Social Cooperation Party of Kalșeri

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Social Cooperation Party
Giabrerdoeri
Leader Cindy Vargas (EV)
Chairperson Aleksandrus Șáșnegi (LG)
Spokesperson Sharon Molinari (TK; Senate)
Hon. William Kusznieski (KL; House)
Slogan United we stand, divided we fall
Founded February 16, 1934 (1934-02-16)
Preceded by Kalhan Front
Headquarters 55 Conway Street, Uslar, Evalria
Newspaper Progress (party-owned)
Student wing Student Cooperation
Youth wing StartGen
LGBT wing SCPride
Women's wing Women's Union
Membership  (2018) 455,000
Ideology

Majority:

Factions:

International affiliation Socialist International
Progressive Alliance
Official colors Red (official)
Green and white (additional)
Senate
10 / 42
House of Reps
58 / 200
Governorships
2 / 14
Cantonal seats
201 / 531
Election symbol
SCP Kalseri Bull.svg
A red bull, traditional mascot of the party.
Website
scp.kl

The Social Cooperation Party (Kalhan: Giabrerdoeri, commonly known as the Reds or the SoCoops) is a center-left political party in Kalșeri. Founded in 1783 as the Kalhan Front, the Social Cooperation Party has the second-highest number of Members of Congress, and is also present in cantonal governorships and in cantonal legislatures.

Founded in 1783 as the Kalhan Front, itself derived from the Hișon Vionia movement that brought Kalșeri to its independence, it was one of the two main political forces in Kalșeri, with the other one being the liberal Kalhanseri Party. During the Lág monarchy, the Front had few and brief stints at the helm of the country; this changed throughout the 1930's and the 1940's, when the party saw the most popularity under Prime Minister Ignașus Holbek, a practical figure who was at the helm of several important social reforms. The period of alternation between the Social Cooperation Party and the Liberal Democratic Party (and its past incarnations) regularly took place until 1977, when it was ousted from power after Prime Minister Raimund Tógisi was arrested, as part of the investigations around the Lockheed scandal. It regained power in 1987, with Edward R. Schindler, and in 2001, when Domingo Cardo succeeded Alejandra Ríos Soriano as Prime Minister after the latter lost a vote of no confidence.

The party's traditional ideals include social democracy, democratic socialism, greater state intervention and, starting from the 1960s, social liberalism and progressivism. Nationalism and green politics have also been increasingly associated with the party to some extent.

Logo used for Kalhan-language material

History[edit | edit source]

Independence Period[edit | edit source]

Advent of the Republic[edit | edit source]

Early 20th century[edit | edit source]

Formation of the Social Cooperation Party[edit | edit source]

Post-Holbek[edit | edit source]

Lockheed scandal[edit | edit source]

Present[edit | edit source]

Party positions[edit | edit source]

Internal policy[edit | edit source]

  • Phase out all power plants from non-renewable sources
  • Support environmental protection laws

Economic policy[edit | edit source]

  • Keep the welfare state
  • Introduce minimum wage
  • Strengthen workers' rights laws
  • Issue tax credits for companies working in the renewable energy industry and in information technology
  • Raise taxes on high-income individuals
  • Establish a tuition fee cap
  • Issue monthly checks for low-income college students and workers

Social policy[edit | edit source]

  • Expand LGBT rights in the country
  • Introduce legislation that penalizes online hate crimes
  • Support the right for a woman to a safe abortion
  • Allow individual cantons to depenalize or legalize cannabis and other light drugs
  • Abolish mandatory sentencing
  • Oppose censorship of online content, unless "objectively offensive"
  • Support a nationwide school curriculum
  • Support animal welfare laws
  • Support naming laws

Foreign policy[edit | edit source]

  • Support an advisory referendum on membership in the NATO

Factions[edit | edit source]

Intransigents[edit | edit source]

The Red Bloc, commonly referred to as the Intransigents, is the left-wing faction of the Social Cooperation Party. The Red Bloc is ideologically close to the Communist Party and advocates for the gradual nationalization of key companies, as well measures to foster the employment of the less privileged and pacifism.

The Intransigents have recently come to notoriety for proposing animal welfare measures, such as when Intransigent Representative Lea Conley (LG) proposed to ban intensive farming.

Patriots[edit | edit source]

The Patriots are the center pole of the party; they stay true to the party's principles of social democracy and patriotism. The Patriots are known for their measures to safeguard the Kalșerian society from outside intervention.

Ignașus Holbek is said to have belonged to the Patriots.

Loose Ends[edit | edit source]

"Loose Ends" is the nickname given to the group that comprises every party member that has not publicly stated affiliation to any other internal faction.

The Loose Ends constitute the majority of the party's electoral base. Because of the very nature of the group, it is difficult to determine specific ideologies unique to the group.

Liberal Cooperationists[edit | edit source]

The Liberal Cooperationists, also called Blue Bloc or, disparagingly, Blue Spies, are the right-wing faction of the Party. The Liberal Cooperationists advocate for fiscal conservatism and are more sensitive to religious causes, with some of them embracing Christian democracy.

