 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
UDP: 11 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
RDP: 1 Seat

District 19 - Urban Seats - 17 Seats
UDP: 6 Seats
PAP: 5 Seats
ZCP: 5 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats

Zelatun - Total Seats - 385 Seats
UDP: 86 Seats
ZCP: 79 Seats
DCP: 54 Seats
PAP: 53 Seats
ZMP: 38 Seats
RDP: 25 Seats
CRP: 24 Seats
NTP: 19 Seats
TSP: 7 Seats

"Lets see that movement, Beatrice. I have a few bets riding on this!"


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 4,001 Seats
United Democratic Party: 635 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 633 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 547 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 495 Seats

Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 401 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 238 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 235 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Community Rights Party: 221 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 217 Seats

Neo-Thelakistine Party: 88 Seats
Trapanian National Committee: 70 Seats


"Here we are," Beatrice said, "At the precipice of change. The UDP has reclaimed 1st place by two seats, the Progressive Action Party has passed the lower 5% threshold, the Green Party has passed the ZPP, the Radical Democratic Party has jumped over them both to 6th place, and the NTP has passed back over the TNC, besides the CRP also passing the TSP again. Up next we'll be producing another interview or two before the next set of results are in, but until then, this is Beatrice ZeTreppe-"

"And this is Sir Ezerek Neuhauser. We'll see you all again soon!"
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Postby Zellatia » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:52 pm

ZNN News Election Update - Interviews with Hardek Destronikan, Prime Minister and leader of the ZMP, and Mostras Zelkann, Leader of the DCP


"As before with the leaders of the PAP and UDP, here we are with two more snippets of interviews with the leaders of the ZMP and DCP respectively. Later tonight we will have more results, but for now, enjoy!"

Prime Minister Hardek Destronikan, Zellatian Moderate Party




"So why did you join the Zellatian Foreign Legion?" Johannes Ziebrecken asked Hardek Destronikan, the scarred man smiling in response.

"What an interesting question. Not sure I expected that immediately after pleasantries. I was bored, mostly. Back then, well, I didn't know that civil war was on the horizon and I was frankly tired of just being a solider like my brother was. So I asked to be transferred to the Zellatian Foreign Legion, fighting in foreign lands, seeing interesting places and meeting odd people. Hard to believe we're one of the few countries that has the system we do," Hardek said with a shrug.

"Do you regret it at all?"

"Not really," Hardek said quickly, "The only regret I have is the distance from my younger brother. Had I known what he was planning, had I been closer to him...maybe he wouldn't be dead today and I could've convinced him this whole Forward Shade Party business was bad for Zellatia. Maybe could have even had him dismantle it on his own. Who knows what the past could have been? All I can do is look to the great future of our nation."




"So about the Zela'ii Dream incident-" Johannes began, getting cut off.

"I've said my peace about it. It wouldn't have happened had the region been properly divided between Independent Kenos, Xuande-Xiphoi, and Zellatia. Zellatia has more than its fair claim over many of the islands and I bet if we asked nicely almost all of the former Zellatian colonies would jump away from the States. Though, nicely isn't possible as long as Xuande-Xiphoi backs the existence of the Kenos States in their current form."

"You realize that Xuande-Xiphoi is unlikely to stand for that sort of thing?"

"I do. I also know that if we cut off their supply of material goods and ores, they'll have trouble getting those elsewhere. A solution will be found that will be...mutually acceptable, I'm sure."




"If reelected as Prime Minister, what are you planning on accomplishing first?"

"Besides securing the cooperation of the Kenos States, I see that now is a time that we focus on helping the Zellatian diaspora. For too long, Zellatians overseas have found themselves host to hostility, threats, and violence. We will make sure that those nations that tolerate such behavior will have trouble keeping it. I also aim to improve the rail and road networks in our fair nation and create a Commission on the Andrenadine Border to determine once and for all where the boundary between our two nations are."

"Would war be on the table to accomplish that?"

"If the Andrenadines demand we cede even an inch of Zellatian soil...perhaps. I certainly hope not."


Mostras Zelkann, Democratic Conservative Party




"Mostras-"

"Call me, oh, you did call me by my first name," Mostras Zelkann said, clearing his throat as Johannes continued.

