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Postby Guga17 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:44 pm

President Miguel Mansilha reelected to third-term, surprising results keep far-right party as the biggest in the National Assembly
SANGON - It's a result many didn't expect to come but it came. The National Conservative Union of Tukarali only lost 2 seats and the People's Socialist Party was the biggest loser of the night with fewer 55 seats. This comes as surprise after the party being the most active one in the National Assembly since the last election. The Democratic SocioLiberal Party, despite its abstentions, got more 45 seats than it had before. Both the Tukarese Democratic Union and the Left Patriotic Front had small gains. This election maintains the majority of the current government however it doesn't guarantee political stability.
Sofia Henriques, the spokesperson of the People's Socialist Party, said the party isn't guaranteed to stay in the government and work with the Tukarese Democratic Union. She has opened herself to the possibility of early elections. Other parties are skeptic to that idea and have shown satisfaction with the results. In the streets, the reactions are mixed but many agree the country may not be in a stable political situation. The formation of a new government won't be an easy task but the President Miguel Mansilha, who got reelected for a third-term and holds high approval ratings, has said he'll try to do the best he can to avoid having the country in a bad political situation. He also said it's essential to keep the National Conservative Union out of power. Thousands of people have gone to the streets of Sangon to ask for a fast government formation and to oppose any political instability.
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Protests in the capital Sangon
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Postby Guga17 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:07 am

Crisis invades People's Socialist Party, Leader Gonçalo Baldaia resigns
SANGON - The People's Socialist Party worst fears have come to life. Its leader, Gonçalo Baldaia, has resigned, sparking a crisis in the heart of the party. Gonçalo Baldaia has given a speech to the media saying:
Good evening, like you already should know we didn't get the results we expected to get. We lost many seats and I take full responsibility for that. As a result of these results, despite reelecting Miguel Mansilha as the President of this great nation, I shall lay down my functions as leader of this party. I resign for this party and for this country. In the meantime, our spokesperson, Sofia Henriques, will take charge of the party. This isn't an easy decision but it's the best one I could make. I hope a strong and stable government that works for the people can be formed however I believe that can only happen with a left-wing government. As such, I don't believe the current composition of the National Assembly allows the necessary government to be formed and I ask for early elections as soon as possible to make sure a real political solution can be found. Thank you!

Gonçalo Baldaia refused to answer our questions but Sofia Henriques let us know the party is going to hold elections soon to elect a new leader. The race for the leadership of the party may show the party's internal fractures with the far-left facing the center-left. Some candidates are rumoured to be trying to aim for the highest-ranking role in the party including Nicolas Sodré, who lost his race to become the party's spokesperson against the incumbent Sofia Henriques. Nicolas Sodré is part of the most left-wing part of the party and has criticized before the government coalition including the Tukarese Democratic Union. He's the most rebel member in the National Assembly and is one of the best positioned to replace Gonçalo Baldaia and if that happens, well, early elections may be the most predictable scenario. For now, despite resigning from his role as leader of the People's Socialist Party, Gonçalo Baldaia stays as the Chancellor of Tukarali until a new one is chosen by the National Assembly.
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Gonçalo Baldaia announcing his resignation as the leader of the People's Socialist Party
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Postby Guga17 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:56 pm

Nicolas Sodré elected as the People's Socialist Party new leader
SANGON - The elections held by the People's Socialist Party among its members to choose the new leader revealed overwhelming support for a move to the left. Despite a strong challenge from the current party's spokesperson and provisory leader, Sofia Henriques, the leader of the party's parliamentary group, Joana Vaz, and the current minister of finance, Belmiro Mota, Nicolas Sodré won the leadership race. There were other 4 candidates however with no substantial amount of support. The party once again used a ranked-choice voting system however only first-preference votes were needed as Nicolas Sodré got an absolute majority, 56%. Sofia Henriques, with 21% of the votes, ended up in second place.
After the election as the new leader of the People's Socialist Party, following the resignation of Gonçalo Baldaia, Nicolas Sodré spoke to the national media:
Around 400 thousand people voted and they decided this party should move to the left. That's the result of this election, we must move to the left and guarantee the rights of the people aren't put in jeopardy for the benefit of some in the top. We must also make sure our slogan comes to life. A Revolution on the Heart of Tukarali. It's time we truly do that, it's time we start a revolution in this country. A revolution that starts on the streets, on the houses of the poor and the middle-class and finally gets to the National Assembly. This isn't just a political revolution, this is a revolution of mentalities too. For politics change, society must also change. We are going door to door talking with people, hearing their concerns, knowing the problems they face and discussing solutions. Politics isn't done in closed doors, politics is done with the people who face the consequences of its decisions. People's Socialist Party has no interest in appealing to those who have done nothing for us, only for themselves, our only interet is to appeal to people's interests and make sure their lives improve substantially. From now on, we are the face of the revolution that must happen on the heart of this country. Thank you!

Questioned if the People's Socialist Party would accept to be part of a new cabinet including the Tukarese Democratic Union, Sodré answered with a clear no. On early elections, Sodré said "they may become inevitable". They won't be that inevitable however if the Left Patriotic Front and the Tukarese Democratic Union accept to join the National Conservative Union of Tukarali in a government coalition, what has been proposed by them. For now that scenario looks life a far-fetched idea. Something that the new People's Socialist Party leadership is also accused of supporting. The new leader has chosen the people who will be with him during the next months or years. The new party's spokesperson is Carlos De Santis, of Istalian ancestry, the policy advisor is Maria da Luz Soares, the elections manager is Elisa Duval, of Canrillian ancestry, and the party's parliamentary leader is Fred Rashid, of Watembo ancestry. Beatriz Dorje stays as the leader of the party's youth wing, Young Socialists. This is already the most diverse party leadership ever in the history of Tukarali.
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Nicolas Sodré, the new leader of the People's Socialist Party, speaking to the media
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Postby Guga17 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:40 pm

People's Socialist Party dissolves itself, early elections may be on the way
SANGON - Nicolas Sodré, the newly elected leader of the People's Socialist Party, has announced the sudden dissolution of the party leaving 27 empty seats in the National Assembly. Sodré has spoken to TNA saying:
I'm sad to announce the official dissolution of the People's Socialist Party, at least for now. We'll give our support to the Democratic SocioLiberal Party and hope they can form a government with the Left Patriotic Front and the Tukarese Democratic Union. We believe we have no chances of winning and of getting our full agenda done. We will dissolve as a party but we won't shut up and retire from politics. We'll stay as a voice for the voiceless wherever it is! Thank you all and good luck for everything that may be coming!

Now, the Tukarese Democratic Union has showed its support for early elections due to the empty seats in the National Assembly and hopes they can have a majority or at least form a majority government with the two left-leaning parties there is.
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