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CND Independent - Gogledd Dovani Annibynnol (North Dovani)

Postby Arapaima13 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:29 pm

The news from the Commonwealth of North Dovani. Brought to you by the CND Independent.

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Kyo: 노스도 바니 독립적 인 (North Dovani Independent)
Draddwyr: Gogledd Dovani Annibynnol (North Dovani Independent)
Kazulian: SND Uavhengig (CND Independent)
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Re: CMD Independent - Gogledd Dovani Annibynnol (North Dovani)

Postby Arapaima13 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:06 pm

Eastern Party triumphs in Federal Elections
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The Draddwyr nationalist, Eastern Party (Parti Dwyreiniol) have won a majority the Federal elections, bringing home 209 of the 400 seats on offer in the Federal Assembly. The party, most popular in the East of the CND, and in particular to the Draddwyr population, earned majorities in four of the ten Provinces. The victory sees the end of ten years of Federalist Party rule, as they lost their majority.

The nature of the political system in the CND gives a lot of power to individual Provinces. In its unique electoral process, if a party wins a majority of the vote in a Province, they win all the seats for that Province. However, if there is no majority, the seat share is split up proportionally - as it is within local elections. This makes it very feasible for parties to hold a majority government for extended periods of time.

RESULTS:

Hwangun
Federalist Party - 14 seats; Social Democratic Party - 12; Eastern Party - 12 seats; Left Party - 2 seats

Mieronjavre
Left Party - 18 seats; Social Democratic Party - 17 seats; Federalist Party - 4 seats; Eastern Party - 1 seat

Kyesil
Federalist Party Majority - 40 seats

Chandaemi
Eastern Party Majority - 40 seats

Machynlleth
Social Democratic Party - 13 seats; Left Party - 11 seats; Federalist Party - 10 seats; Eastern Party - 6 seats

Pong-am-ri
Federalist Party - 15 seats; Eastern Party - 14 seats; Social Democratic Party - 11 seats

Pontypridd
Eastern Party Majority - 40 seats

Llanberis
Eastern Party Majority - 40 seats

Carmarthen
Eastern Party - 16 seats; Federalist Party - 12 seats; Social Democratic Party - 9 seats; Left Party - 3 seats

Aberhonddu
Eastern Party Majority - 40 seats

TOTAL
Eastern Party - 209 seats; Federalist Party - 95 seats; Social Democratic Party - 62; Left Party - 34 seats


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Re: CMD Independent - Gogledd Dovani Annibynnol (North Dovani)

Postby Arapaima13 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:20 pm

Eastern Party Refuses to Appoint Head of State
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History could be made, as it appears that the Eastern Party will refuse to appoint a new Head of State, making it the only nation to not sport one. The Constitution of the CND states that the Federal Assembly must elect the symbolic figurehead for the nation from the largest party's ranks. However, the new Chancellor, Huarwar Penrose, has said that no such thing would occur under the Eastern Party, and that a true Republic would be established. He said that the Eastern Party would attempt to pass legislation through which altered the Constitution, though admitted it would be difficult to achieve the 267 votes required due to the vocal opposition of both the Federalist Party and the SDP.

Traditionally at the opening of the Federal Assembly, a Governor-General - a symbol of former Dranish colonialism - is elected from the backbenches of the largest party, holding the post until the next legislative elections five years away. However, at the opening of the current session, the newly elected Chancellor failed to submit the motion to the House. This led to confusion amongst many Assembly Members, who thought that the omission of the appointment was a mistake.

The previous Governor-General, Federalist back bencher Gwenith Biven, gave a scathing criticism in an emergency debate called by the Federalist Party the next day. She said that Penrose had "deceived a nation". She reminded the Federal Assembly of the importance of the appointment, arguing that "the appointment of a Governor-General reminds us all about the colonial, imperialistic past that this nation has faced, and why we strive for an open, free democracy."

However, the Chancellor refuted her claims, telling Assembly Members that the Eastern Party was attempting to "finally remove the shackles of Dranish colonialism from the CND." He said that North Dovani should be the experiment which encourages nations across Terra to remove executive leaders, and replace them with greater powers for the people. Throughout the debate, which lasted the majority of the day, Penrose reminded his colleagues of the period of martial law in the 3630s, which saw oppression, and destruction at the hands of the Dranish government, and said that "the nation [needed] no reminder of the atrocities committed by those who wished to prevent liberty, freedom, and democracy."

