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|Alconbria People's Party|
Flevjar Pupulo Alconbrianos
|Founder||Lrien Sreviza |
|Speaker of the Parliament||Michael Eläin|
|Alconbrian President||Siegfried von Gutenberg|
|Prime Minister||Enrique Morenz|
|Founded||January 15, 2008|
|Newspaper||La Nacia Ĵurnalo|
|Student wing||Alconbrian Students' Association|
|Youth wing||The Alconbrian Youth|
|Paramilitary wing||People's Security Force|
|Women's wing||National Alconbrian Women's League|
|Sports Body||National Sports League|
|Membership (2014)||84.5 million|
|Religion||Frellism & Rila'wiar|
|National affiliation||Gizerta Alconbrian Phrutos|
|Seats in the Léialegis|
The Alconbria People's Party (APP) is the second largest political party in Alconbria, and the country's current governing party after winning the 2011 elections. Founded in 2008, it is the oldest party in Alconbria, along with the Maldekstro Party, which united with the Liberal Party to form the United Party for Progression. The APP practises the ideology of Nacioism, or more specifically it's modern variant.
The party was found on the January 15, 2008 session of the Alconbria Liberation Council, which was held after the first part of the Gvonn Pact was signed. The People's Party strongly contrasted to the Maldesktro Party created by Daniel Rubens, which wanted Alconbria to be a capitalist state with power held by a select few. APP wanted to preserve the Nacioist government, and wanted to establish a social democracy in Alconbria.
The party has produced half of Alconbria's six presidents, the highest of any party. The first was Ernesto Titeriez, who served from 2011 till 2013, followed by Augustin Voimer, who was the President for 16 years, and the current President, Siegfried von Gutenberg is also a Moc.
The party prioritizes state and public welfare, equality and elimination of gender differences, the Nordic-model of social democracy, irreligion, strong aggressive army and anti-imperialism; all of which is outlined by it's Nacioist ideology.
During the ALC General Meeting of 3rd January 2008, Chief Paul del Santé, under the recommendation of Serjo Gapas ordered the creation of new political parties for independent Alconbria in order for it to function as a proper democracy. A vote on the next day determined that Alconbria would follow a multi-party system. But by the end of 2007, the ALC was divided into two factions - the Mocs and the Cogs, and a result, only two parties were formed on the 14 January session- the Maldesktro Party and the People's Party of Alconbria. Lrien Sreviza, a fundamental Modern Nacioism theorist and war veteran was elected as the leader of the People's Party.
The party was renamed to Alconbria People's Party, as the members thought that the people would relate its previous acronym to the Pala Protection Army, a division of the Altivebrio Defense Forces which was responsible for the 1990 Pala massacre. As of 20 January, the APP had a little over than 1,000 members, while the Maldesktro Party had over 6,000. Over 2,000 members were left undecided, and at the end; formed their own party- the Liberal Party. In the Hitzordua elections in January 2008, the APP won 87.3% of the seats, compared to 11.9% won by the Maldesktro Party and 0.8% won by the Liberal Party. Serjo Gapas, one of the co-founders declared that it was a people's victory, and acknowledged that the APP was the party which had the highest public support.
Expansion and splitEdit
The landslide victory in the Hitzordua elections led to a massive membership increase in the party, with the party having 5,000 members by March 2008. Following the February 12 ALC session, over 2,000 Maldesktro Party members switched to the APP, including it's co-founder Erque Mahat. With nearly all the High Commissioners being Nacioism sympathizers, all the states (except Nemusio) had Governors appointed by the Hitzordua who were APP members, which aided in the propagation of Nacioism to the general public and increased membership in the party. There was a massive support for the APP in the Military of Alconbria as well, and many of the high ranking military officers joining the party after the Democracy Bill Part V was passed in March 2008.
The party performed exceptionally well in the country's first parliamentary election in June 2008, winning 80.9% of the votes, and formed an absolute unitary government. The party named its Leader Lrien Sreviza as the Chief of Ministers, but it was declined by Paul del Santé, who instead named Maldesktro Party member Adolfo Machiavelli to be the CoM, triggering outrage among the APP partisians. Serjo Gapas, the Chairman of the party died of a heart attack on 2 August, 2008; and shortly afterwards, Eltiam Serrenz and his followers jumped ship and joined the Liberal Party after disagreeing with the party's modern Nacioist faction. Sreviza appointed Ernesto Titeriez as the Chairman, and his nephew Urentey Sreviza as the party secretary, resulting in a sudden change in leadership.
