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Postby thatcherarch » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:42 am

Unionist Party Fractures Over Referendum

The Unionist National Executive Committee recently decided to let state parties decided how they will campaign over the upcoming referendum. The votes had no problems in Iker Ado, Negunia, Bailon, and Illiathar. In Parlos Decina, the vote was tied, and was broken by the most senior local official, former President Eric Hamilton. Most commentators expected President Hamilton to side with his daughter, Unionist Leader Angelica Hamilton, and vote against the referendum, but Mr. Hamilton had a different idea...

"I have voted in favor of this referendum because the people should have a say in how their country is run. This presidential system has some problems, but no form of government is perfect. If Beluzians decide if they want to restore the monarchy, I will support it 100%."

Leader Angelica Hamilton looked visibly distraught as she delivered a press conference about the state votes. Her top advisers are split among the top camps: Deputy Leader James Callaghan and former Prime Minister Elizabeth Thatcher in the yes camp, while Congressional Leader Kamala Feinstein and former President Ramon Quintana are firmly in the no camp. When asked if the referendum will cause a permanent split in the party, Leader Hamilton responded with, "This will not affect future working relationships in between party members."

Hamilton is running for President in this upcoming election, if she does not make it to the second round her position as party leader will be jeopardized. Congressional Leader Kamala Feinstein also might be in hot water if the party has a strong showing in Bailon and Illiathar, where the state parties voted in favor of the referendum. If the Hamilton-coalition falls apart, it is widely expected that Deputy Leader Callaghan will take her place as leader, while Prime Minister Thatcher runs for president in the upcoming election. We also might see King Eric Hamilton in the not so distant future.
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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby thatcherarch » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:17 pm

REFERENDUM IS DEFEATED
The citizens of Beluzia, in a 48-52 margin, voted against restoring the monarchy. Three states voted against the referendum: Negunia (25.77-74.23%), Bailon (44.37-55.63%), and Iker Ado (48.87-51.13%). While Illiathar (58.03-41.97%) and Parlos Decina (61.07-38.93%) voted in favor of the referendum. Many political pundits predicted that the yes vote would would be above 50%, but not exactly the 2/3 majority needed for the referendum to pass.
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The presidential election took an unexpected turn when incumbent, President Viktoria Barbarossa, announced she would not be running for reelection. Connie Stark received the CMP's nomination, and was polling second to Gerald Nestorigde of the BCR. In an upset, former President Gabriel Florea (KWRF) placed second in the first round beating out Angelica Hamilton (UP), Lingard Kelvin (BPP), and Connie Stark. President Florea and Mr. Nestorigde were polling to a statistical tie, until Congresswoman Hamilton endorsed Florea over his opponent. This energized enough UP voters to head out to the polls, and give Florea a margin of 1 million votes over his opponent.

The BCR-CMP coalition also was defeated in the Congressional election, where they lost a total of 86 seats. The main opposition front (KWRF, BPP, and UP) gained a total of 43 seats, and the Right Wing Party gained 69 seats, allowing them to sit in Congress for the first time. There is currently a hung congress as no one group has an outright majority. President Florea has put forth a possible coalition deal with the BCR, BPP, and UP which would give him above a 2/3 majority.

The BCR-CMP gambit of deregulation and the referendum backfired as they no longer have unilateral control of the presidency or Congress. Their coalition brought drastic changes, but President Florea's unity cabinet will change the political discourse in Beluzia.

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President Viktoria Barbarossa a day after the referendum.
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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby thatcherarch » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 pm

Angelica Hamilton Steps Down as Unionist Leader
In a press conference held in Fort Thorne, Angelica Hamilton announced she would be stepping down as Leader of the Unionist Party. Although she was against the referendum, many senior Unionist party officials criticized Hamilton for how she handled referendum and failed to reprimand Congressional Leader Kamala Feinstein. At the same time, there are various party officials who claim Hamilton saved the party by allowing state parties to decide their support for the referendum. This announcement came as a surprise, as even her critics weren't calling for her to stand down.

