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Political Parties of Stalstatt

The United Socialist Party (German: Vereinigte Sozialistische Partei, VSP) is a democratic-socialist political party in Stalstatt that is considered to be the legal successor to the long-governing United People’s Communist Party. After the breakup of the VVKP in mid-2019, the VSP emerged as a party supportive of a transition to a full democracy and limited privatization, retaining basic and military industries under government control. It currently has a supermajority within the General-National Congress, holding 377 of the 500 seats.

Party Chairman: Günther Beyersdorf
Political Color: Red
Political Position: Center-Left to Left-Wing
Ideology: LinkSocial Democracy, LinkDemocratic Socialism, LinkChristian Socialism

PARTY PLATFORM FOR 2019:
-Revise the Constitution to allow for a free and open democratic system
-Create an elected head-of-state responsible to the people
-Create a mixed economic system with some free market capitalism but under government regulation
-Maintain a nationalized heavy industry and arms industry while permitting privatized service and light industries
-Fund and improve the public welfare system via ‘hospital tax’
-Maintain current taxation rates on high-earning individuals while offering tax credits to low-income families
-Provide free housing to low-income families, funded by government-issued bonds and built on government land

The Christian People’s Party (German: Christliche Volkspartei, CVP) is the first conservative political party in Stalstatt since 1945. It is considered to be a party of devout Christians (Catholic and Protestant), and although supportive of transitioning to a market economy, is interested in retaining a social welfare system for the poor. Although it has currently the fewest seats in the General-National Congress (13 out of 500), public support for the party and its platform has shown to be particularly high amongst those wronged by the previous communist government.

Party Chairman: Hermann Wolter
Political Color: Blue
Political Position: Center-Right to Right-Wing
Ideology: LinkChristian Democracy, LinkLiberal Conservatism, LinkSocial Conservatism

PARTY PLATFORM FOR 2019:
-Draft a new Constitution to eschew all communist influence of the current one
-Create a bicameral legislature with an upper house that is representative of the states
-Support a referendum on the possible return of the monarchy
-Deregulate all industries except the arms and military, which remain under government control
-Provide tax exemptions to Christian churches for charity work and public housing
-Maintain current funding for the government’s social welfare system
-Revise the tax system towards a flat system but with greater taxation on high-earning individuals

The Liberal Democratic Party (German: Liberaldemokratische Partei, LDP) is a liberal political party that has garnered support from many centrists in the current government. As the party most in favor of transitioning to a full capitalist system, it has earned the ire of many hard-line socialists in the government, and only holds 23 of the 500 seats in the Congress. The party’s aim in its ideology is to create a democratic society with as little government control as possible, both in the private and public spheres, as well as a minimal oversight of the nation’s economic system.

Chairwoman: Judith Eckstein
Political Color: Yellow
Political Position: Center
Ideology: LinkClassical Liberalism, LinkEconomic Liberalism, LinkSocial Liberalism

PARTY PLATFORM FOR 2019:
-Draft a new Constitution that eliminates all trace of government control on the private citizen
-Create a democratic republic with a popularly-elected head-of-state and court system
-Privatize all major industries, retaining only the most basic emergency services for government control
-Repeal any and all laws imposing social restrictions on the people (especially regarding abortion and homosexuality)
-Establish a flat tax system for all citizens
-Eliminate conscription and transform the military into a volunteer-only force
-Create international agreements to allow for expansion of national industries to foreign countries

The Farmer’s Party (German: Bauernpartei, BP) is an agrarian political party that has found popularity with the rural factions of the former VVKP. It is supportive of agrarianism in general, disliking industrialization, and supports continued tariffs on foodstuffs from foreign nations to keep local farmers competitive. In addition, it supports several green policies, such as a carbon tax and investment in renewable energy. The party is also socially conservative, being supportive of the current restrictions on abortion and homosexuality. It currently has 26 seats in the Congress.

Chairman: Reinhold Marquardt
Political Color: Green
Political Position: Center to Center-Right
Ideology: LinkAgrarianism, LinkGreen Conservatism, LinkEconomic Nationalism

PARTY PLATFORM FOR 2019:
-Revise the current Constitution to remove socialist control over the government
-Maintain any and all tariffs on foreign imports of grain, beef, and dairy
-Maintain all societal laws prohibiting abortion and homosexuality
-Provide tax credits to families for housing and financial support
-Provide tax incentives to farmers for using sustainable farming practices
-Maintain current progressive tax rate but eliminate income tax on low-income individuals/families

The Ecological Democratic Party (German: Ökologisch-Demokratische Partei, ÖDP) is a more traditional green political party in Stalstatt, espousing support for renewable energy under a socialist system. It is one of only two parties that do not make the removal of the socialist monopoly on political power a priority, instead focusing on achieving reliance on renewable energy through the current socialist system. In contrast, the party however does place a premium on public participation in the electoral process, supporting such practices as making election day a public holiday and providing tax credits to those that vote. It currently has 20 seats in the Congress.

Chairwoman: Alexandra Kopp
Political Color: Lime
Political Position: Center to Center-Left
Ideology: LinkGreen Politics, LinkEco-Socialism, LinkGrassroots Democracy

PARTY PLATFORM FOR 2019:
-Invest government funds into renewable energy practices while removing them from coal and oil production
-Maintain current tax rates on individuals but increase those on corporations that do not switch to renewable energy
-Provide tax incentives to industries that reduce carbon footprint
-Create a law that makes election day a public holiday
-Provide tax credits to those that can demonstrate their voter registration and evidence of voting
-Reduce the size of the armed forces

The Social Revolutionary Party (German: Sozialrevolutionare Partei, SRP) is the last bastion for the hard-line socialists and communists in the government of Stalstatt. It is fully supportive of the preceding 70 years of VVKP governance and does not wish to amend the political situation at all. Socially, however, the party accepts that some form of liberalization must take place to end the current strife, and to that end supports the end of government control over public life. It is the second largest political party in the General-National Congress, with 41 of the 500 seats.

Chairman: Maximilian Geisler
Political Color: Burgundy
Political Position: Left-Wing to Far Left
Ideology: LinkMarxism, LinkRevolutionary Socialism, LinkDemocratic Centralism

POLITICAL PLATFORM FOR 2019:
-Maintain the status quo of the current political system
-Increase income tax to 100% for high-income earnings over Gm 1 million
-Repeal laws criminalizing homosexuality and abortion
-Establish increased conscription laws to all adults between ages 18 and 24
-Nationalize all industries and businesses with more than 50 workers
-Establish new election laws that give the government mandate to the party with the most seats won

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