Tulip Party (Cycoldia)

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Tulip Party
Abbreviation TP
Leader Nicholas Lokin
Spokesman Plamen Iliev II
Founders Nicholas Lokin
William Denton
Plamen Iliev II
Founded 30 October 2023
Registered 31 October 2023
Preceded by Liberal Party
Membership 7
Political position
Colors   Orange
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House of Lords
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The Tulip Party is a political organisation in the Grand Republic of Cycoldia founded and currently led by Nicholas Lokin. It presently acts as the leading opposition party. It has five official members as of February 2024. It has taken part in two Special Elections, the December 2023 and February 2024, running Plamen Iliev II as their candidate both times. The Tulip Party has led an electoral pact of the Labour Party and (formerly) the Green Alliance since the February 2024 special election.

Leadership

Image Name Term of office Elections Government
When taking office When losing office Term length General Assembly House of Lords
Nicholas Lokin wearing a mask Nicholas Lokin 31 October
2023
Incumbent 174 days 2024 Mar Opposition Extra-parliamentary

Electoral History

One general election has been held since the party's creation, however its predecessor - the Liberal Party has participated in two general elections, gaining and then losing a seat held by William Denton in the March Elections of 2022 and 2023 respectively. In the March 2024 general election, two of the party's founders and candidates - Plamen Iliev and Nicholas Lokin - won 1st and 3rd place in the IRV ranking, earning them the Septenary and Octonary Seats respectively. The party has also participated in two special elections, running Plamen Iliev as their candidate both times.

In the December 2023 special election their candidate placed last in first choice votes, however they placed third in the Condorcet preference ranking. This may be due to the Tulip Party's promotion of and cooperation with the Labour and Unitary Parties during their campaign, uniting in their broad opposition to the Monarchist Party.

In the February 2024 special election, most members of the party independently boycotted an election poll, causing a predicted 66.66% vote in favour of Mats Seifert, the Monarchist Party candidate and former Unitary Party candidate in December 2023. During the election however, an electoral pact of the Tulip Party, Green Alliance, and Labour caused them to tie in Condorcet voting, eventually losing in the instant runoff to Mats Seifert, with Seifert getting 53.33% of the vote. This election was notable as it was the first time that a non-Monarchist Party candidate recieved a plurality of first choice votes, that being Plamen Iliev with 43.33% of the vote.

Election Seats Leader
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Nicholas Lokin