I govern Dutch Azores. A small exotic island nation, which is mostly English-Dutch and the language spoken there is English with a small ammount of Dutch speaking people. The county is mostly independently ruled, but the Monarchy of the Netherlands has some small power of the laws and ruling. The countries current population is 410,550. The country is ruled like the british parliament, the lower chamber elects a Prime Minister, and has 356 seats, 178 seats for a majority. There is no higher chamber in Dutch Azores.
- 1 Minor Notes (Differences from OTL)
- 2 Party Leaders
- 3 Parliaments
- 4 1995 Election
Minor Notes (Differences from OTL)
- Ed Miliband's father, Ralph moves to the Dutch-British country of Dutch Azores, becomes MP, Ed Milliband and David Milliband become prominent leaders of Labour. Ed Miliband becomes PM, and David into Ed's cabinet.
- Labour Party
- Jon Hampton 1924 - 1934 - Country Founder, elected to three terms as PM is still higly accliamed today. Left parliament in 1939.
- Thomas Van der Juan (Interm) 1934 - 1935 - Elected to Parliament from 1934 -1944.
- Lyle McCain 1935 - 1944 - Suffered horrible losses in Parliament lost seat in 1944 too.
- Jonathan Zefforaek 1944 - 1949 - Maintained a stable ammount of seats in Parliament elected to a record 51 years in Parliament.
- Thomas Beanford 1949 - 1972 - Made huge gains in Parliament, became Prime Minister in 1952 lost position in 1972.
- Brian Scwggy (Interm) 1972 - Elected to Parliament in 1967
- Ronnie Williams 1972 - 1987 Elected to Parliament in 1967, became Prime Minister in 1982, lost huge seats in 1987.
- Dean Morn 1987 - - First African to be elected to head position, elected to parliament in 1982, became PM in 1990.
- Michael Revon 1924 - 1934 - Founding Father, elected to three terms in Parliament, lost seat in 1934.
- Jackson Duen 1934 - 1939 - Lost his seat in the one election he faced, suffered some loses.
- John Iner 1939 - 1952 - Gained seats in first election, won a huge majority and became PM in 1947. Re-elected in 1951 with a split Parliament, became unpopular.
- Vernon Veckster (Interm, became leader) 1952 - 1988 - Oppoisition leader, Became Prime Minister in 1972, lost it in 1982 continued to be leader.
- Cameron James (Interm) 1988 - - Elected to parliament in 1982, gained seats in 1990.
- Ian McKreaerly 1924 - 1947 - Founding Father, elected to five terms and became PM.
- Harrison Reoon (Interm) 1947 - 1949 - Elected to Parliament during the slaughter of the party in 1947.
- Kenny Johnson 1949 - 1951 - Also made huge losses in his term, lost seat during 1951 election.
- Oillie Jonveerk 1951 - 1956 - Elected to parliament in 1944.
- Jank Overreak 1956 - 1966 - Became leader, died in 1966 due to cancer.
- Lyle Camercon 1967 - 1972 - Became leader and even though lost seats still was leader, but gained seats back then left.
- Gordon Ryen 1972 - 1982 - Elected to Parliament in 1962, lost his seat and others in 1982.
- Ian McKreaerly II 1982 - - Son of former Prime Minister, elected to Parliament in 1967.
- Movement Party
- Jean King 1934 - 1939 - Didn't even found party somhow got elected to leadership, lost alot of seats.
- Sal Rementio 1939 - 1947 - Founder of Party, gained alot of seats but then party went downhill.
- Brandon der Jen 1947 - 1952 - Elected to Parliament in 1934, party lost huge ammount of seats blamed for Coalition and country falling apart, lost seat in 1952 election.
- George Jauch 1952 - 1971 - Elected in 1934, retired in 1971.
- Sal Rementio II 1971 - - Elected to Parliament in 1962.
- Socialist Democratic Party
- Yuri Van der Ion 1944 - 1979 - Founder, Marxist theorist, Member of Parliament, served during all the years he lead. He died while serving 35 years in Parliament.
- Ralph Miliband 1979 - 1987 - Father of future Prime Minister Ed Miliband, elected to Parliament in 1977, retired from politics in 1987.
- Jack de Reel 1987 - 1990 - Elected to parliament in 1987, lost seat in 1990 huge losses.
- Kenny Fore (Interm) 1990 - - Elected in 1987, kept seat in 1990 election.
- Reform and Liberty Party
- A.J. Remanda 1962 - 1990 - Founder, Elected to parliament in 1962, became PM 1987 - 1990 lost more than 100 sets including his.
- Hammond Jeem 1990 - - Elected to Parliament in 1990.
- Democratic Progressive Party
- Perry Jacon 1980 - - Businessman, elected to Parliament in 1982
- Native Lands Party
- Thomas Devander 1985 - - Elected to Parliament in 1987, was in ruling coalition
- Green Party
- Yuri Verlander 1990 - - Elected to Parliament in 1990.
The country became annexed from total Netherlands control in 1924 and the country drafted a constitution and set up a system of government much like the United Kingdom's. The country is suppose to have Federal elections every five years from the last one including votes of no confidence. Here is a full list of elected Parliaments since the first one in 1924.