Penrose could struggle to get the two-thirds majority vote he requires however, to make his action legal. Whilst the three-line whip in his party will ensure total support from his party, as well as the unanimous support from usual enemies, the Left Party, the Chancellor still only picks up 243 seats, 24 short of what he needs. Only a mass rebellion from Social Democratic Assembly Members (all Federalists are completely opposed to the motion) would see the removal of the Governor-General occur. Despite this, polls throughout the CND put support for the abolishment of the Governor-General at 56% in favour.

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Chancellor Huarwar Penrose neglected to appoint a Head of State, leading to a major constitutional crisis.
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Re: CMD Independent - Gogledd Dovani Annibynnol (North Dovani)

Postby Arapaima13 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33 am

Penrose Defeated In Federal Assembly; Calls Referendum Instead
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The Chancellor was defeated in the vote to remove the position of Governor-General last night as he only raked in 11 SDP rebels to put the vote at 254-146, 13 short of the two-thirds majority required. He did, however, manage to persuade enough sympathetic SDP Assembly Members to back a Referendum regarding the issue - with the motion passing through the Assembly with 274 votes in favour. Public opinion in the CND currently backs Penrose and his attempts to remove the Governor-General, but analysts have pointed out the huge sway in opinion between the East (who are for) and West (who are against) of the country.

The Federalist Party leader, Chwa Ji-Hoon, was deeply critical of the move for a referendum calling it "political gain, rather than sincere ideology". He said that the country had little to benefit from the abolishment of the largely apolitical position, and warned that were the Chancellor to assume the ceremonial roles of the Governor-General, then there would be multiple political ramifications as a result. "The CND needs an apolitical Head of State in order to discuss issues with foreign nations, and expand relationships with them, in spite of possible political differences. If we leave this role to the Chancellor, then we are removing, not just a North Dovanian political tradition, but also a crucial component to conducting foreign affairs."

However, the Prime Minister disagreed entirely, saying that the role of Governor-General detracted from the indirectly elected position of Foreign Affairs Minister. "When the people go out to vote, they go out to vote for the party they want to form a government. This includes the party that they want to control the Foreign Ministry, who should be at the centre of any foreign relationship. The Office of Governor-General merely removes the Foreign Ministry from due political process, and that is why is critical for us to remove the role as soon as possible."

The recent heated debate has raised tensions between the ethnic Kyo and the ethnic Draddwyr communities to a dangerously high level. The terrorist group, the Draddwyr Anarchist League have conducted several car bombings in the capital, Enomoto-Si. The same goes for Kyo Nationalist groups, who have been responsible for increases in Draddwyr based hate crime. Whilst no one has yet been killed by the high tensions, it is clear that the East-West divide has never fully healed, and that no matter how long it has been since North Dovani claimed independence from Dankuk, repercussions will always remain.

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Federalist Party leader, Chwa Ji-Hoon, was deeply critical of the government's plans to remove the Governor-General.
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Re: CND Independent - Gogledd Dovani Annibynnol (North Dovani)

Postby Arapaima13 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:55 pm

Position of Governor-General to be Removed After Referendum Success for Chancellor
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The results are in and it is official. The CND will amend the constitution to remove the position of Governor-General, and place full executive power into the hands of the Government, and the Chancellor. In a referendum which saw 87.6% of the population turn out to vote, the public backed the motion of removing the Head of State at 53-47%. The Eastern Party called the result an "historic day for the federalist CND," but the Federalist Party warned that the move will "open more holes in the system than it will fix."

The result saw a large split between the west and the east. The west, which holds a significantly larger Kyo population, and is wealthier, voted against the Eastern Party's proposal. Meanwhile, the East voted overwhelmingly for the removal of the Governor-General. The only exceptions to this rule are Mieronjavre - a Province which has always veered towards the left as a result of a mixture of a student and Kazulian population. The other exception was Chandaemi, which has experienced much internal migration by middle class Draddwyr families moving from the less prosperous East.

