|Moderate Radical Party of Talossa|
|Leader: Lüc da Schir|
|Dates Active: August 2011 to present|
|Beliefs: Centrism, constitutional monarchy, progressivism, liberalism, derivativism, secularism|
The Moderate Radical Party of Talossa is a Talossan political party. Initially known as simply the Moderate Radical Party (MRP), the name was changed in 2012 to avoid confusion with a former party of the Republic of Talossa sharing that same acronym.
The MRPT's Party Leader is the Benitian Lüc da Schir, elected to the post during the MRPT's Third Congress. He took over from the founder and former member of the PPT Glüc da Dhi, who decided not to seek re-election and terminated his three-year role in the leadership.
The party currently has eighteen members, including former Prime Ministers Glüc da Dhi and Lüc da Schir and Senators Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun and Sevastáin Pinátsch. The official colours of the MRPT are #126ECC (Moderate Blue) and #FF6600 (Radical Orange) and its mascot and symbol is a seahorse.
- 1 Manifesto
- 2 Members
- 3 Party representation
- 4 History
- 5 MRPT Congress
- 6 Party Organisation
- 7 External Links
- No diplomatic relations with "bug-micronations". The government should not abuse its diplomatic powers.
- The Foreign Ministry should try to investigate what serious, "like minded" "micronations" are currently active and the potential risks and benefits associated with various forms of diplomatic contacts with such nations, within the limits of the Afaes Utphätseschti Act.
On the Senate:
- Party endorsement should not count in any way for Senatorial elections.
- Provinces should be in charge of electing Senators.
- Use of a preferential voting method for senatorial elections conducted by the Chancery.
- Introduce a small fee for accepting seats in the Senate.
On the Cosa:
- Introducing mandatory and binding candidate lists for the Cosâ.
- On the long term Talossa needs a Real Cosâ, which will be achieved by a combination of population growth and a decrease in the size of the Cosâ to sixty seats.
- The Seneschal should be elected by the Cosa rather than be appointed by the King. On the long term, the MRPT will consider the possibility of a PM directly elected by the voters.
On the secret ballot:
- The MRPT is happy with the current amendment to introduce a semi-secret ballot, but would like to go one step further and introduce a full automated secret ballot for Cosâ and Senatorial elections, under the condition that a diverse independent committee has access to the admin account to monitor the elections.
On separation of power:
- The MRPT believes that on the long term further separation of power is needed.
- Too many offices should not be held by too few people. This can however only be achieved alongside a growth of the population.
- When Talossa has more than 1000 citizens full separation of power between the judiciary, excecutive and legislative should, at least on a national level, be realistic.
On citizenship and privacy:
- The MRPT does not support plans to make immigration laws stricter in the sense that more activity or knowledge from the prospective citizen is required than under the current rules.
- Any contact information received from the prospective by the Immigration Ministry or the Chancery is strictly private and may not be shared with third parties outside the Ministry of Immigration or the Chancery, with the exception of email addresses, which may be shared with the committee to monitor secret ballot elections, and provincial institutions that have tasks similar to that of the Chancery. The list of email addresses should be regularly updated by the chancery.
- The MRPT believes that Talossan citizenship should not prevent Talossans from pursuing their own interests outside Talossa and will protect the right of Talossans to do so. This includes joining micronations.
On culture and enterprise:
- Promoting and protecting Talossan culture, language and traditions.
- The government should not try to do what Talossans can do themselves, but instead stimulate private initiative.
- In most cases, the Government should facilitate and support cultural projects, rather than lead or own them.
- When a project can be completed without any new legislation, it should generally be completed without any new legislation.
- The Ziu should in most cases refrain from endorsing cultural practices as being "Talossan" when there is no evidence the practice is in fact strongly related to Talossan culture.
On judicial reform:
- The MRPT is committed to reforming the Royal Talossan Bar, in a way that allows competent and dedicated prospective barristers to be admitted to the Bar through a period of apprenticeship and an automated law exam. Unless the *Royal Society can guarantee regular, scheduled law courses, attendance and graduation should not be compulsory to seek admission to the Bar. Measures will be sought to ensure that such a reform is reached with broad, nonpartisan consensus.
