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Istalian Socialist Party
Partito Socialista Istaliano
Psistaliano
Leader
Luca Nini
Founded
1 January 3830
Headquarters
Milona
Ideology
Social democracy
Political position
Center-left
Colour
     Red
Chamber
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Senate
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Mayors
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Politics of Istalia
Political parties in Istalia
Elections in Istalia

The Istalian Socialist Party (Istalian: Partito Socialista Istaliano, PSI) was a social-democratic political party in Istalia.

The dominant leftist political party in Istalia, the PSI was formed in 3830 by Silvio Moltisanti.

HistoryEdit

Following a coup in 3814, Istalia had been governed by a fascist government, the Union of Istalian Workers. The underground anti-fascist opposition was primarily concentrated in the Istalian Communist Party; upon the reintroduction of democracy in 3835 both the fascists and Communists saw their parties banned. Throughout the regime's final years, most former Communists organized themselves in a coalition of left-wing forces. This alliance ultimately morphed to become the modern Istalian Socialist Party, PSI. Once the Communists were banned from electoral races, the bulk of their remaining activists joined the PSI.

Constituent assembly and aftermathEdit

The fall of the fascist regime triggered a brief period of chaos in Istalia. From 3834 to 3835, the country was de facto left without any national government. An agreement between major political and military leaders led to the election of a constituent assembly in 3835, however. In elections to the 100-member assembly, 55 Socialists were elected, allowing the PSI to dominate the drafting process of the country's new constitution. Silvio Moltisanti was chosen as the first national president of the Istalian Socialist Party that year.

A series of constitutional amendments were made by the assembly, including to the national flag, the legislature's size and powers, the executive branch and devolution. This work was headed by Silvio Moltisanti, serving as President of the Council of Ministers, practically prime minister, from 3836. The fascist party was re-established ahead of the 3837 general election, ultimately pushing the Socialist Party into second place. In the event, the PSI polled a disastrous 15% of the vote, winning no regions. Despite this, Moltisanti was allowed to continue as prime minister. Elections in 3841 handed the Socialists a modest victory, with 21% of votes, allowing them to continue in government. This marked the beginning of a long-term Socialist hegemony in the country, under Moltisanti and his successors.

Luca NiniEdit

After eight years as prime minister, Silvio Moltisanti unexpectedly announced his resignation from the premiership for personal reasons, in 3843. His party proposed Luca Nini, the governor of Silicia, as his successor. However, the PSI's coalition partners in parliament refused to give Nini the premiership. The subsequent tentions amongst the governing parties led to the dissolution of the legislature, and snap elections.

Opinion polls ahead of the election 3843 elections showed a surge in support for the Socialists; their coalition parties dipped to historic lows. In the event, the PSI captured close to 48% of the vote in a landslide victory. Prior to polling day, the party was expected to garner around 33-36% of votes. As a result, Nini was able to form a new government, with an absolute majority for the PSI in the Senate, and 250 of 500 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Moltisanti remained as party president until 3845.

IdeologyEdit

Voter baseEdit

Election resultsEdit

Chamber of Deputies
Date Votes Seats Position Size
 % # +/–
3837 14.9
105 / 630
new coalition 2nd
3841 20.5
131 / 630
Increase 26 coalition 1st
3843 47.6
250 / 500
Increase 119 coalition 1st
   
Senate
Date Seats Size
# +/–
3837
30 / 250
new 2nd
3841
61 / 250
Increase 31 2nd
3843
145 / 250
Increase 84 1st

Prominent membersEdit

Party presidentEdit

  • Silvio Moltisanti (3835 – 3845)
  • Luca Nini (3845 – present)

Prime ministerEdit

  • Silvio Moltisanti (3836 – 3843)
  • Luca Nini (3843 – present)

President of the RepublicEdit

  • Francesco Di Pietro (3837 – 3847)
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