Zefençadéirs del Päts Talossan (1996-2005)
|Zefençadéirs del Päts Talossán|
|Leader: Cheneþ Velméir, Marcüs Pitz and Xheralt Conâ|
|Beliefs: Monarchist, pro-cybercit|
Els Zefençadéirs del Päts Talossán (the Defenders of the Talossan Land) was a political party that acted as the moderate opposition to the Progressive Conservative governments of the late 1990s. It was founded in 1996 by three of the first six cybercits (dubbed the "Mercury 7" despite being six): Californian Cheneþ Velméir, Norwegian Gjermund Higraff and Canadian Marc-André Dowd. The party also published through Velméir L’Avîntguárd, the first online newspaper of Talossa.
The ZPT held Cosa seats from 1996 to the final abdication of King Robert I, and through Gjermund Higraff held the Cézembrean Senate seat between 1998 and 2003.
The party ultimately folded on 2 September 2005, as its last leader Xheralt Conâ quit Talossa soon after another ZPT member, Marc Moisan.
In 2009 the party was revived for a short period by former member Ieremiac'h Ventrutx, who the year before had returned to the Kingdom and had just completed a term as Seneschal for the RUMP. The new ZPT contested the elections to the 40th Cosa and won 19 seats.