Political Parties of Willemstan
This article was last updated on: April 10th of 2021
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Political parties have been an aspect of Willemstani politics and elections since the very beginning. Historically, the Willemstan Extremist Political Party has been the dominant political party in Willemstan. This is because Willemstan operated under a one-party system from 2018 until 2020. This was supposed to eliminate the conflict found in many nations practicing 2-party systems, and was also implemented for laughs. However, the New Articles of Willemstan transformed the election process and ended the one-party system in 2020, allowing for the formation of new political parties. All candidates have the option of running for the WE-PP, or establishing a new political party for themselves or with other candidates.
New political parties formed for the first time during the Winter 2020 Election. These were the Willemstan Reactionaries Party and the Willemstan Scientific-Industrial Socialist Party. In 2021, new legislation was passed declaring that a political party must have at least 2 members in order to be valid.
Willemstan Extremist Political Party (2018 - Present)
History and Information
The Willemstan Extremist Political Party (or WE-PP for short) was founded in 2018 for the one-party system and represents a wide range of views. The WE-PP has had a total of 10 different candidates for the Willemstan Elections. The most successful was Annie Payton, who won his election with 51.6% of the vote and was the first animal to run for Dictator. Lucy the Goose was the first female candidate to run for Dictator, and she ran under the WE-PP. The only major competition to the Willemstan Extremist Political Party has been the WE-PP itself. Citizens had never shown discontent with the WE-PP as it was designed to encompass any beliefs. Candidates were allowed to run their platforms on almost anything, and were forced to share this party for a number of years, which resulted in divided opinions. Today, the WE-PP still remains the default political party that consists of a varity of positions.
Political positions of the political party were rather mild to nonexistent at first, but beginning in 2019 the party shifted towards extremism and nationalism, with some candiates' views advocating for total reforms. The earliest example of this was Joey Badra's call to "Make Willemstan Great Again". Other extreme candidates included Lucy and Goose and Sean Kavanagh, but the later did not announce his intentions until later.
The party generally favors preserving Willemstan tradition. Today, this mostly means keeping the Willemstan Economy alive in some capacity. The party favored running pets as candidates in the past, even appointing one as Dictator at one point, but in late 2019 opinions began to shift, and by 2020 the party has reversed their view and currently advocate for a total ban on non-human candidates. This shift was caused by widespread disapproval of Annie Payton's Dictatorship. Legislation to ban non-human candidates was first introduced during Sean's First Dictatorship, and was further re-inforced during Eli Payton's Second Dictatorship.
For the Summer 2018 Election, the WE-PP had two candidates. Their only significant opposition were a mass of illegitimate candidates. Josue Mejia won the election for the Willemstan Extremist Political Party with 47.4% of the vote.
For the Winter 2018 Election, the WE-PP had five candidates. The election consisted entirely of WE-PP members. Eli Payton won the election for the Willemstan Extremist Political Party with 60% of the vote from the tiebreaker poll.
For the Summer 2019 Election, the WE-PP had two candidates. The election consisted entirely of WE-PP members. Annie Payton won the election for the Willemstan Extremist Political Party with 51.6% of the vote.
For the Winter 2019 Election, the WE-PP had five candidates. The election consisted entirely of WE-PP members. Sean Kavanagh won the election for the Willemstan Extremist Political Party with 31.8% of the vote.
For the Winter 2020 Election, the WE-PP had three candidates. The election consisted of WE-PP members, as well as Reactionaries and Scientific-Industrial Socialists. Sean Kavanagh won the election for the Willemstan Extremist Political Party with 41.1% of the vote.
Willemstan Reactionaries (2020 - Present)
History and Information
The Willemstan Reactionaries Party was founded in December of 2020 as a successor of the original Willemstan Reactionaries. The party has had a total of 2 different candidates for the Willemstan Elections. The most successful of which was Malcolm Hollingworth, who scored an even 25% of the vote. Their main competition is the Willemstan Extremist Political Party, which typically consists of candidates against the reactionary agenda or who simply do not support the multi-party system. The party was founded by a member of the Construction Crew and/or Eli's administration. This party dedicates itself to continuing the legacy of Eli's Second Dictatorship and Willemstan 1.2.
The party generally favors keeping elections corrupt and continuing the current Willemstan Economy system. It strongly supports the New Articles of Willemstan. However, there is still some internal debate regarding election proceedings and corruption.
The party is strongly against running animals, pets, and other non-human candidates for Dictator. This is due to a fear that another animal Dictator will degrade into a figurehead, or accomplish little to nothing at all.
The party strongly supports restricting server invites. While they currently support widespread invites, there is talk of restricting invite powers to the Dictator and admin team only. The party also supports the continued containment unwanted members, known as the "Willemstani Deviants", and preventing them from interacting with most of Willemstan. This was a system the party founded while in power.
For the Winter 2020 Election, the Reactionaries had two candidates. Neither candidate won the election.
Willemstan Scientific-Industrial Socialist Party (2020 - Present)
History and Information
The Willemstan Scientific-Industrial Socialist Party was founded in December of 2020 for Andrew Meyer's run for Dictator. The party has had a total of 1 different candidates for the Willemstan Elections. The most successful of which was Andrew Meyer, who had 7.% of the vote and ultimately conceded for the election. Their main competition is the Willemstan Extremist Political Party and the Willemstan Reactionaries. This party will be declared illegitimate if it does not have at least two members during the next election.
The party supports reinstating the Willemstani National Market. This means bringing back its presence as a text channel, and encouraging students of WCS to purchase Willemstan merchandise. The development of new Willemstan propaganda merchandise is also supported by the party. These are similar to the original beliefs of the WE-PP.
The party supports the foundation of a science division. This division is mean to focus on Willemstani projects such as Willemstan alert systems, improvised rubber band weapons, and more.
For the Winter 2020 Election, the Scientific-Industrial Socialists had one candidate. That candidate did not win the election.