Tulip Party (Cycoldia)

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Tulip Party
LeaderNicholas Lokin
SpokesmanPlamen Iliev II
FoundersNicholas Lokin
William Denton
Plamen Iliev II
Founded30 October 2023
Registered31 October 2023
Preceded byLiberal Party
Political positionLeft to Far-left
Colors  Orange
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General Assembly
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Non-Voting Assembly
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House of Lords
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The Tulip Party is a political organisation in the Grand Republic of Cycoldia led by Nicholas Lokin and founded by himself, then cabinet minister William Denton and Plamen Iliev II. It presently acts as the leading opposition party, taking that position from the Unitary Party in April of 2024. It has seven official members as of May 2024. It has taken part in two Special Elections, December 2023 and February 2024, running Plamen Iliev II as their candidate both times. The Tulip Party has led an electoral pact with the Labour Party and (formerly) the Green Alliance since the February 2024 special election.


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
Incumbent 263 days 2024 Mar Opposition Extra-parliamentary
2024 Jun

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 II and Nicholas Lokin - won 1st and 3rd place in the Condorcet method ranking, earning them the Septenary and Octonary Seats respectively. The party has also participated in two special elections, unsuccessfully running Plamen Iliev II 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. In the lead up to 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 the Tulip Party with Plamen Iliev II recieving 43.33% of the vote.

Election Seats Leader
General Assembly +/- Status
2024 Mar
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Opposition Nicholas Lokin
2024 Jun
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