(Hello everyone, I hope you’re well. It’s been a long time. My appearance and participation may be sporadic, but I hope to get back into the swing of RPing with this little story in which I will readjust some of the things happening in the Oan Isles. Please feel free to join in if you like)
Background and overview
Two parties dominated Oan national politics. In 2018, no party won a majority in the National Assembly. The two major parties agreed to elect Maui Uye-Ahua as a compromise candidate. They differed significantly on policies and were unable to continue cooperating in government. The leaders of both parties held senior positions in the government. They recommended to the Prime Minister that he resign and advise the Emperor to call new elections.
With a heavy heart, Mr Uye-Ahua announced to the nation in a widely publicized press conference that the Emperor agreed to dissolve the National Assembly and call for fresh elections. Analysts generally did not see the move as surprising. One commentator on the OBC 24-hour satellite television news channel suggested that the end of the compromise “would help to bring traction on key issues which are being stalled because of deadlock”.
With that, the OBC announced that it would be holding debates between the two candidates on foreign and domestic policy issues and give the public a chance to get clarity on areas of concern.
At the Oan Broadcasting Corporation Studios, Tokapa, Tokamotu, the Oan Isles, 12 June 2019, 19:00
One party leader, standing on the platform adjusted her spectacles and places her hands on the edges of the seat of the lectern, lifted her head and spoke into the podium, "People of the Oan Isles, venerable guests and my opposing speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to share with you my vision for our country. Working for all - that is the slogan of my campaign because I want to build a country that works for all people especially those who are most vulnerable.
"I want the tax code to be reformed to place less of a burden for the fiscus on the shoulders of young entrants into the working environment and working and middle class family. Wealthy families and big businesses should contribute more to the welfare and survival of our nation as they have benefited most from the prosperity we have enjoyed.
"I want corporations to take more responsibility for climate change and pollution not only for their operations in our nation but their operations in foreign nations as well. I want corporations to take more responsibility for the health and workplace conditions of workers not only from our country, but for those of their suppliers and partners in foreign countries in which the regulatory framework and worker protections are not as robust as those in our nation. I want.
"Violence begets more violence. The effects of the Auroran-Pacific War and other military engagements of the past 3 years have strained taxpayer money, deaths of many people and led to a more uncertain world. I want to thank those soldiers who sacrificed for the security of our nation and I believe that their effort was not in vain. However, it is politicians like the Honorable speaker to my left, who are planning to use our national resources for imperialist purposes rather than for the safeguarding of our national security interests. Furthermore, arms manufacturing companies have been allowed to operate with too much latitude. They must be brought to heal for how their weapons have impacted civilians and countries embroiled in war.
“Under my government, the Oan Isles will works for those who need to work for it most, the young, working class and middle class people and for the environment that provides all that we need. Vote for the Progressive Party to vote for a Government working for all”.
The audience applauded and the chairman gave Maui Uye-Ahua the chance to speak,
"Greater than ever! This Oan Isles will be Greater Than Ever! Good evening to all our guests, the chairman and the opposing speaker. Thank you for the opportunity to speak. When I am in government I will do more than speak.i will build a government that will make this great country greater than ever.
"The Auroran-Pacific War and Invasion of The Kōhatu Isles displayed the greatness and potential of our country’s political and military might. We need to focus on a foreign policy in which we exert more influence on foreign political leaders to democratize and stabilise their countries. Our nation is closely interlinked with the economies of other nations. We must capitalise on our relative position of strength and moral authority to ensure that the relationships and links we have work for our nation and that of other people.
"Rather than break down our military, as the Honourable speaker has suggested, we should build up the capacity of our military to respond quickly and decisively in the event of a threat to our national security or the security of our allies. We need to enable our generals to have the freedom to make decisions quickly and effectively. They know what war is like. We should place more faith in those people who gave us victory over tyrants and peace to our nation. We should not stifle the innovation of the arms sector to provide weapons that are more effective and humane. In one respect I will agree with Ms Uye, we should encourage our arms manufacturers to ensure that their weapons are for the good of all.
"In that vein, our big businesses have built our nation and provided employment to the working and middle class. They have given them the opportunity to raise their kids, acquire property and prepare for retirement. Ms Uye threatens to demolish the social compact between workers and employers, especially big business employers. I want to ensure that the strength of the wealthy families and big corporations, gives further strength to the very young entrants, middle class and working class families of whom the Honorable speaker allegedly places great concern. I believe that we need more big business in this land, not less.
“The Oan Isles is one of the greatest nations on our planet. We catapulted ourselves to prominence on the international stage because of the innovation and talent that big businesses enabled to flourish and a foreign policy that makes effective use of our military might. I want to further augment and empower these branches of our society to ensure that the noble middle and working class and young people of our nation are protected from war and unemployment. A vote for the Liberals is a vote for an Oan Isles that will be greater than ever!”