"Mostras, thank you, what are your thoughts on the threats by current Prime Minister Destronikan on blocking trade with Xuande-Xiphoi depending on their cooperation in the Kenos Ocean?"

"Not sure what you're talking about, though I guess you spoke to him before me," Mostras said, coughing, "I don't think that'll get anywhere. Trade's a two-edged sword - we cut off trade, our miners and manufacturers are out of the job. Any solution should be based on the principle of the free market and the marketplace of ideas - ideas such as referendums in the Kenos Ocean and trade agreements with particular islands if we're getting aggressive. I have no doubt I'll be forced to coalition with the ZMP as leader if my party wins the plurality, but there's only so much we can promise or answer."




"On the topic of trade, currently Zellatia does not have an agreement on paper with the nation of Andrenade. Do you plan to change that?" Johannes asked.

"Of course I am," Mostras said, "the last DCP Prime Minister did his best, but at the time the coalition was too tenuous and the agreements too much of a bitter pill to ratify. This time, I'm sure that Andrenade is willing to not only buy Zellatian, but also we'll have the chance to leverage an end to the DMZ, of sorts - making it into a Free Trade Area so that towns like Port Demize can still exist, but be less...dangerous for the folks living there."

"Are you sure that Andrenade would even go for that?"

"Can't know until you try. And I am to make sure that all trade Zellatia has with foreign nations is fair, free, and as efficient as possible. Something that every other party has forgotten led to our great economic boom of the 90's.




"What will your first actions be if you become Prime Minister?" Johannes asked, tilting his head a bit.

"Restore trade relations back with Xuande-Xiphoi to the levels under the last Prime Minister - despite my differences with the UDP, they had one thing right - we can't prosper without the Xuande-Xiphoians trading with us, at least the short term. Next, I'll work with the devolutionists in our parliament to figure out Free City zones where trade can be encouraged and flourish. Finally, I'll expand our transportation networks so that we have not only the most highly advanced rail networks, but obstruction-free seaborne trade networks, and work to get the Radioactive Administrative Zone resettled and open before the next election."

"Isn't that predicated on a nuclear deal with Andrenade and Xuande-Xiphoi?"

"I don't see why. We can clean up our own land without either of their help and we shouldn't give up our nuclear power for such...potentialities. Though I'm open to discussions on that matter. For a price that is beneficial to Zellatia."

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ZNN News Election Update - Trapania, Issava, and Ughan Provinces
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"Welcome back, everyone," Sir Ezerek said, clearing his throat as they continued. "Next up is the three provinces of Northern Trapania! Though, this is more the central north and not all of the north, of course," he clarified.

"Right," Beatrice said with a sigh, "anyhow, lets get right into it with the cultural heart of the island of Trapania, Trapania Province. Home to Ikkan Trapan, the whole Trapanian as Zellatian identity was born there. Lets see how the province as a whole fared!"

Trapania - Rural Seats - 13 Seats
TNC: 6 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat

Trapania - Special Seats - 5 Seats
ZMP: 3 Seats
TNC: 2 Seats

Ikkan Trapan - Urban Seats - 52 Seats
UDP: 18 Seats
TNC: 17 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
PAP: 7 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats

Trapania - Total Seats - 70 Seats
TNC: 25 Seats
UDP: 18 Seats
DCP: 8 Seats
PAP: 7 Seats
ZMP: 5 Seats
GP: 3 Seats
ZCP: 3 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 4,071 Seats
United Democratic Party: 653 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 638 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 555 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 502 Seats

Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 404 Seats

Radical Democratic Party: 238 Seats
Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 238 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Community Rights Party: 221 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 218 Seats

Trapanian National Committee: 95 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 88 Seats


"The only major change so far is the TNC leapfrogging back over the NTP, though its no surprise - the question is, by the time that Trapania has fully reported, will they have 450 seats? Unlikely. But will they choose to ally with another party like the FNF did? Perhaps!" Sir Ezerek conjectured as Issava's results began to scroll in.

"First, lets see how the next province did before we make too many guesses," Beatrice said with a smile.

