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The Lotus Party
莲花党
New logo
Party Leader
Founded
February 4252
Dissolved
Active
Headquarters
Central Tian'an, Han
Nation
Indrala (Yingdala)
Student Wing
Youth Wing
Young Lotisians
Ideology
Lotisianism
Social liberalism
Social democracy
Civic nationalism
International Affiliation
Internationalists, Anti Slavery Organisation, Civil Rights Council, International Organization for the Prohibition of Landmines
Official Color
00aced
Political Position
Centre to centre-left
24 / 668
Indralan cabinet
0 / 13
Website
Politics of Indrala
Political parties in Indrala
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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 scholars, progressives, and community leaders in February of 4252, in the midst of wide-scale 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 Alliance and the Progressive Alliance. Wu Hán was selected by the founding council as the first party leader on 15 February 4252. The Party is currently lead by Xi Rushi.

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.

History Edit

Origins Edit

In 4249, President of Indrala Tony Pua declared himself "Emperor of the Land" with the support of Nationalist Party of Yingdala, the People's Justice Party and the Communist Party. This declaration was met with massive demonstrations against the government. In 4251, the Nationalist Party collapsed, along with the Communist Party. Thus, the Republic's Conservatives won a majority over the People's Justice Party. This victory caused the PJP to collapse as well, effectively leaving Indrala as a one-party state. Though initially the Republic's Conservatives opposed Tony Pua, they came around and supported his claim. Subsequently, this era has come to be known as the RC/Pua Regime.[1]

As student-led pro-democratic protests continued to gain traction across the country, a group of intellectuals gathered in Kaizhou worked in secret to form a political opposition to the RC/Pua Regime. The work of this group, or the "Committee for a Fresh Alternative," would culminate in 4252, with the official launch of the Lotus Party at the foot of Mount Siji. Wu Hán was selected by this committee to become the first leader.

RC/Pua Regime (4249-4258) Edit

Seeing the new party as a threat, the Republic's Conservatives called a snap election in 4252. This election saw the Lotus Party win just 5 of the 125 seats in the Parliament. Following the election, the Republic's Conservatives moved to consolidate power very quickly after winning a constitutional majority, extending their term from 4 to 8 years and, notably, legalizing torture.

The constitutional reforms put forward by the Republic's Conservatives were met by vigorous opposition from the Lotus Party, under Wu Hán. Wu would spend the next 6 years travelling the country and motivating students to take to the streets in resistance. Despite the non-violent nature of these protests, the regime came down on the protesters with brutality. Utilizing the new torture legislation, thousands of students across the nation were tortured by the regime and hundreds remain missing. This response from the government, however, only served to augment the pro-democratic movement.

-- UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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

No. Picture Name Start End
1Huang ZitaoHuang Zitao42524258
3Wei Chang42584270
3Yin Xiuying42704276
4Yan Zhelan42764298
5Bai Yun42984330
6Jin Huanyu43304352
7Tan Fengmian43524360
8Wang Zheng43604370
9SungHyoRinSung Hyo-rin43704390

Party Leaders Edit

No. Picture Name Start End
1Wu HanWu Hán15 Feb 42522 Apr 4269
-Sun Luhan(interim) 2 Apr 426921 June 4270
2HuangHuang Zitao21 Jun 427014 May 4298
3KwanZhiyongKwan Zhiyong14 May 429817 Apr 4330
4YijunkaiYi Junkai17 Apr 433030 Aug 4337
5DaiDai Jinhao17 Apr 433015 May 4356
-SungHyoRinSung Hyo-rin15 May 435615 May 4358
6LiBaihanLi Baihan15 May 43581 October 4374
7GaoYifenGao Yifen1 October 43741 January 4392
7XiRushiXi Rushi1 January 4392incumbent

Electoral results Edit

Year Total Votes Votes Recieved % Votes Seats +/- Position Status
4252 60,614,143 2,382,683 Increase3.93%
5 / 125
New Increase2nd Official Opposition
4258 60,362,568 24,104,796 Increase39.93%
266 / 665
261 261 Increase1st Coalition with the Nationalist Party
4263 60,674,997 21,117,654 Decrease34.80%
232 / 668
Decrease 34 Steady1st Hung Parliament
4264 59,847,856 22,375,478 Increase37.39%
246 / 668
Increase 14 Steady1st Coalition with the Nationalist Party
Feb

4269

61,724,638 23,972,114 Increase38.84%
260 / 668
Increase 14 Steady1st
Nov

4269

60,117,354 29,021,841 Increase48.28%
323 / 668
Increase 63 Decrease2nd Official Opposition
4274 48,888,401 16,406,695 Decrease33.56%
233 / 668
Decrease90 Increase1st Providing Confidence and Supply to Nationalist Party Minority
4277 56,614,936 21,204,345 Increase37.45%
247 / 668
Increase14 Decrease2nd Offical Opposition
4281 52,138,259 24,075,129 Increase46.18%
308 / 668
Increase61 Steady2nd
Aug

4285

43,955,144 18,281,994 Decrease41.59%
255 / 668
Decrease53 Steady2nd Hung Parliament
Nov

4285

49,846,170 23,133,837 Increase46.41%
281 / 668
Increase26 Increase1st Minority Government

References Edit

  1. http://forum.particracy.net/viewtopic.php?p=121243#p121243