On the Monarchy:
- The MRPT is fundamentally monarchist, and supports the hereditary Monarchy. However, we are also committed to taking measures to make the Monarchy more acceptable to the Republican segment of the population and make the Monarchy more accountable to all the people. These measures should include the introduction of a democratic option to remove a Monarch when there is a large public and parliamentary support for such a step.
- The veto power of the King over statutes should be converted to a suspensive veto which can be overridden by a supermajority of the Ziu during the same session as the veto was issued, or by a simple majority of the Ziu during the session following the veto subject to a vote of the people in a referendum.
On the provinces:
- Provincial assignment should remain based on actual geographical location.
- Moving permanently across provincial assignment borders should result in a change of province.
- Increasing provincial activity.
On other issues:
- Many provisions of the Organic Law would be better suited as part of Statutory Law.
- Promote the development and expansion of a formal National Honours System for the purposes of providing a mechanism of recognition for civic contributions & service to our nation.
- The Talossan government should start paying for its own web presence.
The MRPT boasts members from each of the eight provinces of the Kingdom. The most represented provinces are Benito, Cézembre and Maritiimi-Maxhestic with four members each.
|Province||Member||Current party offices||Current National offices||Current Provincial offices||Joined|
|#1||Glüc da Dhi||-||MC||Mol'E, Senechal||Founder (Aug 2011)|
|#2||Lüc da Schir||Party Leader||Senator for Benito, Acting Prime Minister||MA, State Senator||Apr 2012|
|#3||Niclau Patíci||-||-||-||May 2012|
|#4||John Alfred Manalang||-||-||-||Dec 2012|
|#5||Cevaglh Scurznicol||-||-||-||Jan 2013|
|#6||Ben Putnam||-||-||-||Mar 2013|
|#7||Erschéveþ da Schir||-||MC||MA||Apr 2013|
|#8||Alexander Kennedy||-||-||-||May 2013|
|#9||Martì Valtadestreça||-||MC||Mol'E||Oct 2013|
|#10||Tric'hard Carschaleir||-||-||State Senator||Oct 2013|
|#11||Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun||-||Senator for Maritiimi-Maxhestic||-||Nov 2013|
|#12||Sevastáin Pinátsch||-||Senator for Atatürk||MoHC||Feb 2014|
|#13||Valerio Addis||-||-||-||Apr 2014|
|#14||Lupulüc da Fhöglha||-||-||-||Jun 2014|
|#15||Renalt da Fhamul||-||-||-||Jun 2014|
|#16||Ian Plätschisch||Party Whip, Party Secretary||MC, Distain||Grand General Secretary||Apr 2015|
|#17||Alessandro Piazza||-||-||-||Apr 2016|
|#18||Alèxandreu Soleighlfred||-||-||-||Sept 2016 (rejoined); Aug 2011 (co-founder)|
|#19||Jeremy L. Davis||-||Civil Service Commissioner||-||Oct 2016|
|#20||Iac Marscheir||-||-||-||Jan 2017|
|#21||Artemis Brown||-||-||-||Jan 2017|
|#22||Bert Rowland||-||-||-||Feb 2017|
Nine Talossans and former Talossans used to be members of the MRPT at some point, but they left the party due to different reasons.
Left for a different party (1):
- Munditenens da Biondeu, who left before the Elections for the 45th Cosa to join the RUMP, then joined the Free Democrats and eventually renounced citizenship.
Left for a new party (3):
- Éovart Andrinescu who left in March 2014 to join the then newly-founded Liberal Congress (now part of the Free Democrats).
- Breneir Itravilatx who left in October 2015 to form a new progressive political party, the Talossan National Congress.
- Tariq Zubair, who left in early January 2016 to join the Talossan National Congress.
Quit Talossa while a MRPT member or soon after renouncing membership (2+1):
- Eiric Mataiwos Vürinalt and Txec Vineria who both lost their citizenship in early 2016 and were thus stricken from the rolls.