Issava - Rural Seats - 6 Seats
TNC: 3 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
GP: 1 Seat

Issava - Special Seats - 4 Seats
TNC: 3 Seats
PAP: 1 Seat

Zeriasav - Urban Seats - 9 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats
TNC: 2 Seats
DCP: 1 Seat

Deav - Urban Seats - 10 Seats
PAP: 7 Seats
TNC: 1 Seat
DCP: 1 Seat
UDP: 1 Seat

Issava - Total Seats - 29 Seats
PAP: 14 Seats
TNC: 9 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
DCP: 2 Seats
UDP: 1 Seat
GP: 1 Seat

"When thinking of Issavan society, one must remember how open they are. Liberal even by Zellatian standards, non-standard households are the norm and marriage here has always been more of a de facto thing than anything understood by a court or bureaucrat. With such things in mind, its no wonder that the PAP is among the more popular parties for the area, along with the TNC," Beatrice explained. "Lets see what changed overall!"


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 4,100 Seats
United Democratic Party: 654 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 638 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 557 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 516 Seats

Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 404 Seats

Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 239 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 238 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Community Rights Party: 221 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 220 Seats

Trapanian National Committee: 104 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 88 Seats


"the Green Party has once more passed the RDP," Sir Ezerek explained, "And the TSP and CRP are again neck in neck and are nearing the ZPP...its certainly a shock that there are five parties within fifty seats of each other near last. And the UDP continues to pull away...lets see the next and final results of this set of results, Ughan!"

Ughan - Rural Seats - 6 Seats
TNC: 3 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat

Ughan - Special Seats - 4 Seats
TNC: 2 Seats
TSP: 1 Seat
NTP: 1 Seat

Gam'dene - Urban Seats - 6 Seats
PAP: 6 Seats

"Gam'dene was founded as a Prison Colony once upon a time, back when certain things were criminalized. Like smoking hash, mostly. However, the next emperor abolished the colony and instead focused on rehabilitating those who lived there and many intermarried to the locals. You can tell by their face paint as to which 'grouping' their ancestors were a part of, though they won't admit it if it is especially...risque," Sir Ezerek explained.

Faru'ta - Urban Seats - 13 Seats
TNC: 7 Seats
PAP: 3 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats
NTP: 1 Seat

"Faru'ta, on the other hand, was a trading post long before Zellatian conquest for Tigarian traders - it eventually evolved into a military port facility, though there was an insurgency during the First Civil War here that caused some problems for the rest of the province."

Pu'chiq - Urban Seats - 16 Seats
TNC: 7 Seats
PAP: 4 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
NTP: 2 Seats

"And Pu'chiq was the only major settlement for a number of years. It was only with the advent of air conditioning that Pu'chiq itself began to grow from a small city of 40,000 to the comparative metropolis of 5.6 Million people."

Ughan - Total Seats - 45 Seats
TNC: 19 Seats
PAP: 13 Seats
NTP: 4 Seats
UDP: 3 Seats
GP: 2 Seats
TSP: 2 Seats
ZMP: 2 Seats


Total Seats Won in 2021, by Party: 4,145 Seats
United Democratic Party: 657 Seats
Zellatian Moderate Party (Absorbed AXXP): 640 Seats
Democratic Conservative Party (Absorbed RRP): 557 Seats
Progressive Action Party: 529 Seats

Zellatian Communist Party (VP, HP absorption): 404 Seats

Green Party of Zellatia (Partial VP absorption): 241 Seats
Radical Democratic Party: 238 Seats
Thelakisto-Socialist Party: 222 Seats
Zellatian Peoples' Party (ZPP-FNF Alliance): 221 Seats
Community Rights Party: 221 Seats

Trapanian National Committee: 123 Seats
Neo-Thelakistine Party: 92 Seats


"And there you have it for now," Beatrice explained, "It appears that the Thelakisto-Socialist Party remains strong enough to accomplish some things, but with a bare base of votes in the countryside, there are still concerns that they might not make it. Regardless, we'll see you in twenty more minutes for a host of more results. From everyone here at ZNN, I'm Beatrice ZeTreppe-"

"And I'm Sir Ezerek Neuhauser. We'll see you all again real soon."
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