The Layem Times September 2020 Election Preliminary Poll is now out and ready for you to take it!
The poll has questions about who you support for MoIA, MoFA, Chief Minister, and Speaker of the Assembly, plus a question about what Party you support, and a question about what ideology you most closely align with.
I will do 1 poll every week leading up to the election. I will release all the results from every poll when it ends in the Layem Times. The results from this poll will be released next Saturday in Layem Times Issue 16.
So, what are you waiting for? Take the poll here: Poll
Masconvia, a highly well-known and quite infamous citizen of Layem, who ran for elected office multiple times, has been banned from the region. Maur banned him for conspiring with other members of the Democratic Party to bring down Maur and coup Layem.
Fact check: while people in the DPL did want to bring down Maur for what they saw as impeachable offenses, they did not try to coup our region.
After being banned, Masconvia did a number of things. First, he joined a region called “the New Western Empire.” Zekinistan joined the region as well. Second, he had an argument with Maur, trying to get himself unbanned. Third, he deleted the Democratic Party of Layem (DPL) Discord server.
On the morning of Friday, August 28th, Maur sent out a telegram to all of the Confederacy of Layem about all of this. In the telegram, he wrote, “In August of 2020, he [Masconvia] sought to use the Newspaper [the Layem Times] and the Party [the DPL] to gather supporters in overthrowing the regional government.”
Being a Moderator of the Layem Times Discord server, Masconvia did not use it to recruit people to overthrow the government, at least to my understanding. He did use it to recruit people to leave Layem and come to his region.
Suvmia, the President of the URA, announced on Sunday that CrystalSummer is no longer the Head of Security. CrystalSummer served as HoS for 27 days.
Suvmia didn’t give much reasoning as to why they removed CrystalSummer other than information that has recently surfaced about the former HoS’s region, the Free Nations Region.
The new Acting Head of Security is SawyerW12. He will be the HoS until someone is appointed to hold it until the next election.
Authored by URA Correspondent Baaas
In the past week, a lot of sudden political news has been occurring in the Confederacy of Layem, and both political movements have been evolving to compete for next month’s election season. In the beginning of the week, one of the two running candidates for the Minister of Foreign Affairs position named Virconia dropped out of the race, leaving his rival competitor Masconvia unopposed, almost giving him a guaranteed victory, unless someone joins in the race later on. Then, as the week continued, the DPL (also known as the Democratic Party of Layem) has released their official party platform with their party's goals they intend to provide to the region if they win any positions during the September election. Meanwhile, the Loyalist Party of Layem is still intending to keep their promises to give to the region if they win the election spots too. As the month of September approaches, the political divide between the two parties continues to grow, making the next election a tense and competitive environment for everyone involved. This is the sign of the evolving regional political system that's been growing more frequent in recent months. The DPL platform is going to be shown in an advertisement below.
Editor’s Note: Virconia came back into the race when Masconvia was banned recently.
Editor’s Note: The DPL is gone.
Authored by Politics and Court Correspondent Nexus Sierra
Orthodox nations invading Byzantium:
Russia had declared war on Byzantium for access to the med soon after their alliance joined in against Byzantium as well and soon after Trebizond, wishing to kill the usurpers, leading Byzantium, declared war on Byzantium. Also, Sicily and Baghdad are preparing to invade Byzantium. No advancements have been made so far.
Italian civil war:
With tension growing in southern Italy, a revolt begins with Prince Enzo. After a long and bloody war, the Italians collapse into many states and the kingdom of the Two Sicilies gain independence.
the disgrace of Persia:
Persia, after trying to invade Byzantium, got invaded by Baghdad. No advancements had been made for 20 or so years because the player who was Persia coward away and was allowed to be treated as an NPC. After that, with an overhaul, the Baghdadi army quickly gained the border provinces, and with Georgian military access, was able to rush into Tehran. Persia quickly surrendered and the treaty of Tehran came into effect, with Persia losing a lot of land to Baghdad and Georgia as well as them converting to Orthodoxy.
the humiliations of Iberia:
France had declared war on Iberia quickly, with naval forces invading many ports. It got so bad that Iberia became a puppet of Prussia. But even so, they lost to France. And a few years after that, Baghdad, with a Palestinian Muslim problem, after failing to jihad, the Palestinian Muslims to Sicily jihaded into Iberia. The jihadis quickly took control of Gibraltar and the Iberians surrendered, forming the second sultanate of al Andalus in what used to be Iberian Morocco.
Authored by RP Correspondent The grand sultanate of Krm
Welcome to the fourth edition of the ”Nation Profiles” series, in which I interview nations big and small in the Confederacy of Layem. Today, I feature Virconia. Virconia is a somewhat well-known name in Layem. He is running for Minister of Foreign Affairs in the September elections. So, without further ado, I present my interview with Virconia.
Baaas: How do you govern your nation? What are your beliefs?
Virconia: I am a fair ruler. My beliefs are moderate democrat to democrat.
B: How often are you active?
B: Why did you join NationStates?
V: Because of Drew.
B: Why does your nation have the flag it has?
V: I like the color scheme.
B: Give me a brief history of your nation.
V: We were founded when a huge nation called Thallas collapsed.
B: Do you hold any political power in the Confederacy of Layem?
V: No, but I am running for MoFA.
B: When did you join NationStates?
V: April 27th
B: Why did you join Layem?
B: Do you have any final remarks or anything to add?
V: Long Live Layem and vote me for MoFA!
That’s the interview, folks! God Bless Layem and Hail Kalaria!
Authored by Baaas