- Alèxandreu Soleighlfred also quit Talossa soon after renouncing his MRPT membership, but rejoined in September 2016.
Renounced for other reasons (2):
- Adam and Melania da Simeon, both quitting in the last days of 2013 after they were found to be more than four years younger than their claimed age.
The MRPT currently has 37 seats in the Cosa.
|General Election||# votes||% votes||# Cosa seats||+/-||Party leader||Cosa list leader||Notes|
|October 2011, 43rd Cosa||3||3.95 (#4)||-||Glüc da Dhi||Alexandreu Soleiglhfred|
|July 2012, 44th Cosa||12||9.38 (#3)||10||Glüc da Dhi||Alexandreu Soleiglhfred|
|April 2013, 45th Cosa||13||10.48 (#3)||3||Glüc da Dhi||Alexandreu Soleiglhfred|
|January 2014, 46th Cosa||28||28.00 (#2)||35||Glüc da Dhi||Lüc da Schir||Second highest share of votes|
|August 2014, 47th Cosa||23||22.00 (#2)||14||Lüc da Schir||Sevastáin Pinátsch|
|June 2015, 48th Cosa||29||22.83 (#3)||5||Lüc da Schir||Breneir Itravilatx, then Ian Platschisch||Second highest number of votes|
|March 2016, 49th Cosa||22||18.64 (#3)||9||Lüc da Schir||Ian Platschisch|
|December 2016, 50th Cosa||42||39.62 (#1)||42||Lüc da Schir||Ian Platschisch||Best performance to date.|
List of MRPT MCs
|Ian Plätschisch||--||--||--||--||--||48th (*2)||49th||50th|
|Glüc da Dhi||--||--||--||--||--||48th (*2)||49th||50th|
|Erschéveþ da Schir||--||--||--||--||--||48th||49th||50th|
|Breneir Itravilatx||--||--||--||--||--||48th (*2)||--||--|
|Lupulüc da Fhöglha||--||--||--||--||47th||48th||--||--|
|Renalt da Fhamul||--||--||--||--||47th||--||--||--|
|Lüc da Schir||--||44th||45th||46th||--||--||--||--|
|Eovart Andrinescu||--||--||--||46th (*1)||--||--||--||--|
|Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun||--||--||--||46th||--||--||--||--|
In bold the Party Whip (Leader of the MRPT's parliamentary group).
(*1): Eovart Andrinescu resigned his seats and quit the party before the 3rd Clark
(*2): Breneir Itravilatx resigned his seats and quit the party before the 6th Clark, and Glüc da Dhi was appointed to one of the vacant seats as to comply with the seat limit for each MC. He had also resigned as Party Whip earlier in the term, Ian Plätschisch being appointed to the office in his stead.
MRPT affiliated Senators currently hold three out of eight Senate seats.
|Senate for the 43rd Cosa||-||da Dhi (CZ)||Only opposition Senator.|
|Senate for the 44th Cosa||-||da Dhi (CZ)||-|
|Senate for the 45th Cosa||-||da Dhi (CZ)||Carschaléir served two Clarks as an independent appointee.|
|Senate for the 46th Cosa||1||Carschaléir (BE), da Dhi (CZ)||The "Fortress Senäts" term.|
|Senate for the 47th Cosa||1||da Schir (BE), da Dhi (CZ), da Lhiun (MM)||MRPT holds a plurality before VD Senator Grischun rejoined the RUMP|
|Senate for the 48th Cosa||-||Pinatsch (KA), da Schir (BE), da Lhiun (MM)||MRPT holds a plurality after CZ Senator Rôibeardescù left the FreeDems|
|Senate for the 49th Cosa||-||Pinatsch (KA), da Schir (BE), da Lhiun (MM)||MRPT holds a plurality for the entire term|
|Senate for the 50th Cosa||-||Pinatsch (KA), da Schir (BE), da Lhiun (MM)||MRPT holds a plurality|
Senate races involving MRPT members
|House of Commons||(unconfirmed)|
The party, that was composed of only two members at the time, gained three votes during its first general elections, resulting in 8 seats in the Cosa. The party reported a 100% voting record during the legislature. At the end of the first term the party decided to adopt a new acronym and a new logo, created by Alèxandreu Soleighlfred. The seahorse was adopted as the new party mascot. By the end of its first term, the party had doubled its membership to four members.
