Elections of October 2010 in New Zealand

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October 2010 was New Zealand's first month as a country on eRepublik.

Party Presidential Elections

The October 2010 Party Presidential elections were seen as important by many for the upcoming Congress and Presidential elections.

Government Anti-Takeover Actions

The Provisional Government of New Zealand were becoming cautious about new parties being created and had urged citizens to remain a single party state until free citizenship had been diminished by the congress elections.[1] However, in less than a week, New Zealand had already had it's fifth party created, two of which were created just 12 hours before the party presidential elections. The government sought to keep control of the country and had posted six candidates in all five of the political parties, which were lead by Fionia and Myles Robinson.[2]

Reactions

Matt Johnson, a member of the Liberal Party was against the Anti-Takeover Project and condemned it. "This is without a doubt a PTO. And the so called anti-PTO organization Kiwi Kontrol, obviously controlled by the new 'government' seems to support this.", he said, and continued "Isn't that what you would call ironic?".[3] The New Zealand Provisional Government responded to his actions, expressing that "We face a very real PTO threat and you weren't responding to calls to cooperate with ATO or communicating with *anyone* else in the general eNZ community on the forums, in the media, or on IRC. We need someone who will.", it was written as a comment within the same article.[4]

Liberal Party

The logo of the New Zealand Liberal Party
The Liberal Party in the New Zealand Party Presidential elections of October 2010
Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes % of Party Total Comments
Adasko 35 13.3% 63.64% Anti-Takeover Candidate for the Liberal Party
Marcus Cicero 19 7.22% 34.55% Founder of the Liberal Party
Snowey 1 0.38% 1.82% -
Mattj2 0 0% 0% -
Totals 55 20.9% 100%

Summary: The Liberal Party of Flag-New Zealand.jpg New Zealand received a total of 55 votes and it was ranked third by number of votes cast per party. The election was marked with controversy when a friend of Marcus Cicero, the citizen who created the party, condemned the provisional governments actions of trying to secure the party for the presidential and congress elections. Adasko was the ATO candidate for the provisional government and he won by 16 votes. The party was renamed to the "Galactic Empire Party" on the 16th of October 2010.

Peace 'n' Prosperity Party

The logo of the Peace 'n' Prosperity Party
The Peace 'n' Prosperity Party in the New Zealand Party Presidential elections of October 2010
Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes % of Party Total Comments
Thingol 33 12.31% 61.11% Founder and Anti-Takeover Candidate for the Peace 'n' Prosperity Party
Paishpi 15 5.6% 34.55% -
James Rellori 6 2.24% 11.11% -
Totals 54 20.15% 100%

Summary: The Peace 'n' Prosperity party was the first political party in Flag-New Zealand.jpg New Zealand and was created by Thingol, who successfully defended his party presidency by 18 votes. It was the only party in which the creator remained party president.

The New Zealand Union Party

The New Zealand Union Party in the New Zealand Party Presidential elections of October 2010
Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes % of Party Total Comments
Calbe 38 14.18% 52.78% Official candidate of the government's ATO.
Bscaba 18 6.72% 25% -
dipe 9 3.36% 12.5% -
LordoIrish 5 1.87% 6.94% Founder of the New Zealand Union Party.
Smotat 1 0.37% 1.39% -
Deuce Bigalow 1 0.37% 1.39% -
Totals 72 26.87% 100% -

Summary: LordoIrish created the New Zealand Union Party a few days before the party presidential elections and set himself up as candidate. Calbe won the election in the New Zealand Union Party by twenty votes and became the new Party President. He was the candidate for the government's Anti-Takeover effort. The NZUP received more than a quarter of all the votes in the party presidential elections and had the most candidates participating.

Taranaki Tribe

The Taranaki Tribe in the New Zealand Party Presidential elections of October 2010
Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes % of Party Total Comments
MachtGeil 37 13.81% 64.91% -
Pineapple64 20 7.46% 35.09% -
Totals 57 21.27% 100% -

Summary: Taranaki Tribe Party was previously owned by Gillighan McGill, who failed to candidate for the party presidential elections, despite creating the party several hours before the election. MachtGeil and Pineapple64 were both candidates set by the government and voters were ordered to vote for candidates in the other parties. Machtgeil won with a majority of 17 votes, however, Pineapple64 maintained a lead throughout most of the election.

New Zealand Workers Party

The Party logo of the New Zealand Workers Party
The New Zealand Workers Party in the New Zealand Party Presidential elections of October 2010
Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes % of Party Total Comments
Andy Costello 21 8.58% 84% Anti Takeover candidate for the government.
ThomasRourke 4 1.49% 16% Creator of the NZWP.
Totals 25 9.33% 100% -

Summary: The New Zealand Workers Party was created 12 hours before the elections. It was the fifth party to be set up in Flag-New Zealand.jpg New Zealand and made the government's Anti-Takeover efforts slightly harder. The party was created by ThomasRourke, a player who was suspected to be an Ajay Bruno multi. Andy Costello was set against him as a government Anti Takeover candidate and won. During the elections, ThomasRourke changed the name of the party from the NZWP to "Go Fuck Yourself" and many reported the name change. Andy Costello changed the name of the party to "Andy's Sexy Party" on the 16th of October.