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Parties of the Japanese Empire

Yokusankai (Imperial Rule Association) - The only 'official' party in the Empire in practice the Yokusankai has changed little since its foundation and remains a complex monster of a party. Its made up of a broad range of government officials and military men the Party has little in the way of a uniting ideology outside of nationalism and a vague pan-Asianist flavor. After they were routed in the 2012 Diet elections they have been forced to resort to harsher measures to stay in power. This has led to the party to begin to fray at the edges. Today the party remains in power but with liberal students increasingly turning to other parties, Crown Prince Naruhito speaking out against them just before taking the throne in 2019 and their older power base literally dying off the future of the party is in major doubt with many international analysts predicting that it will fall out of power before 2030 for the first time in their history.

Rikken Minshu-to (Constitutional Democrat Party) - Formed in 1985 as the first opposition party to the Yokusankai the Party, like all parties in Japan today, began as a simple faction of the Yokusankai. However, after the death of Prime Minister Kishi in 1982 the Yokusankai entered a period of crisis and the more liberal members of the party took the chance to form their own party. While not having an imperial sanction to run their own candidates they circumvented the informal ban by running their candidates as Yokusankai candidates. Using this they have gained an increasingly large minority in the Diet and spread their message. They advocate for a liberalizing of the state and lessening of the totalitarian nature of the country. They want to transfer the Sphere into a Free Trade area to incentivize nations within it to remain so. However they maintain that Japan needs to keep its various outposts and colonies across the Pacific to maintain Japanese self sufficiency. This has gained them the nickname the Little Conservatives by some which is used with either derisiveness or pride depending on who is speaking.

Kokumin Kaifuku tō (National Restoration Party) - The NRP is a party that is in some ways like the Yokusankai and in others like the CDP and as such acts as a hazy middle ground between the two. The major platform of Japan is to restore the Emperor's place in politics as the head to state, much like Emperor Meji. This however is seen as little more than a pipe dream by everybody, even most of the NRP party leaders. Instead the NRP currently acts as a bridge between the Yokusankai and the CDP and frequently works in tandem with one or the other to keep the government operating whenever a deadlock looms. NRP members usually support the authoritarian tendencies of the Yokusankai as a necessary sacrifice to keep order and Communism from destroying Japanese life. However they also conversely support breaking down trade barriers like the CDP. It is unique however since it does have an Imperial Sanction and therefore can run candidates in its own name. Despite this they continue to use the Yokusankai as its more recognizable to the average Japanese voter.

Nihon Kyōwatō (Japanese Republican Party) - Easily the most radical of the major parties the JRP wants to do away with the Emperor and the Yokusankai and wants to implement a Western style democracy within Japan. It stands out as a radically liberal party in a nation which is traditionally hardline conservative and as such is under heavy scrutiny by the government with 4 of the last 6 Party Leaders currently in prison for dubious links to terrorism. The Yokusankai however lets them exist simply because they are not that large, only winning about 12% of the vote in 2020 and they are loyal enough that the party itself is not really a danger to the establishment and as such works as a sort of heat sink for the radical opposition. Born in 2000 after the warming of relations with the West it was formed by a group of university students who studied in America and grew fascinated with its political freedoms. They also want to break up the zaibatsu's which run the Japanese economy and transform the Sphere into a "UNAA[1] in Asia" as they describe it. Their political future is undoubtable going to be troubled but some predict they could eventually become powerbrokers like the NRP.

Other Minor Parties:

Nihon no marukusushugi kakumei sensen - (Japanese Marxist Revolutionary Front) - Stalinist-Leninist

Kokka jinmin tō (Japanese National Peoples Party) - Far Right

Ainu kenri to (Ainu Rights Party)

Nihon sekigun (Japanese Red Front) - Revolutionary Marxist

[1]United North America Agreement. Think NAFTA but a bit more.
 
Parties of the Commonwealth of Patagonia

Progressive Party of Patagonia
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Current Leader: Bikram Singh (Prime Minister of Patagonia, MP forVictoria and Uphill).
Political Position: Centre-left to left-Wing.
Ideologies: Progressivism, Social Democracy, Democratic Socialism.

The Progressive Party was formed in 2000 and are on the youngest parties of Patagonia. They were formed out of the remnants of the previous Labour party. It collapsed after their disastrous 2000 Election. They were the third biggest party from 2000-2019 until the Progressive party managed to pull off a suprising victory in the 2020 Election resulting in Bikram Singh becoming the first Progressive PM of Patagonia and the first PM of Indian descent and the first PM who is a Sikh.


Conservative Party of Patagonia:
Current Leader: Nesta Williams (MP for New Manchester South).
Political Position: Centre-Right.
Ideologies: Conservatism, Economic Liberalism, Liberal Conservatism.

The Conservative Party is the second oldest Party in Patagonia. Formed in 1890 with the Merger of the National Party and Unity Party. The Conservative Party governed Patagonia from 2005 until 2020 until it lost the Election as a result of poor Campaigning.

Liberal Party of Patagonia:
Current Leader: Francois Le Sueur (MP for New Manchester Central)
Political Position: Centre to Centre-Left.
Ideologies: Liberalism, Social Liberalism.

The Liberal Party is the oldest Party of Patagonia beeing formed in 1880. It was the biggest Political Party in the History and is the Party that had the most Prime Ministers. But the Pary size has dwindled over time which resulted in it becoming the Third biggest party. After the party was hit with the Tea Scandal in 2020 it saw some members and supporters split off in a new Political Party.


Patagonia First Party:
Current Leader: Angus Connelly (MP for Southwick & Bolton)
Political Position: Right-Wing to Far-Right
Ideologies: Right-Wing Populism, National Conservatism, Patagonian Nationalism, Anti-Immigration, Anti-Islam.

The Patagonia First Party is one of the younger Parties. It was founded in 2010 with the Merger of the two Minor Right-Wing parties, the National People's Party and the Patagonia Independence Party and with right-wing leaning Conservatives of the Conservative Party who were not happy with the party dealing about Immigration and Islam.

Ecology Party:
Current Leader: Asuna Nagatomo (MP for North Victoria & Boston)
Political Position: Left-Wing.
Ideologies: Green Politics, Progressivism.

The Ecology Party was founded 1980 as a successor to the People Party and is Patagonias version of the Green Party. The party has seen a rise of support and memberships over the last years. Their lead by Asuna Nagatomo who is the youngest party leader of the Ecology party.


Democratic Party of Patagonia:
Current Leader: Cassandra Waite (MP for Hanover South & Gotham)
Political Position: Centre to Centre-Left.
Ideologies: Liberalism, Social Liberalism,

The Youngest Political Party in Patagonia beeing formed in 2020 after several members of the Liberal Party left and formed their own party after the Tea scandal. Altough they are called the Democratic Party they are just referred by everyone as the Democrats.