The MRPT won twelve votes in the General Elections, resulting in 18 seats in the Cosa, an increase of 10 seats. For the first time, the party received votes from citizens of other provinces than Cézembre. During this term the party voted on party statutes, resulting in the organization of the first MRPT congress, which was held from 2/5/2013 to 3/5/2013. During the term the MRPT again doubled its membership. So far the MRPT is again the only party to have voted on all Clarks during the 44th Cosa.
The MRPT gained thirteen votes in the General Elections, resulting in 21 seats in the Cosa, three more than the previous term. The MCs representing the MRPT in the 45th Cosa are Alexandreu Soleiglhfred (acting as Whip), Lüc da Schir and Ben Putnam, with seven seats each. Again, the MRPT completed this Cosâ without a single failure to vote.
The MRPT won a record 53 seats in the General Elections, becoming the leading party in the government coalition with ZRT and LPR. The four MCs for the MRPT were Lüc da Schir (the new Party Whip), Alexandreu Soleiglhfred, Eovart Andrinescu and Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun. Andrinescu resigned shortly before the 3rd Clark.
Soleiglhfred's failure to vote in the 5th Clark's Vote of Confidence, the first and only by a MRPT MC from the party's foundation in 2011, prompted the government's collapse in July 2014.
The MRPT received 44 seats in the General Elections, of which two were handed to the Progressive Party acknowledging a voter's desire to change his vote because he was not informed that the PP was contesting the elections and he was still in their candidates list. The seats were so apportioned: eleven each to Sevastáin Pinátsch (the new Party Whip) and Tric'hard Carschaleir, ten each to Lupulüc da Fhöglha and Renalt da Fhamul. The MRPT's leader, Lüc da Schir, replaced his partymate Glüc da Dhi as the new Prime Minister.
Two new Senators are MRPT members and served as MCs for the 47th Cosâ: Lüc da Schir (replacing Tric'hard Carschaleir) and Magniloqueu da Lhiun, joining Glüc da Dhi and marking the first time ever in the MRPT's history that the party holds a relative majority in any of the Ziu's Houses, with three seats out of eight, ahead of the RUMP (2), ZRT (1), PP (1) and Lib (1).
The MRPT received 47 seats in the General Election. 12 seats each were given to Breneir Itravilatx, Ian Plätschisch, and Lupulüc da Fhöglha, and 11 seats were given to Erschéveþ da Schir. When Itravilatx left the MRPT to form the TNC, Ian Plätschisch was made Party Whip, and all existing MRPT MCs were given 15 seats. Glüc da Dhi was given 2 seats.
Sevastáin Pinátsch was elected to the Atatürk Senate seat, while Glüc da Dhi retired from the Senate.
The MRPT won 79 seats in this election. Ian Plätschisch was given 14 seats, and Glüc da Dhi, Alèxandreu Soleighlfred, Jeremy L. Davis, Erschéveþ da Schir, and Martì Vataldestreça were all given 13 seats.
The MRPT organizes a meeting of its members, known as "MRPT Congress", before every General Election. The congress usually lasts around four weeks and features guest speakers, decisions on party policies and appointment to party offices. The presence of guest speakers and the importance of the decisions taken by party members during the congress make the MRPT Congress one of the biggest political events of the year in Talossa.
A Congress wasn't held for the 44th Cosa, given that the MRPT had just four members at that time.
The Congress opened on February 5th and closed on March 5th 2013 (28 days).
The Congress Leader was Glüc da Dhi, and the Deputy Congress Leader was Lüc da Schir.
- Glüc da Dhi elected to a second term as Party Leader unopposed
- Soleiglhfred appointed Party Whip
- Party Statutes officially approved
- Guest Speakers: Alexandreu Davinescu (RUMP)
- Candidates List for the 45th Cosa, Soleiglhfred (1), da Schir (2) and Putnam (3)
The Congress opened on November 3rd and closed on November 30th 2013 (27 days).
