|Nation||Commonwealth of Rutania|
|Political Position||Near Centre-Left, Authoritarian Left|
|International Affiliations|| None|
The Imperium Party is a political party in the Commonwealth of Rutania. Founded in the year 2576 by Oliver Zoratatt the party hold strong authoritarian views and are centre-left. The current leader is Veronica Zoratatt and Abraham James Zoratatt is the Prime Minister. The party currently has 90 seats in the Federal Parliament of Rutania. The Imperium Party celebrated 100 years in Rutanian politics in 2676.
Although, not a typical extreme fascist party, political critics claim that the Imperium Party's idealogy fall into the centre left in the political compass. As stated by Iain Angel in a press conference, the idealogy of the IP was set by the founder Oliver Zoratatt and most of his views, opinions, policies are embedded on the party. Political analysts have put the party into a new form of totalitarianism or authoritarianism which focuses more on centrism and nationalization, militarization and order while still giving civil rights and freedom of choice to citizens.
Order, Authority, Justice
The IP's policy on centralization is extremely high. They support the view that some businesses should be operated in a centrally located building.
- Civil Rights
It has been seen in the past that the party offers many civil rights to the citizen.
- Foreign Relations
- Government Responsibilities
The IP generally do not like any act of privatization and prefer nationalization and de-privatization.
The IP believe that the government should have a high stance on the military, their main arguement for a high military spending is to protect the people and the commonwealth.
The Imperium Party is a membership organisation consisting of people who support the party's ideology of authoritarianism. Any Rutanian citizen can be a member of the party given of course that they pay an annual fee each year (50 RUTS). Members of the party are called IPMs (Imperium Party Member).
The party is chaired by the head of party, whom is called the 'Imperium Party Leader', with assistance by the IPA (Imperium Party Assembly); a group of senior members of the party.
The IP leader is responsible for appointing members to represent the party in the Federal Parliament as well as representing the party in question timme and debates. The IP leader is the presidency candiate. If a member of the IP is elected as head of government, he or she is still under the influence of the presidency candiate/IP Leader.
The IP leader can be head of the party for many years as their is no fixed term or election. However the IPA can appoint a new leader if they feel that the current leader is doing a unsatisfactory job. This was the case with Percival van Rustenburg when he was removed by Iain Angel and the IPA. If the leader choses to resign he must announce his resignation to the party and announce a new leader. This can only be done before a general election in the National Congress. This ensures that the new leader will lead the party after the election rather than being the head of party during term.
Another group inside the party is the Imperium Party Shadow Cabinet, comprising of members that form an alternative cabinet. Their job is to assist the party leader to pass criticism on the current government.
The party was founded by Oliver Zoratatt in 2576, he was party leader until 2591. The party established its headquarters in the city of Martinia, in the province of Delvar. The building is known as Imperium HQ
Zoratatt's political views were transfered into the party's ideology. Zoratatt's number 1 priority is protecting the people and has proposed bills in Parliament that were deemed too extreme by other parties, this included the IP's Justice Bill in which prisoners are not educated, and the death penalty being brought back to punish criminals. Zoratatt also is a strong believer in centralization in which he has stated many times that the government should be responsible for many departments and that he dislikes private companies that aren't regulated by the government.
2 months after its foundation a General Election was held, even though the party was fairly new it didn't yet established any organization. The party recieved 80,870 votes.
The 2585 Elections was a succesful election for the party as they gained their first seats into the National Congress.
Zoratatt v SamsonEdit
In February, 2586 President Samson of the Liberal Conservative Party was accused by the Imperium leader Oliver Zoratatt of 'inviting prostitutes in his mansion'. This accusation was sparked when Zoratatt proposed to Parliament to remove Prostitution as a recognized occupation but was later being declined by the Liberals. As a result of this the Imperium Party was forced to be censured by parties of the National Congress. The Imperium Party lost many supporters and suffered in Congress, loosing seats and votes. However Zoratatt has highlighted that the President hasn't answered 'his question' yet. After some years Oliver Zoratatt resigned as leader and took the role as a shadow advisor. In 2591 Santiago Garcia replaced Oliver Zoratatt as party leader.
Garcia stated that he had a tough job to win back supporters in his opening press conference. The party lost 34 seats over the next 2 General Elections. However Garcia has made steady progress in improving the number of seats in the National Congress.
In August 2611, Edward Taylor and Adele Atkinson became the first IPM (Imperium Party Member) to represent the party in the Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Rutania. This was during the resignation of 7 Conservative Party minsters. However Taylor and Atkinson were removed from post 3 years later when the Rutanian Democratic Forum reverted back to their original cabinet comprised with the Conservative.
Garcia's leadership helped the party into a very successful election in May 2612, gaining 34 more seats from other parties alongside the New Liberal Party who gained 83 seats. Additionally, leading the polls in the province of Delvar with 12,178,854 votes compared to the Conservative's 7,697,977 votes.