Libertarian Party of Patagonia:
Current Leader: Joseph Young (MP for Sandy Point)
Idealogies: Libertarianism, Classical liberalism, Fiscal conservatism, Laissez-faire capitalism, Non-interventionism.


The Libertarian Party was formed in 1975 and is the biggest of the Libertarian Parties. The Party has been on the rise since 2008 and during the 2020 Election got their first seats in the House of Commons.

Communist Party of Patagonia:
Current Leader:
John Sanchez (MP for Argentino)
Political Position: Far-Left.
Ideologies: Communism, Socialism, Marxism-Leninism.

The Communist Party of Patagonia was formed in 1924 and is the biggest and the oldest of the Communist Parties in Patagonia. The Party was a small major Party from 1924-1945. After WW2 it became a minor political party and only rose again after former Professional Footballer (Soccer) player John Sanchez ran as a MP.


Yet Another Political Party:
Current Leader:
Richard Dawson (MP for West Aberystwyth)
Ideology: Political Satire, Green Politics

The Yet Another Political Party was founded by Patagonian Comedian and activist Richard Dawson in 2020 as a joke for his Comedy TV Show . He made it clear that he did not want to win but it backfired on him when he was elected as MP for West Aberystwyth in the 2020 Election by the people.


People's Party:
Current Leader: Georgina O'Neill (MP for Riverbridge)
Political Position: Centre to Centre-Right
Ideologies: Progressive Conservatism, Green Conservatism

The People's Party was formed in 2018 by young Conservatives who are Progressives and support Green Politics. Their Leader is Georgina O'Neill the daughter of former Conservative Prime Minister Edward O'Neill and was the youngest of the MPs elected in the 2020 Election. She is 22

Patagonian House of Commons: 160 Seats.


Progressive Party - 63
Conservative Party - 34
Liberal Party - 23
Patagonia First - 15

Ecology Party - 11
Democratic Party - 6
Libertarian Party - 2
Communist Party - 1
Yet Another Political Party - 1
People's Party - 1
Independents - 2
Speaker - 1
 
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Parties of the Commonwealth of Patagonia

Progressive Party of Patagonia
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Current Leader: Bikram Singh (Prime Minister of Patagonia, MP forVictoria and Uphill).
Political Position: Centre-left to left-Wing.
Ideologies: Progressivism, Social Democracy, Democratic Socialism.

The Progressive Party was formed in 2000 and are on the youngest parties of Patagonia. They were formed out of the remnants of the previous Labour party. It collapsed after their disastrous 2000 Election. They were the third biggest party from 2000-2019 until the Progressive party managed to pull off a suprising victory in the 2020 Election resulting in Bikram Singh becoming the first Progressive PM of Patagonia and the first PM of Indian descent and the first PM who is a Sikh.


Conservative Party of Patagonia:
Current Leader: Nesta Williams (MP for New Manchester South).
Political Position: Centre-Right.
Ideologies: Conservatism, Economic Liberalism, Liberal Conservatism.

The Conservative Party is the second oldest Party in Patagonia. Formed in 1890 with the Merger of the National Party and Unity Party. The Conservative Party governed Patagonia from 2005 until 2020 until it lost the Election as a result of poor Campaigning.

Liberal Party of Patagonia:
Current Leader: Francois Le Sueur (MP for New Manchester Central)
Political Position: Centre to Centre-Left.
Ideologies: Liberalism, Social Liberalism.

The Liberal Party is the oldest Party of Patagonia beeing formed in 1880. It was the biggest Political Party in the History and is the Party that had the most Prime Ministers. But the Pary size has dwindled over time which resulted in it becoming the Third biggest party. After the party was hit with the Tea Scandal in 2020 it saw some members and supporters split off in a new Political Party.


Patagonia First Party:
Current Leader: Angus Connelly (MP for Southwick & Bolton)
Political Position: Right-Wing to Far-Right
Ideologies: Right-Wing Populism, National Conservatism, Patagonian Nationalism, Anti-Immigration, Anti-Islam.

The Patagonia First Party is one of the younger Parties. It was founded in 2010 with the Merger of the two Minor Right-Wing parties, the National People's Party and the Patagonia Independence Party and with right-wing leaning Conservatives of the Conservative Party who were not happy with the party dealing about Immigration and Islam.

Ecology Party:
Current Leader: Asuna Nagatomo (MP for North Victoria & Boston)
Political Position: Left-Wing.
Ideologies: Green Politics, Progressivism.

The Ecology Party was founded 1980 as a successor to the People Party and is Patagonias version of the Green Party. The party has seen a rise of support and memberships over the last years. Their lead by Asuna Nagatomo who is the youngest party leader of the Ecology party and youngest Leader of any party at the age of 25.


Democratic Party of Patagonia:
Current Leader: Cassandra Waite (MP for Hanover South & Gotham)
Political Position: Centre to Centre-Left.
Ideologies: Liberalism, Social Liberalism,

The Youngest Political Party in Patagonia beeing formed in 2020 after several members of the Liberal Party left and formed their own party after the Tea scandal. Altough they are called the Democratic Party they are just referred by everyone as the Democrats.


Libertarian Party of Patagonia:
Current Leader: Joseph Young (MP for Sandy Point)
Idealogies: Libertarianism, Classical liberalism, Fiscal conservatism, Laissez-faire capitalism, Non-interventionism.


The Libertarian Party was formed in 1975 and is the biggest of the Libertarian Parties. The Party has been on the rise since 2008 and during the 2020 Election got their first seats in the House of Commons.

Communist Party of Patagonia:
Current Leader:
John Sanchez (MP for Argentino)
Political Position: Far-Left.
Ideologies: Communism, Socialism, Marxism-Leninism.

The Communist Party of Patagonia was formed in 1924 and is the biggest and the oldest of the Communist Parties in Patagonia. The Party was a small major Party from 1924-1945. After WW2 it became a minor political party and only rose again after former Professional Footballer (Soccer) player John Sanchez ran as a MP.


Yet Another Political Party:
Current Leader:
Richard Dawson (MP for West Aberystwyth)
Ideology: Political Satire, Green Politics

The Yet Another Political Party was founded by Patagonian Comedian and activist Richard Dawson in 2020 as a joke for his Comedy TV Show . He made it clear that he did not want to win but it backfired on him when he was elected as MP for West Aberystwyth in the 2020 Election by the people.


People's Party:
Current Leader: Georgina O'Neill (MP for Riverbridge)
Political Position: Centre to Centre-Right
Ideologies: Progressive Conservatism, Green Conservatism

The People's Party was formed in 2018 by young Conservatives who are Progressives and support Green Politics. Their Leader is Georgina O'Neill the daughter of former Conservative Prime Minister Edward O'Neill and was the youngest of the MPs elected in the 2020 Election. She is 22

Patagonian House of Commons: 160 Seats.