1924 elections featured three major parties vieing for the majority of congress, the Labour Party, Walden, Conservatives. The population was 103,459 at the time with most people celebrating the independence which was championed by election Labour leader Jon Hampton, and Walden election leader Ian McKreaerly. By the end of election night June 4th, 1924, the Labour party was championed the winner with 201 seats. The parliament in it's five years never passed many bills it wanted but in the five years was preoccupied with passing laws, regulations, a constitution and at a point worked non-stop to do this. The laws and Constitution passed have barley been changed since there approval.
With the election of Jon Hampton and his Labour party the country has happy with the laws it had set up including a small sales tax, a income tax, regulation and other laws that are even set up in nations today. Jon Hampton was overall a sucessful Prime Minister in his first term and in 1929 the country re-elected him and his cabinet. Population was currently at 110,065 and like most of the economy it was on a downward turn with rising unemployment at 3.9%, around 4,300 people at the end of term.
The election in 1934 was the last for Labour leader and Prime Minister Jon Hampton he resigned after he third full term when finally another Dutch Azores founder and leader of Walden Ian McKreaerly became leader. During Hampton's final term he implemented some financial regulation, a social law called the "Fairness Act of 1937" which makes discrimination illeagal against any reiligion or race. In his final days he implemented a tax code which raised taxes on the wealthy 10%. This was the first time the Movement Party participated in elections. The population was 121,103 and the unemployment rate was at 3.7%, around 4,490 people.
The Country stayed out of war and newly elected Prime Minister McKreaerly was continuing that. The government did send 2 million dollars in war funds to Britian, and a few weapons to america. The Walden party (named after David Thoreau's book Walden, and apartently Thoreau did vist the Dutch Azores in 1860) implemented budget cuts in thought that the government like David should stay out of people's live to an extent. Though there were budget cuts, social programms like Social Security and Medicare was implemented with even higher tax increases. Population was 124,597, with a 3.8% unemployment around 4,740 people.
The 1944 Election was the second term for Mckreaerly but was cut short due to a vote a distrust in 1947. During the second term McKrearly passed no jobs bills, and with rising umenployment the Coalition between Labour and Walden fell apart with all the rest of the Parties voting for a new government. Taxes were untouched during this time, but with debt increasing some of the surplus was used to pay the debt. The population was 130,304 with a 4.4% unemployment rate, around 5,735 people.
|Democratic Socialist Party||4,460||6.3%||N/A||24||N/A|
The 1947 was the first vote of distrust election. Mainly because of the nations growing debt and social programs stopping. Though Medicare and Social Security were implemented many thought they weren't done correctly. McKreaerly was growingly unpopular and the Coalition between Labour and Walden was done. The Conservatives were growing in popularity and party leader John Iner was elected PM. The population was also growing rapidly, at 145,805 with a 5% unemployment rate around 7,290 people.
|Democratic Socialist Party||3,580||4.9%||-1.4%||4||-20|
The election in 1951 was another vote of no confidence election, it barley passed and many people didn't agree with this. The Conservatives lowered corporate tax rates, created few subsidies for large corporations but never passed a lower income tax. Job growth was fairly small and with the population, 156,978 people, growing unemployment was barley decreasing at 4.7%, 7,380 people. Some regulation laws were stripped which was major, it allowed companies unlimited control over water and land rights. This was but back in law after the next elections. The winner was the Labour Party but a coalition between Conservatives, Movement Party, and Walden was reached keeping John Iner as Prime Minister.
|Democratic Socialist Party||4,437||5.9%||+1.0%||10||+6|
After a split and hung government after a year the parties were tired with not passing many bills. A vote of no confidence was issued and a new elections were held. During the one year term Iner lowered taxes 0.6% on all citizens, and passed the same budget from the year before. The Labour party won a huge amount of seats with Thomas Beanford elected as Prime Minister. The current population was steadily increasing at 159,994 with a 4.8% unemployment rate, around 7,680 people.
|Democratic Socialist Party||6,851||9.0%||+3.1%||30||+20|
The new Labour government proves to be very effective and becomes quite popular. Taxes untouched yet spending cut, and improvements in education and health care are made. A few work regulation laws are made and social laws including race, religion and other private matters are passed. Some were unpopular at the time but Labour continued to form the government. The census, taken every five years, said the population was growing on a very fast pace. 170,606 people lived in Dutch Azores, with a 3.9% unemployment rate around 6,655 people.
|Democratic Socialist Party||12,688||16.2%||+7.2%||49||+19|
After another five year rule of Labour, the party had mixed reviews with the voters. In the term between 1957-1962 the country saw the biggest population increase in history, from 170,606 to 225,788, with a lowering unemployment at 2.5%, around 5,645 people. Regulation became more increased and more social laws passed in the time. A new conservative movement formed the Reform and Liberty Party surged in polls promising better times but actually finished last in the elections with one seat, since they were only able to run one candidate.
