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Democratic Labour Party of Cygnia
Chairperson Riley F. Anderson
Chancellor Dorian Brandt
Speaker of the National Assembly Lucian Redford
President of the Senate Lincoln Freeman
Founded 3 October 1862
154 years ago
Headquarters 10 St George's Tce
Swanstone
Student wing National Federation of Student Democrats
Youth wing Cygnian League of Democratic Youth
Overseas wing Red Roos Abroad
Membership  (2016) 9,592,303
Ideology Democratic socialism
Liberalism
Official colours           Red, Black
National Assembly
258 / 380
Senate
46 / 82
State Ministries
12 / 18
Territorial Ministries
3 / 5
Election symbol
DLP kangaroo red
Website
dlp.org.cy

The Democratic Labour Party of Cygnia (DLP; nicknamed "Red Roos" after their mascot) is a left-wing political party in Cygnia. Founded in 1862 following the merger of the Federalist Party and the Liberal-Democratic Party, the Democratic Labour Party is one of the two major parties in Cygnian politics, along with the right-wing National Unity Party, its political and ideological archrival. The DLP is the oldest surviving political party in Cygnia, with its existence only interrupted during the Hellerist era. The party's chairman is Riley F. Anderson, and the DLP has been the largest party in Congress since the 2014 Federal Elections, with current Chancellor Dorian Brandt being elected for his first term in 2014. The party's left-wing ideology has been referred to as democratic socialist and liberal.

The party's philosophy of modern liberalism advocates social and economic equality, along with the welfare state. It seeks to provide government intervention and regulation in the economy; under DLP rule the Twelfth Amendment to the Imperial Constitution was enacted, empowering the government to nationalise and break monopolies. Such interventions, as well as the introduction of social programs, support for labour unions, moves toward universal healthcare and equal opportunity, consumer protection, and environmental protection form the core of the party's economic policy. The party has united with smaller left-wing regional parties throughout the country such as the Democratic Party in Campbell and the Nonpartisan League in Outer Pilbara.

There have been 11 Democratic Labour Chancellors: the first was Richard R. Renault, who served from 1865 to 1869. The most recent is current Cygnian Chancellor Dorian Brandt, who has been in office since 2014.

In the 52nd Imperial Congress, following the 2014 elections, Democrats hold a majority of seats in both the National Assembly and Senate. The party also holds 12 presidencies, 3 ministries and control of a majority of state legislatures.

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