"It's time for new leadership to guide our party. I have been Leader for the past thirty-five years, and we have accomplished so much. As I am getting older, I find it harder to keep up with the demands of leading this party. There are much more capable, and younger, members that can do a much better job than me. Although I'm stepping down as leader, I will retain my seat in Congress and continue to work for the people of Beluzia." - Congresswoman Angelica Hamilton

Right after her resignation, Deputy Leader James Callaghan took over as Acting Leader. He also announced his candidacy for Unionist Leader. After him, former Prime Minister Elizabeth Thatcher announced her plans to run for leader. Kamala Feinstein also announced her resignation as Congressional Leader (although she had 53 votes to stay on as leader), and her intentions to run for Leader. General Secretary David Peters announced his intentions to run for Deputy Leader, leaving all four major positions on the National Executive Committee open. Under normal circumstances, James Callaghan would've naturally succeeded to the throne, but many members of the party think he betrayed Congresswoman Hamilton in an attempt to get her job. While there are no front-runners for Congressional Leader, names like Aparna Sood, Jeremy O'Connell have been floated around.

The future of party will be decided at the national convention in January 4351 in Fort Thorne. 700 delegates will vote for Leader, Deputy Leader, and General Secretary, while the 100 members of the National Congress will vote for their Congressional Leader.

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby Wivhelm » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:32 pm

A month ago the Right Wing Party changed the leadership of Tyler White for Kyler Godwin.
Kyler's first move was to rename the party to the For Beluzia Party and in the recent election gained seats for the relatively new party which is a big win boosting them from 69 seats to 115.
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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby Luthori Moderate » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:25 pm

Luthori Central News Network

Luthori and Beluzia meet to talk about Artania and Terra

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Tue May 08, 2018 5:39 pm

The Beluzian Stock Market closed higher today in reaction to news from Finance Minister Vic Carter that the PPM-Liberty government seeks to implement economic liberalisation reforms in Beluzia. Private energy companies like BelEnergy have weighed in to the optimism by quickly preparing expressions of interest for the privatisation of energy in Beluzia. The bill is expected to sail through parliament in the coming weeks. Corporations were also buoyed by the news that corporation tax will see a sharp decline. "We are delighted" said CEO Terrence Ficsher. "We had thought of leaving Beluzia altogether as the taxes were becoming unbearable to our company, now we can afford to invest the money we make and hire more people". Hiring policies are also due for an overhaul under Carter's economic reform package with companies now able to hire who they like without interference from the state. Mining company Digger has expressed relief at the news saying "It's great to see government stepping out of the way and letting us get on with the business of running our company". Finance Minister Carter said "Prime Minister Nakajima is a businessman. He knows the value of enterprise and the importance of it on the national economy. Which is why he had absolutely no hesitation in getting behind these proposals." Carter also said this is just the beginning of the proposed economic restructuring.

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Thu May 10, 2018 9:21 am

Environment and Tourism Minister Barry Delaney today announced plans to construct a new international airport in Beluzia. "We are looking at a number of sites and a number of proposals so far but we want companies around the world to enter this process too". Preliminary plans obtained by Beluzia Finance Today have suggested the project would be one of the largest ever attempted in Beluzia's history. Delaney admitted the cost would be high but went on to stress the importance of this project saying "We think this is incredibly important for Beluzia. It is the gateway to the rest of the world. Our present airport is simply not up to standard to meet the needs of the thousands of visitors we should be attracting." Delaney also promised to reduce the taxpayers burden on this project saying he hoped to enter a number of agreements with investors to finance a huge percentage of the project. Minister Delaney also announced plans to begin marketing Beluzia to the world. "Our beaches are some of the most picturesque in the world. Why do we not have a booming tourism industry?" An organisation called "Destination Beluzia" has also been established by Minister Delaney's department in order to coordinate governmental tourism promotion efforts. Advertising campaigns are already in the works but he was quick to stress he wanted the private sector to have a major say in driving this push. Present government policy on airports in Beluzia leans toward governmental ownership but that could all be about to change.

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Fri May 11, 2018 1:20 pm

Beluzia Finance Today (BfT) spent time with Environment and Tourism minister Barry Delaney in Union Bay. Minister Delaney played tour guide while we walked along the main promenade closely followed by his very alert bullet headed and sunglass wearing bodyguards who refused to smile. Along the way we discussed key rejuvenation projects for key Beluzian cities such as Union Bay. He pointed to a row of shops which had recently been redeveloped "investment like this is coming back to cities all across Beluzia thanks to this governments tax cuts and pro business outlook". Indeed all around us construction noise was prominent; the hammering of nails, the clank of metal poles and the buzz of machinery along with the hum of people going about their day. We walked on a little way before Delaney interrupted. "The Bay is an amazing location and could be so much more" he said as he gazed out at the sea. "Indeed this is where I proposed to my wife many moons ago" he beamed. A little further on Delaney pointed to a large building "that is going to be a brand new luxury hotel. One of the best in Union Bay. I know the owner, he shares our ambition for making Beluzia great again."

