Politics and Government
The country is currently a elected parliament with a first-past-the-post system of elections. The power of the nation is held in the Acadian Parliament and the Current Prime Minister Dale Graham along with his cabinet. Elections are held every five years on a fixed term limits, unless a motion of no confidence is called, in all fifty parliamentary districts.
There are two main political parties in Acadia, the Liberal-Conservative Party and the Social Democrats. The Liberal-Conservative Party has held most political positions throughout the nation since its founding due to the broad coalition of former politicians that range from social liberalism to conservatism. The Social Democrats are made up of most former members of the New Democratic Party. Another growing party is the Green Future Party which in the latest 2009 General election captured there first seat in Parliament.
|Party Name||Leader||Specturm||Seats in Parliament (50 in total)||Seats in AU||AU Party||Seats in Nova Scotia /Newfoundland and Labrador/Prince Edward Island/New Brunswick Assembly||Local Council seats|
|Liberal-Conservative Party||Dale Graham||Liberal, Classical Liberalism, Conservatism||31||4||American People's Party||18/20/12/15||503|
|Social Democrats||Darrell Dexter||Social Liberalism, Progressivism||18||2||Social Democrats and Progressives||9/5/14/15||356|
|Green Future Party||Gordon Benn||Green politics, Progressivism||1||1||Green Activists||1/1/0/0||102|
|Acadian Rights Party||Michael Nester||Contiscepticism, Conservatism||0||0||American Conservatives and Reformers||1/2/1/0||76|
|Socialist Solidarity||Cameron Tue||Socialism||0||0||Group of Socialists and Leftests||0/0/0/0||26|
2006 General Election
The first ever election was held on November 20th, 2006 where the two main parties, the Liberal-Conservatives and the Social Democrats, tried to form the first government and eventually shape the nation's future. The leader of the Liberal-Conservatives, Karen Casey, led the party to a landslide victory. She advocated for former Canadian ideas like Universal Health Care and social order. The Social Democrats, led by Darrell Dexter, had a hard time capturing there base in Urban areas and other areas in Nova Scotia. In the end the new Liberal-Conservative government introduced Universal Health Care or the UHC, minor financial regulation, taxation, and adopted the Continental Dollar offered by the American Union.
|Party||Seats (50 in total)|
2009 General Election
The next General Election was called early due to a slowing economy, slowly growing unemployment, and the financial problems worldwide. The Liberal-Conservative Party put foward a new leader Dale Graham to address any problem that the party had with a concerned voter base. The tactic may have paid off, the Social Democrats Darrell Dexter ran a very successful campaign, more so than the first time, picking up six seats most in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In the current session the Liberal-Conservatives were able to stave off a recession with new financial regulations, lowered corporate taxes, closing loopholes and deductions, and tightened the belt around public spending, which may have helped lower the unemployment rate to about 5.7%.
|Party||Seats (50 in total)||Change in seats|
|Liberal-Conservative Party||31||- 7|
|Social Democrats||18||+ 6|
|Green Future Party||1||+ 1|
2006 American Union elections
On December 12th, Acadia along with most of the American continent elected members to the American Union Parliament. The Liberal-Conservative Party, representing the American People's Party, already in government said they would try to represent the people by protecting their tax dollars and allowing for free trade. The Social Democrats were able to make a convincing case for a cooperative yet, protecting delegation to the AU to allow the best for the citizens. The Social Democrats, representing the Social Democrats and Progressives, were able to grab three seats tied with there LCP rivals and one seat was won by the Green Future Party, representing the Green Activists.
|Social Democrats||Social Democrats and Progressives||3|
|Liberal-Conservative Party||American People's Party||3|
|Green Future Party||Green Activists||1|
2011 American Union elections
With elections occurring five years from the first on December 12th (while the Polar Republic and Libertas allowed for voting from December 12th-13th), the Acadian ACaR party, the Acadian Rights Party tried using the rise of Contiscepticism to gain their first seat in the Acadian delegation. Still the Acadian people were unphased from the rise of the movement and due to the large successes of the Social Democrats and Progressives in the AU Parliament they gained a seat from the American People's Party.
|Party||AU Party||Seats||Change in seats|
|Social Democrats||Social Democrats and Progressives||4||+ 1|
|Liberal-Conservatives||American People's Party||2||- 1|
|Green Future Party||Green Activists||1||-|