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The party is organised in a church-like way, its leaders being elected Popes and its ministers being Cardinals.
It was founded in 4616 as a political party. Gaining 14.23% of the votes at its second election in 4619, the party participated or provided confidence and supply to governmental coalition from 4619 until 4624 and from 4626 until 4633. After 13 years in the opposition from 4632 until 4635, the HLC participated in governments from 4646 until 4653.
In 4655, the party gained an historic 40 % of the votes and formed an HLC minority government: the Pope William's Cabinet II. 5 years later, after trying to transform Luthori into an authoritarian theocratic state, the party lost almost half of its voters in the 4660 election, although the HLC stayed the first party. After that, other parties maintained a policy not to cooperate with the HLC, which was described as an extremist party. This policy held until 4675 when the Pope William's Cabinet III was formed.
Two years, later, after the electoral defeat of the party in 4677, the HLC decided to step out of the political field and concentrated on being a religious organisation instead of a political party.
The HLC regularly managed to pass reactionary laws prohibiting alcohol and tobacco with the support of other far-right parties, before those laws were repealed a few years later.
The policies of the parties are described as fundamentalist, authoritarian, pro-empire and sometimes fascist. The party has been the main far-right political movement during its existence from 4619 until 4677. Its leaders were elected 11 times Imperator and the party gained the first position in 12 elections.
The Holy Luthori Church was founded in 4616 by Pope Brandon I. The party's structure is organized in a church like way and its leader is known as the Pope. Other high-ranking members within the HLC are known as Cardinals.
Leadership of Pope Brandon I (4616-4623) Edit
Governmental participation (4619-4624) Edit
After the election, the Conservative Right invites the party to join a Urquhart Cabinet II, which they did. The HLC gained 3 ministerial posts, with the Interior Ministry. The CPL is banned in 4720 and an early election is called in November. The HLC manages increases its vote share to 20 %
In 4621, the HLC formed a government with the National Democratic Alliance, known as the Holy Imperial Cabinet I lead by Pope Brandon I. It lasted only 5 months because of the internal conflict within the NDA and their eventual split into the Social Democratic Party and the Imperial Citizens Party. The HLC later participates in the successor government known as the Stinson Cabinet, which is the last government of the Republic of Luthori. The country is renamed Holy Luthorian Empire.
After the end of the Republic in 4622, the HLC forms with both of the former NDA parties, the Holy Imperial Cabinet II, which is heavily synonymous with their authoritarian policies, like the attempt to ban both the Communist Party of Luthori and the Partei der Grünen Populisten, as well as to arrest their party leaderships. This event in commonly known as the 4622 Diet Coup Attempt. Following the coup, an early election is called in 4622 and sees the HLC losing seats for the first time, although it stay the second political force.
Other early elections are called in 4623 and 4624 following the difficulties concerning the government formation and the dissolution of the Conservative Right. The party receives 14.48 % of the votes in 4623 and is relegated to the third position before surging again in 4624 and becoming the second political force again. The Holy Imperial Cabinet II stays in power until the formation of the Daeva Cabinet I.
Leadership of Pope John I (4623-4644) Edit
John I becomes the new "Pope" of the party in 4623.
In the opposition (4624-4626) Edit
The party stays in the opposition with the Communist Party from 4624 until 4626. IN 4626, following the unreliability of the SDP to provide support and confidence to the Daeva I Cabinet, the HLC is asked to provide supply and confidence. The HLC responded by saying that they would accept if a "Mutual Friendship Agreement" would be signed between the HLC and the Patriots Party. They accepted. On the 1 August 4626 the 'Reconciliation Agreement of Friendship Between the HLC and PP' was signed.
Providing confidence and supply (4626-4629) Edit
In August 4626, the party organised a "million march" in the streets of Luthori. However, after the general strikes due to the illegalization of strikes by the government, the march turned into clashes with the communist and trade unionists.
In the 4628 Luthorian Parliamentary Election, the HLC lost votes and became the third party of the country with 15.28 % of the votes.
