Politics of Pacifica
The country of Pacifica is a parliamentary republic with devolution to three lower lying states of the Oregon Assembly, Washington Assembly and the British Columbia Legislature. The national Parliament is elected every four years, unless a motion of no confidence is issued, and are elected through single first-past-the-post districts. The current ruling party since 2006, is the Progressive Party/Coalition Government with Prime Minister Christine Gregorie in charge since the country's founding. The devolved assemblies are all unicameral.
Political PartiesThe main political parties are the Progressive Party, Progressive Conservative Party, Green Party and the Socialist Party. The Progressive Party, which is center-left, has ruled in a coalition since 2006 and has done very well in more statewide elections. The Progressive Conservative Party is a "big tent" of the center-right to right and has tried to undo the progressive wave of politics that came out of the Vancouver Radicals protests. The Green Party has been in government as the Junior partner since 2006, as the Socialist Party has also had some minor success.
|Party||Spectrum||Leader||Seats in Parliament (275 in total)||Seats in AU||AU Party||Seats in Orgeon/Washington Assemblies/British Columbia Legislature||Local Council seats|
|Progressive Party||center-left||Christine Gregorie||115||18||Social Democrats and Progressives||54/69/69||3,170|
|Progressive Conservative Party||center-right, conservativism||Christy Clark||98||8||American People's Party||54/35/65||1,990|
|Green Party||center-left, environmentalism||Francis Wabold||42||4||Green Activists||9/9/7||1,709|
|Socialist Party||left, socialism||Darrius Markford||20||3||Group of Socialists and Leftests||2/1/2||900|
|Conservative People's Party||conservativism, contiscpeticism||Chris Dudley||0||1||American Conservatives and Reformers||2/1/0||95|
2006 General election
After the great change of the political landscape from the recent revolution the homefield advantage was to the more left parties. In a sort of landslide, the leftest parties won a huge majority of the seats with the Progressive Party winning the largest pularlity. The Progressive Party/Green Party Coalition set up a loose constitution with many progressive reforms including regulations, progressive taxation, wildlife and landscape protection and adoption to the American Dollar. Through the worldwide recession, much like the rest of the AU the country was just barely hit, and used more public spending to generate growth and projects around the nation. The strong performance of the government led to high approval ratings and more success in the next elections.
|Party||Seats in Parliament (275 in total)|
|Progressive Conservative Party||102|
2010 General election
After much of the success of the first government, and the aftermath of the New American Revolution, the coalition government (Progressive-Green) tried to continue their popular government. Though running against each other in many seats the Progressive Party was able to extend their popularity to gain five seats, all in Washington. Their junior partner, the Green Party, wasn't as lucky and lost three seats in the elections, two of which were lost to the Socialist Party. The Progressive Conservative Party, couldn't make a case that a new conservative government would help the economy and lost four seats in the election. Since the election the Progressive-Green Coalition has raised taxes on the richest to 46.7%, strengthened regulations, and instuted a very liberal reform creating the Pacifca Healthcare Service (PHS) which is Universal health care.
|Party||Seats in Parliament||Seat change|
|Progressive Party||115||+ 5|
|Progressive Conservative Party||98||- 4|
|Green Party||42||- 3|
|Socialist Party||20||+ 2|
2006 AU elections
After the 2006 General election victory for the Progressive Party (SDaP) and there coalition partners the Green Party (Green Activists), the two parties campaigned on cooperation policies and campaigned on that a conservative AU would lead to another revolution. The Progressive Party and Socialist Party campaigned on adoption of the currency given from the AU, while the Green Party was more cautious to this. Out of the 34 seats, the Progressive Party was able to win 17 seats, while the second place Progressive Conservative Party won 6 seats.
|Party||AU Party||AU Seats|
|Progressive Party||Social Democrats and Progressives||17|
|Progressive Conservative Party||American People's Party||6|
|Green Party||Green Activists||5|
|Socialist Party||Group of Socialists and Leftists||4|
|Conservative People's Party||American Conservatives and Reformers||2|
2011 American Union elections
The 2011 election proved that the aftermath of the revolution was still apparent and strong. The rise of contiscepeticism, was't seen in Pacifica and the ACaR, CPP even lost seat in the elections. The only GoSaL represented party, the Socialist Party, lost one of their seats as the Green Party did as well. The Progressive Conservative won two of those lost seats, and the Progressive Party won one of those seats.
|Party||AU Party||Seats||Seat changes|
|Progressive Party||Social Democrats and Progressives||18||+ 1|
|Progressive Conservative Party||American People's Party||8||+ 2|
|Green Party||Green Actvists||4||- 1|
|Socialist Party||Group of Socialists and Leftists||3||- 1|
|Conservative People's Party||American Conservatives and Reformers||1||- 1|