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Tokundi - 1992

A coastal, conservative country of 10 million people, recently went from a natural resource boom to bust but still facing the problems of inflation, immigration and culture clash.

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Status quo, 1988 election + subsequent changes at by-elections

National parties:

Government: Union Party - the broad centre-right party of national unity, centrist mixed-economy policy, and moderate cultural conservatism. Its support comes from all sectors of society. Strongest in rural areas and some wealthy urban districts. An assault from left and right has left it battered in mid-term polls. (102 seats)

Markland Party - the centre-right party of Markland, the semi-autonomous province in the West. Pro-union. (3)

Island Development Party - the right-wing party of St David's Island, in the West. (1)

These three parties are known as the Alliance, and form a single caucus in Parliament, even if they sometimes compete in safe Western seats.

Opposition: Liberal Party - uniting left-wing voters, private-sector trades unions and liberals, it consistently stands for civil liberty but contains diverse perspectives on the economy. Strongest in cities, coastal towns and the "Copper Valley" of industrial towns. Favoured to win the election. (84)

National Party - traditionally "producerist" and pro-enterprise and workers, it has now added nativist sentiment to its platform, and is reaping huge benefits at by-elections. Likely to gain strongly and break out of its mountain fringe for the first time in 30 years. (6)

Democratic Socialist Party - at the vanguard of the urban left since the 1970s, the DSP may be completely swept away by the wave of new Liberal support. (4)

The Liberals and DSP have formed alliances in the past, but the right-wing of the Liberals is currently in the ascendant. The Nationals are regarded by a large minority of voters as "unacceptably right-wing" and unfit to form government - voters either hate them or love them.

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The name comes from Particracy, but everything else is original. It's based on the experiences of countries like mine which have had dominant-party rule by the centre-right, combined with a weaker version of the US system of two broad parties, and the far-right insurgencies of central and eastern Europe.

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Agriculture

Business Tax

Culture

Devolved Powers

Education

Energy

Immigration

Law and Order

Maritime Areas

Media

Moral Issues

Natural Resources

Personal Tax

Political Reform

Religion

Social Services

Trade Barriers

Trade Unions

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Agriculture

Business Tax

Culture

Devolved Powers

Education

Energy

Immigration

Law and Order

Maritime Areas

Media

Moral Issues

Natural Resources

Personal Tax

Political Reform

Religion

Social Services

Trade Barriers

Trade Unions

3

2

3

1

1

2

1

1

2

2

4

2

1

1

2

3

2

1

2

3

1

1

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