The Federalist Party Leader, Chwa Ji-Hoon announced his disappoint at the result of the vote, but accepted that the majority had voted for the change. He did however, warn that the removing the Head of State simply aggravated racial tensions in the nation. "Of course I accept the results of the referendum. Sometimes people talk about fraud or a second referendum or something else, but the people have voted this way and the Federalists have to accept this. However, we are now at risk of aggravating tensions between the Kyo and Draddwyr populations in the CND. The Eastern Party have opened more holes in the system than they will fix, and risk splitting our great nation into two."

Naturally, the Chancellor was in a very different mood. Beaming as he spoke in front of a large crowd within the Province of Pontypridd, Penrose said that the result was "historic." Talking about the violent formation of the nation, he spoke about the creation of proper federal nation in the spirit of the CND. "This country has a clear vision of freedom from tyranny and the right to individualism. No one has the right to remove the right to autonomy - be that on a federal or a provincial level. However, the position of Governor-General was a reminder that those crooked colonialists in Dankuk oppressed our freedom. Now we remove this symbol of oppression, and our first steps to a proper free and federal nation."

However, this has sparked even more conflict between extremist Kyo and Draddwyr groups. Police were called to a voting station after a clash between the KyoFirst and Draddwyr Anarchist League groups, whilst more cases of violence were recorded in most Provinces within the CND. A group of right-wing Federalists, led by influential backbencher, Ho Chihun, have apparently written to the Federalist Leader, Mr Chwa, calling for him to oppose what they call an "uprising" by the Draddwyr population. Whilst the Federalist Leader has publicly denounced the position that these rebels uphold, it appears that Ho may be willing to split from the Federalists in order to run on a more conservative platform.

The left has remained rather quiet on the issue, with both the Left Party and the Social Democrats calling for "discourse and understanding" in order to prevent the situation from boiling over. Aase Kjellberg, leader of the Left Party said that the tensions show that the right could not be trusted to lead, as they were to busy "bickering and fueling racial tensions."

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Results of the Referendum. Green = "Keep the Governor-General" / Grey = "Remove the Governor-General"
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Re: CND Independent - Gogledd Dovani Annibynnol (North Dovani)

Postby Arapaima13 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:44 pm

Aberhonddu Provincial Assembly wants Kyo Population to Move West
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In a controversial motion within Aberhonddu's Provincial Assembly (PA), lawmakers have voted to bring in the "Tax Incentives for Kyo Migration to Western Provinces Act". The most easterly province, which is predominantly Draddwyr, overwhelmingly voted for the Act, due to the Eastern Party's grip of the PA, holding 32 of the 50 seats. The local Federalist Party has labelled the bill as "racist" and said that the Eastern Party were now on their way to removing "legitimate Kyo citizens" from the CND.

The move from Aberhonddu's PA further fuels the fire when it comes to tensions between the two ethnicities. Whilst the Provincial Cabinet Leader, Emyr Dacus described the move as "prevention against the destruction of traditional Draddwyr customs and culture due to the unwanted influence of extra-provincial societal beliefs," the Federalists - who have led the opposition on the matter have claimed that the Eastern Party are no better than former Dranish oppressors. "This bill is fundamentally racist. It says that a particular group of people cannot live in a place due to them being that type of group. The Eastern Party have no sense of perspective. This is identical to the policies that Kyo-fascist parties from colonialist Dranland were implementing. Aberhonddu is the first to fall, but I fear that other Eastern Provinces will soon follow suit if we do not stop the spread of this Draddwyr Radicalism immediately."

The Province Leader of the Federalists, Dafydd Fithen, has a legitimate reason for concern. Currently Carmathen, Llanberis, and Pontypridd are all considering the same sort of legislation within their own Provincial Assemblies. Kyo citizens have already moved from Aberhonddu, citing that they do not feel welcome as a reason. It seems clear that, should the Eastern Party continue this radical agenda in the East, the country will effectively defacto split between East and West.