Later BfT asked Minister Delaney how plans for the new international airport were progressing. "Very well indeed, we have received a great deal of interest in this project. Developers have all said it looks to be a five year build, perhaps a little more, but the sooner we start the better." When asked where this airport would likely be located he said "just between you and me but it looks like Karavshire will be the location." We were interrupted by the loud buzz of a motorbike making its way down the street before I asked him about any protests toward his plans. "There have been a few and they seem to be gathering steam. Mostly regarding noise pollution and nobody wanting a major airport in their backyard. Other developmental problems we face concern the provision of the external infrastructure to service the airport. We don't envisage any of these problems becoming insurmountable however." Karavshire was proposed of it's location and growth ability.

"As soon as we get the airport underway we will turn our attention to Port Maylord" Minister Delaney intimated. "That area used to be a national and regional hub for goods in and out of Beluzia. Nowadays, not as much. Jobs are scarce and unemployment high. People are turning to crime and our police forces can't cope. Of course this produces a massive burden on the taxpayer. So we would like to restore that sector to it's former busy glory entertaining ships from all over Terra. I have spoken to a number of private companies, some even from overseas, who have expressed a desire to get involved but the idea is a little bit harder to sell than the airport."

Our party suddenly stopped outside a busy bakery where Minister Delaney insisted on meeting the owner who was a portly man in his late fifties. His friendly wife was serving customers nearby and was delighted to see Delaney. The warmth between the three was genuine. "I went to school with Ullone not far from here." Delaney told us "and i am still trying to get him to vote for Liberty and not the NPD!" We asked Ullone what he felt about the rejuvenation efforts in Union Bay. "It's good to see, it's long overdue but I worry about my bakery and over development not to mention increase in crime but we shall see. I don't hate it." Our party bought a number of famous Beluzian pastries which Ullone attempted unsuccessfully to refuse payment. "They are good people here." Delaney said proudly of his home town folk. "They deserve so much better."

We finished our brief tour by asking Minister Delaney about the state of Terra and how Beluzia sees itself on the world stage. "While other countries busy themselves in pointless war, Beluzia is busying itself in a much needed rebuilding effort after years of neglectful big government Socialist rule. War is not good for business or for the people who just want to get on with life and provide for families." He urged warring factions to follow Beluzia's path and put energy into nation building instead. "As we say in Beluzia how can we see the sunshine when we have umbrellas up all the time?". We thanked Minister Delaney for his time soon after and parted company having felt impressed by the ambition and energy of this key Liberty Party figure. It remains uncertain however if Beluzian politics will allow him to achieve all his goals.

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Sat May 12, 2018 2:38 pm

The Beluzian Government today began rolling out a series of advertising spots aimed at promoting the country to the world. Entitled "Destination Beluzia: Let's Go!" The series of ads feature prominent Beluzian celebrities enjoying a number of activities including surfing, yoga, walking on the dunes at sunset, enjoying pina coladas and champagne, sampling the various cafes and resturants and exploring the history, sports and culture of Beluzia. The production cost Beluzia just north of 500,000 but Tourism Minister Barry Delaney told BT the cost was worth it. "Absoutely, without a doubt. We have a slick production and the boost Beluzia will get when people next want a holiday is priceless. The local economy is going to really benefit". In an election year the money spent on such a campaign is bound to be an issue but a recent poll indictated that a majority of people are behind the campaign.

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Sat May 12, 2018 3:28 pm

The Foreign Minister of Beluzia, Tom McKenny, has today sent out a heartfelt message of sympathy for the people of Dankuk following news
of a tornado which ripped though their country causing widespread damage and possibly very high casualties. Speaking in Congress Mr
McKenny said "our country stands by the people of Dankuk at this unfortunate time. We offer our assistance also. Our military is on
standby to deliver much needed aid and help with evacuations if necessary. Relief workers are being prepared as we speak. We have sent
out an urgent appeal via the airwaves for items required for affected citizens to survive such as drinking water, food, blankets and
medinces." BT understands that no further tornadoes are expected to batter the beleagured people of Jiangdao in the coming weeks and this
was indeed a freak storm but that situation could change in an instant. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dankuk people.

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