Progressive Party - 63
Conservative Party - 34
Liberal Party - 23
Patagonia First - 15

Ecology Party - 11
Democratic Party - 6
Libertarian Party - 2
Communist Party - 1
Yet Another Political Party - 1
People's Party - 1
Independents - 3
Judging by the names of these ridings, I'm guessing that ITTL, Britain colonized that part of South America instead of Spain?
 
Parties of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

(POD: During the Independence of India and Burma in 1947 and 1948 the departing British resettle all Anglo-Indians and Anglo-Burmese to the Islands to form their own Nation out of fear that the Anglo-Indians and Anglo-Burmese would face harsh discrimination and attacks due to their heritage. The British in the OTL had the intention to do this as they had a fear that would happen to the Anglo-Indians and Anglo-Burmese but this never materialised.)

National Labour Party:
Current Leader: Jessica Kapoor (Prime Minister of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, MP for Port Blair West).
Political Position: Centre-Right.
Ideologies: Conservatism, Fiscal Conservatism, Economic Liberalism, Nationalism.

The National Labour Party was formed in 1961 with the merger of the National Party and Conservative Labour Party. While the name Labour might suggest a Social Democratic party the NLP is actually a Conservative Party however it has a longstanding ties to the labour Movement. They won the 2018 election but did not receive enough seats for a majority and formed a Coalition with the Reform Party and the Libertarian Party.

People's Party:
Current Leader:
Norman Kumal Peters (MP for Herbertabad)

Political Position: Centre-Left.
Ideologies: Social Democracy, Democratic Socialism.

The PP is the oldest Party of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands beeing founded in 1949 as the Labour Party and was renamed to the People's Party in 1989. It is the most successful Party in the history of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Reform Party:
Current Leader:
Diana Singh (MP for Maya Bandar North ).
Political Position: Right-Wing.
Ideologies: Right-Wing Populism, Social Conservatism, Economic Liberalism, Nationalism,

The RP was formed in 2005 after a faction of Right-Wing Conservatives split off from the National Labour Party and formed their own Party. During the 2018 election they doubled their seats. They are currently in a Coalition with the National Labour Party and the Libertarian Party.


Liberal-Democratic Party:
Current Leader:
William Sinclair (MP for Tarmugli)
Political Position: Centre to Centre-Left
Ideologies: Liberalism, Social Liberalism.

The LDP was formed in 2018 with the merger of the Liberal Party and the former party that split off the Liberal Party in 1978 the Democratic Party. The LDP has recently gone trough a Leadership election after former leader Sarah Khan died in a car crash.


Green Party:
Current Leader:
Alistair McGovern (MP for Khudirampur).
Political Position: Left-Wing.
Ideologies: Progressivism, Green Politics, Environmentalism.

The GP was formed in 1972 and was briefly known as the Ecology Party from 1989 till 2003. They were a minor Party for most of their History until the 2018 Election when they got their first seats in the House of Representatives.


Progressive Conservative Party:
Current leader:
William H. van der Beek (MP for Malacca)
Political Position: Centre to Centre-Right
Ideologies: Progressive Conservatism, Conservatism, Liberal Conservatism, Economic liberalism, Green Conservatism

The PCP was formed in 2006 by more Moderate, Progressive and Liberal Conservatives who left the National Labour Party. Their leader WIlliam H. van der Beek parents are Indo-Dutch and is the youngest of the Political Leaders at the age of 30.


Libertarian Party:
Current Leader:
Angus Kingsley (MP for Tenlaa)
Idealogies: Libertarianism, Classical liberalism, Fiscal conservatism, Laissez-faire capitalism.


The LP was formed in 1980 and is the main Libertarian Party of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Party was for a long time a minor but gained their first seat in the House of Representatives. during the 2018 Election. They formed a Coalition with the National Labour Party and Reform Party.

House of Representatives of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 66 Seats.
National Labour Party - 23 (G)
People's Party - 18 (O)
Reform Party - 10 (G)
Liberal-Democratic Party - 6 (O)
Green Party - 4 (O)
Progressive Conservative Party - 3 (O)

Libertarian Party - 1 (G)
Speaker - 1

(G) = Goverment
(O) = Opposition
 
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Parties of the Kingdom of Argentina

This is a TL where the British annexed Argentina during the Napoleonic Wars and it became gradually anglicized due to a large influx of immigrants from the British Isles (including the Welsh and Irish along with the English), though much of the population remained Hispanophone and Argentina is still majority Catholic thanks to German and Italian immigrants. In 1887, Argentina was spun off as a separate kingdom under one of Queen Victoria's sons similarly to Australia and Canada. Nowadays Argentina has a prosperous developed economy and a continuous tradition of parliamentary democracy despite often turbulent politics due to the frequent clashes of interests between the various immigrant groups. Argentina is bilingual, but for the sake of convenience only English names have been provided.

Radical Party-The "natural party of government" for Argentina for much of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, the Radical Party originated among British Nonconformists and Liberals who agitated for universal suffrage and home rule. They formed a coalition of poorer farmers, urban immigrants, and intellectuals that finally enacted the Suffrage Reform Act of 1902 that abolished all property qualifications for voting. Because of this history, the party did not decline as much compared to many other liberal parties in the 20th Century. The party's official ideology is a sort of populist social liberalism that fully embraces a welfare state along with free trade etc, however there is a large orthodox free market faction. As with most Argentine parties, there is a wide variety of opinions on social issues despite the generally liberal views the party holds on LGBT rights, the War on Drugs etc. In particular, many of the Nonconformist MPs hold socially conservative views on abortion. The Radicals are strongest among the urban middle class but enjoys a large degree of working-class support as well. They have a particular base of support among the Jewish and Welsh communities. The current Prime Minister of Argentina, Elizabeth Lewis, is a Radical and is presiding over a coalition government.

National Party-The National Party is the largest right-wing party in Argentina and descended from the Conservative Party which was a coalition of Anglophone and Hispanophone rural landowner and agrarian interests opposed to universal suffrage. Throughout the party's history, the Nationals have consistently favoured rural interests, social conservatism, and orthodox free market economics. The party has not produced a Prime Minister since the 1920s and has rarely been in government. However, the party has undergone a sudden revival in the past decade thanks to the "Austral Movement" under Arthur Mattei taking control of the party and adopting right-wing populist rhetoric of nativist opposition to foreign immigration (primarily Middle Eastern and African rather than from other South American countries these days) and protectionist economics. This has enabled the National Party to expand from its old rural base and make inroads among the urban petit bourgeoisie and skilled working class which traditionally supported the other parties. The traditionalist faction grumbles, if only because some support immigration out of desire for cheap agricultural labour. The party's suppose is roughly equally divided between Hispanophones and Anglophones.