Sreviza was unhappy with the President, and wanted Paul del Santé to resign, but he knew that this would bereceived with heavy backlash from the Maldesktro party, as well as the general public. In order to get President Paul out of power, he payed hefty sums of money to Adolfo Machiavelli and several politicians of both the APP and the Maldesktro to begin the impeachment process. However, the politicians spilled the beans, and Paul del Santé had Sreviza put under house arrest. With significant support from the Maldesktro and the Liberal Party, he ordered the APP to disband by three weeks. Urentey Sreviza became the next Leader of the party, but was quickly deposed by a inter-party alliance led by Ernesto Titeriez. Urentey and his followers protested by setting fire to the party's headquarters, after which 200 members of his faction was arrested, but not Sreviza himself. Sreviza then formed the Central Party in 2009, with several ex-APP members and leftists.
With nearly a week over after del Santé's orders, the Maldesktro Party grew impatient, and Machiavelli ordered the APP to disband immediately, and join the Maldesktro Party. The APP threatened of intense riots if the party was forced to disband, and protested Machiavelli's orders. APP Governors threatened to split from Alconbria if their party was forced to disband. Titeriez said that they can't waste 50 years of intense fighting against the Altivebrian oppressors in a pointless squabble. After the APP launched Day of Rage protests on 2 September, 2008; the President retracted his decision to force the APP to disband for the sake of Alconbrian unity. Lrien Sreviza was executed on September 11, 2008, while his nephew was deported to Mexico.
As time progressed, President Paul del Santé began to lean towards the APP, but was critical of the party's relationship with the extremist Gizerta Alconbrian Phrutos. del Santé wanted to expand the state's borders, while the GAP instead wanted to create an ethnically pure state, which del Santé dismissed as a 'meaningless goal'. Growing vary of the GAP's influence in his government, he used the Sise Garantii to eliminate Beaton Kuldez, the CEO of the GAP in 2011, and GAP's president Ernaldo Flehavenz imprisoned for 50 years. To prevent the organization from holding to influence his government, he made sure that several APP members joined the ranks of GAP, and made sure that his friend Argio Piuso, an APP deputy the new CEO.
In April 2009, Chairman of the Maldesktro Party called for snap elections, but the result was unfavouring to him; as the APP won 76.23% of the votes.
The party reached 5 million members in October 2009, after the Malpuro Laws Bill was passed with heavy public support. The subsequent removal of the Malpuro Alconbrians to the Metsarbarros, and the state-sponsored suppression of other politcal parties ensured continued domination of elections in Alconbria by the APP.
In 2011, Alconbria was plagued by it's own bloody civil war in which the democratically elected government was overthrown and was replaced by an authoritarian left-wing government.
President Paul del Santé died of pnuemonia on 19 January, 2011, thus moving the scheduled Presidential election from 2012 to 2011. Unable to find a suitable candidate, the Libertarian Party and the United Party formed a coalition and named economist and Minister of Revenue & Taxes Victor Staurakios as it's candidate. The leading party, the People's Party named former army general and current member of parliament, Ernesto Titeriez as it's candidate. The voting closed down on 26 January, and the results were announced on 31 January, announcing that Titeriez had narrowly won the elections with 53.2% of the votes.
However, before Titeriez could move into the vacant position, the Opposition, the coalition of Libertarian Party, United Party and the Reformist Party introduced an issue which sought to establish Staurakios as the President of the country. The bill was passed with votes 101-23, and Staurakios assumed presidency. The People's Party began a boycott of the Parliament.
Staurakios' liberal government was heavily criticized by the People's Party. Staurakios addressed social reforming, public education, public health, social upliftment in place of militarization, economy, money, defense or taking advantage of the oil-fields. These difference in ideologies created a political conflict, namely the Alconbrian Crisis, which further escalated after Reformist Party was dissolved, and the 2011 Budget removed money from military expenditure and allocated it towards religious tolerance and foreign relations.
The situation further worsened after Staurakios announced that he was in talks with the Mayan Liberation Front to create a sovereign state for the Maya people. The economy of Alconbria severely worsened, with the country lagging behind it's neighbours in terms of the GDP.
The Finance Ministry's documents predicting a debt crisis and bankruptcy by 2014 were leaked, making people lose their trust on Staurakios' government. This diminished the public's liking towards Staurakios' government, hurting their national pride. On 25 November 2011, the nation held a referendum in which the public voted whether Staurakios should remain in power or not. The referendum was passed in favour of Staurakios's removal with an astonishing 93% voting yes. On 19 December of that year, the army along with members of the People's Party forcibly removed Staurakios from power after he refused to resign following the referendum.
The coup restored Ernesto Titeriez as the President of Alconbria. Titeriez responded by severely reducing expenditure on social welfare, and began improving the military.
In 2013, the government was overthrown in a American sponsored coup d'état (2013 Alconbrian coup d'état). Former Chief of Minister Adolfo Machiavelli seized power, but the coup was repelled by midnight and Adolfo was publicly beheaded the same day.
Subsequently, the Parliament named Augustin Voimer as the new President of the State after Titeriez was unable to take office due to injury during the coup. Voimer took the matters of national security heavily, and launched a total war against the Free Alconbria Group and the Mayan Liberation Front.
