Voting & Politics
Political Parties cost 40 GOLD to create, although it is usually better to join an existing party.
Parties can be joined freely, and there are no barriers leaving them.
Party Presidents are voted for by party members on the 15th of the month through a simple pluraility vote.
Party Presidents can:
- Change the name/icon/orientation of the Party.
- Party Presidents from the top 5 parties in terms of membership can choose who can run for Congress (Called the House of Commons by the eUK populace).
- Choose who can run for Country president on behalf of the Party, or choose to back a candidate from another party.
Political Parties of the United Kingdom
The Unity Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many not the few; where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe and where we live together freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.-TUP Official Wiki.
It currently has over 300 members, making it the largest party in the UK by quite a margin and is the only centre left party in the UK top 5. It currently has 48% of Congress and its Party President is Karacticus
The United Kingdom Reform Party's goal in the United Kingdom is to constantly look for ways to improve country and community, in every aspect of Erepublik. We will never be satisfied with being the best, we will never stop looking for ways to reform. We shall push on, tirelessly, relentlessly, to ensure that the citizens of the United Kingdom are cared for, and have the ability to do as they choose. Today, Tomorrow, Together, the UKRP.- UKRP Official Wiki.
United Kingdom Reform Party
It currently has over 150 members, making it the by far the leading right wing party in the UK and the second largest overall. It currently controls 21% of Congress and its Party President is Steven Mack
The guiding principle of the People's Communist Party is equality for all citizens, regardless of status, race, gender, age, wealth or experience. This is the guiding principle in eRepublik that we support and hold true.-PCP Official Wiki.
The PCP is the only Far Left party in the UK Top Five and currently has over 90 members and controls 6% of congress. It is the third largest Party in the UK and is led by Cas3
The Radical Freethinkers Alliance is not a political party in the normal sense. It doesn’t fit into one particular place on the political axis and does not have an immutable ideological philosophy. We reject traditional notions of left-right wing politics and draw on the relevant solutions for the situation. We are not restricted to stay with one viewpoint so can adapt to the situation thrown to us.- RFA Official Wiki.
Radical Freethinkers Alliance
The RFA is the only centrist party in the eUK Top Five and has over 90 members. It currently has 12% of congress and its Party President is Goku Jones
The British Democratic Party is the second incarnation of The Real Democrats. The name and political orientation/idealogy was changed to add fresh impetus to the party during Eric Ross' September/October term.-BDP Sources
The BDP is the 5th largest party in the UK and the newest entrant into the Top 5, with around 50 members. They currently have 6% of congress and their Party President is John Rupert Miranda
Congressmen are voted for by a nation's citizens on the 25th of the month. The United Kingdom elects forty Congress Members, two from each individual regions and the top 14 vote getters who didn't win their regions, called wildcard candidates.
Congress is commonly known as the House of Commons and it has numerous ingame and external powers.
- It can propose tax changes (often at the request of the Minister of Finance)
- It can change the Minimum Wage and the Citizen fee.
- It vote on MPPs and can propose impeachments.
- It can vote on the New Citizen Message.
- Externally the House of Commons votes on legislation in the eUK Forums. Legislation comprises of proposals written up and enforced entirely by the UK community and are not part of the in-game mechanics, legislation covers such things as constitutional issues, government structure, government procedure and any schemes or projects that might draw significant public funds.
Country Presidents are voted for by a nation's citizens at the start of the month and are known as Prime Ministers in the UK.
- Propose Wars, Alliances, Embargoes and New Citizen Messages for congress to vote on.
- Start Battles in a war.
- Acts as the main representative of the country within the PHOENIX alliance
- Commander of the UK Armed Forces
- Coordinates the countries battle strategy with a panel of his or her choosing
- Oversees the cabinet positions
- Reports on a regular basis to the country
For more information see the UK Government Page.