It was announced in May 2615 that Garcia will step down as leader after the 2615 elections, senior members and Garcia have elected Percival van Rustenburg as the next IP leader. After 8 (9 after 2615 elections) terms as leader he stated in his press conference that he did a good job as leader.
Leadership under Percival van RustenburgEditEarly elections were called in April 2616 after the breakdown of the Labour Party. The IP recieved a record 23,861,594 votes and was the most successful party in terms of seats earning 40 more seats with a difference of +4.89% (seat share). The new PCP/NLP coalition forced the RDF to replace the IP as opposition leader and since the new coalition have been established, many different laws such as private education have been put forward.
The PCP/NLP coalition came to an end after the April 2619 Elections, Rustenburg failed to win any seats during the election, but was the only party to loose the smallest amount of seats, 25. Additionally William Newark of the Humanist Alliance became the new President of the Commonwealth of Rutania. However the PCP was disbanned after the election and early elections were called in July, Tyson Hayter of the New Liberal Party became the new President. Additionally Rustenburg gained 10 seats from the election. A new cabinet was established comprising the members of the RDF, Humanist Alliance, Confucian League of Rutania and the IP. 3 IPM became part of the cabinet, they were Arnold Zagetti (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Jason Saynol (Minister of Defence) and Frank Guus (Minister of Justice).
The re-emergance of the PCP forced early elections in October 2621, for the first time Rustenburg has put himself up for presidency. He recieved 12,608,500 votes and was last in line. Turnout for elections were very good but the party suffered heavily loosing 33 seats.
The April 2625 Elections improved the party's standing in the National Congress. Only 3 parties managed to gain seats in Congress which were the Imperium Party, Confucian League of Rutania and Libertarian Socialist League of Rutania. The IP gained 6 seats.
Minister of Defence and Imperium Member Jason Saynol reportedly ordered the allocation of 10,000 troops of the Rutanian Armed Forces to be stationed at the Regional Commonwealth of Delvar. Many journalists have stated that there has been a recent fall out with Beluzia and Rutania, however Mr Saynol has said in an interview that this troop movement has nothing to do with Beluzia and has simply stated: "The Delvar region is not fortified enough compared to the other regional commonwealths".
Early elections were called in May 2628 after the RDF accused Chancellor General Gregory Heffernan being uncapable of handling the government's crisis of a possible attack from Beluzia. The Imperium Party did poorly in the election, loosing 13 seats.
Since 2628, Rustenburg began bringing back their policies to the National Congress, though Rustenburg was still concerned about the Rutania-Beluzia crises. The 2631 Elections helped the party gain 9 more seats in Congress, the elections also saw the appointment of Tyson Hayter of the New Liberal Party to be appointed as the new President.
The 2635 Elections was a dissapointing election for the party, again they were unable to accumilate many seats, only loosing 2 seats.
Two General Elections were held in 2640, the party gained 2 seats after the disolution of the Humanist Alliance party in Congress. However two ministers from the Imperium Party are now part of the cabinet of Rutania, Jason Saynol taking over as Minister of Defence and Edward Taylor as the new Minister of Internal Affairs.
Removal of RustenburgEdit
Over the past decade the Imperium Party suffered poor election results, as a result of this newspapers took advantage of the current crisis, with Rustenburg feeling the pressure. Soon after in early 2645 a press conference outside the Imperium HQ called in major media and newsreporters from around the country to attend. It was announced that Rustenburg has been removed from his position as Leader of the party. This was addressed by Iain Angel who soon after announced that he will be the next leader after the 2647 Elections. Jason Saynol, Minister of Defence will be put in temporary charge of the party.
Angel at the helmEditAfter the 2647 Elections Iain Angel took charge of the party immediately, Jason Saynol remains as Defence minister. Angel's leadership was very effective in the first 2 general elections, with the Imperium Party winning 22 seats in 2649 and another 52 seats in 2650.
Early elections were called in 2655 when the RDF party disbanned. Angel gained 19 more seats in Congress. Angel also announced a complete reshuffle of cabinet representatives.
The Imperium Party was given a important role in the politics of Rutania, with 6 Imperium ministers in the National Cabinet.
The 2659 Elections was a major defeat for the Imperium Party loosing 47 seats in Congress.
In 15 August 2660, Imperium Party founder Oliver Zoratatt passed away at the age of 114. It was reported that he died from old age, added also that he was recovering from a minor stroke. The news of the death went nationwide and a state funeral was held in the Regional Commonwealth of Delvar.
Growth in popularityEdit
The 2662 Elections was very succesful for the Imperium Party and for Iain Angel, recovering from the previous election, Angel won 36 seats while winning the majority in the Regional Commonwealth of Khodor.
The 2666 Elections was another successful election for the Imperium Party, gaining 4 seats to total up to 110 seats for the Imperium Party. Iain Angel has stated in newspapers after the election that Rutanians are beginning to trust the policies of Angel and his cabinet.