Make up of Aberhonddu's Provincial Assembly:

Eastern Party: 32 seats
Aberhonddu Draddwyr Group: 10 seats
Federalist Party: 7 seats
Social Democratic Party: 1 seat
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Re: CND Independent - Gogledd Dovani Annibynnol (North Dovani)

Postby Arapaima13 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:49 pm

Penrose Criticises New Englia - Invites Onglians to the CND
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The Chancellor has criticised the government of New Englia for their decision to press ahead with a reservoir which would destroy a culturally significant Draddwyr village. He described the move as a “rash considering the circumstances” and proposed to send a delegation from North Dovani to see if there was anyway that the historic village could be protected. Penrose also gave his full support to the Tri Mohon Residents Association, as well as the Onglian Civil Rights Association, but also took the opportunity to condemn the assassination of the Internal Minister of New Englia at the hands of the Onglian Liberation Army.

The Eastern Party had campaigned on a more isolationist platform for the country, but it appears that they have now been forced into international action through the actions of the New Englian government. The CND Government has made clear, however, that it wishes to see the protection of all people with Draddwyr heritage, with the Foreign Ministry saying:

Whilst we prefer to hold a neutral stance to ongoing conflicts elsewhere, we recognise that currently within New Englia, we have some people with Draddwyr heritage concerned. For this reason, we believe it important to stand up and protect these people, and in this scenario, these people's homes. We therefore suggest that a delegation from the CND should be allowed to inspect the scenario and work with the New Englian Government in order to find a solution. We hope that they will be willing to cooperate.

However, if these talks are not enough, then the CND warmly extends its hand to any Draddwyr who may be living within New Englia, and offers full citizenship.


The Leader of the Federalist Party, however, has warned that the government is “criticising the speck of dust in New Englia’s eye, whilst ignoring the wooden plank in their own.” Arguing that it this Draddwyr-first foreign policy could only harm the nation, he argued that a more globalist, and interventionist stance should be taken by the Government in order to boost the economy and protect everyone from tyranny.
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Re: CND Independent - Gogledd Dovani Annibynnol (North Dovani)

Postby Arapaima13 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:36 pm

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Eastern Party Extend Majority as Federalists Fall Apart
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The Eastern Party have furthered their dominance within the CND following an increase of 26 seats in the Federal Elections. Collecting the province of Carmarthen, as well as overtaking the Federalist Party in the Pong-am-ri Province, the pro-Draddwyr party raced away to a strong Assembly majority. Meanwhile, support for the Federalist Party collapsed following infighting over where the direction of the party should be headed following the emergence of the Eastern Party. The Left Party managed to gain a majority for the first time in Mieronjavre, whilst the Social Democratic Party held on to their plurality in Machynlleth, where the capital is located.

The results come following the abandoning of the position of Governor-General by the Eastern Party. Despite the increasing gulf between the two ethnicities within the CND, the greater number of the Draddwyr populace have helped secure the nationalist libertarian party an increase in seats against its rivals. Running on a platform of "fighting Dankukian corruption which has festered within the system," the government took home the full set of the "eastern states" (Pontypridd, Llanberis, Carmathen, and Aberhonddu) as well as winning a majority in Chandaemi. The party also managed to gain a plurality in the Province of Pong-am-ri.

However, the real surprise came, not in the extent of the Eastern Party's victory, but rather in the extent of the Federalist Party's collapse. Following its embarrassing performance in November of 4340, it must have hoped that it could have at least gained back a few of its lost seats from its traditional rivals, the Social Democrats, who won't be particularly happy either. Despite increasing their seat share in the province of Machynlleth, the majority in Mieronjavre for the Left Party sees the more extreme left-wing party in the Assembly gain the position of the Official Opposition.

Perhaps it is not surprising that, following the increase of more extreme right wing politics, that the Left Party would end up jumping ahead of the Federalists and the Social Democrats, as those to the left of the spectrum scramble to try and prevent the Eastern Party from consolidating their views into legislation. Winning a majority in any province for the first time in the party's history, the Left Party ironically most likely have experienced their success as a result of the government's successes this election. Despite this, the new legislature will be the most extreme in the CND's history. And that nearly always never ends well.

