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Offline Miestră Schivă, UrN

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Free Democrats Convention 2021: MIESTRA QUITS!
« on: December 07, 2020, 04:05:13 PM »
The Free Democrats of Talossa will be holding our Convention, our supreme policy-making meeting, in February 2021. All party officials will be re-elected and the Constitution and the Platform of our Party will be up for any amendments.

It seems as good a time as any to announce that I do not intend to stand for a renewed term as Party President. The Free Democrats have reached the dangerous point that the Moderate Radicals reached a few years ago; that is, we have accomplished the majority of our historical programme, and the question becomes: "What now? What is the basis of unity of our party?" The disturbing thought has occurred to me that the de facto basis of unity is personal loyalty to me, which is good neither for Talossan democracy nor my ego.

It has gotten to the point where I feel the need to balance "competing factions" within the Party who jockey for my support, and I honestly can't be arsed about that. This Convention will have to set out a clear political vision if we want to lead the next Government for a 4th term; we need full and honest debate among the membership to let that happen; and it'll be best for me to step aside from the party's political leadership for that reason. This is also the reason why the Convention will happen after the Ranked Choice Referendum results will be made known; that will give a strong signal as to which of several alternative paths for "maximising democracy and liberty" in Talossa we should follow.

(Please note that I intend to complete my 3rd term as Seneschál and may well stand for a 4th, if the Free Democrats and I agree that that's the best way forward. This is a question only of the future of the FreeDems as a Party.)

If you want a say on the leadership, platform and very existence of Talossa's dominant political party, please let me or Party Secretary @GV know to become a member and get a vote at the Convention. Grült méirçi.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2020, 04:19:59 PM by Miestră Schivă, UrN »

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