Democratic Union for Change

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Democratic Union for Change
ㄇㄧㄣㄓㄨ ㄌㄧㄢㄇㄥ ㄉㄜ ㄅㄧㄢㄏㄨㄚ
Mínzhǔ liánméng de biànhuà
President Jiang Ran
Founder He Yufen
Slogan ㄓㄣㄓㄥ ㄉㄜ ㄅㄧㄢㄏㄨㄚ, ㄓㄣㄓㄥ ㄉㄜ ㄇㄧㄣㄓㄨ
Real change, real democracy
Founded 3rd October 1999
Headquarters Template:Country data Harbin
Student wing Democratic Federation of Students
Youth wing Union of New Democratic Youth
Membership 314,772
Ideology Social democracy
Left-wing populism
Reformism
Feminism
Political position Yellow flag waving.png Centre-left to Left
National affiliation Progressive Alliance for Manchuria
International affiliation Socialist International
Progressive Alliance
Official colours
  Pink
Seats in the Supreme National Assembly
10 / 685
Local Government Seats
20 / 1,110

Political parties in Manchuria
Elections in Manchuria

The Democratic Union for Change (Chinese: ㄇㄧㄣㄓㄨ ㄌㄧㄢㄇㄥ ㄉㄜ ㄅㄧㄢㄏㄨㄚ; Mínzhǔ liánméng de biànhuà) is a feminist and social democratic political party in Manchuria, currently serving in the Progressive Alliance for Manchuria alongside the New Progressive Party and the Green Party. It is currently the smallest seated party in the Supreme National Assembly holding 10 seats.

The DUC was created in 1999, originally to serve as a group advocating for women's rights in Manchuria and in particular calling for the abolishment of the two-child policy. In 2002 it declared itself to be a social democratic party joining Socialist International whilst also campaigning against corruption. In 2014 alongside the NPP and the Greens it formed the Progressive Alliance where it endorsed Du Changhao for the position of Premier. In the 2015 election it entered the Supreme National Assembly for the first time as part of the Progressive Alliance, getting 10 seats.

The DUC was initially founded to support women's rights in Manchuria. Since their founding they have adopted a largely social democratic platform as well as being staunchly against corruption and championing reform in Manchurian politics. Their current president is Jiang Ran.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Yufen's leadership[edit]

Ran's leadership[edit]

Ideology[edit]

The Democratic Union of Change is primarily structured around a social democratic, progressive, left-wing populist, anti-corruption and reformist ideological platform. The party is highly critical of the modern Manchu political structure and system and accuses the current government of having a corrupt and inefficient bureaucracy, an electoral system rigged in favor of the Manzuxiehui, and a system that largely ignores the concerns of the ordinary citizen. Economically, the party supports a Nordic-style economic system to address income inequality, establish a strong welfare state in order to support citizens who are struggling and/or searching for a job, and seeks to establish a system of universal and public-funding for education and healthcare.

Social issues[edit]

The DUP leans heavily left when it comes to social issues embracing social liberalism and progressivism and heavily emphasizes the need to corrupt ongoing injustices against various groups in Manchuria. One of the more pressing matters is the issue of women's rights in Manchuria. The party focuses heavily on the issue of difficult access to abortion, women's healthcare having been historically neglected in many conservative-leaning provinces, and issues over rape, sexual assault and other crimes that women are typically the victim of that go unresolved or ignored by various police departments across the country. The DUP seeks to increase investigations into all law enforcement agencies in Manchuria, punish cops and officials that ignore cases of rape, incest and other sexual acts and violence, crack down on violent crime against women and undo policies that have a general negative effect on women. The DUP is also the most progressive when it comes to LGBT rights and is one of the leading parties pushing for LGBT equality alongside the New Progressive Party, though the DUP has increased its support for LGBT rights in recent years. The party seeks to make sure that homosexuality is legal, but also that same-sex marriage and civil unions are legalized, laws targeting LGBT people are overturned and that LGBT Manchurians are granted full social equality and legal protections.

Economic issues[edit]

Minority interests[edit]

The DUP is heavily dedicated to addressing the concerns of various ethnic minorities living within Manchuria's borders most notable being the Mongol, Korean and various peoples descendant from the Russian Far East. The party highlights major issues affecting such groups such as a lack of government investment, poor infrastructure, higher levels of poverty compared to the Manchu and Han Chinese citizens, difficult access to proper jobs and education and issues surrounding historic discrimination and prejudice, especially laws and policies influenced by such mentalities. Since 2016, the DUP has taken a harder stance against the issues affecting ethnic and cultural minority groups within Manchuria and has called for an economic stimulus meant to help alleviate the poverty and low standards of living that such groups have been suffering from.

Foreign policy[edit]

Organisation[edit]

Election results[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Premierial election record of the Democratic Union for Change
Election Candidate First round Outcome Map
Votes %
29 January 2000 He Yufen.jpg
He Yufen
TBD 0.6% Lost Manchurian election map 2005.gif
13 January 2005 He Yufen.jpg
He Yufen
TDB 0.8% Lost Manchurian election map 2000.gif
4 January 2009 He Yufen.jpg
He Yufen
TBD 1.1% Lost Manchurian election map 2008.gif
24 January 2014 Raoguo Jixu.jpg
Raoguo Jixu
(Progressive Alliance)
? 31.6% Lost Manchurian election map 2013.png

Legislative elections[edit]

Legislative election record of the New Progressive Party
Election Party leader Seats Outcome Constituency map
Constituency seats Proportional seats
22 December 2000 He Yufen.jpg
He Yufen
0 0 No seats Manchu election map (contituences) 2000.png
0 / 685
Steady
22 December 2005 He Yufen.jpg
He Yufen
0 0 No seats Manchu election map (contituences) 2005.png
0 / 685
Steady
22 December 2010 He Yufen.jpg
He Yufen
0 0 No seats Manchu election map (contituences) 2010.png
0 / 685
Steady
22 December 2015 Jiang Ran.jpg
Jiang Ran
(Progressive Alliance)
1 9 Coalition government
(10 seats gained)
Manchu election map (contituences) 2015.png
212 / 685
10

Political positions[edit]

Economic[edit]

  • Raise the national minimum wage above $15 (元 107.25) an hour.
  • Raise the corporate tax rate to address income inequality.

Social[edit]

  • Legalize and support same-sex marriage and civil unions.
  • Support legal and easy access to abortion.
  • Address domestic abuse and other women's issues in Manchuria.

Foreign[edit]

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