Popular Movement for Labour and Justice-The PMLJ dominated Argentine politics for much of the 20th Century, thanks to it outmaneuvering the conventional Labour Party for trade union support and the powerful leadership of Juan and Eva Peron (the latter being the Party President until her death in 2005). The party's ideology is vaguely populist and derives from an ideological mixture of Catholic Social Teaching and corporatism. During the first PMLJ government in the 1940s, Prime Minister Peron instituted massive public works projects, undertook rural electrification, instituted social welfare measures including the world-renowed National Health Insurance, and created the "Labour Bill of Rights". Opponents criticized the demagogic rhetoric that often blamed London bankers for all the country's ills and toleration for patronage and graft that accompanied the "New Argentina" agenda. Nonetheless, the charisma of Peron meant he would serve as Prime Minister for three terms (1945-1955, 1959-1963, 1971-1976) that remains unmatched by any other Prime Minister. The party's more recent PMs such as Menem and Koenigsberg proved less popular due to inflation, a turn towards fiscal conservatism and frequent corruption scandals. PMLJ still retains a strong support base among the urban working class and rural poor, with disproportionate Hispanophone support, but the party has consistently declined since the 2005 general election. Currently the PMLJ is dominated by a coalition of conservative and trade unionist interests, with a large proportion of its left-wing breaking away to join the Republican Party (see below). It was forced to join the Radicals in the current Grand Coalition government in order to uphold certain traditional union interests. Party leader Edwin Rodriguez is unhappy at the minimal influence he wields despite being being Deputy Prime Minister and Labour Minister, fearing his party may be thoroughly decimated in next year's election.

Labour Party-The Labour Party is a fairly conventional social democratic party that was founded as a heterogeneous coalition of Anglophone reformist trade unionists and more radical Jewish and Italian immigrants. Despite some early electoral success, their participation in an unpopular coalition government with the Radicals that resulted in large-scale cuts in social welfare spending made them lose a large proportion of its support among the working class to the PMLJ. The party denounced the PMLJ as authoritarian but it could say little while Peron passed universal healthcare and rural electrification. Labour retained a core of support among some Anglophone workers and leftist intellectuals that enabled it to weather long periods outside of government. Later on, Labour made inroads with public employee unions especially the teachers' union that secured a solid base of support and daftly played its hand by participating in coalition governments with both the Justicialists and the Radicals. The party is generally socially progressive (though as with the Radicals there are some socially conservative MPs) and has been revitalized in recent years by a wave of youth support. Labour elected a new leader in 2018, an aging Jewish leftist by the name of Emmanuel Goldstein, who has roused significant student and worker support with fiery left-wing populist rhetoric that often echoes Peron. Its refusal to participate in a coalition government with the Radicals forced the creation of the Grand Coalition. As indicated above, the party's support base is primarily urban and heavily youth oriented.

Republican Party-The Republican Party is a left-wing, democratic socialist party that seeks to abolish the monarchy and otherwise remove the "stains of British imperialism from Argentina". The party originally was tied to the radical Irish nationalist/republican movement which rejected Irish Home Rule as not going far enough and its core support base was among Irish immigrants. However, the party increasingly moved began to uphold Hispanophone interests and consequently expanded support among the Hispanophone population. Even then, the Republicans have only single digit support for most of her history and was for all intents and purposes a protest party until the left-wing of PMLJ broke away to join the Republicans in 2011 which massively expanded its support base. The Party President and spiritual leader is a 94 year old Rodolfo Walsh who openly talks about entering a left-wing coalition with Labour.
 
Parallel Neighbours

Australia and New Zealand more or less but a bit different (PNG is admitted into Australia as a state in 1975 and New Caledonia is purchased by New Zealand post World War II with help from Britain due to France's financial constraints). New Zealand also has a Preferential voting system (much like Australia does OTL) whilst Australia also has this system but also has a 150 member list as well on top of this (with a treshold of 3%).

Political Parties of New Zealand:

Government:

Liberal-Democratic Coalition of New Zealand (Centre-Right to Right-Wing): - Last Election (53.4%: D 30.2%; L 23.2%)
Seats: 88/150


The Natural Coalition of government within New Zealand, having ruled for approximately 65% of the country's history and having been in power for the last 15 years. They advocate for free market economics and are generally socially conservative (with the Democratic Party especially being quiet tied to the Evangelical and Pentacostal Communities of New Zealand amongst other religious groups).

Democratic Party of New Zealand (Right-Wing)
Positions: Social Conservatism, National Conservatism, Economic Populism, Right-Wing Populism, Monarchism
Seats: 50/150

The Larger and more right-wing Party of the two, the more ardently conservative and monarchist. They're popular amongst voters in the outer suburbs of major cities as well as amongst rural voters as well.

Liberal Party of New Zealand (Centre-Right):
Positions: Social Conservatism, Liberal Conservatism, Economic Conservatism, Monarchism
Seats: 38/150

This is the party of big business and does well with the upper middle class and as such does well in inner cities across New Zealand.


Opposition:

National Progressive Alliance of New Zealand (Centre to Centre-Left):
Seats: 55/150


The Alliance had been in power throughout the mid 90's to mid 2000's and in the mid 50's to 60's but have mostly been in opposition and have been in opposition for the last 15 years. Some have attributed this due to infighting within the Alliance (in particular between the National and Progressive Party's on issues such as climate change action and stances on same sex marriage, with some right-wing national members not wanting to support same sex marriage entirely and keeping the status quo civil union laws in place).

National Party of New Zealand (Centre to Centre-Left):
Positions: Social Liberalism, Economic Liberalism, Green Politics, Green Liberalism, Progressivism, Republicanism
Seats: 35/150

The largest of the two party's in the Alliance, the National Party are a moderately progressive party that advocates mostly for free market policies (with some regulation to keep business in line). The Party generally does well amongst young families as well as suburban voters.

Progressive Party of New Zealand (Centre-Left)
Positions: Social Democracy, Progressivism, Republicanism
Seats: 20/150

The Progressives are a very standard Social Democratic Party advocating for progressive social and taxation policy. They are popular in the inner suburbs and cities across New Zealand.

Crossbench:
Workers Party of New Zealand (Centre-Left to Left-Wing:
Positions: Social Democracy, Democratic Socialism, Republicanism, Left-Wing Populism
Seats: 4/150

The largest of the minor party's, the Workers Party was formed out of the left-wing rump of the old Labour Party in the 30's. The Party is most popular amongst young voters but also has some older voters who vote for them as well.

Maori Party (Big Tent):
Positions: Maori Interests
Seats: 3/150

As the name indicates, the party represents the interests of the Maori people, founded in the 70's after discriminatory actions by the police, the party has managed to maintain a parliamentary presence ever since they first entered parliament more than 40 years ago.

