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Verkhovna Rada (The Supreme Council) & Political Parties


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The Verkhovna Rada

Color

Party

Leader

Seats

Color

Zitravgradian Workers' Party

Kazimir Ivanovich Miroslavsky

22

Color

United Front Party

Adam Yanovich Dresvyanin

20

Color

Agrarian Party

Zykova Afanasievna Madgalina

15

Color

Liberal Democratic Party

Anastasiya Aleksandrovna Korovina

6

Color

Alliance of Green

Verinka Ivanovna Kareva

9

Color

Technocracy Party

Asst. Prof. Kliment Semyonovich Kolontayev

11

Color

Global Advocate Party

Onufri Yevgenievich Fyokhlachev

12

Color

Old Zitravia Movement

Lavrentiy Yurievich Kholmatzhonov

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The Verkhovna Rada of Zitravgrad (Ukrainian: Верховна Рада Зітравград, or ВРЗ; literally Supreme Council of Zitravgrad), often simply Verkhovna Rada or just Rada, is the unicameral parliament of Zitravgrad. The Verkhovna Rada is composed of 100 deputies, who are presided over by a chairman (speaker). The Verkhovna Rada meets in the Verkhovna Rada building in Zitravgrad's capital of Providenska.

After the first national election of Zitravgrad in December 2018, the Verkhovna Rada was transformed out of the "Karanidov Duma", the representative body which was designed for the one-party system ruled by the Workers' Party. The Duma was in turn designed after the Imperial Zitravian Duma created by the Kozavian Empire, a centuries-old symbol of the autonomy given by the Empire to the Gramd Duchy. In elections to the Verkhovna Rada, a mixed voting system is used. The seats in the Rada are determined by Mixed Member Majoritarian (MMM).

The majority takes 57 seats and consists of Zitravgradian Workers' Party (22 seats), United Front Party (20 seats) and Agrarian Party (15 seats). The minority (or the opposition) takes 43 seats and consists of Liberal Democratic Party (6 seats), Alliance of Green (9 seats), Technocracy Party (11 seats), Global Advocate Party (12 seats) and Old Zitravia Movement (5 seats).

Political Parties
Zitravgradian Workers' Party

Ideology: Statist, social conservatism, secularism, state capitalism
Leader: Kazimir Ivanovich Miroslavsky

Law Enforcement: The Workers' Party has no plan to lighten the state security measures -- traceable ID card, surveillance cameras and secret police.
Education: The education has been the priority of the state's budget -- even more so than the national defense. The party aims to make the education free up to the first Bachelor's degree.
Economy: Their economic system is usually described as state capitalism, with most industries and businesses belonging to the states, save for small local ones which are either worker-owned or privately owned. The system is bent on generating profits to support its extensive welfare program.
Diplomacy: The government under the party is pragmatic and maintains fair relations with the League of Nations.
Military: Conscription is used in Zitravgrad and the state maintains strong military presence but presents itself as neutral in global politics.
Health: The Workers' Party has made healthcare free and accessible for tax-paying citizens and their children and spouse as well as minors and veterans.
Science: "Technocratic Socialism" comes from the Workers' Party and remains their signature doctrine. Still, they have regulations surrounding what is considered immoral or illegal according to Global Scientific League (GSL)
Culture: Socially and culturally conservatives of the Party prefer that the nation protects its own culture and the budget goes to cultural goes to the cultural education as well as other forms of education.
Environment: The Party is known for strict and extensive environmental laws, such as fallout cleaning, recycling and reforestation. Nonetheless, they do have their flaws in their unlimited support for industries like fishing, lumbering and mining.

AI Rights: The Party gives AIs freedom and rights with trivial but obvious drawbacks -- all AIs are traced by a less-severe version of Hive Mind, unable to marry human citizens and have only a limited list of jobs.
Secularism Act: Since the Party was responsible for the Act, they have no plan to change it and will continue making sure that religion or lack of it do not interfere in public affairs.
Parental Licensing: There are considerations about repealing Parental Licensing or creating a different program or simply lessening the severity of the measures.
Immigration: The immigration laws under the Party are strict by international standard, and the quota for political refugees is low.
Private Ownership: The Workers' Party allow basic ownership such as residential property and small, home-based businesses, as well as inheritance.

