Conservative Party (Ashukovo)

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Conservative Party of Ashukovo
Консэрвативски Странка Ашукова (as)
Συντηρητικό Κόμμα του Ασουκόβο (el)
Konservatît Kanterban Aszukovian (sz)
Leader Manolis Afentoulis
Deputy leader Robert Garside
Hasan Cakar
Founded January 29, 2017
December 22, 2013 as SDP
Headquarters 1 Crown Alley, Hagiopolis, Mouzilo, Ashukov Federation
Newspaper Faces unofficially
Membership  (2017) 3 (1 observer)
Ideology  • Conservatism
 • National conservatism
 • Civic nationalism
 • Traditionalism
 • Patriotism
 • Ashukov nationalism
 • Greek interests
Political position Right
National affiliation Flag of Ashukovo.png Ashukov Federation
Official colours Red, Blue, White, Gold (official)
Gold (common use)
House of Territories
3 / 6
Council of Ministers
2 / 3
Party flag
Flag of the Conservative Party of Ashukovo.png

The Conservative Party of Ashukovo (Ashukov: Консэрвативски Странка Ашукова, Greek: Συντηρητικό Κόμμα του Ασουκόβο, Szredian: Konservatît Kanterban Aszukovian), domestically known as the Conservatives, is a national conservative party in Ashukovo. It is the legal successor of the Social Patriotic Party, after the declaration of the second Ashukov Federation on January 29, 2017, and through its SDP and SPP legacy, the Conservative Party is the second oldest party in the federation. It is nowadays considered a main political power in Ashukov politics, holding one seat in the Federal Assembly and the majority of seats in the Council of Ministers.

The party is headed by Manolis Afentoulis, former Tsar of the Ashukov Tsardom, Supreme Judge, Chairman of the Ashukov Central Bank and current Vice President and Minister of Culture and Foreign Affairs.

History

Social-Democratic Party

The party traces it's roots back to the Social Patriotic Party, which was founded in Hagiopolis on December 22nd, 2013, under the name Social-Democratic Party of Ashukovo and was approved by the Ashukov Government a day later.

The party split from the Orthodox Party following the admission of Mouzilo into the Federation. The two former OP members who split, Afentoulis and Ompastre, joined a former member of the National Party, Sigmund Schmidt, and formed the SDP, a party with a mixture of ideologies, mostly those of social democracy, social patriotism and Ashukov nationalism. Soon after the foundation, the SDP affiliated itself with the Orthodox Party.

Social Patriotic Party

The party flag of SPP

The party gradually leaned more towards the right wing, and after Schmidt's departure, who was the main representative of social democracy in the party, the SDP renamed itself to the Social Patriotic Party, gave up social democracy and adopted national, and social conservatism, with Schmidt continuing the legacy of the original SDP in his home state of Carpathia, now as a fully social democratic party. It was then clear that SPP was a right wing party, though some had even went as far as to label the party as far-right. The SPP withdrew its affiliation with the Orthodox Party when the latter joined the National Party to create the United Ashukovo coalition. SPP then became the main opposition party to the Orthodox-led government.

Conservatives

With the adoption of the absolute monarchy as the new type of government the party was disestablished, as did the rest of the Ashukov political formations. The party was inactive throughout the monarchical period, but when Ashukovo went back to the former system of federal democracy, the party's core, even though weakened by the long period of inactivity, went on to establish the current Conservative Party. The Conservatives largely kept the ideology of the SPP, while adding political ideas they felt should be part of the goals for the newly reformed Ashukov Federation.

Ideology

The ideology of the Conservative Party is composed of several right-wing ideologies, with the most notable being that of social conservatism. In addition, the party believes in the values of Ashukov nationalism, national conservatism and traditionalism, such as the need to preserve the national identity of Ashukovo, its values, Orthodox Christianity as the official religion of the state, and the belief that Ashukovo is indeed a micronational power. The Conservatives also believe in civic nationalism, in the sense that people of various ethnic backgrounds can adopt Ashukov values and ethics and uphold their Ashukov national identity, while holding the idea that Ashukovo is a civil nationalist state with people of Hellenic, Slavic and American ancestry, to name a few, have been proven to be the most patriotic.

