National Liberal Party of Mercia

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National Liberal Party
of Mercia
Leader Horatio Eden
Chairman HL Richard I
Founded 2015
Membership 10
Ideology Christian Democracy
Social Conservatism
Civic Nationalism
Political position Center-right
Seats in Mercian Parliament
4 / 11
Government of Mercia

House of Parliament of Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Council of the Triarchal Crowns of the Disciples (Mercia)
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Type
Type
Unicameral
Leadership
First Minister
Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie, Green-Socialist Party
Deputy First Minister
Hugh McFarlane, United Future Party
Structure
Seats 11
Government of Mercia political groups
Government of Mercia
Political groups
The Loyal Opposition
  •      Independent (3)

Speaker

  •      Speaker (1)

The NLP is the single largest party in Mercian politics, controlling 4/11 seats within the Mercian Parliament House. It is a party that espouses the virtues of nationalism and liberalism, and was originally centre-right in terms of ideology and membership, though having moved in a more socially conservative and fiscally libertarian direction during its time as the Loyal Opposition in the House. It has a long and rich history within Mercian politics, usually serving the people as the elected government. In the current term, due to a coalition of smaller parties, it serves as the Loyal Opposition, and fights for the rights of the average Mercian citizen.

History

May 2015 - May 2016

May 2016 - September 2016

Policies

Founders' Rights

The National Liberal Party keenly espouses the concept of founders' rights, whereby the creators of a micronation should be the ones with the ultimate say on drastic changes to the political system of said micronation. To this end, the National Liberals are fiercely protective of the positions of the Diarchs and the Nobility, and keenly defend the Mercian Christian Church.

Free Market Economics

With the advent of the Micronational Economic Group and the creation of the MicroCoin currency, the National Liberals have laid the groundwork for allowing privatised business interests to take the lead in the Mercian economy instead of state interests, something relatively unprecedented in the Micronational community. To this end the party promulgated bills creating the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Mercia, as well as rules for creating registered companies under Mercian law.

Regional Devolution

Given the diverse nature of the two Administrative Regions of Mercia, the Region of Clyro and the Archduchy of Loringia, and the cultural diversity even at a local level, the National Liberal Party stands for the devolution of powers to provincial authorities in Clyro, and to negotiate judicial sovereignty over Loringia with the Noble Republic of Lurk, which owns Loringia in condominium with Mercia.

Foreign Policy

Although the National Liberal Party has not yet properly intervened in the affairs of other micronations in the capacity of the Mercian government, the party has had, since its inception, the believes of realist and interventionist foreign politics in the micronational community. However, this is contrasted with its dealings with macronations, where popular opinion is that macronational affairs should be left well alone so as not to blur the lines of legality between Mercia and its' parent macronations.