Daeva Cabinet II (4629-4633) Edit
Following negotiations, the Daeva Cabinet II is formed with the HLC holding 3 ministerial posts. THe ministry of Internal Affairs, Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
The cabinet is known for its "moral laws" created by the HLC, banning alcohol and pornography. Also, paramilitary organizations were created and approved by the government. The HLC managed the Holy Guard inside the National Defence Forces. They regularly clashed with the communist militants, who were officially not allowed to form a paramilitary organization.
In 4632, the HLC made the worst results of its history since it entered the parliament in 4619, gaining only 14 % of the votes.
In the opposition (4632-4645) Edit
The party was back in the opposition in 4632. The authoritarian laws of the HLC were removed during the Franklin III Cabinet.
First party of Luthori (4635-4645)
In June 4635, the party gains for the first time the first position, before the Communist Party, with 19.68 % of the votes.The party maintains its results in October 4635 and in 4638. The same year, Pope John I wins the Imperatorial Election.
In May 4639, the party decides to provide confidence and supply to the Kingston Cabinet I. In 4640, after the party finally told its conditions for the supply and confidence to the Kingston Cabinet I, the PP decides to withdraw from the coalition by voting a No-Confidence motion by the LDP.
In the 4640 election, the HLC stays the first party, not winning or losing any seats. The Imperator John I is re-elected. The communists nonetheless manage to form the Hopkins I Cabinet, leaving the HLC in the opposition.
Leadership of Pope Brandon II (4644-4653) Edit
At the 4644 election, the party makes its best result of all times with 25.65 % of the votes. Pope Brandon II was elected Imperator. Folllowing the failure of the negotiations, another early election is called in 4645. The party loses votes and becomes the second party of the country. Pope Brandon II is re-elected. The HLC joins the Sanders Cabinet, with the LDP and CP, which had previously refused to join a coalition with the HLC.
Sanders cabinet (4646-4649) Edit
The party manages to pass a law prohibiting the use and sale of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. Cardinal II also becomes Prime Minister from 4648 until 4649. Protests are sucessfully handled during the legislature.
In 4649, the party continues to decline and reaches 18.07% of the votes. Pope Brandon II is not re-elected.
Pope William's Cabinet I (4649-4653) Edit
Pope William I becomes the prime minister of Luthori. Despite being led by the HLC, this cabinet sees the legalisation of alcohol and tobacco without the HLC leaving the cabinet. A sale tax is also introduced on essential goods.
The Pope William's Cabinet loses the support of the PP and ICP, which leads to an early election in 4651. The government partner CP dissolves just after the election, leaving the HLC alone in government.
Leadership of Pope William I (4653-4677) Edit
In opposition (4653-4655) Edit
A second early election is called in 4653 following a political crisis that lasted two years. Pope William I is elected Imperaor. The HLC maintains its second position but the Jackson-Wright Cabinet is formed, ending the minority government of Pope William.
Electoral success and Pope William's Cabinet II (4655-4660) Edit
In the 4655 early election, the party makes the highest score of its history with more than 40 % of the votes. Pope William I is re-elected. This election is called the "Black day" by politicians and left-wing medias and is compared to the 4578 election. This very high share of votes for the HLC. is sometimes explained by the increasing political instability.
The HLC manages to pass ultra-conservative religious reforms with the support of the ICP and White Rose. The country is in transition towards becoming an authoritarian theocratic state. The cabinet made adultery a capital offense, allowed child labour, imposed a religious dress code, made membership in the Holy Luthori Church (the reliogion, not the party) mandatory, banned advertising and pornography among other reactionary laws.
In the 4660 election, the party loses more than half the votes it gained at the previous election (-21 %), showing massive disapproval for the government policies. It is an electoral defeat for the HLC-led government but the HLC stays the first party. The Pope William I is re-elected. Following the will of other parties not to enter in a coalition with the HLC, the party sits in the opposition from 4660.
