Behemoth Party (Abelden)

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Behemoth Party
LeaderAlejandro Whyatt
SloganLiberty, Community, Monarchy,
(Freiheit, Gemeinschaft, Monarchie)
Founded2 April 2018 (as ALNA)
Membership  (2019)11
IdeologyClassical Liberalism
Nationalism
Populism
Political positionRadical centrism
Third way
Official colors     Blue      Yellow

The Behemoth Party, also known by its initials as BP or B, was an Abeldane political party. Ideologically Classical Liberalist and Nationalist, the party was an offshoot of the Abeldane Liberal National Alliance and Pragmatic Front, a merger of the Abeldane National Independence Party, the United Rhinoceros Party, and the short-lived Abeldane Liberal Alliance. The Behemoth Party was founded in May 2019, as a self-proclaimed reformation of ALNA-PF, under the leadership of Alejandro Whyatt.

History

The party was founded in May 2019 as an offshoot of the Abeldane Liberal National Alliance and Pragmatic Front (ALNA-PF), a merger of three existing political parties: the United Rhinoceros Party (URP), the National Independence Party (ANIP), and the Liberal Alliance (ALA). The ANIP and the URP were the two largest political parties in the Empire, having produced the last two Vorsitzende: Thomas Merrell (URP) and Patrick Renwick (ANIP). The ALA was a smaller centrist liberal party founded by Hugh McFarlane in March 2018.

The three parties merged during the tenure of the 29th ministry, led by Renwick, who had assumed the Vorsitzendership in interim fashion following Merrell's resignation from the position in March 2018. Following the end of the 29th ministry's term, Horatio Eden ran as the party's candidate for Vorsitzender in the April 2018 election, while McFarlane ran as the Stellvertreter candidate. Eden failed to secure the position, but McFarlane did after a tie-breaking vote in the Reichsversammlung.

After the election, Eden parted ways with the party and founded the Liberty Union, while Renwick and other major ALNA figures also abandoned it, leaving the party weakened. In the June 2018 election, the party did not submit a list of candidates to the Reichsversammlung and didn't run any candidates for either executive position, effectively losing all representation in the federal government. The same situation was repeated in the following elections.

Reformation

After a long period of being dormant the party was revived in 2019 when Alejandro Whyatt former leader of the Die Rechte and only Caudio of the Behemoth party, proclaimed the revival of the inactive ALNA. The Party under the new name "Behemoth" brought out its first manifesto on the 1st of June 2019. Core Values were stated as: Freedom of Speech & Expression, Conservation of Culture, Limited Federalism, Pragmatism, Popular Democracy. The campaign for the June RVS elections consisted mainly of attacking the Liberty Front. These attacks and the revelation of the Behemoth Party spying on the Liberty Front resulted in the Behemothgate political scandal, where the party was dissolved and most of its members led Abelden.

Electoral performance

Vorsitzender

Election year Candidate Result
votes % outcome
2018 I Horatio Eden   20 41.67% X mark.png not elected
2018 II N/A   N/A X mark.png did not participate
2018 III N/A   N/A X mark.png did not participate
2018 IV N/A   N/A X mark.png did not participate

Legislative

Election year votes % seats won +/- Government
2018 I 22 47.9%
8 / 16
0 coalition gov't
2018 II N/A N/A
0 / 16
8 extra-parliamentary
2018 III N/A N/A
0 / 16
8 extra-parliamentary
2018 IV N/A N/A
0 / 16
8 extra-parliamentary