Voimer's government made the party more powerful than ever. After the 2014 Alconbrian state level elections, the APP had control over 18 of the 21 states (19, if the President-appointed Governor of the Metsarbarros is considered). Claudia Delao, the COO of the GAP was appointed as the Chairperson of the party in 2013, even though she was the incumbent party Secretary at that time. Under Delao, the party formed a coalition with the Environmental Party in 2010; shortly after the formation of the United Party for Progression.
Beginning from 2013, the party and the state started to intervene as the opposition lost support. This led to a massive party switching, in which 80% of the UPP's politicians joined the APP, the EMP or the Republican Reformist Party, which joined the APP-EMP coalition in 19 April, 2013. There was also cases of some APP members switching to the high-ranking positions in the UPP, though this is widely believed to have been ordered by Voimer to maintain control of the UPP. The Sefaritia became a national organization, with the same thing happening to the APP's sports' league, after the APP fifth columnists in the UPP closed down the party's wings, despite protests from Daniel Rubens' clique.
After the Great Alconbrian Purge of 2013 in October 2013 in which more than 200,000 political opponents of the APP were killed by a joint intelligence operation, the party became the biggest and most powerful party in the country. The party effectively controlled the federal legislative assembly, 19 out of 21 state parliaments, all the courts, the military, the executive office, as well as the cabinet. Laurel Copete, the Secretary of State made the APP's paramilitary wing- the People's Security Force a federal agency, giving it government funding and also the ability to enforce law in the Metsarbarros and the Alconbrian occupied territories. Nacioism became the state ideology soon afterwards, and began a crack-down on communists and anarchists.
Under Voimer's orders, the party provided funds to Hillary Antereck to establish the Libertarian Party of Alconbria, a right-wing party which supported libertarianism and opposed authoritarianism; to offer 'choices' to the voters.
With the Environmental Party and the Vistoc Cutar Hevk being turned into extended wings of the APP, and Rerdi Llovez reigning in support from the powerful religious institutions, Claudia Delao under control of the Gizerta Alconbrian Phrutos, the military replaced with APP sympathizers, and recruitment of APP members in nearly every armed force and government institution, and total domination of the only powerful rival party, the United Party for Progression initiated by pro-APP UPP member Eloisa Narváez, the APP completely dominated the country, becoming the most powerful party directly in-charge of the entire country.
While initially a party of a broad wing of center-left and center-right politicians, the party has been a Nacioist party since the 2013/4, following a purge initiated by Augustin Voimer. Through the Nacioist ideas, the party espouses state welfare, increased military spending, an expansionist foreign policy, progressive taxation, minimum wage laws, regulated mixed economy, labour rights, social justice, commitment to environment conservation, redistribution of wealth, limiting private property, ordoliberal economic policies, forced alignment of corporations, businesses, media and army to the goals of the state, equal opportunity, classless society and extreme syndicalism. The party is also nativist, and as a result implemented laws and policies severly alienating the minority Malpuro and Altivebrian community.
Despite citing social democracy as one of the party's main ideas, the party has banned federal-level elections after the Election Reform Act was passed unanimously in the Léialegis in 2013. The party also, despite being secularism, regularly funds religious organizations and houses of worship of the Alconbrian religions, while failing to extend the same privileges to other religions, including Christianity - the largest non-Alconbrian religion group in the country.
The party has members from the urban as well as rural areas, but a significant chunk of it's support platform is concentrated in the rural areas. 76% of the party's members were registered in a party office located in a place classified as rural.
The Alconbrian Students' Association is the party's student wing; which had nearly 20 million members as of 2014, and has seen a net increase every year. Students from an early age are encouraged by teachers, family members and by the overall society to join the ASA, as well as the Gizerta Alconbrian Phrutos.
Women account for nearly 47% of the total party members, enrolled in both the main party, as well as the women's wing- the National Alconbrian Women's League (Sefaritia). Almost 90% of the women reservists in the army were a part of the NAWL in 2015.
On average, the APP won 92.4% of the women's vote in every elections, a significantly high number, compared to only 79.9% of the men's votes in every elections.
Claudia Delao proclaimed in 2014 that 96% of Alconbria's soldiers joined the APP, a claim which has been proved correct by the Army Statistics Bureau. The War Command, Council of Defense and the Ministry of Defense is fully occupied by APP members, after Augustin Voimer forcefully removed and arrested non-APP partisans from those organizations after the 2013 Alconbrian coup d'état. He also ensured that all of the army's top brass were APP sympathizers.
|3.||Ernesto Titeriez||Estany||19 December, 2011||25 February, 2013|
|5.||Augustin Voimer||Mutalio del Norte||26 February, 2013||19 July, 2029|
|6.||Siegfried von Gutenberg||Calexeria||24 July, 2029||Incumbent|