The faction used to be popular from the Holbek period to the early 2000s, with the last prominent Liberal Cooperationist being Pete Clatter, Secretary of the Party from 1977 to 1990. However, since then, the faction has produced no relevant politicians. Although ideologically a Christian democrat, former Secretary Domingo Cardo has stated that he does not identify with the bloc, saying that he does not advocate for fiscal conservatism.

Leaders[edit | edit source]

Name Born Died (if applicable) Nomination End of term
Ignașus Holbek (1871-05-02)May 2, 1871
Evalria
August 14, 1953(1953-08-14) (aged 82)
Piombino, LG
February 23, 1934 November 13, 1949
Ioen Táșagi (1894-03-13)March 13, 1894
Percy, KL
July 29, 1966(1966-07-29) (aged 72)
Adams, KL
November 13, 1949 April 7, 1956
Terenșus Senugi (1912-04-16)April 16, 1912
Evalria
May 8, 1978(1978-05-08) (aged 66)
Hartleyville, LN
April 14, 1956 December 25, 1963
Robert Fairstone Jones (1915-09-11)September 11, 1915
Fabianston, SR
January 18, 2003(2003-01-18) (aged 87)
Evalria
February 7, 1964 April 7, 1967
Eduard Hals (1913-03-04)March 4, 1913
Las Encinas, SR
July 25, 2015(2015-07-25) (aged 102)
San Pedro, SR
June 1, 1967 March 6, 1969
Raimund Tógisi (1907-11-20)November 20, 1907
Evalria
January 2, 1995(1995-01-02) (aged 87)
Naples, Florida, United States
March 6, 1969 March 14, 1977
William Kuznetsoff (1929-04-28)April 28, 1929
Evalria
June 11, 2013(2013-06-11) (aged 84)
Evalria
March 20, 1977 September 21, 1979
Edward R. Schindler, Esq. (1929-11-12)November 12, 1929
Evalria
May 6, 2010(2010-05-06) (aged 80)
Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
November 1, 1979 August 1, 1989
Jolanda Dumfries (1925-07-25)July 25, 1925
Cape Sundervale
September 2, 1999(1999-09-02) (aged 74)
Cape Sundervale
October 1, 1989 May 11, 1992
Roger Kirk (1949-10-31) October 31, 1949 (age 73)
Percy, KL
living July 1, 1992 November 24, 1997
Domingo Cardo (1959-01-03) January 3, 1959 (age 64)
Loskaf, SR
living January 15, 1997 December 1, 2003
Robert Havlicek, Esq. (1952-03-29) March 29, 1952 (age 70)
Evalria
living February 1, 2004 May 21, 2009
Aleksandrus Șáșnegi (1966-11-26) November 26, 1966 (age 56)
Murphyville, TK
living July 8, 2009 November 3, 2013
Maksimilianus Ureska (1969-04-27) April 27, 1969 (age 53)
Evalria
living January 13, 2014 October 5, 2021
Cindy Vargas (1973-03-17) March 17, 1973 (age 49)
Evalria
living October 5, 2021
(acting until September 10, 2022)
incumbent

Election results[edit | edit source]

Presidential elections[edit | edit source]

Election Candidate Percentage of votes (%) Votes cast Opponent Outcome
1979 Ludvik Nínfongi 46% 2,817,500 John Berschleider (D) Loss
1984 Edward R. Schindler 48% 4,212,000 Ionas Miagi (D) Loss
1989 Edward R. Schindler 42.6% 4,110,900 Phil Garner (D) Loss
1994 Roger Kirk 46.1% 6,108,250 Phil Garner (D) Loss
1999 Domingo Cardo 47.9% 6,945,500 Alejandra Ríos Soriano (D) Loss
2004 Robert Havlicek 51.6% 8,746,200 George Wellkiss (D) Victory
2009 Aleksandrus Șáșnegi 44% 7,700,000 Sebastianus Linș (D)
Cassandra Newell (K)
Loss
2014 Maksimilianus Ureska 46.9% 8,192,500 Élena Kunar (D)
Damian Feynman (L)
Cassandra Newell (K)
Victory
2019 Maksimilianus Ureska 33.7% 6,677,434 Alejandra Ríos Soriano (D)
Damian Feynman (L)
Cassandra Newell (K)
Matthew Chandler (M)
Victory

House of Representatives electionss[edit | edit source]

Election Percentage of votes (%) Votes cast HoR seats Seat change Chairperson Majority?
1977 41% 2,234,500
80 / 194
Tarkuinus Iútigi No
1982 46.8% 3,510,000
93 / 200
13 Pete Clatter No
1987 51.7% 4,627,150
103 / 200
10 Pete Clatter Yes
1992 47.5% 4,916,250
95 / 200
8 Iakob Sigi No
1997 45.3% 5,209,500
91 / 200
4 Roger Kirk No
2002 52.9% 6,956,350
106 / 200
15 Domingo Cardo Yes
2007 51% 8,045,250
103 / 200
3 Domingo Cardo Yes
2012 48.9% 8,557,500
98 / 200
5 Domingo Cardo Relative
2017 40% 7,156,500
78 / 200
20 Aleksandrus Șáșnegi Relative
2022 TBA TBA
58 / 200
20 Aleksandrus Șáșnegi No