Political Parties of Australia:

Government:

Red-Green Alliance (Centre-Left to Left-Wing): - Last Election - 45.4% (S - 24.8%, G - 20.6%)
Seats: 145/300


The Red Green Alliance have become in a way the largest governing coalition in the country in terms of membership and in seats.

Socialist Party of Australia (Left-Wing to Centre-Left):
Positions: Democratic Socialism, Social Democracy, Civic Nationalism, Progressivism, Left-Wing Populism
Seats: 83/300

The Largest Party in the country, having gained a quarter of the vote, the Socialists and a avowedly left wing party that does the best amongst young families (those from 25-50ish) as well as the working class voters in Suburbs (having marketed themselves as the party of the working class and suburbia).

Green Party of Australia (Centre-Left):
Positions: Social Democracy, Green Politics, Progressivism
Seats: 72/300

The second largest party in the country, having gained just over a fifth of the national vote, the greens are amongst the largest of its kind in the world, with most of its votes coming from inner cities in major urban areas as well as from coastal areas (particuarly smaller towns along the coast).

Supply and Confidence:
Pirate Party of Australia (Centre-Left):

Positions: Pirate Politics, E-Democracy, Direct Democracy, Progressivism
Seats: 12/300

The Pirate Party have gained a bit of a following amongst the youth vote with their Pirate Politics finding appeal amongst Uni Students.

Opposition:

Australian Democrats (Centre)
Positions: Social Liberalism, Economic Liberalism, Third Way, Agrarianism (Faction)
Seats: 70/300

The party of the Centre and the Party of 'Keeping the Bastards Honest'. The Democrats are the current opposition and represent generally free market neoliberalism (however which checks and balances to ensure that businesses do not try to act dishonestly) as well as take a fairly moderate approach to most social issues. They are popular amongst older voters (50+) especially in the city's but also amongst the rural population as well.

Crossbench:

Freedom Party (Right-Wing to Far-Right):

Positions: National Conservatism, Social Conservatism, Economic Populism, Right-Wing Populism, Anti-Immigration
Seats: 20/300

Christian Party (Centre-Right to Right-Wing):
Positions: Christian Democracy, Social Conservatism, Economic Liberalism
Seats: 15/300

Country Party (Right-Wing):
Positions: Agrarianism, National Conservatism, Social Conservatism, Agrarian Conservatism
Seats: 8/300

Agrarian Party (Left-Wing):
Positions: Agrarianism, Democratic Socialism, Agrarian Socialism
Seats: 8/300

United Communist Party (Far-Left):
Positions: Communism, Marxmism, Trotskyism (Faction),Marxist-Leninism (Faction)
Seats: 5/300

Others/Independents
Seats: 7/300
 
Parties of the United States of America in "Crush the Serpent with his Heel"/Defiance of the Sith.

Note: The U.S house has 650 seats and the Senate is based on a party list system based on groupings of several states and in the cases of California and Texas just those states.

Republican Party:
Ideology: Liberalism, Social Liberalism, Third Way:
Leaders: President Hilary Rodham (NY), Vice President Cory Booker (NJ), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA), Senate Majority Leader Jim Costa (California)
Seats: 338 House, 48 Senate


Growing from the abolitionist movements of the Civil war antebellum and later on developing into the world's leading liberal party. It's the party friendly to big business, protecting the welfare state as is and broadly protecting the rights of minorities and other vulnerable groups. Although the opposition denounces them as either "Woke capitalist's who took up cynically the cause of social justice" or "Social Justice warriors who sold out and embraced economic orthodoxly". Their main voter base in college educated persons in major metropolitan areas. Especially in the Metropolitan (New York and New Jersey), Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and California regions. Notable Presidents include Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Rockefeller, Barrack Obama and Hilary Rodham

National-Democratic Party:
Ideology: Conservatism, Fusionism, New Federalism
Leaders: Former President Chris Christie (NJ), Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (Steel Belt),House minority leader Kevin McCarty (CA), Governor Ron DeSantis (FL),
Seats: 240 House, 39 Senate


After the Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, their was a desire for many for a more conservative opposition to the Republican's other than the openly segregationist Democratic party which was only a force in the former Confederate states. Barry Goldwater a Senator from the Mountain West region established the National party as a right wing alterative to the GOP and won after defeating the deeply uncharismatic Henry Cabot Lodge J.R in the 1960 presidential election. A dramatic turn for American government. Today after the 1970s merger with the post-integration Democrats. The National Party is a alliance between religious Evangelicals, Catholics and Mormons, fiscal conservatives and those wanting to seek greater autonomy for the states, especially in the South where the National party brands itself still as the Democrats in state and local races. Notable presidents other than Goldwater include , George Romney, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Chris Christie

Social Democratic and Labor Party:
Ideology: Social democracy, Democratic Socialism, Left-Wing populism
Leaders: Senate party leader Elizabeth Warren (New England), House Party Leader Joe Kennedy III (MA), Governor Kamala Harris (CA)
Seats: 54 House, 10 Senate


A merger of two parties formed at the turn of the century. The east coast based Social Democratic and the Midwest centered Labor party. It was the party was delivered Franklin Roosevelt to the white house and the party of the Kennedy family. While never holding office the Kennedys have been deeply influential in getting civil rights legislation through the Goldwater, Romney and Rockefeller presidencies and today are seen as a progressive left-wing alternative to the Republican's with their voters more non-white and college educated and especially younger than the national average. Their strongest in the New England, California and Cascadia regions and sometimes work with and compete with the Republican's on various issues when in government. Both nationally and in several states like New York, Minnesota and Maryland.

Libertarian Party:
Ideology : (Libertarianism, Classical Liberalism, Fiscal Conservatism)
Leader: Senate Party Leader Gary Johnson (Southwest), House Party Leader Mark Ferguson (TX)
Seats: 15 House,3 Senate

A creation of both the National party leaving the legacy of Barry Goldwater behind during the rise of the Evangelicals and the disillusionment with government after Watergate. The Libertarian party grew steadily as a party with both very fiscally conservatives positions on issues like government spending, taxation and guns and very liberal ones on the foreign policy, LGBT rights and civil liberties to create a "Minimalist government". Gaining strength during the war in Afghanistan and the war on Terror and further accelerated during the great recession. Although have started to lose relevancy during the SARS-19 pandemic but have lamented against the lost of personal freedom. Today there parties members are among the wealthiest, most educated and youngest of parties in congress and are strongest in the Western United States.