The Congress Leader was Lüc da Schir, and the Deputy Congress Leader was Glüc da Dhi.
- Lüc da Schir takes over the Secretariat and the role of Party Whip from Alexandreu Soleiglhfred
- Guest Speakers: C. Carlüs Xheraltescu (ZRT)
- Candidates List for the 46th Cosa: da Schir (1), Soleiglhfred (2), Andrinescu (3), da Simeon (4), da Lhiun (5), da Dhi (11). Simeon and Andrinescu will later pull out.
The Congress opened on July 24th and closed on August 14th 2014 (21 days).
The Congress Leader was Sevastáin Pinátsch and the Deputy Congress Leader was Glüc da Dhi.
- Lüc da Schir elected Party Leader unopposed after Glüc da Dhi decided not to stand for a third term
- Sevastáin Pinátsch appointed Party Whip
- Guest Speakers: C. Carlüs Xheraltescu (LIB) and Owen Edwards (PP)
- Candidates List for the 47th Cosa: Pinátsch (1), Carschaleir (2), da Fhöglha (3), da Fhamul (4), da Schir (11), da Lhiun (12).
The Congress opened on April 11th and closed on May 13th 2015 (32 days).
The Congress Leader was Glüc da Dhi and the Deputy Congress Leader was Lüc da Schir.
- Breneir Itravilatx appointed Party Whip
- Guest Speakers: Txec dal Nordselva (PP) and Françal Ian Lux (LIB)
- Candidates List for the 48th Cosa: Itravilatx (1), Plätschisch (2), da Fhöglha (3), E. da Schir (4), Pinátsch (11), da Dhi (101).
The Congress opened on December 15th 2015; the official closing happened on February 15th 2016 (62 days) after being postponed indefinitely following the failure of the King to dissolve the Cosa and call for elections on time.
The Congress Leader was Ian Plätschisch and the Deputy Congress Leader was Lüc da Schir.
- Lüc da Schir reelected as Party Leader, defeating Ian Plätschisch
- Ian Plätschisch appointed Party Whip
- Guest Speakers: Éovart Grischun (RUMP) and Munditenens Tresplet (FreeDem)
- Candidates List for the 49th Cosa: Plätschisch (1), da Dhi (2), E. da Schir (3), Vataldestreça (4), da Lhiun (11)
- Ian Plätschisch appointed Party Whip
- Guest Speakers: Inxheneu Crovâ (Independent, later FreeDem) and Martì-Paìr Furxhéir (Independent)
- Candidates List for the 49th Cosa: Plätschisch (1), da Dhi (2), Soleighlfred (3), Davis (4), E. da Schir (5), Valtadestreça (6), da Schir (11)
Italicized candidate names indicates they were nominated for Senate that year.
The MRPT is a democratic party in which most decisions are made by the membership of the party. On 18 January 2013 the members approved statutes for the party. All information about the MRPT can be found in the Party Digest which is issued by the Party Secretary.
The Party Leader is the elected leader of the party. He is responsible for every party office that isn’t filled by any other member, except that of campaign leader. This office is currently filled by Lüc da Schir, elected during the Third Congress. All decisions made by the party leader can be overruled by the members of the party. In case of absence the party leader is replaced by the Vice Party Leader, usually the Party Whip.
The Party Whip is the leader of the MRPT in the Cosa. Should the MRPT get seats in the Cosa, the candidate who was the Cosa list leader will become Party Whip. The Party Whip is responsible for leading the Clark discussions, getting all the MCs of the party focused and on the same line and, in the absence of a Party Speaker, possibly explaining certain decisions made by the MRPT MCs. Should the Party Whip vacate his Cosa seats, the MC who was next on the candidate list for that Cosa becomes the Party Whip. The current party whip is Ian Plätschisch.
The Party Secretary is an optional office the Party Leader can appoint. The Party Secretary’s duties include updating the Party Digest and other party documents, and conducting elections and referendums outside the Congress and election season. The current holder of this office is Ian Plätschisch