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Abeldane National Independence Party
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|Abeldane National Independence Party|
|Slogan||Long Live Liberty! Long Live The Empire!|
|Founded||3 September 2017|
|Official colors||Green and purple|
|Seats in the Reichsversammlung|
The Abeldane National Independence Party (abbreviated and often referred to as ANIP) is a centrist political party in the Abeldane Empire. The party currently holds three out of 16 seats in the Reichsversammlung. It is also currently in a coalition government with the United Rhinoceros Party of Abelden and the Natioanl Federalist Party.
The party came into being on the 3 September 2017 with the merger of the Abeldane National Party and the Independence Party of Abelden in the wake of the 2017 August elections. The party headquarters are in Volkania, capital of the Kingdom of Demirelia, and is currently lead by Patrick Renwick, former Vorsitzender and leader of the ANP.
After the December 2017 elections, Patrick Renwick was elected Stellvertreter of the Abeldane Empire. However, on 3 March 2018, after the resignation of the Vorsitzender, Thomas Merrell, Patrick Renwick became the Vorsitzender. This led to the current Fifth Renwick Ministry being formed.
Talks between the ANP and IPA about a possible merger started in October 2017 during the Fourth Renwick Cabinet lead by the ANP. These talks would evolve into more concrete negotiations following the 2017 August elections and the resignation of Henry Twain as leader of the IPA and Brandon Wu taking over as interim leader. During the negotiations it was decided Patrick Renwick would be the leader of the new party. The ANP and IPA officially merged on 3 September. ANIP would continue in its coaliion with Abeldane Social Ecology under Vorsitenders Von Uberquie and following his resgnation, Langford. Within the Langford Cabinet, ANIP's leader Patrick Renwick was made Stellvertreter.
In the leadup to the December 2017 elections ANIP decided to continue it's coalition with ASE, with ANIP endorsing Langford for Vorsitzender, whilst ASE agreed to endorse Renwick for stellvertreter. However, after results came in, URP leader Thomas Merrell was the new Vorsitzender. This led to new coaliton talks with URP and the NFP which was formed in December 2017.
After the December 2017 election, ANIP held four seats (Patrick Renwick, Brandon Wu, Alex White, and Alex von Hapsburg). However, after the Hapsburg Defection, Bilal Irfan replaced him as ANIP's 4th seat. Unfortunately in February 2018, Irfan announced he was leaving all micronational activities which leads to the status quo of ANIP having three seats.
The party logo of the National Independence Party at first was the National Independence shield and torch, a design closely mirroring the former ANP Torch with the significant addition of a purple torch in the centre, symbolising the former IPA. The design was agreed upon during the negotiations.
The party motto is "Long Live Liberty! Long Live the Empire". This mirrors the party's nationalistic views and it's support for liberty and freedom.
However, party leader Patrick Renwick announced that the logo needed to be changed and reformed. This led to the new logo being created with a purple torch of blue and green flames to symbolize party unity between the former ANP and IPA.
|1st pref votes||% (1st pref)|
|2017 V||Newton von Uberquie[N 1]||18||32.73%|
|1st pref votes||% (1st pref)|
|2017 V||Patrick Renwick||31||67.39%|
|Election year||1st pref votes||%||seats won||+/-||Government||Ref.|
|2017 V||12||26.09%||▲4||Coalition Government||[N 2]|