Political parties in Austenasia

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Political parties in the Empire of Austenasia are voluntary associations which have been formed by some politicians to help promote their collective viewpoints within Austenasian politics.

On 14 January 2012, Emperor Declan I gave Imperial Consent to the Political Parties Act 2012. This permitted the creation of officially recognised political parties, which had to be registered with and approved by the Secretary-General. Two days later, the Theodorist Party of Austenasia (TPA) was founded, followed by the Social Democratic Alliance (SDA) on 2 April.

Although the SDA was registered in Austenasia, there were no Austenasians as members, the party having been founded by James von Puchow with the intent of promoting his political views within the Empire. When it became clear that there was no interest in joining the SDA from Austenasians, the party "migrated" to the Federal Republic of Francisville in August 2012. The TPA remained the sole Austenasian party until 20 February 2014, when its leader and founder - now Emperor Jonathan I - passed an Imperial Decree dissolving the party and repealing the Political Parties Act 2012.

Since February 2014, the following has been the Austenasian government's position towards political parties:

The formation of political parties as voluntary associations shall still be permitted so long as they comply with the law, but no formal governmental recognition or registration shall be respectively granted or required.

—XIII Jon. I: Decree on Political Parties (20 February 2014)

Current parties

Former parties