United Front Party



Ideology: Zitravgradian nationalism, regulated capitalism, conservatism
Leader: Adam Yanovich Dresvyanin

Law Enforcement: UFP might remain as strict as the Workers' Party in this issue -- if not more militant.
Education: The Party seeks to build up new generations as patriots, who are loyal to the state. But they might also give way to religious education.
Economy: UFP's views on economy might bring about a change in Zitravgrad -- capitalism (albeit limited at first). This will, however, be the subject of discussion, mostly about how feasible it is, since the economy seems shaped in a way that quick reformation is not possible.
Diplomacy: The Party is heavily against compromising with threats that surround them and even opposed to co-operation with Communist Bloc. That said, they are open towards other Slavic nations and nations with whom they do not have a feud.
Military: The Party will maintain the conscription, the budget and the national reserves, if not increasing them.
Health: UFP considers increasing the welfare for veterans and elderly.
Science: The Party treats this issue with caution, but sees its importance.
Culture: Socially and culturally conservatives of the Party prefer that the nation protects its own culture and the budget goes to cultural goes to the cultural education as well as other forms of education.
Environment: The Party has its flaws in its unlimited support for industries like fishing, lumbering and mining.

AI Rights: UFP does not bode well with artificial intelligence citizens, but promises to maintain the present laws protecting their rights.
Secularism Act: The Party might consider repealing it, to replace with a more lax alternative.
Parental Licensing: The same thing can be said for the issue.
Immigration: The Party considers that it might be stricter on immigration laws.
Private Ownership: UFP is going to be very lax towards private ownership laws, especially if they can turn the country to full capitalism.

Old Zitravia Movement



Ideology: Centrism, Economic Independence, Constitutional Monarchy
Leader: Lavrentiy Yurievich Kholmatzhonov

Law Enforcement: The Old Zitravia Movement is likely to maintain the same measure as the Workers' Party.
Education: The Party plans to pay attention to the freedom of formal education and religious education and less on military and scientific training, with an emphasis on restoring art and culture education present before the Revolutuin.
Economy: The Party is fiscally conservative and seeks economic independent from both from the state and from the neighbors.
Diplomacy: The Party maintains the policy of Realpolitik over ideological politics and has an inclination for the western world.
Military: The Party favors that Zitravgrad puts less able-bodied men into military and more into industry.
Health: It is likely that the healthcare program will be preserved as it is, but with some opening for private healthcare and charities.
Science: The same can be spoken for scientific programs run by the Workers' Party.
Culture: Old Zitravia Movement is conservative and in support for the restoration of Kozavian-style patronage.
Environment: It would only be reasonable for the recycling and fallout cleaning campaigns to continue, in their opinion. Not much else is stated.

AI Rights: Old Zitravia Movement do not see AI as anything more than more efficient race of bureaucrats and thinkers and wish to pull them out of the military and police.
Secularism Act: The Secularism Act might be modified under the Party, with more religious tendencies (and likely influenced by the Orthodox Church).
Parental Licensing: "Parental Licensing runs against the reproductive nature of humans and should be modified or repealed."
Immigration: The Party might consider bigger quota for immigration.
Private Ownership: Old Zitravia Movement considers it a sacred right.

Liberal Democratic Party



Ideology: Liberalism, democratic socialism, mixed market economy, Human rights
Leader: Anastasiya Aleksandrovna Korovina

Law Enforcement: The Liberal Party tends to see state surveillance as excessive and plan to cut down on the surveillance budget and lessen the gun control.
Education: In response to the Communist Party's "vocational education campaign", the Liberal Party focuses more on opening routes that are currently banned by the Workers' Party like religious education and homeschooling.
Economy: The Party proposes less regulations for family-owned businesses and possibility of small private companies.
Diplomacy: International affairs are most likely not going to be heavily invested in by the Liberal Party, except for a better compromise with the League of Nations.
Military: Although quite impractical, the Party states that it might consider repealing conscription and promoting more volunteers.
Health: The Liberal Party might expand the budget for free healthcare program.
Science: The Party is not as enthusiastic about technocracy as the other party but promises to maintain fair budget for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Education in the face of their influence.
Culture: The Party welcomes modern culture as much as the old and is eager to fund art and music education.
Environment: In respect of the Workers' Party's environmental laws, they are likely to continue them.

