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Huron
Timeline: New America

OTL equivalent: New York, South Ontario, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and District of Columbia
FlagofhuronNA HuroncoaNA
Flag of Huron Seal of Huron
NorthAmericanDemocracy
Huron in light blue

Motto
The want for Freedom will not be ignored (English)

Anthem "Land of Huron"
Capital
(and largest city)
Toronto
Language
  official
 
English
  others French
Demonym Huronian
Government Republic
  legislature Huron Congress
President Hilary Clinton
Population 55,937,639 
Established 2006
Independence from United States
Currency Huron Dollar
Organizations American Union
Huron is a northeast nation located on the North American continent founded through the North American Treaty in 2006. The country is a democracy with an elected congress and elected President, the current President of Huron is Hilary Clinton.

Politics of Huron

Huron's politics was very influenced by the politics of America's by adopting the same system of government. The federal legislative body is the Huron Congress comprised of a lower house the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of Representatives is elected by district throughout the six states (Washington D.C. joined the state of Maryland) and through proportional representation, of a party list, 60 senators, ten from each state, comprise the senate. The House is elected every four years, the senate every five years. The President, currently Hilary Clinton, is elected every four years, to a maximum of two terms, with the house of representatives. A principal of unicameral state houses, a more Canadian idea, is currently present in every state except Delaware.

Political Parties

The main political parties in Huron are the Progressive Democrats, Conservative Party, and Liberal Future. The PD have controlled the House of Representatives since the nation's creation and the Presidency. The Conservative party have had ups and downs in since the nation's creation at one point holding a weak majority in the senate after a by-election. The Liberal Future play as a more centrist part than the other two combining classical and modern liberal principals in the party's politics. The LF has never reached a majority in any of the state assemblies or federal houses.

Party Leader Spectrum Seats in House of Representatives (360 in total) Seats in the Senate (60 in total) Seats in AU AU Party Seats in South Ontario/New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania/Maryland/Delaware Assemblies/Delaware Senate Local Councils
Progressive Democrats Hilary Clinton Progressivism, social liberalism 208 28 95 Social Democrats and Progressives 35/75/38/24/36/40/18 4,897
Conservative Party George Pataki Conservatism 130 26 18 American People's Party 44/49/24/34/23/5/10 3,569
Liberal Future John Corzine Classical Liberalism, Social liberalism 20 6 8 Union of Liberals and Democrats 10/26/13/14/6/2/1 1,044
Native Lands Party Michael Harrison Center-left, Native American rights 1 0 1 Native Lands Party 0/1/0/0/0/0/0 38
Taxpayer Alliance Carl Pallidino Conservatism, Contiscepticism 1 0 1 American Conservatives and Reformers 0/2/0/0/1/0/0 59

2006 House of Representatives, Senate and Presidential race

House of Representatives

In the first House of Representatives race for the nation each party understood the importance of how capturing a majority in the House could be crucial in shaping the nation's future. The Progressive Democrats headed by Hilary Clinton led successful campaigns to get out the PD base in crucial areas which led to an eventual majority and her policies to be put in place like progressive taxation, a national health care service called "Huron CareService (HCS)", and regulations on wall street and other corporations. She also was able to write out a reasonable constitution with other lawmakers which is said to be her great achievement in the House.

Party Seats in the House of Representative (360 in total)
Progressive Democrats 212
Conservative Party 140
Liberal Future 8

Senate

The senate races, elected through proportional representation, were harder to win for the Progressive Democrats and would spell out hardships in Clinton's first term. The Senate, with 60 seats, was more focused on by the Conservatives who realised running up the vote in key areas could lead to victories in the senate. The tactic paid off, even with large PD support.

Party Seats in the Senate
Progressive Democrats 28
Conservative Party 28
Liberal Future 4

Presidential Election

The election for president was won in a landslide by Hilary Clinton and her running mate Joe Biden. The PD ticket was a huge driving force for progressive values across the nation during the eight week presidential race which, some political scientists say, led to the huge win in individual races by the party. Running for the Conservative Party was Rick Santorum and Michael Steele who's views were considered to "far-right" for the country and could only capture 35.8% of the vote. The Liberal Future party didn't run as large as a campaign at the national level putting forward Jon Corzine and put forward little-known Joesph Cordiano, a former legislative assembly member from Toronto, as his running mate. In the three debates the LF was invited to two debate and did not fair well, Hilary Clinton came out the winner each time sending out a clear message.

