A1 People's Party
|A1 People's Party|
|Founded||November 9, 2008|
|Headquarters||New Central (A1)|
|Ideology||Democratic Communism, A1ism, Marxism|
|Official colours||Red, Yellow|
Chairman Pprit then proceeded to nominate certain citizens of A1 to fill preset portfolios in the executive government, with these citizens hence automatically becoming members of the A1 People’s Party.
The party entered into a power-sharing agreement with the Democratic Socialist Party in June 2009, which involved the leader of the Democratic Socialist Party becoming a minister in a vacant portfolio. This ended up being the Ministry for Infrastructure.
It has been commented by some that this power sharing agreement is in jeopardy, after rumoured tensions between the Deputy Chairman, Professor John Collins and Timothy Sharkbait.
The party won the August 2009 A1 General Elections with 71% of the vote, returning them to power with a vastly increased majority. This was seen by some commentators as an exhibition of confidence by the citizens in their government.
However, the March 2010 A1 General Elections showed a big swing against the Party, mainly due to the effects of the 2010 A1 Political Crisis and the United A1 Party. Following the recount, after the election bribery scandal, the A1 People's Party just gained a majority, with the Party itself gaining 46% of the vote, requiring 50% to form government. However, the 4% of the vote gained by the A1 Communist Party and its leader Viktor Kirponos, resulted in the Party just making the 50%, with the United A1 Party votes reaching 43%.