Sorrenian general election, 2013
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4/5 seats to the National Assembly
3 seats needed for a majority
• History of Kozlova - there was a lot of conflict over the dissolution of Kozlova, with many nostalgic of the old state, and many who did not want to return to a far-left mode of governance.
• Religion - some elements of Sorrenia (most notably the Centrist Anglican Party) wanted to create a nation based off the teachings of Christianity; some elements of the Liberty Party also supported this. However, many (most notably the Socialist Party) were adamantly secularist, and did not want any reference to religion in government.
Socialist Party of Sorrenia
The Socialist Party ran primarily on a campaign of experience, being the successor to the People's Communist Democratic Party of Kozlova, who ran the previous nation. As such, they garnered support from both the far-left and centre-left elements of Sorrenia. As well as displaying themselves as the experienced party, they promised to relax the communist rules they had previously supported, while ensuring that the new nation remained egalitarian and socialist.
Liberty Party of Sorrenia
The Liberty Party - who had acted as the opposition in Kozlova - promised a different nation to the communist state, still focused on egalitarianism. This allowed the party to ensure the left-wing anti-Kozlovan vote. Along with the focus on egalitarianism, the Liberty Party desired to create a centrist nation politically, with some centre-left economic policies, as well as a progressive government to institute policies such as gay marriage legalisation.
Centrist Anglican Party of Sorrenia
The Centrist Anglican Party was the most anti-Kozlovan of the three, compromised of the remnants of the Aztokan rebel movement. As such, they ran on a campaign of anti-communism, supporting a strictly centrist nation. Along with this, they supported a loosely religious nation, taking its moral guidance off Anglican Christianity and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Many were surprised by the result, expecting the Liberty Party to dominate the election. Surprisingly however, the Socialist Party were able to take the final seat, giving them 3/5 in total (including the President).
The position of the Centrist Anglican Party was however expected, as they represented a minority of Sorrenians. The three parties remained the only political organizations in the Federation for the first term, and no seat changes took place.