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Federal Consensus Party of Nouvelle Alexandrie

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Federal Consensus Party
Abbreviation FC, FCP
Leader Yuri Allcca Canchasto
Spokesperson Bertha Ignacio
Deputy Leader Émile Dumont
Finance Chairman Dolores Gauthier
Legislative and Policy Leader Christian Clavier
Founded 1703 AN
Preceded by Moderate Caucus
Student wing Students for Federal Consensus
Youth wing For Our Consensus
Ideology
Political position Center to center-left
Official colours      Sky Blue
     Green
Federal Assembly of Nouvelle Alexandrie
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The Federal Consensus Party (FC, FCP, or colloquially as "the Moderates") is a small political party in Nouvelle Alexandrie that was founded in 1708 AN as the successor to the Moderate Caucus of Nouvelle Alexandrie. The party has 63 Deputies in the Federal Assembly and is the third largest party in the Federal Assembly.

In the aftermath of the 1703 general election, 3 independent Deputies Yuri Allcca Canchasto (WEC), Christian Clavier (ALD), and Émile Dumont (ALD) came together and founded the Moderate Caucus under the Common Sense Principles. These principles center around three main themes: favor the establishment of a prosperous social market economy, prevent the erosion of civil rights and expand the freedoms of New Alexandrians, and to dissolve the Chamber of Peers to turn it into an elected Senate. The three Deputies had seen that there was an opportunity for them to enter into a coalition with the Social Democratic and Liberal Alliance, which needed two more seats to obtain a majority after the 1703 general election.

Under the leadership of Yuri Allcca Canchasto, the Moderate Caucus of Nouvelle Alexandrie gained the support of a diverse group of New Alexandrian constituents, mostly urban middle class, college educated, liberal voters. The small party also began to count on the support of a large part of the Federal Union of Educators, through Émile Dumont, who was its national leader until being elected to the Federal Assembly as an independent in 1703 AN from Alduria.

In the lead-up to the 1708 general election, the Moderate Caucus changed its name to the Federal Consensus Party and rebranded as a federal political movement to take advantage of a weakened Social Democratic & Liberal Alliance and the ongoing political realignment.

A centrist to centre-left political party, the Federal Consensus Party ideologically draws upon Aldricism, liberalism, and social democracy. The party calls for constitutional reform, such as the dissolution of the Chamber of Peers, the establishment of an elected Senate, and the full rewrite of Chapter II of the Proclamation of Punta Santiago to include more labor, economic, and greater political rights.

History

In the aftermath of the 1703 general election, 3 independent Deputies Yuri Allcca Canchasto (WEC), Christian Clavier (ALD), and Émile Dumont (ALD) came together and founded the Moderate Caucus under the Common Sense Principles.

These Common Sense Principles center around three main themes:

  • the establishment of a prosperous market economy;
  • prevent the erosion of civil rights and expand the freedoms of New Alexandrians;
  • dissolve the Chamber of Peers to turn it into an elected Senate.

Under the leadership of Yuri Allcca Canchasto, the Moderate Caucus has gained the support of a diverse group of New Alexandrian constituents, mostly urban middle class, college educated, liberal voters. The Moderate Caucus also counts on the support of a large part of the Federal Union of Educators, through Émile Dumont, who was its national leader until he was elected to the Federal Assembly as an independent in 1703 AN from Alduria.

The three Deputies had seen that there was an opportunity for them to enter into a coalition with the Social Democratic and Liberal Alliance, which needed two more seats to obtain a majority after the 1703 general election.

Coalition with the Social Democrats

The Moderate Caucus entered into a coalition with the Social Democratic and Liberal Alliance, led by Julio Delgado as Premier and Itziar Franco as Vice-Premier. Moderate Caucus Leader Yuri Allcca Canchasto was appointed Secretary of State in the Council of State. Deputies Émile Dumont and Christian Clavier are not part of the Council of State, but they occupy important posts in helping Canchasto develop policy ideas and legislative plans.

The coalition agreement with the Social Democratic and Liberal Alliance in 1703 AN did not include any constitutional reform, but the Moderate Caucus won commitments around the creation of a universal multi-payer health care system paid for by a combination of statutory health insurance and private health insurance and other important policy goals, including better pay and training for teachers and educational professionals.

Name and symbols

Current structure and composition

National committee

Regional parties

Moderate Caucus of Wechua Nation

Moderate Caucus of Alduria

Major party groups

Ideologies and factions

Radical Centrism

Radical centrism in the Federal Consensus Party general signifies support for market-based solutions to social problems, with strong governmental oversight in the public interest. There is support for increased global engagement, membership in the Raspur Pact, and the growth of an empowered middle class.

Liberalism

Liberals in the Federal Consensus Party value civil liberty and equality, with support for social justice and a "checked-and-validated" market economy. Economically, they oppose cuts to the social safety net and support a role for the federal and regional governments in reducing inequality, providing education, ensuring access to healthcare, regulating economic activity and protecting the natural environment.

Aldricism

See also: Aldricism

Constitutionalism

Constitutionalists in the Federal Consensus Party hold that a strong, detailed, and long Proclamation of Punta Santiago is needed and that the powers of federal, regional, and local governments be defined and limited by the Proclamation of Punta Santiago and that the civil and political rights of citizens should not be violated. As a political movement, many constitutionalists have expressed concern over mass surveillance, the militarization of civilian police forces, restrictions on firearms, and privacy laws.

Federalism

Federalists in the Federal Consensus Party hold true to the basic federalist principles of subsidiarity, solidarity, and democracy.

Political positions

  • An overriding commitment to fiscal responsibility, even if it entails means-testing of social programs;
  • An overriding commitment to improving public education, by equalizing spending on school districts, teacher training, teacher certification reform, and empowering the principals and teachers we have now;
  • A commitment to market-based solutions in health care, energy, the environment, etc., so long as the solutions are carefully regulated by government to serve the public good, to "harness market forces for public purposes";
  • A commitment to provide jobs for everyone willing to work, whether by subsidizing jobs in the private sector or by creating jobs in the public sector;
  • A commitment to participate in institutions and processes of global governance; and be of genuine assistance to people in the developing nations;
  • A commitment to making taxes broad, fair, low as possible, and easy to comply to ensure reliable revenue collection;
  • A commitment to e-government and deploying/developing electronic innovations in policy and governance;
  • A commitment that each citizen and resident needs to pay their fair share towards the governance of the Federation, their Region, and their local government.

Economic issues

Social issues

Legal issues

Foreign policy issues

Voter base

Urban middle class

College-educated voters

Liberals

Wechua nationalists

Coalition 1703 is a large and wealthy political group composed of Wechua nobles, clergy of the Faith of Inti, Wechua businessmen, distant relatives of the King, and other Wechua middle-class interests. The organization has pledged its powerful fundraising resources towards helping the party and its candidates raise funds for future political campaigns.

Recent electoral history

See also