Ticket Party Percentage of vote States carried
Clinton/Biden Progressive Democrats 59.6% South Ontario/New York/Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Maryland/Delaware
Santorum/Steele Conservative Party 35.8% none
Corzine/Cordiano Liberal Future 3.2% none
Vendernber/Posner Independent/Reform Future 1.4% none

2010 House of Representatives and Presidential election

House of Representatives

This time with a popular government up for reelection, the Progressive Democrats were trying to expand their majority in the House. While still being popular, world economic problems were still affecting Huron with national unemployment rates at 6.9% in late 2009. The government's policy did help lower this some amount and with actions take the PD looked like a credible party that could remain in party. Meanwhile the Liberal Future party claimed more moderate policies were the answer to the nation's economic problems, the message sold and along with a strong national ticket the party rose to 20 seats in the House.

Party Seats in House of Representatives (360 in total) Change in seat totals
Progressive Democrats 208 - 4
Conservative Party 130 - 10
Liberal Future 20 + 12
Native Lands Party 1 + 1
Taxpayer Alliance 1 + 1

Presidential Race

The Clinton/Biden ticket stayed strong attracting much of the old supporters from the first election for themselves and the local House races. The Conservative Party was able to attract more voters even winning the state of Pennsylvania with the ticket of George Pataki (former governor from New York) and Bob Ehrlich (former governor from Maryland), the ticket lost but both became senators in the 2011 elections. The Liberal Future party seemed leaderless after a failure at national level in the last presidential election, to combat this they put forward a well known Elliot Spitzer, that even through his marriage scandal, he ran a successful campaign with the former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine as his running mate.

Ticket Party Percentage of Votes Change in Percentage States carried
Clinton/Biden Progressive Democrats 49.7% - 9.9% South Ontario, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland
Pataki/Ehrlich Conservative Party 40.9% + 5.1% Pennsylvania
Spitzer/Corzine Liberal Future 9.1% + 5.9% none
Chief Rodmann/Voiji Native Lands Party 0.3% + 0.3 none

2011 Senate Elections

The 2011 Senate elections were contested by the three main parties again with practically the same outcome of the first election in 2006. The Progressive Democrats with Clinton as their leader campaigned hard yet could still only capture the same 28 seats. The Liberal Future was stronger, though, and was able to take two seats away from the Conservative Party.

Party Seats in the Senate (60 in total) Change in seat total
Progressive Democrats 28 -
Conservative Party 26 - 2
Liberal Future 6 + 2

2006 AU elections

The Progressive Democrats were able to make a great stand in the election to show their political dominance in Huron, as the Social Democrats and Progressives related party was able to win a huge 98 out of 123 seats compared to the second place finish of the Conservative Party, American People's Party sponsored, which had 17 seats. The PD/SDaP related members would prove to be powerful in controlling the early policies of the AU and were nicknamed the "Huron Hecklers" on how they would scream during an opposition members speech. 

Party AU Party Seats
Progressive Democrats Social Democrats and Progressives 98
Conservative Party American People's Party 17
Liberal Future Union of Liberals and Democrats 8

2011 American Union elections

The new found contisceptic type of politics, allowed for the Taxpayers Party, a fringe conservative contiscpetic party, to win one seat in the AU Parliament for ACaR. The Native Lands Party was able to win one seat as well in New York. With a popular SDaP government, the Progressive Democrats only lost three seats and the APP, Conservative Party won one seat. The "Huron Hecklers" were surprisingly happy even with the loses due to there campaigning on a strong AU, while during a strong anti-AU campaign year.

Party AU Party Seats Seat changes
Progressive Democrats Social Democrats and Progressives 95 - 3
Conservative Party American People's Party 18 + 1
Liberal Future Union of Liberals and Democrats 8 -
Taxpayers Party American Conservatives and Reformers 1 + 1
Native Lands Party Native Lands Party 1 + 1

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