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National Party of St.Charlie
|National Party of St.Charlie|
Partito Nazionale St.Charliano
|Leader||Marka Mejakhansk |
|Founded||20 November, 2008|
|Headquarters||Puntarossa, Tor Pendente|
|Official colours||Blue and Crimson|
|Seats in Parliament|
|Seats in local assemblies|
The National Party of St.Charlie (Italian: Partito Nazionale St.Charliano, acronym: PNSC (NPSC)), also often referred to just as the National Party or the Nationals was a political party and oldest political movement in the Federal Republic of St.Charlie. Its Secretary General was Marka Mejakhansk.
Before the Branson Act 2009, a central role was given to the NPSC, which controlled all tiers of Government of the Federal Republic. The Party later won the General Elections of 2010, thus confirming itself in power until 2011. It was defeated in the St.Charlian General Elections of 2011 against Nicolò Alvisi's Socialist Party but came back with an overwhelming majority in the St.Charlian General Elections of 2012.
Led for 3 years and 8 months by Alexander Reinhardt, it held its first Congress on October 15, 2012, electing Pierre d'Egtavie as Reinhardt's successor and main candidate for the 2013 General elections. However, following the loss against the Socialist Party and Alexander Eastwood, D'Egtavie resigned and was shortly replaced by Sam Azehtyla. The party suffered a short hiatus until the nomination of Marka Mejakhansk, already Lieutenant Governor of Nemkhavia, as General Secretary, on March 9, 2013.
The party was initially founded on November 20, 2008 by Alexander Reinhardt and Whisky I under the name of the Movement for the St.Charlian Liberation. The two led the November revoluton, which resulted in the overthrowing of the monarchy. Three days later, on November 23, the party declared independence from Italy and proclaimed the Federal Republic of St. Charlie. At this point the name was changed to National Party of St.Charlie.
Until late January 2009, the party held an monopolistic control over St. Charlie, since it was the only political party present and its members held all offices in the government.
Following the Branson Act 2009, which was approved by the Cabinet on January 21, the NPSC became a normal political party, although it was allowed by the Parliament to maintain power until 2010. Most of the founders and first ministers of St. Charlie were members of the NPSC; in particular four of "The Big Five": Reinhardt, Schneider, Bermejo and Osman. In the Federal elections of November 2009, the National Party won two of the four Federations: District and Tor Pendente.
On January 6, 2010, the party won the General Elections with 65.1% of the total votes, confirming Alexander Reinhardt as Prime Minister for a second mandate. The disparity between the National Party and the Socialist Party was evened out, since both parties had four seats in Parliament. Although this resulted in a "hung" parliament, the NPSC is recognised as having the overall majority of public vote and is therefore acknowledged as the ruling party. After Royal Beresford was admitted as a St.Charlian Federation and its president, Annabelle Pincer joined the NPSC, the party achieved a majority of one seat in Parliament after 10 months.
Having originated from a popular movement of Freedom and Liberation, the party still stands firmly on these ideals. One should not confuse "National" with "Nationalist": the NPSC aims to achieve national unity and strives to be representative of all St. Charlians, rather than to be a right-wing, fascist or extreme party. The NPSC always claimed since the November Revolution to believe strongly in democracy: the Branson Act which removed their monopoly of St. Charlian politics was actually fostered by the party itself. The party also believes in the ideals of micronational patriotism and in a strong policy on law and order both in St. Charlie and in the intermicronational community. In matters economic, the NPSC advocates a liberal but committed approach to economic policy, free-trade and open markets.
While it places itself on the centre-right officially, the NPSC is actually very liberal in its approach to government and politics; especially thanks to the influence of his long term Vice-Secretary, Heinrich Schneider.
Timeline of NPSC Secretaries
The Secretaries of the NPSC were once also Presidents of the Federal Republic of St.Charlie; this method was suspended after the Branson Act. The Secretary of the NPSC now only controls the party itself, in lieu of the whole country.
|Picture||Name||Term start||Term end||Remarks|
|Alexander Reinhardt||23 November 2008||1 December 2008||Resigned after 7 days|
|Whisky I||1 December 2008||22 Jan 2009||N/A|
|Alexander Reinhardt||22 January 2009||15 October 2012||Signed the Aberystwyth Agreement|
|Pierre d'Egtavie||15 October 2012|
|Sam Azehtyla||9 March 2013|
|Marka Mejakhansk||9 March 2013||15 October 2012|