by Max Barry

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Political Parties

Here is a quick run-down of all parties represented in the Tarvelian Parliament.

National Christian Alliance (250 seats)

The NCA is a merger of the Orthodox-nationalist Nation Christian Union, and former Labor Party members who supported renewing positive ties with Russia. Its victory was major upset in the 2019 election, having unseated the Liberals, who had governed Tarvelia since its independence in 1991.

As a whole, it is centrist on economic issues (can be expressed as ordoliberal), and is socially conservative (even by Tarvelian standars). They support national standards for provincially-administered welfare, pensions, and healthcare. It does support greater tax breaks for families with three or more children. Like every party save the Radical Party, it opposes abortion, same-sex unions, and secularization. Members are ardent supporters of the monarchy, and typically have a slight preference for unitary governance.

The Liberal Party (113 seats)

This party shaped Tarvelian policy for thirty years, and will likely hold a strong legacy.

It is a neoliberal party that favors deregulation, and localism. When it was in power, its motto was "Desovietization and Selective Westernization."

The Labor Party (68 seats)

This party was the party of opposition when the Liberals were in power.

It is better described as a communitarian than social democratic. Its stances on economic issues can be compared to the more moderate members of the US's Democratic Party, while still adhering to the socially conservative nature of Tarvelian culture.

The Tarvelian People's Party (43 seats)

The TPP is the National Christian Alliance's coalition partner. Members are economic centrists with an affinity for tariffs. They prefer stricter regulations on immigration (which is already relatively strict in Tarvelia). Another pet cause is replacing the decimal system with a duodecimal system, as the former was imposed on Tarvelia in 1925 while under the Soviet Union, and it the system does not make as much since to Tarvelians, whose language utilizes a base-12 counting system.

The Radical Party (5 seats)

A typical social democratic party, and the only major party in Tarvelia advocating social liberalism.

The Moderate Party (2 seats)

On economics, they lie between the Labor and Liberal parties. It distinguishable from the NCA with its pro-Westernism. Think John Boehner if he was a consistent social conservative.

The New Democratic Party (1 seat)

A largely one-issue party; it advocates for joining the EU. Its members are typically from the Tarvelian upperclass, and most are businessmen.

Sopti Independence Party (1 seat)

A party that calls for secession of Soptivel, its voters can be found across the political spectrum. It is a very small minory party in the province, and finds its seat as a result of a quirk in the Tarvelian election system.