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|Founded||27 November 2017 (as NFP)|
5 June 2019 (as Populares)
|Political position||Centre to Centre-right|
Populares, formally known as Populares – Abeldane People's Party, is a centre-right political party in Abelden, and one of the two oldest political parties in Abelden alongside Abeldane Social Ecology.
Its current leader is Nicholas Kaos, who was elected as leader on 27 November 2019, and the incumbent Stellvertreter. The party was originally founded as the National Federalist Party by Alejandro Whyatt on November 2017 and was renamed to Die Rechte on June 2018 after Stephen Freayth became the party's leader and was then renamed to its present name on June 2019.
The party is currently in a coalition government with Liberty Front whilst it holds the plurality of the seats in the Reichsversammlung, the legislature of the Empire. It has its own sister parties in states that allow political parties such as People's Party in Alenshka.
In the December 2017 federal election, the three week-old Federal Nationalist Party was able to garner eight first-preference votes giving them 17.4% of the vote. The party would gain 2 new members between the time of the RVS vote and the that of the Vortsitzender and Stellverter vote. The Vorsitzender election gave 12 1st preferential votes to leader Whyatt and 5 votes to Deputy of the party Michael Brazaue. The NFP made an election agreement with the URP and so were made the coalition government. With Whyatt being given the Foreign Ministership and Nikola Jovanovic(party chairman) being given the newly created Guilds Commission as it was the NFP’s election promise.
In the wake of the election the NFP had a defection from newly elected ANIP MP, Alex Hapsburg. This move was but a week after the election and had calls from many sides for the seat to be given to an ANIP candidates. In the end Hapsburg resigned the seat and an ANIP candidate was allowed to take the seat. At the same time the Emeror took away ANIP’s extra seat. Shortly after, Michael Brazaue was suspended from the party with his role as deputy being given to Hapsburg. Not long after this, Michael public ally attacked the party and Whyatt(calling him a peadophile) and gave up his membership.
In the April 2018 federal election, the NFP lead the polls for many weeks garnering between 30% and 40% of the vote regularly. The party doubled its votes from 8 to 16 which represented a 15.9% increase on the Decmber election results. The April election showed the NFP to be the only party to increase on its vote share. The NFP gained the highest share of the vote of any single un-merged party in the history of RVS elections at 33.3% of the vote. It also represents the largest vote-share for any right of centre party and is the only Right of centre party in Abelden.
Following the inactivity in government under Whyatt's term as Vorsitzender, Stephen Freayth joined the party and was elected as Leader. He reformed the party and renamed the party to Die Rechte, which stands for The Right in German, and changed the party colour from yellow to dark red. A snap election was held on June 2018 which saw Freayth and Max Pollack, running for Vorsitzender and Stellvertreter respectively, elected in a landslide and the party gaining 10 out of 18 seats in the Reichsversammlung, the first party to achieve an absolute majority in the house.
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|2017 V||Alejandro Whyatt||12||21.82%||3rd||Not elected|
|2018 I||Alejandro Whyatt||25||52.8%||1st||Elected|
|2018 II||Stephen Freayth||25||91.3%||1st||Elected|
|2018 III||Stephen Freayth||31||81.6%||1st||Elected|
|2018 IV||Thomas Merrell||18||47.4%||2nd||Not elected|
|2019 I||Nicholas Randouler||14||48.28%||2nd||Not elected|
|2019 II||Nicholas Randouler||7||29.17%||2nd||Not elected|
|2017 V||Michael Brazeau||5||10.87%||3rd||Not elected|
|2018 II||Max Pollack||25||100%||1st||Elected|
|2018 III||Max Pollack||17||44.7%||2nd||Not elected|
|2018 IV||Nicholas Kaos||35||92.1%||1st||Elected|
|2019 I||Charlotte Katrinsdottir||19||65.52%||1st||Elected|
|2019 II||Nicholas Kaos||14||58.33%||1st||Elected|
|2017 V||8||17.4%||▲ 1||4th||Coalition|
|2018 I||16||33.3%||▲ 2||2nd||Coalition|
|2018 II||N/A||N/A||▲ 5||1st||Majority|
|2018 III||28||70.0%||▼ 3||1st||Coalition|
|2018 IV||17||62.1%||▲ 1||1st||Coalition|
|2019 I||19||47.5%||▼ 2||1st||Coalition|