|Democratic Socialist Party||7,011||7.1%||-9.1%||29||-20|
|Reform and Liberty Party||1,205||1.2%||N/A||1||N/A|
The 1967 election proved costly for Labour, many members were poorly financed even at a time when money wasn't as important. The Conservatives did make significant gains in Parliament, along with fellow conservative parties but didn't win an overall majority. Labour would rule for another five years. In the term between 1957-1962 Labour continued it's rule as unemployment raised slightly with population still booming. Population was 235,668 with a 2.7% unemployment rate, around 6,360 people.
|Democratic Socialist Party||9,755||9.0%||+1.9%||35||+6|
|Reform and Liberty Party||2,871||2.6%||+1.4%||2||+1|
The Beanford Labour government has became more and more unpopular. His foreign policy is weak, yet the economy has became better. Population still is rising, in 1972 currently 244,897, with a 2.6% unemployment rate around 6,370 people. The private sector was taxed more and even more money was put into health care, while Green law regulation was put into law. Other regulation laws were repealed tho. Former British MP, and current Dutch Azorian MP Vernon Veckster, won for the Conservatives but had to for a coalition with the Reform and Liberty Party, which gave them a majority of 181 seats.
|Democratic Socialist Party||10,896||9.8%||+0.8%||8||-27|
|Reform and Liberty Party||6,208||5.6%||+3.0%||6||+4|
The first five years of Veckster-Conservative-RLP rule, Private Sector jobs grew while taxes were decreased on everyone 1.7%, and spending decreased 0.7%, Conservative rule seemed popular. Jobs were still made by the government but less. Population continued to grow, at the time 259,643, with an 2.6% unemployment rate around 6,750 people. The Veckseter-Conservatives won an outright majority of seats and broke off the coalition with the RLP.
|Democratic Socialist Party||15,076||13.2%||+3.4%||37||+29|
|Reform and Liberty Party||4,896||4.3%||-1.3%||7||+1|
The Conservative term between 1977-1982 was quite taxes were lowered and more benefits were slashed which made seniors vote in favor for Labour. Even though Veckster serve another full term he wasn't re-elected and a Labour-Democratic Progressive Party, center-left capitalistic party, they didn't even need a coalition but did anyway. The new Ronnie Williams Labour government came in and controlled 185 seats. The population increased to 276,877 people with an unemployment rate of 3.8% around 10,520 people. During his term he enacted Universal Health Care, a NHS service modeled after the United Kingdoms', tho not appriciated at the time the party is known for it and runs on.
|Reform and Liberty Party||15,669||13.3%||+9.0%||46||+39|
|Democratic Socialist Party||8,702||7.4%||-5.8%||25||-12|
|Democratic Progressive Party||2,932||2.4%||N/A||2||N/A|
Ronnie Williams' government was unpopular in most parts and others quite popular. The Labour and Conservative Parties seemed unpopular and for the first time and only time ever the, populist conservative party, Reform and Liberty Party was elected into a government coalition with the Movement Party and the newly founded Liberal-Conservative Native Lands Party which stood on the Far-right on some issues. The RLP party founder A.J. Remanda became PM, but for only 3 years, with a small majority of 180-176. In the time he cut spending by 5%, and taxes by 4.5%. The population was 300,760 with an unemployment rate with 5.3% around 15,940 people.
|Reform and Liberty Party||57,665||47.6%||+34.3%||173||+127|
|Democratic Socialist Party||5,201||4.3%||-3.1%||9||-16|
|Democratic Progressive Party||2,598||2.1%||-0.3%||3||+1|
|Native Lands Party||1,822||1.5%||N/A||2||N/A|
With the right and far-right becoming even more unpopular the Labour the former Labour government seemed better. The programs set in place were more popular than ever and Labour Party leader Dean Morn became the first African Prime Minister. Unlike in the last elections a full outright majority was won, 218-138. During his term Dean raised taxes on the rich 4.7% and put more money into the NHS and education. During this election the Green Party became extremely popular and finished in third place. The coalition between the two parties lasts today and many have considered and called the relationship "Green Socialism". The population was 314,888 with a 6.9 unemployment rate at the beginning of his term around 21,730 people.
|Reform and Liberty Party||7,088||5.8%||-41.8%||6||-167|
|Democratic Socialist Party||1,222||1.0%||-3.3%||2||-7|
|Democratic Progressive Party||705||0.7%||-1.4%||1||-2|
|Native Lands Party||380||0.2%||-1.3%||0||-2|
The "Green Socialist" agenda was not unpopular but had mixed results. With spending growing and growing the Reform and Liberty party remained on top with there "no spending, small government" promise. The election ended in another Labour-Green Coalition with Dean Morn continuing the lead. During the second morn government he proposed 20 opportunities to cut spending in which 3 passed. He continued to make the tax code progress in the VAT, Corporate and Income taxes. All in all at the end the government ended with a very small 2 million dollar surplus. At the time he took office for his second government the population was a spiking 335,980 with a 5.9% unemployment rate around 19,823 people.
|Reform and Liberty Party||12,987||10.1%||+4.3%||30||+24|
|Democratic Socialist Party||1,452||1.1%||+0.1%||1||-1|
|Democratic Progressive Party||1,423||1.1%||+0.4%||0||-1|
|Native Lands Party||786||0.6%||+0.4||0||+0|