AI Rights: The Party remains neutral on the existing AI rights.
Secularism Act: The Party propose repealing the ban on public religious activity.
Parental Licensing: The Party considers repealing the program, calling it a breach in basic human rights.
Immigration: The immigration question is still an issue for discussion inside the Party -- but most call for a less strict measure.
Private Ownership: The same can be said for private ownership question within the Party.

Alliance of Greens



Ideology: Green politics, environmentalism, centrism, federalism
Leader: Verinka Ivanovna Kareva

Law Enforcement: The Party is neutral on the current law enforcement, but is known for its hostility towards the secret police.
Education: They are more open towards vocational training, but as much as conventional education.
Economy: The Party proposes less regulations for family-owned businesses and possibility of small private companies, much like the Liberal Party.
Diplomacy: The Party is eager to co-operate with international communities, especially in environmental issues.
Military: The Party pays less attention to the military, supposedly to support other aspects like healthcare and education.
Health: As mentioned, the Party plans to increase the budget for healthcare and welfare.
Science: The Party is likely to aim towards researches concerning environmentalism.
Culture: The Party welcomes modern culture as much as the old and is eager to fund art and music education.
Environment: In respect of the Workers' Party's environmental laws, they are likely to continue them.

AI Rights: The Party remains neutral on the existing AI rights, but some members propose repealing the law that forbids marriage between human and AI.
Secularism Act: The Party is neutral on the issue.
Parental Licensing: The Party is neutral and not seeking to repeal it.
Immigration: Most members call for less strict measure in immigration.
Private Ownership: The Party agrees with most of the Workers' Party's policies in this issue.

Technocracy Party



Ideology: Technocracy, left-wing nationalism
Leader: Asst. Prof. Kliment Semyonovich Kolontayev

Law Enforcement: Technocracy Party insists on less severe measures on state surveillance and secret police.
Education: The Party's main focus is education -- they aim towards the creation of scientifically literate population with wide range of common knowledge.
Economy: Their economic system is going closer to mixed market economy, with the automation of the workforce as a primary goal.
Diplomacy: The Party seems to be highly anti-imperialism and might seek to use the nation's diplomatic influence to undermine imperialism in the region.
Military: The Technocracy Party eschews conscription for the favor of raising the new generations of thinkers, and seeks to improve the equipment used by the Armed Forces while maintaining the same size.
Health: True to their ideals, they will continue the free healthcare program and even consider covering operations with higher cost (i.e. cybernetics, surgeries).
Science: "Do we even need to talk about this?" -- the Party's slogan when it comes to the questions of scientific advancement of the nation.
Culture: The Party is open about culture, but does not support modern culture as much as they should.
Environment: The Party will continue strict and extensive environmental laws, such as fallout cleaning, recycling and reforestation, as well as researches on such issues.

AI Rights: The Party considers giving more rights to AIs and trying to lessen the prejudice of the common citizens towards artificial lives in general.
Secularism Act: The Party is in support for the Act.
Parental Licensing: The Party considers stricter laws concerning Parental Licensing and even softer methods of eugenics.
Immigration: The Party considers very little about immigration, but is interested in adjusting laws concerning work permits.
Private Ownership: The Party agrees with the existing measures on private ownership.

Global Advocate Party



Ideology: Liberalism, Progressivism, pro-League of Nations
Leader: Onufri Yevgenievich Fyokhlachev

Law Enforcement: The Party seeks to put an end to the Oprichnina and for more transparent organization for law enforcement.
Education: The Party will modify the education system to be more accepting towards foreign languages and cultures.
Economy: Once they have the authority to do so, the Party aims towards more co-operation between Zitravgrad and foreign powers, not restricted to Prianne Triangle and Communist Bloc.
Diplomacy: The similar thing could be said of the Party's view on diplomacy.
Military: The GAP is somewhat of a pacifist, but prefers to keep the guns pointed.
Health: The Party is likely to consider the possibility of private medical service, as well as medical tourism.
Science: The Party promises to maintain good standard (and budget) in this issue, and to co-operate with Global Scientific League (GSL)
Culture: The Party aims towards acceptance of other cultures, but also preservation of Zitravgrad's own tradition.
Environment: GAP wishes to press the matter of environmentalism in the international community, if possible.

