Democratic Dandipratic Party

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Democratic Dandipratic Party
Leader: Danihel Lauriéir
Founded: 4 August 1981/II
Disbanded:8 November 1986/VII
Beliefs: "Destruction" of Talossa (early), republicanism (later)

The Democratic Dandipratic Party (DDP) was a political party led by Danihel Lauriéir, formed during the earliest days of Talossa, less than two months after Lauriéir's immigration to Talossa. Lauriéir himself was the first citizen to join Talossa after its independence. It is generally understood to be the first of a series of parties representing the so-called "Lorentzian Left".

Electoral history

The DDP contested and won a majority in the September 1981 General Election, which was annulled by King Robert I. A further election, in 1983, was boycotted by the DDP.

The DDP did take part in the first democratic elections, in April 1985 (for the 1st Cosa), though Ián von Metáiriâ of the TNP had already been selected as Prime Minister. It won 16.7% of the vote and two seats, which were filled by Lauriéir and Robert Murphy.

The DDP also took part in the two following elections for the 2nd Cosa and 3rd Cosa, always winning two seats and a similar, slightly lower share of the vote. In both terms, it served in opposition to Frédéric Corïu's PC-FUN-MN-PL and PC-FUN-MN governing coalitions.

Merger with FUN

In the following term, though, Corïu announced he would support republican stances, and joined the DDP in a so-called DDP-FUN bloc. Despite this, the PC won an outright majority of votes and Cosa seats for the first time, and Weston Erni of the MN was selected as the new Prime Minister. The bloc garnered 20% of the vote and three seats - essentially no gain compared to the individual parties.

The alliance would become permanent in the elections to the 5th Cosa, as Lauriéir and Corïu had founded People United for No King the previous November. PUNK went on to win 59% of the vote, which translated to 10 of 17 seats in the 5th Cosa, and to bring Lauriéir to the Prime Ministership. The DDP thus ceased to be an independent party.