Politics in the One and Twenty
Political parties biggest strengths are in the Communes and Cantons. Ever since the advent of modern mass media the parties have used the printing press, radio, television and the Internet to communicate to party members and voters. People can now subscribe to updates and news from particular members of parliament (MP) , regarding a particular subject or political party. Most parties run phyle wide campaigns with nationalist, ethnic or geographical parties prohibited. Party candidates for election are selected by party members after screening by a leadership council. The party members will also elect a Leader who acts as representative of the party for and media interviews or questions
2092 Pambazuka Parliament
Green Party (19 Seats)
Leader: Natasza Ba
The Green Party has been a major power in Parliament ever since the East African Community. Under their rule the EAC and later Pambazuka have launched reforestation programs, reintroduce animal and plant species to the wild and pushed to reduce economic exploitation by extractive industries. As the 21st Century continued, the party gained strength from communities and industries supported by green initiatives. Recently, a push to develop resources outside of Earth's atmosphere has gained notoriety in Green media releases and discussions.
New Democratic Party (12 seats)
Leader: Rudo Jalloh
The NDP helped to create the Basic Income which every citizen receives in the twenty fifties. This was created to simplify the various social welfare programs such as aid to women and children, unemployment and so on. The NDP is a strong support of commune based industry and small business and is critical of large multinationals both local and foreign owned. They also believe that Longevity treatments could destabilize the phyle.
Efficiency Party (5 seats)
Leader: Anuj Gadhavi
The Efficiency Party is a relative newcomer to phyle politics, only being formed in 2080. The EP wants to reform the phyle along a more corporate line with each citizen receiving a share similar to the stock market. While supported by some in the business community and some urban communes the more rural areas have failed to take the message.
Nanosocialist Party (5 seats)
Leader: Kajal Keita
First formed in the forties, the Nanosocialists have been a constant presence in the Parliament. Calling for phyle ownership of all intellectual copyrights the party has supporters in the small business community and among the poorer citizenry. However it faces infighting between factions and heavy opposition from larger business concerns.
Provolutionist Party (3 seats)
Leader: Shirori Bah
Radical transhumanist party that advocates unrestricted research on biotech, nanotech and artificial intelligence in order to 'create the ultimate human'. This is opposed by many religious and social groups for obvious reasons. Has some supporters mainly in the urban business communities.