Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Re: Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Postby Yolo04 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:34 pm

Sekowan National Newspaper
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April 21st,4394
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Sekowo Places Sanctions on Dundorf
Today the Grand Senate of Sekowo has passed a bill that placed economic sanctions on Dundorf due to there dictatorial grip on politics
The following were the terms of the sanctions:
1.Sekowo shall cut off all imports and exports going to and from Dundorf. There will be no trade or business between the two nations.

2. Sekowo shall fund anti-communist political parties and any resistance groups.

Multiple reactions have occurred since then:
One Dundorf politician stated the following:
These sanctions continue an attack against the democratic lands of Dundorf and have forced us to take more drastic measures when dealing with foreign powers. These sanctions will not be forgotten and we will get revenge on those nations who sanction us

However these sanctions have been generally seen as a good move by most international experts.
We will continue to update you
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Two New Companies Have Been Opened in Sekowo
Today two new companies have announced there existence. One being the Kiyonori Motors Company and the other being the Jigoku Electronics Company. The Kiyonori Motors Company is located in the capital,Ishinawa. They’ve been founded by a team of Ex-Explorator engineers in Sekowo. The team,known as the Kiyonori Team have announced they will begin producing a new car in Sekowo,known as the Sumātokā.
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Above is a display model of the Sumātokā car
It will be a cheaper alternative to Explorator cars and still have around the same level of comfort and stability says the Kiyonori team.
The second company,the Jigoku Electronics Company is located In the capital,Ishinawa as well however the company is made up of developers and engineers. This company is a game developing company that is developing both video games for foreign consoles and for the local populous. However they have stated there urge to expand the video game industry within not only Sekowo but also Dovani.
We will continue to update you
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Re: Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Postby Guga17 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:53 pm

New party formed, can it defeat the incumbent one?
ISHINAWA - A new party has been formed called Change. As the name indicates, it plans on bringing change to Sekowo. The question is, can it really bring change? The Jiyu Party of Sekowo has dominated politics and controlled the government for decades and it has had no opposition since 3394. Change is the first party since then to even consider challenge the party that has led this country for so much time. A socialist society where everyone is equal, no animals are killed for human pleasure, spirituality is part of people's lives and peace is part of every action, that's their goal. If it's achieavable, only time can say, but Change is fighting for it and promises to be the first party in decades to provide a real challenge to the incumbents. The party hasn't spoken to the media yet. Its spokesperson, Saki Hamasaki, said the party is investing on campaigning door to door and talking directly to people to discuss the problems they face and to find solutions to them. If that strategy will be worth it only time can say but it's at least worthy of compliments and admiration. It's not everyday that we see politicians knock on doors and care enough to listen to people's concerns.
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Re: Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Postby Seamus-III » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:43 am

Status Quo Politics More Unpopular Than Ever

We have entered a new age in politics. The current ruling party is facing newfound grassroots opposition to them. As a growing number of Sekowan are unsatified with the nations current state of affairs. This can be evident in the low electoral turnout of late, with the current political establishment unable to get even 20% of voters out to the polls. This has created an opening for new parties to emerge promising to bring about change. The most notable of these new grassroots parties are the “Change Party” and the “Peoples Party.” Whom have garnered the largest amount of support (and more importantly donors) in this new age of political activism, or as some call it “great political revival.” Whether this new political movement will be able to bring about any change, or better yet any electoral success is yet to be seen.

People marching for political change
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Re: Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Postby Guga17 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:15 pm

Protests fill streets of cities all over the country asking for change
ISHINAWA - Since 4372 the Jiyu Party of Sekowo has controlled a majority of the Grand Senate but that reign may be about to end. Two new parties have appeared, driven by strong grassroots support, and appear to pose a real threat to those in power. The people have responded well in the streets to the new two parties and have for the first time in years organised massive protests to ask for political change. Hundreds of thousands have taken part in those protests, including some members of the two new parties.
The feeling in the protests is common, the feeling of disappointment with the last decades and the idea that Sekowo is not a democracy anymore but an oligarchy. One person said angrily "I've been working all my life, I've been doing everything I can to help my family to earn a miserable wage in the end. My kids are grown-ups now and they can't find a job, all jobs are now going to robots, people are being left with nothing. And the government doesn't guarantee we at least have an income to survive. I don't have access to healthcare, I never went to school and my kids didn't get the opportunity to go to the university. We should be moving forward but we are not. I have no hope in the future and I need that hope. I'll lose my kids to emmigration and I'll live just some more years because I don't have the money to go to the doctor. This is immoral, we need change, we need hope, we need this country to protect its people. That's why we are here today! We ask nothing more besides human dignity". Other people felt the same, one told the story of her daughter with a rare disease that died because of lack of health insurance and others told they were homeless for years and have been refused work just because of the way they look. This is the reality these people face and want the government to change. These protests are a sign of the times and that change may be coming. The Jiyu Party of Sekowo hasn't answered our questions concerning these protests.
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Protest in the capital, Ishinawa
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Re: Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Postby Seamus-III » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:00 am

