Strawberry Party

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Strawberry Party
Founder Tarik Kârjasary
Founded February 2013
Dissolved 10 June 2013
Merged into Roots Party
Headquarters Salisse
Ideology Environmentalism
Social ecology
Political position Left-wing
Official colors      Pink

The Strawberry Party (Sabian: Arrugaki; Old Sabian: Arreak mekən), known sometimes by its acronym, xAM, was a left-leaning environmentalist and social ecologist political party in Sabia and Verona. It was founded in early 2013 by then-Governor of Sabia and Verona, Tarik Kârjasary, to participate in the May 2013 general election. It was the first and so far only party in Sabia and Verona's history to be founded and led by a human citizen.

The Strawberry Party was short-lived. Shortly after its foundation it won three seats in the Legislative Courts, and became part of the second Bleuberrie cabinet, which was formed under the guidelines of the Karasal Treaty, which mandated that the Sabioveronese government include members from every party represented in the Courts. Its representative in the government was Ryam Piper, who served as Minister for the Environment.

In its program, the party stood for the expansion of the nation's territory to include more green areas, which it hoped to protect under national law as special places of interest; this was a common issue a topic of interest for other small parties, like the Free Suyu Front and the Pashqari People's Party, the two of which often worked together with xAM in the Courts and at the municipal level.[1] It also stood for unity with Juclandia and its monarchy. The party also opposed Juclandia's membership in the Grand Unified Micronational, drawing from Kârjasary's personal opposition to the organization at the time. The Strawberry Party was the first political organization in Sabia and Verona to address the problems of the peaceful and egalitarian coexistence of human and plush toy citizens;[2] Kârjasary's leadership of the party remains to this day the only time in the Kingdom's history that a human citizen has actively participated in Sabioveronese party politics.

In June 2013 the party entered talks with the like-minded Free Suyu Front to form a unified leftist alternative to Napoléon Bleuberrie's Sahoedang. On 10 June, the two parties held a joint congress in which they decided to merge into the Roots Party (AEM), which adopted an environmentalist and anti-Bleuberrist stance similar to that of the two predecessing parties.

Electoral results

Election year # of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Ref.
May 2013 15 21.7%
3 / 20
3 [3]

References