Angel and the IP began introducing their finance proposals towards Congress, which was positively recieved and other some adjustments, the bills passed.
2669 Elections was a mixed election for the Imperium, with neither a good or bad result. The Imperium Party however was forced to loose a couple of Ministers in the national cabinet due to the growing concern over a possible invasion on Rutania.
In the 2673 Elections the IP gained 9 seats in National Congress
The Imperium Party celebrated 100 years of Rutanian politics in 2676 and held a ceremony in the HQ in the Regional Commonwealth of Delvar, however it ended with a bad day for the IP as they lost 29 seats in the election and with the re-emergence of the Socialist League.
With the apparent disolution of the Orange Party the 2680 Elections was a terrific election for the Imperium Party as they gained 85 more seats with a seat share difference of +9.52%. The Elections also saw the appointment of Ryan Tong of the Three Principals of the Peoples' Party as President of Rutania.
The Libertarians in Congress soon dissapated which lead to 2 parties occupying the National Congress of Rutania, the IP and the TPPP. The Imperium Party gained 103 seats in Congress. Now in joint cooperation with the TPPP the national cabinet now contains members of the IP and TPPP. Abraham James Zoratatt, great grandson of Oliver Zoratatt became Chancellor General of Rutania, the first Imperium Member to be elected the title of Chancellor General. Angel began by reforming the politics of Rutania, firstly by changing the education system significantly and removing all libertarian policies and influences.
In March 2685 political analysts in the media suggested that Veronica Zoratatt, great granddaughter of Oliver Zoratatt as well as cousin of Abraham is lined up to be the next Leader after Angel.
In March 2686, Iain Angel announced that he will be resigning as Leader of the party to the Congress. Angel proclaimed Veronica Zoratatt to succeed him, which lead to loud cheers in the Congress of his appointment of Veronica.
Being only two parties to vote for in the 2687 General Election the votes were close, the IP was 10 million votes shy over TPPP, and the election ended Angel's 38 year leadership. The party lost 3 seats and Veronica Zoratatt was announced as leader of the party, the first female leader of the IP.
Veronica Zoratatt & Abraham James ZoratattEdit
The joint leadership of Veronica and Abraham met with positive and negative views in the media. Some saying that the descendants of the first leader Oliver Zoratatt are acting in revenge or for pride. Others saying that the IP have formed a stable organisation based on 2 great leaders.
Various reforms were proposed by the IP under Veronica, military and educational. The constitution was also changed, with the head of government being named Prime minister and the legislative building being named the Federal Parliament.
2690 General Election was a poor election for the party, loosing 128 seats.
2694 General Election was again, another poor election for the IP, loosing 78 seats. Growing tension has began to surface in the party following another poor election.
The Imperium Party gained 126 seats in parliament in the 2627 general election. The first positive turnover for Veronica Zoratatt.
The 2701 General Elections was a fairly good result for the party loosing 10 seats. Veronica Zoratatt reshuffled the IP cabinet after the election which including a great number of female ministers. Patrick Cannon as IP Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jane Darling as IP Minister of Internal Affairs, Yvette Nelson as IP Minister of Finance, Jorge Martinez as IP Minister of Defence, Peter Anderson as IP Minister of Justice, Walter Hamms as IP Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Gary O'Conner as IP Minister of Health and Social Services, Hilary Lim as IP Minister of Education and Culture, Park Lee as IP Minister of Science and Technology, Bellon le Harve as IP Minister of Food and Agriculture, Kristopher Karl as IP Minister of Environment and Tourism, Maria Lugano as IP Minister of Trade and Industry.
The IP gained 29 seats in the 2704 General Elections. The first positive turnover for Veronica Zoratatt and the party.
2708 General ElectionEdit
The 2708 General Elections was held in January in the new year. The Imperium Party recieved their most successful election ever, gaining 111 seats giving a total of 325 seats in parliament. The presidency election turned out well for Veronica Zoratatt who was competing with 4 candiates, in the first round of the vote she won 85,043,548 votes. However in the second round of voting, even though she recieved endorsements from the National Equality Party and Kazari Militarist Movement she lost shy 5 million votes.
The Imperium Party supported the new act of the head of state electing the national cabinet.
Veronica Zoratatt as President of the CommonwealthEdit
In July 2711 Veronica Zoratatt became the first Imperium member to be elected as President of the Commonwealth. Veronica won by a landslide of 107,077,961 votes, about 20 million votes ahead of Audley Cooper of the Orange Party. Veronica's victory speech mentioned that it was a historic event in the party's history.
Back to the parliamentEdit
The Imperium Party recieved a terrible election in 2715 in which Veronica lost the presidency election and 279 seats.
General Election HistoryEdit
|Leaders of the Imperium Party|
|Percival van Rustenburg|
(* current leader)
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