National Party (Ebenthal)
|President||The Marquis of Rozandir|
|Founded||3 January 2023|
|Political position||Center-right to right-wing|
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The National Party (Portuguese: Partido Nacional), also known by its Portuguese acronym PN, is a mostly right-wing Ebenthali political party established by merging the Conservative Party with right-leaning elements of the Moderate Party after the institutionalization of the two-party system. Despite being heir to the Conservatives and maintaining a more conservative line, the National Party in the progressive conservatism of the British Conservatives. Nevertheless the party is divided into more radical factions that support Christian right politics and a paternalistic conservatism, and more liberal factions that advocate libertarianism and social liberalism.
The National Party was formally established on 3 January 2023. Its origin however dates back to the month of December 2022, when the Konkrëse approved the General Reform Act 2023 which, among other things, would institute a de fact bipartisanship in Ebenthal. On that occasion, Prince Fernando of Schwarzberg, Chairman of the Conservative Party, began a campaign to recruit members for his party in hopes that it would survive the reform, only to find that the Scherer-Arrais, the princely family of New Switzerland, took the lead in their campaign to form a new right-wing conservative party. Eventually the Neo-Swiss succeeded and Prince Jonathan, Marquis of Rozandir founded the National Party from the ashes of the Conservative Party, which had been formally dissolved on 1 January 2023, and absorbing members more radicals of the equally dissolved Moderate Party who refrained from joining the big-tent New Democratic Party.
According to observers, the creation of the National Party by Scherer-Arrais was a milestone in the consolidation of that family's influence over conservative politics in Ebenthal and was a watershed for Schwarzberger conservatism, which was further weakened by the division of the province of Schwarzberg giving rise to the province of Grünhufe.