Liberal-Moderate Party

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Liberal-Moderate Party
President Emperor Adam I
Leader Sir Charles Michael
Deputy Leader TBA
Founded 5 October 2018
Merger of Liberal Party, Moderate Party
Headquarters Serkatia (unofficial)
Membership  (2019) 13
Ideology

Social liberalism

Monarchism
Political position Centre-left
Official colors Yellow, Purple
Ruling Council
5 / 12

The Liberal-Moderate Party (LMP) of Adammia is a major political party in the Empire of Adammia. It was established by the merger of the Liberal Party and the Moderate Party in October 2018. It is currently Adammia's main opposition party.

History

The Liberal-Moderate Party was founded on 5 October 2018 following the approval of a merger by both the Liberal Party conference and a semi-formal poll of Moderate Party members. The merger proposal was first suggested by Liberal Party president Emperor Adam I, behind the back of his party leader, Lord General Panconi, who had very little say in the merger proposal. Although the Emperor and Moderate leader Lord Helliker both believed the merger made electoral sense, it proved unpopular amongst a small group of keen political activists, who promptly formed the Storm Party, believing the merger to be founded upon corruption. Though the movement was instigated by former Liberal minister Lord Gurr, who quit the party immediately after the merger was announced, it was Lord Saunders who led the Storm Party to defeat the Liberal-Moderates in the 2018 election. This relegated the Liberal-Moderates to the position of official opposition.

During its first year in opposition, the LMP did convince the Storm Party to adopt many of its key policies, including the nationalisation of Capital Brewery Ltd. and the introduction of direct democracy at the local provincial level. However, for the most part, Lord Helliker was an inactive Leader of the Opposition, and he stood down in August 2019 at the party's second annual conference. Sir Charles Michael was elected in his place.

Leaders

Presidents

Policy and ideology

The Liberal-Moderate Party identifies as a socially liberal party, something which it has identifed as having inherited from both of its predecessor parties. Within Adammic politics, the LMP is seen as the "status-quo" party, which in spite of its "progressive" views in terms of civil liberties, is seen by its competitors as being relatively conservative in terms of political and constitutional reform. Out of all Adammic parties, the LMP is seen as being most in favour of the monarchy, in opposition to the almost revolutionary Storm Party.

The LMP advocates for the rights of the Provinces, making a key contrast with the Storm Party, which belives that power should be held by the Adammic populace as a whole.

Electoral results

Local elections

Election year Popular vote Vote percentage Seats
Count Of total
2018 3 23.1%
4 / 10
40.0%

National Elections

Election year # of overall votes % of overall vote +/-
2018 10 28.6% 39.3%

See also

Empire of Adammia
Ruling Council