Green Party:
Ideology: Green politics, Eco-Socialism, Progressivism
Leader: House Party Leader Jamaal Bowman (NY)
Seats: 3 House


Growing out of the environmentalist movements of the 1970s. The party is sometimes seen as a the only "Dissident" party for very left-wing Americans. Although has been spilt between "Pragmatist" factions spearheaded by Ralph Nader in the 2000s and "Fundamentalist" wings under Tulsi Gabbard in the 2010s. But has been growing to due to both the growing concerns of the environment due to climate change since the 1990s and the general disappointment of the American public with the major parties since the great recession. However their reach is limited to only very left wing urban centers and college towns and their have been accusations especially for fundamentalists that they are Chinese/Iranian assets due to the strong commitment to the anti-war movement.
 
Parties of the United States

The Republican Party
Leader: Mitch McConnell, President Rick Perry
211 House Seats, 44 Senate Seats
Having only recently regained power after nearly a century of Democratic and Socialist rule the Republican Party has changed in the time since its last Presidency in the 1920s. It has become a more socially liberal party, but fiscally conservative. It opposes the Welfare State, opposes US intervention in France and Poland, opposes the steady growth of the government in general. However it has recently softened its stances on things like aborition, gay marriage, social justice and gun laws. This was done in an attempt to snipe right leaning members of the Democratic Party and, after the blowout of the 2020 election, the game plan seems to have worked. As the largest party in both Houses of Congress and having a GOP President there is little the Party cannot do. While the major reforms to the Welfare State the Party has been demanding would require a constitutional amendment and so remain outside their ability already the Department of War has scaled back America's foreign commitments and already about 12,000 Federal workers have lost their jobs due to budget cuts.

The American Socialist Party
Leader: Chuck Schumer
106 House Seats, 36 Senate Seats
The American Socialist Party came to power not through the ballot box but, initially, through violence. After the Great Depression plunged America into fiscal and social chaos the allure of Socialism grew in the lower classes. Then, a miners rebellion in West Virginia spiraled out of control and by the mid 1920s American Socialists had stormed DC and forced the President to resign at gunpoint. The years just after the Revolution were hard and unstable as well but, eventually, the ground settled and the economy picked up. The Interim Government held on until the mid-1940s when a revolt in the Party and increased pressure outside the Party forced a restoration of democracy. Since then, until very recently, the ASP and the Democratic Party have held the Presidency. After their route in 2020 however The Party has begun to change. It had become stale and had been overtaken in its traditional progressivism by the Democrats. At the 95th Party Congress Party Secretary Schumer announced the New Manifesto which, in a single statement, made the ASP the most progressive party in the United States. He demanded a complete switch to green fuels by 2030, full rights for the LGBTQIA+ community, a series of controls on guns, a government intervention against the Aryan Nation in Idaho, a strengthening of American foreign aid, a major reform of the American government, electoral reform, an easier path to citizenship and a host of other demands. While some people have doubted The Party's sincerity and see this as a self serving ploy to take the lead on the growing New Progressive Movement, others have taken this pledge to heart. Party membership has surged once more to levels not seen since the 1970s and Socialist Party candidates have been elected to majorities in various local city councils. Polls put them on the road to a comeback in the mid-terms as well.

The Democratic Party
Leader: Nancy Pelosi
105 House Seats, 24 Senate Seats

The 'centrist' Democratic Party has been a political tour de force since the return of democracy. With the GOP discredited with the blame of their party starting the Revolution and the ASP hampered with the baggage of abolishing democracy for nearly two decades, The Democratic Party took the Presidency in the first elections since the 1920s, held in the mid 1940s. While initially trying to appeal to their traditionally right leaning base, they found that the GOP had beat them to it after being pushed out of the north largely by the ASP. So, with the ASP holding down the left and the GOP increasingly shifting towards the right the Democrats appealed to the only voter base left, the Center. They are purposefully moderate on almost every issue. This has made them a haven to those who dislike one of the other major parties. So, when the people grew tired with the ASP's traditional progressive politics the Democrats were quick to take advantage and take the Presidency in the next elections. This moderatism has gained them a lot in the new political arena post-Revolution but many of their recent members were former ASP members who were dissasisfied with the Party's stagnation. With the GOP sniping their right wing voters and the the ASP's rejuvenation threatening to do the same with the left the Democratic Party is faced with extinction if something is not done.

Minor Parties
American Rejuvenation Party
Leader: Reverend Joel Osteen

Founded in 1952 in the Post-Restoration religious reawakening, or reemergence, the ARP has traditionally served as an explicitly Christian party wanting to enshrine Christianity as the official faith of the United States. It had reached a peak membership of about 100,000 in 1955 and even elected a member to Congress in a special election in 1959. As the Counter Culture of the 1960s and 70s along with age whittled away their base and by the 1980s the ARP had been reduced to irrelevancy. Recently however a Second Revival has flooded the party with Evangelicals who see the US as the instigator of Armageddon and want to use the US to cause the return of Christ. This extreme radicalization has alienated the party from its traditionally elderly base and the ARP remains a fringe party.


The Green Party
Leader: Elizabeth Warren

Founded as part of the CounterCulture the Green Party has never been a major influence on US politics. They are a single issue Party demanding the abandonment of fossil fuels and the adoption of green energy sources. Their peak was in 1992 when their 3rd party candidate Robert Fitrakis gained 2,000 votes. Since then the Party has morphed into more of an advocacy group than an actual political party. With the adoption of a strong eco-friendly policy by the ASP many think the ASP will try and absorb the Green Party. Already Warren has been seen in meetings with Schumer acting as his eco-advisor. While nobody knows for sure the future might be bright for the Greens.

The Aryan Nation
Leader: Tom Metzger

Less a political party and more a terrorist organization the AN was founded in the early 1990s with the proliferation of the Internet. Users on the neo-Nazi website Stormfront founded the group as a response to the liberal immigration policies instituted by the Democratic-ASP diarchy and has a strong white nationalist, anti immigrant and anti-Socialist bent. The Nation first gained prominence in 1995 when their Aryan Congress held outside Bonners Ferry, Idaho near the Canadian border was raided by Federal police. A dozen leaders of the Nation were arrested and plans for a large scale war against the government were uncovered including several 'hit-lists' of prominent public figures the AN figured were threats. After this the AN splintered but after the 2012 May Day Massacre the group seems to have reformed. Reports indicate a strong AN presence in the North-West US and several shootings in the area of government officials are suspected of being on orders from the groups new leader. The FBI has already opened numerous investigations into the group and, according to some, are preparing for a repeat of the 1995 arrests. Their short electoral career peaked in 1992 when one of their candidates received two votes for a spot on the Des Moines City Council.
 
