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Government Junta Wins Narrow Majority in Asamblea Nacional

Post by Castrigo » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:00 pm

Puerto Arcadio - Today's elections for the Asamblea Nacional de la Republica have resulted in a victory for the Partido de Liberacion Nacional. It is the second time the party, alligned to the governing Junta, wins the election since the establishment of the democratic parliament. However, it is unlikely that Castrigo and his cabinet would have opened the champagne following these results. The PLN lost fourteen seats, and only narrowly retained their absolute majority in the Casa del Pueblo.

The mood was better in the headquarters of Cambio Democratico. The newest party of the nation won a stunning forty seats, and are now settled firmly as the main opposition party in the nation. In her victory speech, Party leader Paula Ferraro refered to "a new dawn, a dawn of change. A dawn that will soon transform this coutry into something newer, something better."

The size of the victory of Señora Ferraro and her party is surprising. The charismatic leader had previously proven to have some appeal among voters, but the amount of support for her clear, anti-government, message is nonetheless unexpected. During the last election, Matteo de Lombo claimed the anti-Junta vote but only managed to gain nine seats. The success of this critical movement in this election, which can be regarded as a referendum on the government, shows that there is a large constituency in the country that desires further democratisation.

The government, however, does not seem to be thinking about changing course. In a reaction, President Castrigo pointed out that "the stability of the Junta de Liberación Nacional safeguards the stability of the nation. It is only a unified nation that is strong in a hostile world. A divided house will not stand, and we will never allow devision to guide our national policy" . Within government circles, rumour has it, the option of abolishing the Asamblea Nacional, or transforming it into a solely advisory body, have been seriously discussed.

It is clear that this election has marked another important junction in the development of our nation. What the future will bring however, and what changes we can expect, will be clear in the near future.

Jorge Fabregas Colombo, editor

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