AI Rights: The Party is neutral on the issue, but might seek a compromise with AI Rights Campaign from Eisenhurst.
Secularism Act: The Party seeks to justify the Act in the eyes of foreign powers, at best. Otherwise, they do not plan to edit it.
Parental Licensing: The same can be said about this issue.
Immigration: The immigration laws might be adjusted to welcome more immigrants, at higher quota per year.
Private Ownership: The Party seeks status quo in this matter.

Agrarian Party



Ideology: Agrarian socialism, anti-League of Nations
Leader: Zykova Afanasievna Madgalina

Law Enforcement: The Agrarian Party asks for smaller police force but more gun rights to citizens.
Education: The Party aims to make the education more culturally-conscious and more in touch with domestic affairs.
Economy: As the name implies, the Agrarian Party wishes to restore the breadbasket region of Zitravia back to its former glory. Their focus lies upon agriculture and mining.
Diplomacy: The Party is nationalist in some sense and while the members do understand that Zitravgrad must remain in League of Nations, it must be careful in co-operation with such international organization.
Military: The Party is opposed to conscription due to its potential damage on the agricultural labour.
Health: The Party plans to increase the budget for healthcare and welfare.
Science: Despite the rumors, the Agrarian Party is not opposed to scientific progress, but desires that information in this "science" is more accessible to the public.
Culture: The Party is very much conservative and clings to Zitravian culture.
Environment: The Party will continue strict and extensive environmental laws, such as fallout cleaning, recycling and reforestation, as well as researches on such issues.

AI Rights: The Party is opposed to enabling AI citizens to any more rights than they possess now, which are still not equal to human citizens.
Secularism Act: The Party seeks to lessen the severity of the Act by allowing religious activities in public.
Parental Licensing: Deeming it as a breach of human rights, the Party might consider repealing it.
Immigration: The Party has little comment apart from a few remarks regarding work permits.
Private Ownership: They prefer status quo in this matter and approve of the Workers' Party's dealing with this issue.


Most of the parties are left-leaning because they are still mildly regulated by the ruling party at the moment. But more should come in the future after some evaluation, in time for the campaign season. Also, Secularism Act disallows the party that is openly inclined towards religions.

Defunct Parties

Red Anarchists
Ideology: Anarcho-communism, socially liberal
Leader: N/A (The group refuses to name an actual leader, only a few persons they based their political ideas on)
Year Dissolved: 2010 (Most members were arrested or fled the country when the Workers' Party conducted a political purge.)

Zitravian Strasserites
Ideology: Strasserism, isolationism, antisemitism
Leader: Dimitri Yakovich Potyomkin (Resumes duty as a bureaucrat, never arrested or prosecuted)
Year Dissolved: 2010 (Some members were arrested, others gave in, the rest assimilated themselves into the Workers' Party.)

Imperial Zitravians (better-known as Royalists)
Ideology: Pro-Kozavian, ultraconservative, mixed market economy to "nationalist economy"
Leader: Count Pyotr Stepanovich Zalinsk (Executed)
Year Dissolved: 2015 (Completely annihilated- arrested, executed or exiled)

Fascistskaya Zitravia (better-known as The Fascist Party)
Ideology: Fascism, pan-Slavic, ultranationalism, divided between monarchist and republican
Leader: Nikolai Stepanovich Yermirov (Killed In Action during the Collaborators' Civil War)
Konstantin Stepanovich Nedelykov (Arrested, under penal labor and released in 2019)
Year Dissolved: 2010 (Some members fled, others were arrested and executed. However, it is suspected that over 200 members were still around. This fact could might have postpone Nedelykov's release but didn't.)

The Fourth Remulia
Ideology: Zitravian Orthodoxy, theocracy, social conservative
Leader: Reverend Fyodor Kirillovich (Died of old age -- according to official records)
Year Dissolved: 2010 (Due to the leader's passing)



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