| The Lotus Party|
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The Lotus Party (Yingdalan: 莲花党, Transliteration: Liánhuā dǎng) is a progressive, left-of-center political party in Indrala. The party was founded near Mount Siji in Jiaozhi Province by a gathering of Jienist monks, progressives, and community leaders in February of 4252, during the student protests against the Pua Regime. In 4258, the party was swept to power and worked to dismantle the authoritarian state and bring stability to the Fourth Republic.
The Lotus Party's founding also effectively merged the Jiaozhi and Progressive Alliance Parties. Wu Hán was selected by the founding council as the first party leader on 15 February 4252. The Party is currently lead by Kwan Zhiyong.
The Lotus Party's ideology is officially "Lotisianism" which is described as a merger between left-wing politics and Jienist traditional values. The party's supporters are typically students, educated professionals, small business owners, artists and seniors.
Party Governance Edit
The Party has two officials who are elected by convention delegates during the Party Conference, the Party Leader and the Party President. The Party President is responsible for appointing staff to manage the internal affairs of the party. The Leader is the Party's candidate for the Chancellory. The Party's constitution requires that a Party Conference be held every four years. At the conference, there is always a 'leadership review' wherein delegates vote on the question "Should the party conduct an election to select a new Leader?" If the "yes" vote achieves more than 60% a leadership election is triggered.
Party Presidents Edit
|1||Huang Zitao||4252-4258||Resigned after the 4258 General Election, served in Cabinet as Finance Minister, 4258-4269.|
|2||Wei Cheng||4258-4270||Served as Party Secretary prior to her election as Party President. Wei was a labour activist before becoming active within the Party.|
|3||Yin Xiuying||4270-4276||President of the Indrala Students' Federation, 4260-4266|
|4||Yan Zhelan||4276-present||Dean of Tian'an National University, 4263-4274|
Party Leaders Edit
|1||Wu Hán||4252-4269||Was appointed leader by the founding committee. Was confirmed by a leadership review in 4266. Served as Chancellor of Indrala from 4258-4269.|
|2||Sun Luhan||4269- 4270||Interim Leader of the Lotus Party following Wu Hán's resignation. Previously served as Party Secretary.|
|3||Huang Zitao||4270- 4298||Elected leader at the third ballot with 51.38% during the 4270 Hangzhou Convention.|
|4||Kwan Zhiyong||4298-present||Elected leader with 61.8% at the 4298 Kaizhou Leadership Convention.|
Electoral results Edit
|Year||Total Votes||Votes Recieved||% Votes||Seats||+/-||Position||Status|
|4258||60,362,568||24,104,796||39.93%||261||1st||Coalition with the Nationalist Party|
|4264||59,847,856||22,375,478||37.39%||14||1st||Coalition with the Nationalist Party|
|4274||48,888,401||16,406,695||33.56%||90||1st||Providing Confidence and Supply to Nationalist Party Minority|