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Moderate Caucus of Nouvelle Alexandrie
Abbreviation MC, MCNA
Leader Yuri Allcca Canchasto
Deputy Leader Émile Dumont
Legislative and Policy Leader Christian Clavier
Founded 1703 AN
Ideology
Political position Center to center-left
Official colours      Alexandrian purple      Gold
Federal Assembly of Nouvelle Alexandrie
3 / 619

The Moderate Caucus of Nouvelle Alexandrie (MC, MCNA, or the "Moderates") is a small political party in Nouvelle Alexandrie that was founded in 1703 AN. The party has 3 Deputies in the Federal Assembly and currently serves as the junior party in a coalition government with the Social Democratic and Liberal Alliance since 1703 AN.

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 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 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 being elected to the Federal Assembly as an independent in 1703 AN from Alduria.

A centrist to centre-left political party, the Moderate Caucus 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

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The name of the Moderate Caucus comes from the origin of the group. Deputies Yuri Allcca Canchasto (WEC), Christian Clavier (ALD), and Émile Dumont (ALD) were all newly elected independent Deputies from their respective Regions in the 1703 general elections. Seeing an opportunity to prop a progressive government led by the Social Democratic and Liberal Alliance, the Deputies formed a parliamentary group called the "Moderate Caucus".

Current structure and composition

National committee

The Moderate Caucus National Committee (MCNC) is the governing body of the Moderate Caucus, at the federal level. The committee coordinates strategy to support the party's political candidates and officials throughout the country for national, regional, and local office, as well as works to establish a "party brand". One of the MCNC's most important tasks is to organize the Moderate Caucus National Convention held every four years to nominate a Party Leader, confirm the party leadership, and formulate the party platform. While it provides support for party candidates, it does not have direct authority over elected officials.

The chair of the MCNC is elected by the committee. The committee conducts fundraising to support its activities, as well as help contribute towards the advancement of party goals and candidates. The current Party Leader and MCNC Chairman is Yuri Allcca Canchasto.

Regional parties

The Moderate Caucus are a federal party of the Moderate Caucus of Alduria and the Wechua Nation, the Regions from which its Deputies come from. The Moderate Caucus currently is organizing in all other Regions of Nouvelle Alexandrie.

Moderate Caucus of Wechua Nation

The Moderate Caucus of the Wechua Nation is led by Yuri Allcca Canchasto (since 1703 AN), who is also the federal leader of the Moderate Caucus.

Moderate Caucus of Alduria

The Moderate Caucus of Alduria is led by Émile Dumont (since 1703 AN), who is also the deputy federal leader of the Moderate Caucus.

Major party groups

Ideologies and factions

Radical Centrism

Radical centrism in the Moderate Caucus 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 Moderate Caucus 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 Moderate Caucus 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 Moderate Caucus 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

Federal Assembly (NAX)
Election year Votes % Seats +/− Leader
1708 AN
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3 / 619
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Yuri Allcca Canchasto

See also