RESULTS:

Hwangun
Social Democratic Party - 15 seats; Federalist Party - 12 seats; Eastern Party - 7 seats; Left Party - 6 seats

Mieronjavre
Left Party Majority - 40 seats

Kyesil
Federalist Party - 14 seats; Social Democratic Party - 14 seats; Left Party - 7 seats; Eastern Party - 5 seats

Chandaemi
Eastern Party Majority - 40 seats

Machynlleth
Social Democratic Party - 15 seats; Left Party - 10 seats; Eastern Party - 8 seats; Federalist Party - 7 seats

Pong-am-ri
Eastern Party - 15 seats; Federalist Party - 12 seats; Social Democratic Party - 12 seats: Left Party - 1 seat

Pontypridd
Eastern Party Majority - 40 seats

Llanberis
Eastern Party Majority - 40 seats

Carmarthen
Eastern Party Majority - 40 seats

Aberhonddu
Eastern Party Majority - 40 seats

TOTAL
Eastern Party - 235 seats; Left Party - 64 seats; Social Democratic Party - 56 seats; Federalist Party - 45 seats


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Re: CND Independent - Gogledd Dovani Annibynnol (North Dovani)

Postby Arapaima13 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:49 pm

New Corruption Laws to Close Kyo Bank Accounts Greater than 10 million DRA
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The Eastern Party has today pressed forward with plans that will see the closure of hundreds of wealthy Kyo bank accounts, in the government's plan to clamp down on corruption. The move, which will see money removed from any citizen or foreign national who is ethnically Kyo, has been heavily criticised by the Opposition leader, Aase Kjellberg, who called the legislation "racist" and a "betrayal of the values of the CND."

The legislation being brought to the Federal Assembly by the government will automatically shut down any bank accounts which exceed a total of 10 million Dranland, the Dankukian currency which is used in the CND. The government reports that there are in excess of 3000 of these accounts in the country, and that the seizing of the accounts will result in another 90 billion Dranland going to the Treasury. In what they claim is a clamping down on corruption, the government argue that by seizing "foreign" assets, they can further the prosperity of the Draddwyr citizens of the CND through reinvestment in business.

The government also claim that their plan will remove wealth from those responsible for the oppression of the CND. Arguing that it "nearly all" Kyo nationals can trace their wealth back to the oppression of North Dovani, the ruling party are using the opportunity to take wealth out of the pockets of the Kyo populace, who tend to be the wealthier of the two major ethnicities in the CND.

The Finance Minister, Ceredig Bevan, said that the legislation would not only cut down on illegal profit made in the CND, but also allow the government to further incentivise and boost the North Dovanian economy.

There is a reason that myself, and my Right Honourable Friend, the Minister of Justice, have collaborated very closely in the process of creating this legislation. The government aims to kill two birds with one stone with this legislation, the first bird being the deep level of corruption still remaining from the Dankuk regime, and the second bird being the slowing down of the economy in recent times under a Federalist government.

Our plan is to simply seize the assets of wealthy Kyo nationals, nearly all of whom can trace their wealth back to the days of the Dankukian regime, and reinvest this new found money into our economy by encouraging the growth of small business, and of the ever growing tertiary sector. Whilst there will be a tiny few who may be innocent, in reality the extent of corruption amongst the Kyo populace is so deep that the full reset that we have proposed is necessary to stamp out Dankuk's remaining presence in our nation once and for all.


However, the Leader of the Left Party - the main Opposition party in the CND, labelled the bill as "racist," saying that the Eastern Party had shown their true colours as "fascist Draddwyr ultra nationalists." Whilst the Left Party leader praised the redistribution of wealth that this legislation would result in, Kjellberg said that many Draddwyr nationals had also benefited financially from Dankuk's administration of the nation, and through not seizing these assets as well, the Eastern Party was clearly discriminating based upon race.

This latest announcement marks a turning point in Eastern Party legislation. Whereas before it appeared that economic gain was the main motive of the pro-Draddwyr policies, this new law is clearly meant to attack Kyo nationals. The Kyo Heritage Group have made a public plea, calling for other nations to intercede before "discrimination descends to darker practices," a clear reference to their fear of possible genocide in the country.

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The Finance Minister, Ceredig Bevan, claimed that the anti-corruption legislation would "kill two birds with one stone".

OOC: I understand that for a 3rd World Nation the numbers quoted may appear relatively large. From the game mechanics (Dankuk's economics page) the Dranland appears to be a relatively weak currency, and hence the money in question isn't as big as it may appear to be.
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