Conservative Democratic Party of Rainier

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Conservative Democratic Party of Rainier
Leader Richard Baron
Deputy Leader James Wilcox
Founded April 17, 1898; 122 years ago (1898-04-17)
Headquarters 177th Street, Pocatello, Pocatello
Student wing Campus Conservative Democrats
Youth wing Young Conservative Democrats
Women's wing Conservative Democratic Women of Rainier
Membership 412,000 (2018)
Ideology Majority:
 • Conservatism
 • Social conservatism
 • Economic liberalism
 • Soft Ameroscepticism
Factions:
 • Fiscal conservatism
 • National conservatism
 • Right-wing populism
 • Libertarianism
 • Centrism
Political position Blue flag waving.png Centre-right to right-wing
International affiliation International Democrat Union
American Conservative Coalition
Regional affiliation Asia Pacific Democrat Union
Official colors           Blue, Green
National Assembly
47 / 180
American Parliament
4 / 28
Governorships
2 / 7

Political parties in Rainier
Elections in Rainier

The Conservative Democratic Party of Rainier, also known as the Conservative Democrats and more commonly as the Con Dems and abbreviated as the CDP, is a centre-right political party in Rainier. It was founded in 1898 after conservative members of the National Party broke off to form their own party in response to what they perceived as a betrayal and abandonment of conservative values. By the 1920s the Conservative Democrats had overtaken the National Party and became one of the two major parties in Rainier and were the primary rival of the Democratic Federalist Party. On the Rainian political spectrum, the Conservative Democrats lean to the right of the Democratic Federalists and the Labour Party and are ideologically similar to the New National Party, though the Conservative Democrats are more protectionist than the New Nationals. The party's current leader is Richard Baron whose also served as the Leader of the Opposition since 2017 and the Deputy Leader is James Wilcox as well.

The party was formed in response to what they viewed as the rise of "urban elitism" within the National Party by Gerald McBride who was from the province of Pocatello, a largely rural province. The party would soon grow and dominated Rainian politics throughout the 1910s and early 1920s before the Democratic Federalists took over in the 1924 general election. In the 1940s the party supported the War Administration of Democratic Federalist president George C. Martin, though remained in the Opposition on the domestic front. The party rose to power in the post-war years of the 1950s and would keep it until the 1960s when they were voted out of office in the 1968 general elections and defeated by the Labour Party. As of 2017, the Conservative Democrats are the leading party within the Official Opposition.

The Conservative Democrats are a conservative political party dedicated to the protection of what they call "the traditional values of Rainier" according to the party's current manifesto. The party's electorate is primarily rural based and is most present in the country's eastern and southeastern provinces, districts and counties where a mostly rural electorate and populace is based at. On social issues the Conservative Democrats are opposed to same-sex marriage and have been largely opposed to expanding LGBT rights. The party is opposed to abortion and drug liberalization and favors restrictions on abortion and criminalization for most narcotics. The party believes that preserving traditional values and fighting for what they call the "neglected voter" is better for democracy. On economic issues the party is against increasing the minimum wage, favors big business and is opposed to labour unions, and supports free trade and an unregulated free market.

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Early years (1898-1908)[edit]

Rise in politics (1908-1918)[edit]

Early opposition (1918-1934)[edit]

World War II and war cabinet (1939-45)[edit]

Cold War years (1948-90)[edit]

Pritchard years (1990-1998)[edit]

Present day (1998-Present)[edit]

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