Hokuzan prefecture takes stand against status quo

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Hokuzan Prefecture has resoundly voted against the current political establishment giving all their seats to two new upcoming parties, Change and People’s Party. While the rest of the nation have decided to stick to the current establishment. This electoral victory, which many thought impossible. Will give massive headwinds to political change. For people now know, they have options. We predict that come two years time, massive gains will be made by Change, and People’s Party. But only time will tell if these two parties can build off their recent electoral success.
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Re: Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Postby Guga17 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:16 pm

Opposition gets first legislative victories
ISHINAWA - Thanks to abstention from the ruling party, the Jiyu Party of Sekowo, 5 bills from the two opposition parties, Change and People's Party, got passed in the Grand Senate. As a result, there's now a minimum wage, child benefits, a public pension system, a guarantee of minimum income, regulations on daily working hours, the right to collectively bargain, the right of adoption to everyone, civil marriage for all, the possibility of people deciding on their gender identity and subsidies to low-income farming families. Besides that, workers can't be fired anymore for going on strike and nuclear, chemical and biological weapons are now banned. Aoto Kimura, a member of Change's leadership and candidate for president, said "This is great news! Change is really coming to this country, people are finally starting to rise up and make their voices heard. We promise to keep being an headache to powerful interests and big corporations. People over profits all the way".
In the streets, reactions were mostly positive. Those supporting the bills now coming into law said that it will improve their live conditions and help develop Sekowo and make the working class more productive. They also supported the ban on weapons of mass destruction justifying with the many thousands of deaths they have caused in history. However, others were against the new measures saying it will hurt small businesses and those who are better off. They also say it won't improve the lives of those worse off since it will create citizens dependent on the government to survive. The Jiyu Party hasn't responded to our questions on these recent legislative victories for their opposition.
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Grand Senate of Sekowo
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Re: Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Postby Guga17 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:25 pm

Hopeful Change strongly invests in grassroots campaigning
ISHINAWA - Change, one of the 2 opposition parties in Sekowo, is hopeful of a good result in the next elections and their campaigning may be a good sign. They have been strongly investing in grassroots campaigning, knocking on doors and talking directly to the electorate. From the most left-wing parts of the country to the most conservative and capitalist parts, they don't exclude any of them. People are happy to see there's politicians that are also human beings. Many don't agree with the ideas, others do, but most can agree on the fact that grassroots campaigning is a good thing and is urgently needed.
We had the opportunity to talk with Aoto Kimura, member of the Change's leadership council and candidate for president.
Interviewer: Good evening, first of all we couldn't forget the type of campaigning your party is doing all over this country, was this planned since the beggining and do you plan to keep it going for the future?
Kimura: Yes, grassroots campaigning is the best way we can campaign and I think it needs to be all over the country and every year, every month, every week. We must be always campaigning for the benefit of the people and never forget their problems and to hear them and find together solutions to them. We are here to listen and to fix.
Interviewer: Do you believe people also have an important role when it comes to politics and to our future?
Kimura: Of course, actually people have the most important role of all. People are those who keep pressure and hold politicians accountable. People are essential to change and revolutionize society and we all know that changing how politics work isn't enough, we must also change how society works. People are essential to that. When it comes to politics, they protest, they vote, they make their voices heard and with them not doing that, we couldn't achieve progress in any way and be a country of democracy and justice.
Interviewer: What's your opinion on your party's work in parliament?
Kimura: I'm extremely happy with it. We have passed important legislation and achieved progress. I think, most important of all, that we have represented those who put us into office and others too. We didn't get some of our legislation passed but that's part of democracy and all this legislative process that is so essential to maintain accountability and the respect for opposing views. We hope to get more legislation passed after the elections.
Interviewer: That leads to my final question, what do you expect for the party in the elections that are approaching?
Kimura: Taking into account what we have done in the Grand Senate and what I have heard from people all over this country, I'm extremely confident. I think we will make big gains.
Interviewer: Do you believe Change can get a majority or even an absolute one?
Kimura: I like to dream high but I also like to stay in the ground. We'll have to wait to see.
Interviewer: Thank you and good luck!
Kimura: Thank you!

