|Musograd has a well-established party system, relatively open and democratic. Parties based on religion or ethnic descend are outlawed, as are some more extremistic parties. Some semi-legal parties are allowed to operate, but are under observation by the security services. |
The most important parties are:
Dignita Na Suvrenita (Dignity and Sovereingty, DNS)
For several years, the DNS was the main governing party of the Dershowo. It was founded in 2006 in a phase of strive and disorder, with the goal to rebuild the state from the center of the society. The founder was the late Gen. N. Tosh. After losing many members to PMMA, the DNS became rather weak and disoriented. Now merged into SD.
Strona Ludowa tal Dershowo (People's Party of the Dershowo, SLD)
Used to be a conservative, slightly populist party. Pro-army and for a strong Musograd dominating the Federation. Founded in 2009 by several right wing parties and movements, with roots in the Nationalist Movement and the PMMA. Joined the re-founded PMMA on 2013-05-25, but was refounded itself in 2017 in the aftermath of the Protectorate revolution.
Sajus Lievowo (Union of the Left, SL)
The SL is the major party of the left, with its roots in the Partije Komuniste tal Musograd (PKM). It is strong in the Goralni area. With 16% of voters in 2013, well represented in the Kuomnata. Core of the SD alliance formed in 2017.
Sajus Patrijotsku Demokratsku (Patriotic Democratic Union, SPD)
An alliance party which includes SL, DNS and JS, founded in 2017 as Sajus Demokratsku to build a strong left of the center base for the gradual reintroduction of democracy in th Dershowo. After JS left the alliance in 2019, it was renamed SPD.
Consumerismu w Difesa Natiunal - Ekologija (Consumerism and National Defense - Ecology, CDN-Ekologija)
The CDN-Ekologija alliance was created by joining the anti-consumerist CDN, one of the oldest parties of Musograd, founded on the books of Adm. W. Uchtar, with the newer Ekologija movement. It is strongly anti-nuclear, anti-consumeristic and in favour of an active foreign policy with ecologic goals. In the years before the Protectorate revolution in 2015, CDNE was the main opposition party, now in an uneasy alliance with SD.
Zorek Nadeju (Star of Hope, ZN)
ZN was founded by members of the MTBF volunteer militia on 2020.09.01, as political representative of MTBF. "The Star", as they are also called, is a centrist-nationalist party with the goal to find a path towards peace and happiness for the nation. Its long term alliances and practical policies are not yet clearly visible. Its name was derived both from the song line "Star of Hope, Star of Glory" and from the local name of CoVid-19, "Star Sickness".
Radikalny Klymatny Rukh (Radical Climate Movement, RKR)
Radical ecologist climate party, founded in 2019 and participating in elections since 2020.
Jichonij Sajus (JS, Southern Compact)
The Southern Cross Movement, former semi-legal branch of the Capricornian settlement party of the same name, was renamed on 2012-02-23 into Jichonij Sajus and fully legalized in the Dershowo, enabling it to participate in the May 1st 2012 elections. Lost representation in the Kuomnata in the 2013-01-20 elections due to internal infighting and breakup. Under strong pressure after the new security laws on 2013-06-01, merged into SD after the Protectorate revolution, separated again in 2019, but continued to be in alliance with SD.
Libertaja Muvimentu - Alleanza Anarchica (Libertarian Movement - Anarchistic Alliance, LM-AA)
Semi-legal anarcho-capitalistic party which for some time ruled the Libertarian Republic of Kosnice. At first completely suppressed after the breakdown and incorporation of Kosnice, for some time tolerated up to a limited level, and suppressed again by the 2013-06-01 security laws.
Patrioticu Muvimento Musograd Azad (Patriotic Movement Free Musograd, PMMA)
Strongly nationalist movement of Musogradian history. Re-founded in late 2012 by pensioned Army officers who felt that the SLD has not been supportive enough of the Musogradij Armija. The military victory of 2012/13 gave the PMMA a surprise boost in the Musogradian elections of 2013-01-20 and 2013-05-01, which was even more strengthened after SLD and parts of DNS joining the party on 2013-05-25, giving PMMA an absolute majority. Shut down after the Protectorate revolution in 2016.