In the opposition (4660-4675) Edit
In 4662, following the fall of the Stinson Cabinet II caused by the rallying of the AUP to the HLC, an early election is called. The party's share of the vote increases by 6% and it gains 33 seats, comforting its first place. Pope William I is re-elected. During this legislature, most of the HLC reforms are removed.
In 4665, the party wins 13 seats and receives 27.32 % of the votes, increasing its vote share again. Pope William I is re-elected for a fifth time. Despite being part of the opposition, HLC reforms are passed in April 4666 with the support of the ICP, White Rose and the AUP. Tobacco, alcohol, adultery and prostitution become illegal while religious codes are imposed.
In 4666, Pope William II is not re-elected by a close margin in the imperatorial election. The party also loses a few seats after the election, while staying the first party.
In 4670, the party loses 2.45 % of the votes and becomes the second party. It is the first time since 4653 that the HLC doesn't gain the first place.
In 4674, he party manages to win the imperatorial election with Pope William I once more. The party increases its vote share significantly, gaining the first place again with 27.98 % of the votes.
Pope William's Cabinet III (4675-4677) Edit
The HLC forms the Pope William's Cabinet III in April 4675 with the ICP.
Following the dissolution of More Artania, an early election was called in 4677. The HLC loses votes, only gaining 28 seats out of 150 but stays the first party. Following this electoral defeat, the party seizes its political activities to become a non-political organisation.
Non-political organisation (4677-4736) Edit
The HLC decided to quit politics in 4677 and become a religious non-political movement. The Holy Luthori Church conserved its church-like structure with Popes and Cardinal. It also conserved its political positions and a part of its influence, without participating in elections. Pope Edward I, II and III were sucessively the leaders of the HLC.
Electoral Results Edit
Parliamentary elections Edit
|4619||9,222,635||14.23||14.16 %||84||4th||In opposition|
|Aug.4619||8,998,965||14.32||0.09 %||0||4th||Urquhart II|
|4620||12,841,024||20.29||5.97 %||37||2nd||HIC, Stinson, HIC II|
|4622||10,758,304||16.29||4.00 %||25||2nd||Holy Imperial Cabinet II|
|4623||9,464,507||14.48||1.81 %||12||3rd||Holy Imperial Cabinet II|
|4624||13,018,550||19.80||5.32 %||33||2nd||In opposition|
|4628||9,665,290||15.28||4.51 %||28||3rd||Daeva Cabinet II|
|4632||9,044,072||14.00||1.28 %||8||3rd||In opposition|
|4635||12,944,445||19.68||5.68 %||37||1st||In opposition|
|Oct.4635||14,110,096||21.64||1.95 %||13||1st||In opposition|
|4638||13,989,782||21.06||0.57 %||6||1st||(C&S) to the Kinston I|
|4640||13,857,933||21.13||0.07 %||0||1st||In opposition|
|4644||16,640,741||25.65||4.52 %||28||1st||In opposition|
|4645||13,477,956||21.36||4.29 %||25||2nd||Sanders Cabinet|
|4649||11,871,502||18.07||3.29 %||21||2nd||Pope William's Cabinet|
|4651||12,323,921||18.15||0.08 %||1||2nd||Pope William's Cabinet|
|4653||12,301,634||18.48||0.33 %||3||2nd||In opposition|
|4655||25,636,003||40.06||21.57 %||92||1st||Pope William II|
|4660||11,924,790||18.86||21.20 %||108||1st||In opposition|
|4662||15,914,716||24.89||6.03 %||33||1st||In opposition|
|4665||17,344,909||27.32||2.43 %||13||1st||In opposition|
|4666||16,444,618||24.75||2.57 %||16||1st||In opposition|
|4670||14,050,296||22.30||2.45 %||14||2nd||In opposition|
|4674||18,325,436||27.98||5.68 %||67||1st||Pope William III|
|4677||11,150,839||18.44||9.55 %||16||1st||Pope William III|
Regional elections Edit
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|History|| Christopher Dove - Monarchs of Luthori