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Aoto Kimura speaking to the media
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Re: Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Postby Guga17 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:44 pm

Opposition gets majority of seats, Aoto Kimura is just the second president in 30 years
ISHINAWA - The opposition had high hopes for these elections and strongly invested in grassroots campaigning, the results were very positive. The People's Party now controls 71 seats and Change controls 61, 132 in total. That is almost 75% of all seats. In the presidential election, Aoto Kimura won without any problem against the incumbent president, Aki Muso. Aki Muso was in power since 4380. This means a huge defeat to the government and former main party and a victory for the opposition that allows them to form a coalition government.
Aoto Kimura, the new country's president, gave a speech after his historic and surprising victory in the election:
Today the people won, today we won! This is a historic day for those who have for too long desired change and the end to a government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich. This day is when we start implementing a government of the people, by the people and for the people. A government that listens to everyone, that discusses solutions in a constructive way and finds them so we can develop and become a better country, both politically and socially. A country that doesn't ignore others, a country that doesn't mistreat others, a country that doesn't wage war on others, a country of peace, of solidarity, of humanity, of unity, of diplomacy. A country where everyone can live and pursue their dreams, where everyone is entitled to the most important human right, dignity. That's what we will be from now on. Both in our country and outside of it. As a president, I'll work with others inside this country and with others outside this country. I hope a government deal can be agreed on and political stability is preserved but I also hope that a new government brings about the change that we desperately need, the change that the people asked in the vooting booths and have asked all year long in the streets.

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People celebrate election results in the streets of Ishinawa and ask for the current government to step down
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Re: Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Postby Seamus-III » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:33 pm

Change And People’s Party Enter Coalition Talks
Change has initiated coalition talks with the People’s Party. This is not surprising as the two parties are ideologically compatible, with them often supporting each other’s bills. However party insiders say the coalition is more frail than it seems. Especially after Change proposed a flurry of bills that the People’s Party mostly taken opposition to. This schism is mainly as result that while the People’s Party and Change agree that Sekowo needs reform. Change is wanting to do more drastic reform comprared to the People’s Party. This often leads to Change agreeing with the People’s Party, but stating they wished the People’s Party reform proposals go farther. On the flip side People’s Party can be seen taking opposition to reform policy put forward by the Change Party, with People’s Party citing the reforms go to far.
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Re: Sekowo Shinpō (News of Sekowo)

Postby Guga17 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:16 am

Change and New Progress Party may form left-leaning government
ISHINAWA - The political party Change has proposed in the Grand Senate of Sekowo a bill to form a government coalition with the New Progress Party. Change would control 7 ministries while the New Progress Party would control 5. Because of the constitution, the other ministry, the one of Head of Government, should be lead by the newly-elected president, Aki Muso, who had lost the presidency 4 years ago to Aoto Kimura. Despite being a coalition, it looks like it's just to guarantee there's a functioning government in place constituted by active parties that share similar ideals since it's expected that both parties will work as each other's opposition in many occasions in the next times. That's explained by the future absence of the Jiyu Party of Sekowo that will leave Sekowo with two left-wing parties. The New Progress Party claims to be center-left, Change claims to be the radical left Sekowo needs.
Michi Kurosawa, still the de facto minister of Head of Government, has talked with us about the current political situation "We know Sekowo can't have a cabinet that's half inactive. Sekowo needs a cabinet, needs a government that will work for common people and do everything to further the cause of justice, of freedom and of prosperity for all. We hope to count with the New Progress Party's support in forming a government that represents the people as much as possible taking into account the current political landscape. This is just a short-term solution to address the political situation we face, we hope to as soon as possible bring the real change that the people of Sekowo want. A change that starts in the streets and goes into the centers of decision and power".
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