Parties of the Republic of Cuba
Partido Popular - Ortodoxo (Populist Left)

Leader: Mariela Castro
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Partido Liberacion Nacional (Center Left)
Leader: Salvador Valdes Mesa
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Partido Liberal Historico (Center Right)
Leader: Juan Patricio Arnaz
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Partido Igualidad (Far Right)
Leader: Enrique Tarrio
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Partido Comunista (Far Left)
Leader: Pedro Riera Escalante
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This is a small divergence from my home state, but here it goes:


The Democratic-Populist Party (DPL)of Nebraska is the name of the state Democratic Party in Nebraska. While other populist parties on the Great Plains did ally with Democrats, it was only in Nebraska where the officially merged in 1896 before native son William Jennings Bryan ran for president.
The democrats in the state wanted to make inroads among the farmers in the state and many felt a merger was in the best interests of both groups.

This was the first case of a third party merging with a larger party, as later the Farmer Labor Party of Minnesota joined with the Democrats, and the Non-Partisan League of North Dakota joined with the Democrats as well.

Prominent members include William Jennings Bryan, George Norris (who switched parties in 1936), James Exon and Ben Nelson. The party is commonly known as the “dem-pops” or “dimples” due to its abbreviation as the DPL.
 
This one, meanwhile, would be some sort of future history epilogue of the same timeline.

As resource scarcity, climate change, and international terrorism ratcheted up global tensions, the nations of the world began to look with rapacious eyes toward the last unclaimed real estate on Earth, Antarctica. As climate change melted the southern ice, resources became more accessible even if the conditions of extracting that bounty remained extremely harsh. In theory it could solve several problems at once, as a convict labor system could be used to reduce demand for resources elsewhere while allowing a relief valve for a variety of population pressures while maintaining access for crews of researchers documenting the rapidly shifting conditions on the continent. This shortsighted approach would come to an abrupt and violent end with the outbreak of the Antarctic Revolution and the birth of the Altrurian Revolutionary Combine (derided by its enemies as the "Southern Reich") under the firm hand of the Cosmicist Southern Vanguard. Born in the wake of serious global convulsions, Cosmicism was a political theory pioneered by American genre writer Daniel Sutter starting in 2020 with the publication of his nonfiction opus The Cosmicist Manifesto. Declaring that "the greatest enemy of the human endeavor is the end, and the surest path to the end is precarity", Cosmicism was an attempt to create a diverse and self-described paradoxical ideology devoted to "preserving the past, pioneering the future, and enshrining freedom and security through mass populist action and global political unity". Facing serious backlash from entrenched power structures the world over, which he derided as "the dying gasps of the Leviathan's Kyriarchy", Cosmicism has only been fully realized in the ARC.

Cosmicist Southern Vanguard: The only legally recognized political party in the ARC, the Vanguard is divided into two broad factions that struggle for power in the eight Territories that make up the nation. While both factions favor centralized government and champion individual freedom of action, the Technocracy faction favors industrial development in order to counter the hostile Fallen World and seeks to rapidly develop a space program in order to establish outposts beyond the Earth to ensure continuity of government and second strike capability in the event of what is viewed as an inevitable attack. To this end Technocracy values immigration by highly skilled prospective citizens who can contribute to this development. In contrast, the Social Ecology faction wishes to preserve as much natural space as possible on the continent, limiting development and attempting to engineer new organisms from preserved native stock to fill niches in the rapidly transforming ecozone and ensure robust (if largely artificial) biodiversity. Extremely distrustful of "unpredictable dilution of the Cosmicist project by unstable foreign elements", Social Ecology opposes all immigration from nations that do not adopt a Cosmicist system and favors a longer term and less destructive space program geared largely toward peacefully achieving autarky by extracting resources throughout the solar system. The Southern Vanguard uses an octopus, a common Cosmicist metaphor, as a symbol.
Did a bit more work fleshing this one out.
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The only political faction enshrined in the ARC Basic Law, the Antarctic Cosmicist Party has an unconventional structure befitting its role, with each local Ward electing a representative to the Party's Regional Committees and those branches in turn forwarding members to the Central Committee in proportion to the population and fractional representation of the Regional Commonwealths. Unlike most political parties these elections are extremely regimented, with the entire elected party apparatus at every level required to stand for election every three years. Adhering to the principles of vanguard pluralism, the ACP is divided into a variety of fractions operating within the broader party structure, each with its own distinct proposals and solutions within the Cosmicist framework. While the elected leader of the largest fraction (or coalition of fractions) becomes the Party's General Secretary, the Central Committee is forbidden from interfering to favor one fraction over another in any election, instead merely deciding on the broad direction of the Party and managing the organization's funds, sophisticated data operation and robust network of operatives and volunteers. Although there are a variety of fractions, the Stewards and the Populists are larger than all the others, forming the closest thing the Revolutionary Commonwealths have to actually distinct political parties (outside of the perennial bloc of political independents).

In keeping with the concept of vanguard pluralism it is entirely possible to run and win election as an independent politician, although legally the Antarctic Cosmicist Party is the only recognized political faction, and as such Cosmicist partisans are able to benefit from a deep bench of popular and institutional support within the government. A broad consensus on Cosmicist goals and practices is of course a prerequisite for membership in the Party but the actual implementation allows a bit of breathing room, and as a result two large and distinct fractions have evolved under the aegis of the Antarctic Cosmicist Party, each firmly rooting their policies in separate Articles of the Antarctic Basic Law.
  • The Steward Fraction favors deepening and preserving distinct Antarctic cultural mores and new ecosystems, opposing expansion in favor of making the existing arcologies more efficient and allowing the newly developed ecosystem to solidify without interference. They oppose allowing climate refugees to seek asylum, viewing them as a dilutive influence on post-Revolutionary culture, and favor using localized and targeted grants to boost the growth of new and distinct culture variants and experimental communities.
  • The Populist Fraction, meanwhile, seeks to expand out into the new wilderness before it becomes fully entrenched, hoping to create a compromise between future growth potential and ecological sustainability through architectural and ecological engineering. The Populists are far more likely to believe in the ability of climate refugees to assimilate to the political culture, and favor allowing them in both on humanitarian grounds and to spite the United Nations.
Aside from these two fractions, there are also loose coalitions of independent socialists and conservatives in the ARC government, though they have been thoroughly de-fanged and are forced to offer solutions based around tinkering on the edges of the Cosmicist consensus. The more restive faction of Antarctic Regressives has been driven underground, however, metastasizing into a radical collection of terrorists and ideologues attempting to carve a living out of the wilderness.
 
Commonwealth of the Great Lakes

- Composed of three federated divisions: Michigan and Illinois on the southern shores (C: Chicago), Ontario on northern shores (C: Toronto) and lands from Ottawa to Québec under he name of Montéal (C: Montréal)
- The federal capital is Ottawa
- It gained independence from France in 1763 at the Treaty of Paris, but its linguistic and cultural composition is basically like in OTL.

Major parties
Democratic Party: Established by Michigan and Illinoisans in 1848 as the first proper party of the Great Lakes, it traditionally leans to centre-left and has been able to remain one of the major parties ever since. It's voters are mostly of the middle class. Won national election 19 times.

