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Democratic Party (Juclandia)
|Last president||Iepurica Democrescu|
|Founded||24 October 2005|
|Dissolved||7 June 2015|
|Merged into||United Revolutionary Front|
|International affiliation||Conservative Union|
The Democratic Party was a centre-right political party in Juclandia that officially adhered to the philosophies of conservatism and classical liberalism. Before the Juclandian political crisis of 2013, it was the country's second largest political party.
The Democratic Party supported a free-market economy under a capitalist system and was against the principles of state involvement in the economy under any form. Iepurica Democrescu, the party's last president, is the founder of the Juclandian co-operative economy.
After May 2013, the party was slowly integrated in the United Revolutionary Front, a new political movement. In June 2015, the party was finally legally dissolved and merged into the Front, which became a political party itself.
The party was founded in 2005 by dissident members of the Communist Christian-Democratic Party that did not agree with the party's economic and social policies. Its founding was seen as a blow to the complete-control of the CCDP of politics in the Socialist Democratic State of Toys.
At the 2005 election the party managed to get to the second place, being separated from the CCDP only by some votes. This has made then-President Ciprian C. Jucărești nominate Pisica Democrescu as Prime Minister of Juclandia. It was the first time the office of Prime Minister was being held by a party other than the CCDP. After problems with governing the country, a snap election was called in March 2006, where the Communist Christian-Democratic Party won by a large margin, pushing the Democratic Party into opposition. A political crisis emerged and a snap election was called again in July 2006, where the Democratic Party won again at the expense of the National Reform Party this time. The nominated Prime Minister, Gori Jucărescu, decided to pursue a coalition government with the Democrats and thus the political crisis ended.
Between 2006 and 2011 the party continued to form coalition or grand coalition agreements with the Socialists and other minor parties, a fact that made the Democrats lose their importance on the political scene. In 2010, new Party leader Iepurica Democrescu started pursuing a policy of anti-Socialism, and made the Democrats distance themselves from any left-wing party. The actions of the party leader culminated with the December 2011 election, when the right-wing coalition between the Democrats and the New Democracy Party won a plurality. Along with the support of the Liberals, the right-wing managed to form the first right-wing only government in the history of Juclandia.
The Democratic Party leadership is comprised of the Party leader and the Party President, which may either be two different persons or the same.
The Presidents of the Party were as follows:
- Pisica Democrescu (October 24, 2005 - April 12, 2013)
- Iepurica Democrescu (April 12, 2013 - 7 June 2015)
As Leaders of the party the following persons served:
|Election||Votes||Vote %||Seats||Seat %||Outcome of election|
|2008||21||19.6%||4||20.0%||Socialist plurality / In opposition|
|2009||26||20.8%||5||20.0%||Socialist plurality / In coalition with socialists and Liberals|
|2010||46||24.7%||7||26.9%||Socialist plurality / In coalition with Socialists and Liberals|
|2011||51||28.5%||8||26.7%||Conservative plurality / In opposition|
|2012||36||21.3%||6||20.0%||Socialist plurality / In coalition government with Liberals and Christian Democrats|
|2013||38||23.3%||6||24.0%||Socialist plurality / In opposition|