In social matters, the Conservatives are against same-sex marriage, abortion, euthanasia, gender self-identification, and sex change.

The party also believes that Christianity does and should play a role in Ashukov politics as well as day to day life, without, however, discriminating against people of other beliefs. The Conservatives have shown their full support in the freedom of religion and its insurance by the Constitution.

Local branches

Logo of the Conservative Party of Mouzilo

The Conservatives currently have official representation in two out of the three states of Ashukovo, Akebar and Mouzilo.

The party formerly had three local subdivisions; one in Mouzilo, one in Akebar and one in Carpathia. However with the withdrawal of the latter two from Ashukovo, the stronghold of the SPP was Mouzilo. The members of each local subdivision automatically became members of the federal SPP and one could enlist federally only through local subdivisions, where they existed.

The return of Akebar in the Federation marked the restoration of the local Conservative branch. Akebar's governor, Robert Garside, is the current Secretary of the Party. The other locally affiliated party is the Conservative Party of Mouzilo, a successor to the oldest party in the state, the National Party.

Party organs

Organs of the Conservative Party
House Conservatives Logo.png Assembly Conservatives Logo.png PSA Coat of Arms.png
House Conservatives Assembly Conservatives Patriots' Society of Ashukovo

In the CP, as organs are considered several purpose-specific groups operating within the party. These organs have a range of purposes, such as organisation, education and communication. Currently, the Party's organs are five:

  • The Conservative Committee is the most important organ of the party. Membership is compulsory for all members, though active participation is not except for when the Leader calls for a General Committee.
    • The Conservative National Convention is a convention organised by the Committee every six months and its role is to define strategy and elect/appoint members to positions, including that of the Leader.
  • The Government Conservatives is the organ of the members of the CP which participate in the government.
  • The House Conservatives is the organ of the Conservatives who currently serve or have previously served in the House of Territories. Membership for past members of the HT is not compulsory.
  • The Assembly Conservatives organ is similar with the "House Conservatives" one, with the difference being that it is only composed of current members of the FA.
  • The Patriots' Society of Ashukovo.

Patriots' Society of Ashukovo

Coat of arms of the Patriots' Society of Ashukovo

The Patriots' Society of Ashukovo (PSA) is a closed society restricted to the members of the CPA. Its interests are mainly educational, cultural and political, and its role is educating and motivating its members. It also seeks to instill them the Ashukov national pride, the ideas of the Conservative Party and to create a citizen's conscience. It was initially conceived on June 13 2017 and was accepted as a party organ a day later.

Unlike the party itself, the PSA does not accept foreign nationals as observer members. Membership is also voluntary and no party member is forced to join, however the party advises its members to do so.

The motto of the PSA is "In defence".

Hierarchy

Leader Manolis Afentoulis
Deputy Leader Robert Garside
Advisor Hasan Cakar
State Leaders Mouzilo
Conservative Party of Mouzilo logo.png
Akebar St. Constantine
Manolis Afentoulis Robert Garside Vacant
State Deputies Baris Sener Vacant Vacant

Timeline of leaders

Leader

Leader
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Country of birth Constituency / Title Took office Left office President of the Ashukov Federation (term)
Manolis Afentoulis
(1998-)
Conservative Party of Ashukovo Logo.png  Greece Mouzilo 22 December
2013
(Party established as SDP)
Incumbent Jacobs
25/09/2013-24/01/2014
Schriber
25/01/2014-17/05/2014
Huff
18/05/2014-10/10/2014
himself as Tsar of Ashukovo
11/10/2014-28/01/2017
Jacobs
29/01/2017-25/06/2017
Huff
25/06/2017-present

Offices held

Offices held by the Conservatives
Office Term start Term end President
Seal of the Vice-President of Ashukovo.png Vice-President of the Ashukov Federation 29 January 2017 25 June 2017   Edward Jacobs
Ashukov Ministry of Foreign Affairs.PNG Ministry of Foreign Affairs 29 January 2017 25 June 2017   Edward Jacobs
Ministry of Culture of Ashukovo logo.png Ministry of Culture 29 January 2017 25 June 2017   Edward Jacobs
28 June 2017 Office currently held Jacob Huff

Logo history

Propaganda

The party has been known for its use of propaganda, more than any other party, even since the SDP times. Some posters follow as an example: