Conradh Daonlathais

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The Democracy League
An Conradh Daonlathais
Leader Fionnbarra Ó Cathail
Founded February 2013
Headquarters Orchardstown, Leylandiistan
Youth wing Óige Daonlathach (proposed)
Membership  (2013) 2
Ideology Grassroots Democracy, Social Democracy, and Environmentalism
National affiliation Source.png Leylandiistan & Gurvata
International affiliation National Party of Ashukovo
Official colours Red and White
Former seats as SALDAL in National Assembly of Leylandiistan (August 2013 - February 2014):
2 / 7
Website
[http://conradhleylandiistan.wordpress.com

Conradh Daonlathais (English: the Democracy League) is a political party in Leylandiistan & Gurvata, and currently the only in the Confederation. It was established on February 2013 as the Socialist Anti-Conflict Liberal Democratic Alliance of Leylandiistan (SALDAL), days after Leylandiistan's first party, the Centralist Democrats, were founded. It became Leylandiistan's largest and most prominent party after the 2013 Leylandiistan General Elections. In January 2014 it rebranded to become an Conradh Daonlathais. Since Leylandiistan's merger with Gurvata, the party has lost its former significance, although it plans to return to mainstream politics when elections are called.

History

Since the Democratic Republic of Leylandiistan's foundation in November 2012, the country had been under near-absolute rule by two "Co-Consuls", Ruairí de Créag and Fionnbarra Ó Cathail. Both realised that as Leylandiistan's population grew, so would demands for a more democratic and participatory government. On 21 February 2013, Ruairí de Créag drafted a document establishing the Centralist Democratic Party of Leylandiistan (CDP Leylandiistan). The document laid the foundations for the end of the power sharing agreement between the two Co-Consuls, and left Ó Cathail with little choice but form his own party. SALDAL was founded a few days later. When the election date was announced in July, campaigning began in earnest. Both parties published party statements and circulated email messages to the electorate, while SALDAL even published two election posters. The nation went to the polls in August, and on 19 August 2013 SALDAL's leader Fionnbarra Ó Cathail was inaugurated as President of Leylandiistan, while deputy leader Norma O' Connor took a National Assembly seat and a senior ministerial position. The election was a major success for SALDAL, and Ó Cathail began implementing his election promises.

SALDAL's Logo

In January 2014 SALDAL held an informal party conference. The members decided to reflect Leylandiistan's Gaelic heritage and rename the party to Conradh Daonlathais - the Democracy League. They adopted the Irish trade union SIPTU's logo, a celtic spiral fashioned into a hand. One of Ó Cathail's policies, however, was to put national interests before party interests, and across the government party allegiances became less relevant. Activity within the party has been near to nothing since. In July 17, the CDP was disbanded when Ruairí de Créag led Robinscourt's secession from Leylandiistan. While Conradh Daonlathais has not yet done much in the politics of the Confederation of Leylandiistan and Gurvata, but once a democratic legislature is created, Conradh Daonlathais is sure to field candidates.

Manifesto and Ideology

A comprehensive manifesto was published in March 2015. It outlines the viewpoints of the party on a number of topics. The general views of the party is that their outlook is proactive but realistic, for example stating they will allocate funding for healthcare but send ill people for care in Ireland given the lack of facilities and investment for a proper health service. While quite liberal on most issues, the party takes a hard line on topics like immigration, where their policy is that only those who would benefit the nation should be allowed become citizens. Like the government, the party is heavily pro-environment, stating their opposition to GM foods and encouragement of organic food instead. Enshrined in their manifesto is their wish to establish national parks to benefit native wildlife. Lastly, the party's core belief of power being held by the people, as evidenced by their name, is shown in their wishes to have an independent body of citizens draft a constitution to present for a referendum, and establish a fair judicial system. The party states they prioritise the citizen over the corporation, it is expected their judicial system proposals will reflect that.