Conservative Party: The CP was founded in Ontario in 1854 by somewhat frustrated opponents of the establishment. It's voters are mostly of the middle class. Won national election 15 times.

Third parties
Ministerialist Party: The party found its roots in Ontario in 1854, it's mostly the party of middle class French speaking Catholics of the country. It was a major national party before 1920, and still a major party in Ontario today. Won national election 8 times.

Commonwealth Party: Founded in Ottawa in 1854, the Commonwealth Party is a centre-left to centre-right party with Red Tory elements in them among others. It's voters are mostly of the middle and working class. Won national election 8 times.

Liberal Party: Founded by Ontarians in 1861, remained a major national party before 1920, and still a major party in Ontario today. It's voters are mostly of the middle class. Won national election 8 times.

Socialist Party: Founded in Michigan and Illinois in 1898, the Socialist Party claims to be the only actual left wing party of the Great Lakes. It's voters are mostly made up by the working class of the country and many of them reside on the southern shores. Won election twice (in 1932 and 1952).

Green Party: The Green Party was founded in Ottawa in 1983 and relies on voters mostly from the northern shores of St Lawrence basin and finds itself in opposition of the Socialist Party. It's voters are mostly of the middle class. It managed to become a member of coalition in a government twice.
 
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WIP!

from a possible timeline/series of posts about a better Germany. I gave the project the title:
Für ein Deutschland, in dem wir gut und gerne leben!
"For a Germany where we like to live and do so well!"
(which is a famous campaign slogan by the OTL CDU and Angela Merkel)

It involves a surviving Weimar Germany with pro-nuclear instead of anti-nuclear sentiment, but otherwise, a lot of rule of cool (and maybe only moderate plausibility standards).

2020 election:
United Republic of Germany (Vereinigte Republik Deutschland)


Single Parties - List Associations - Recognised Minority Parties - Jewish Parties


Single parties:


mostly, these are single-interest parties. Some parties are even banned or regarded as too radical to be included in a coalition. However, some of the single parties have been part of lists or even government coalitions in the past.

Jewish Parties:

Jewish Parties (Judenparteien) can freely be integrated into government coalitions, but they can only run on the guaranteed Jewish electoral list. Like the population of states which is necessary for determining how many seats each state list gets in the Bundestag, the number of positions on the Jewish electoral list are determined every ten years, i.e. renewed after two electoral cycles, via a census.

The same applies to the recognised minority parties.

List associations:
At least the four traditional list associations, ranging from left-of-centre to right-wing conservative, are commonly percieved as single parties (especially in foreign-based news), despite every German knowing they are far from single parties. Even foreign media do get the gist of the Bavarian and Austrian separate "party wings", which in reality are fully separate parties both on the centre-left and the centre-right and right-wing. Especially on the right, only few mistake BVP or ÖVP for just wings of the (D)NVP.

Every once in a while, but not as often as people had feared with the introduction of the new electoral system in the "wave of reforms" of the late 1960s, a party within the list associations splinters or a splinter of a party - or a splinter party - leaves the list association. But most of these parties ran out of steam and have rejoined the list associations they were in (or joined another). The most notable exception was the USPD, which split from SPD in the early 1980s and is now somewhat successful either as a single party or in a (all too often fragile) list association with even more left-wing parties.
 
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Dominion of Canada (1980)
Labour (George McGovern): A big tent coalition of urban socialist and rural progressives, the Labour Party had emerged during the Depression years as a powerful force in Canadian politics.
Progressive Conservative (Flora MacDonald): Dominated by the Red Tory wing, the Progressive Conservatives are a largely centrist and unionist force within Canada.
Liberal (Nick Begich - interim): The Liberals, like Labour, were once a broad coalition of farmers and urban voters. Since the rise of Labour, the party has been relegated to the cities, where they enjoy widespread support amongst the immigrant and urban populations.
Social Credit (Steve Symms): A rural populist party that wants greater provincial autonomy and fiscal conservative policies, Social Credit barely espouses their namesake ideology by 1980.
 
List of political parties in the State of Gotham

Major parties
Democratic Party of Gotham: founded in 1828, the DP mostly serves the populist demography of Gotham.
GOP of Gotham: founded in 1792, the GOP usually either takes a strong stand against any form of disorder or decides to back the disorder.

Third parties
Progressive Party of Gotham: founded in 1912, the PP is looking to resolve Gotham's issues in unexplored ways.
Anti-prohibition Party of Gotham: founded in 1869, the party slowly turned from policies on alcohol towards policies on drugs by the mid-20th century.
Independents: according to most Gothamites, you’re either a really good or a really bad person if you run as an independent.

Urepresented parties
Labour Party of Gotham: founded in 1875, it can be a very popular movement if well-organised at the proper moment.
Prohibition Party of Gotham: founded in 1869, a part of their supporters are hard-liner ex-cops.
Transhumanist Party of Gotham: founded in 1901 and popular amongst scientists and their clientele, the TP has high goals with Gotham and morally speaking they're mostly neutral.
Liberal Party of Gotham: founded in 1872, the Liberal Party seem to find no air in Gotham, they're a very small group. Political philosophy might say that Gotham has reached a high level of liberty and hence there's not much need for a Liberal Party.
Socialist Party of Gotham: founded in 1901. To be fair, the SP is pretty attrective to those not living in Gotham, the party is supportive of the lower class but doesn't surrender its values to their supporters.
Communist Party of Gotham: founded in 1919, while the CP is trying to influence state politics, they're mostly of the opinion that Communism has basically arrived to Gotham.
Joke Party: founded by followers of the Joker in 1943, the JP is an unrepresented party on purpose, they're boycotting representative democracy by not running at any election.
Gotham Pirate Party: founded in 2006, the Pirate Party campaigns for direct/ participatory democracy and free speech among others.

Historical parties
Federalist Party of Gotham: active 1789-1887, the FP built Gotham City as we know it today, they commissioned Solomon Wayne to design Gothic Gotham.
Whig Party of Gotham: active 1833-1856, the WP had minor achivements during their activity.
National Republican Party of Gotham: active 1824-1898, the NRP at times campaigned for the independence of Gotham.
Greenback Party of Gotham: active 1874-1889, the GP's ideas became popular among many Gothamites of the period.

Gotham State Assembly
House of Representatives (150 seats)
74 Democrat
60 Republican
11 Idenpendent
3 Progressive
2 Anti-prohibitionist


Senate (61 seats)
31 Democrat
26 Republican
2 Independent

1 Progressive
1 Anti-prohibitionist

I imagine voter turnout is abysmally low in Gotham partly due to their apathy and disbelief in politics but also because they prefer what we call direct democracy.
Disclaimer, the material is very thin, I'm working on Gotham anyway, so will probably have more updates.
 
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