Iraelian Elections 5780/2019! (COMPLETE)

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    "Election season is upon us as the term for the 24th Knesset, elected in 2015, expired. Governor-General Avrohom Kadish, in accordance with the Constitution, dissolved the legislator and called for elections in one month's time."

    "As of now there are no more MKs. Only candidates. Prime Minister Agastya Yamesh's Conservative-led coalition of Conservatives, Centrists, Reforms, the National Front, and Halacha Nations with a slight lead over the Liberal, CDU, and Progressive electoral alliance, with the government's lead anywhere between 5 to 2 percent across a multitude of polls."

    "Eshkar Hiskiyah, leader of the Liberal Party, appeared in a press conference with CDU leader Taneli Gadi and Progressive Party leader Uriela Arel to hold the Prime Minister's coalition to task."

    footage of Hiskiya appears

    "The Prime Minister's reliance on the far right to cling to power has had a stifling effect on our nation. We need to grow, for a new era. We need to embrace an Iraelia for all, an Iraelia that works with its neighbours."

    cut back to the news anchor

    "The Prime Minister, however, has not stayed pat."

    footage of Yamesh appears

    "Iraelia today is stronger economically and more respected on the world stage today than it was even four years ago. We stand proudly alongside our allies in the Trillium Compact, our traditional allies in Astragon, Maloria-Kanada, and the Empire. Our coalition promises to keep Iraelia on track."

    cut back to the news anchor

    "Parties across the country continue gear up. Labour Unity leader Razya Atzil called out the Prime Minister for authorizing air strikes against Syndicalist rebels in Norsia two years ago, and insisted that Iraelia needed a more conciliatory stance on the world stage. The People's League of Hasban and the Shavain Nationalist Party both launched their campaigns, advocating for Hasban and Shavain interests. Government parties condemned both groups as dangerous rebels while the Liberal-CDU-Progressive coalition called for a more unifying approach."

    "With both major coalitions within spitting range of each other in the polls this is already shaping up to be a contentious election. And now to Karniel Eviatar with last night's rugby scores!"
     
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    ELECTION NIGHT 5780/2019
    Iraelia Decides!

    Polls are closing across the country as the 2019 campaign comes to a close. The campaign began slowly but grew heated as foreign relations came into focus. Prime Minister Agastya Yamesh began the mudslinging by accusing Eshkar Hiskiyah's Liberal-led coalition of 'going soft on Skanda.'

    "We have a coalition of parties aiming to unseat our government, and they pose a national security threat. They want to weaken our resolve with the Skandans. The same people who invaded our land and desecrated our holy sites in the 1940s. A Conservative-led government will ensure that we keep the Skandans at arms' length. The radical leftist opposition can't be allowed to gamble with Iraelian lives in pursuit of their naive idealism!"

    Mr. Hiskiyah responded by accusing the Prime Minister of stroking old hatreds.

    "When I look out across this country, I see men, women, and children who are ready for a brighter future. You, me, everyone. We can build a better tomorrow. Skanda and Iraelia have worked together for decades in the Iterian League and we wish to build on that. Not jeopardize it by dragging up old grudges. Together we can put a Liberal-led coalition in power that builds with Skanda, builds with our allies, and builds a stronger, fairer economy at home!"

    Polls have this race as a tossup, though that wasn't the case at the start of the campaign. The Conservative-led coalition led the Liberal-led coalition by 5-10% points. The two are now polling even, with the biggest cause being Conservative allies the Reform Party losing support to Liberal allies the Civil Democratic Union. CDU leader Taneli Gadi is credited with the surge. Her personal popularity actually exceeds Mr. Hiskiyah, and is polling even with Prime Minister Yamesh.

    Stay tuned for IBC Iraelia News as we keep you up to date as returns start to come in!
     
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    Iraelia Decides!
    IBC Iraelia News is ready to call for a hung Knesset. The Conservative-Centre-Reform-National-Halacha coalition of Prime Minister Agastya Yamesh has failed to secure a majority. They trail the Liberal-Civil Democratic Union-Progressive coalition of Eshkar Hiskiyah by two votes.

    Already party officials are scrambling to work out deals in an attempt to secure support with one of the smaller parties, though this already seems like a defeat Yamesh Conservative coalition. The smaller parties include Labour, the Shavian Republicans, Hasban Nationals, and the Workers' Party.
    The ethnic minority Shavian Republicans and Hasban nationals are likely to refuse outright cooperation with Hiskiyah's Liberal coalition, though it's expected they'd be more receptive to supporting them over Yamesh's Conservative coalition due to frustrations with the ruling Conservative Party's unwillingness to negotiate an elevation of New Shavia and Hasban to fully provincial status. Yamesh's government's refusal to address these requests is believed to have led to increased strife and calls for independence in these regions.

