Abeldane Liberal Alliance

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Abeldane Liberal Alliance
Abeldanisches Liberale Allianz (DE)
Alliance Libérale d'Abeldane (FR)
Leader Hugh McFarlane
Deputy Leader Silvia Paysais
Secretary Will Campbell
Slogan "We are the new face of liberty."
"Das neue Gesicht des Freiheit" (DE)
"La nouvelle face de la liberté" (FR)
Founded 1 March 2018
Headquarters Sinoland
Membership  (2018) 6
Ideology Classical liberalism
Radical centrism
Pro-decentralisation
Political position Centrist
Official colors          
Cabinet positions
0 / 10
Seats in the Reichsversammlung
2 / 17

The Abeldane Liberal Alliance, collectively referred to as 'the Liberals' or known more simply by its acronym ALA, is a radical centrist political party in the Abeldane Empire. The party, which was founded in March of 2018, seeks to unite the liberal centre in Abeldane society in order to promote classical liberal ideals in government on both a federal and state level. The party is currently lead by Hugh McFarlane and Silvia Paysais, although internally the organisation is highly democratic, with leadership elections held halfway through regular parliamentary terms. The ALA seeks to contest upcoming by-elections, as well as the next general election, scheduled for April.

Since its founding in early March, the ALA has already gained two seats in the Reichsversammlung.

Ideology

The Abeldane Liberal Alliance is primarily founded on the values of classical liberalism, although it supports a radical interpretation of this ideology; calling for large scale institutional reform of the government. The ALA generally advocates for freedom of opportunity, greater civic participation, liberal economics, an increased immigration intake and a limited government with power safely distributed between the three branches.

Civil and individual liberties

The party seeks to gain seats in the Reichsversammlung so as to influence current negotiations on a new Abeldane constitution. A key priority for the Liberal Alliance is to ensure that this constitution adequately guarantees civil and individual liberties, while also protecting the individual from what the party considers potential government 'tyranny'. Additionally, there have been discussions within the party in favour of criminal justice reform, especially with regards to the creation of a simple penal code.

Citizenship

Another priority of the party is addressing the wave of inactivity currently affecting Abelden. The Liberal Alliance has proposed a two-pronged solution to the issue, seeking to introduce new citizens to the nation while also developing initiatives to foster a sense of community and encourage activity. To achieve this, the party supports an intense citizenship drive, targeting other members of the micronational community as well as those with no past micronational experience. In addition to this, it supports a current initiative to create a national video game tournament, while also proposing nationwide design competitions and televised debates. Finally, the party supports a general rejuvenation of Abeldane culture and the protection of minority language rights.

Decentralisation

As part of its classical liberal platform, the ALA desires a more decentralised system of governance in Abelden. Practically speaking, this involves some of the powers of the Emperor and Vorsitzender being divulged to the Reichsversammlung, while a portion of the Reichsversammlung's powers are transferred to the states. The party supports current state democratisation efforts, however, it seeks a system in which the legislatures of the various states hold the majority of government power, as opposed to the monarchs. The ALA hopes to use potential seats in parliament to influence constitutional negotiations in order to achieve these goals.

Economics

The Liberal Alliance supports efforts to create a proper economy for Abelden, however, it does not believe that direct government intervention in a potential economic system is necessary to achieve this and instead views such intervention as a mortal threat to any developing economy. The party has put forth a policy whereby the government creates and strengthens the system through which transactions are made (by establishing an online payment system, further developing the Trimole and formalising economic interactions), while avoiding subsidisation programmes, market controls and excessive regulation. In principle, the party believes in free market economics with the role of government being to ensure that a proper system exists in which the market can operate independently.

Foreign policy

The ALA is a strong supporter of the 'Greater Abelden' policy, with party Leader, Hugh McFarlane, working extensively in the foreign office prior to the Alliance's foundation.

Organisation

Internally, the party is highly democratic, with elections held for every leadership position as well as to determine the candidate list order. The party Leader, Deputy Leader and Secretary are all elected by a general majority halfway through each parliamentary term. The party Leader is expected to set policy direction, represent the party as a whole externally and respect/listen to the views of all members. In addition to this, he or she must approve new members, and is also responsible for initiating partywide votes to eject members for misconduct, if necessary.

The Deputy Leader has no specific powers, however, if the Leader is incapacitated, deemed inactive, or resigns, the Deputy is then required to replace the Leader. In this event, a new Deputy is to be elected, with the old Deputy serving as the party Leader until the next schedueled party elections. The party has also created the framework for a Secretary position, though it is understood that this role will only be activated at a later date, when there are more party members. The Secretary is responsible for organising intra-party discussion, membership, party activities, intra-party polling and elections, as well as carrying out the directives of the Leader if they relate to intra-party affairs.