    Meanwhile the two smaller left wing parties are likely to find common cause with Hiskiyah's Liberal-led coalition on some points. The radical Workers' Party is unlikely to be a willing coalition partner given their more revolutionary platform, but Razya Atzil's Labour Unity Party could be a viable suitor. Reports indicate that conversations between the two sides have already begun, even as Governor-General Avrohom Kadish decides on who to call on first to form a government. Complicating matters is the fact that Atzil and Hiskiyah have a history as rivals for the left-wing vote, and it's unlikely Atzil will agree to any formal agreement that leads to Hiskiyah becoming Prime Minister.

    Agastya Yamesh, however, has refused to throw in the towel.

    We fought hard for the Iraelia we all believe in! One proud, and not one dominated by subversive leftists, internal enemies, and allies of our foreign foes. Right now such forces are plotting to steal this country with a coalition that will betray us all to those who would see us all dead! I call on the Governor-General to set things right, and to give me a chance to form a strong government committed to defending our national interests here and abroad.

    The Prime Minister seems to be fighting for his political life. Despite wanting to form a government it's impossible to see how he can. Every party outside of his Conservative-led coalition is either adverse to either of the two main blocs or at least partially sympathetic to his rivals. Rumours have it that he's reached out to CDU leader Taneli Gadi in an attempt to break her away from the Liberal bloc, but it's difficult to see how this would be accomplished.

    Iraelia will likely have to head back to the polls if no coalition can be formed.
     
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    Iraelia Decides!

    Eshkar Hiskiyah addressed crowds just moments ago.

    Iraelia has chosen, and it's chosen the side of fairness, of civility, of openness! I sincerely hope that Agastya Yamesh walks back from his radical, insulting rhetoric that undermines Iraelian democracy. The people chose, and now we must respect their wishes. An election is not something one can call 'fake news' on. I hope Mr. Yamesh understands that, and I appeal to Governor-General Kadish to see that it's only the Liberal-Civic Democratic Union-Progressive block that can move forward forming a government. We are engaged with discussions with other parties on how best to achieve a majority but our bloc is united. We will not make a deal with Yamesh's fundamentalist allies. We're getting to work on the government Iraelians voted for!
     
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    Navigating the Fallout!


    Liberal Bloc (90)

    Liberal Party (52)
    Civic Democratic Union (31)
    Progressive Party (7)

    Conservative Bloc (88)

    Conservative Party (45)
    Halacha National Party (28)
    Centre Party (7)
    National Front (6)
    Reform Party (2)

    Labour Unity Party (12)

    Shavian Republican Party (4)

    Workers' Party (3)

    Hasban National Party (3)

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    Governor-General Avrohom Kadish has handed the mandate to form a government to Liberal Party leader Eshkar Hiskiyah. As previously reported the Liberal-led bloc has already held informal negotiations with Labour Unity, the most likely party to agree to a coalition.
     
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    Navigating the Fallout!
    It's rumoured that Labour Unity leader Razya Atzil and the leadership of the Liberal-led coalition are at a crossroads. Mr. Atzil and Liberal Party leader Eshkar Hiskiyah's decades-old rivalry shaped the left wing of Iraelian politics and sources are saying that though Mr. Atzil is not opposed to joining a government that includes the Liberals he refuses to support one that has Mr. Hiskiyah as Prime Minister. Sources within the Labour Unity Party claim that Mr. Atzil realizes he has a fair degree of influence over these negotiations and plans on exercising them to his fullest.
    This represents the first time since 1993 that the Conservative-led bloc has been on the verge of losing power and Mr. Atzil plans on ensuring he doesn't waste what is potentially his last chance to assert influence over an Iraelian government.

    More as it develops.
     
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    Government Formed!

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    This just in! An agreement has been reached between the Liberal-Civic Democratic Union-Progressive Bloc and the Labour Unity Party.
    Labour Unity leader Razya Atzil has agreed to enter into a coalition with the Liberal-led bloc. As part of the agreement Liberal leader Eshkar Hiskiyah will not serve as Prime Minister. The two sides agreed to support Taneli Gadi as Prime Minister. Mr. Atzil will serve as Deputy Prime Minister and Mr. Hiskiyah is slated to serve as Foreign Minister in the new government.
    The parties announced the joint agreement and will formally indicate their willingness to support Ms. Gadi as Prime Minister. Ms. Gadi is at least partially responsible for the Liberal-led bloc's breakthrough, leading the CDU to massive gains over members of the rival Conservative-led bloc. Mostly at the expense of the Reform Party. Ms. Gadi addressed the nation following the announced coalition.

    We need to be fearless. We need to be brave enough to confront the challenges of the modern world. To see the good in all people, both home and abroad. I am honoured and humbled to serve as Prime Minister going forward, in the name of this goal. Iraelia has entered a new age. Our long trek down the tired road of moralist austerity is over. We're free to dream again!


    Governor-General Avrohom Kadish is expected to ask Ms. Gadi to formally serve as Prime Minister in the coming twenty-four hours.
     
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