The Netherlands – 2017

The second Rutte cabinet, the first government to serve a full term since 2002, was formed after two rivaling and ideologically opposite parties joined each other in a coalition and in the proces got very unpopular in the polls. The election is setting up to be the closest ever with seven parties a serious contender for the win. This election also saw the highest number of participating parties in a general election ever. Will you be able to secure parliamentary seats with one of the newcomers or get a third victory in a row for Rutte’s liberal VVD? Will you be able to make populist Geert Wilder’s PVV the largest party for the first time or make the grand old parties of CDA or PvdA bounce back into power? Will you form the backbone in the next Dutch government? Prove it in this scenario.

Scenario Features include:

  • Dutch political parties: all parties that took part in most of the electoral districts. Parties that ended up taking seats are on default, parties that didn’t are off.
    • People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (on)
    • Labour Party (on)
    • Party for Freedom (on)
    • Socialist Party (on)
    • Christian Democratic Appeal (on)
    • Democrats 66 (on)
    • Christian Union (on)
    • GreenLeft (on)
    • Reformed Political Party (on)
    • Party for the Animals (on)
    • 50PLUS (on)
    • Entrepeneurs Party (off)
    • For the Netherlands (off)
    • DENK (on)
    • New Ways (off)
    • Forum for Democracy (on)
    • The Civil Movement (off)
    • Free-Minded Party (off)
    • GeenPeil (off)
    • Pirate Party (off)
    • Article 1 (off)
    • Non-Voters (off)
    • Libertarian Party (off)
    • Local Represented (off)
    • JESUS LIVES (off)
  • Dutch political leaders: Most larger parties and some of the smaller ones have multiple possible party leaders. The ones that had leader elections got the runners-up as a choice for leader for that party.
  • Specific Dutch endorsers: From well-known ones like “De Telegraaf”, the largest circulated newspaper, to NGO’s like “Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland” to individuals from journalists like Wierd Duk, tv-personalities like Johan Derksen to activists like Johan Vollenbroek.
  • Issues and party platforms specific for this election like “direct democracy”, “asylum seekers and immigration” and “discrimination laws”
  • Events that had an impact on the elections. From the Geert Wilders court case in December to the Turkish minister visiting Rotterdam in March.
  • Map based on the Dutch “kieskring”-system. These electoral districts are sometimes overlapping with provincial borders but some are only a specific city or region. A new party has to apply in each “kieskring” independently and parties have the opportunity to use different electoral lists in each “kieskring”.
  • And much more!

Bahamas – 2007

Bahamas – 2007

Embroiled in political scandal surrounding the fast tracking of the residency application for Anna Nicole Smith, the Christie administration is now up for reelection. Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has reentered front-line politics after a brief hiatus, and will lead the Free National Movement into the upcoming general election. The Bahamas Democratic Movement, a small third party option for Bahamians disaffected with both the PLP and FNM, will contest several seats as well. In addition to the Anna Nicole Smith scandal, voters will have to decide between the two parties on many other issues, such as economic policy, the financial services sector, and environmental issues among others. Will Bahamians be content with the steady economic growth of the past five years, or will political scandal and perceptions of poor governance mark the end of the Christie administration?

Scenario Features Include :

  • Bahamian Political Parties :
    • Free National Movement
    • Progressive Liberal Party
    • Bahamas Democratic Movement
    • Independents
    • Parliamentary Commissioner (Observer)
  • Bahamian Political Leaders :
    • Free National Movement :
      • Fmr. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
      • Senator Orville “Tommy” Turnquest
    • Progressive Liberal Party :
      • Prime Minister Perry Christie
      • Minister of Health and National Insurance Dr. Bernard Nottage
    • Bahamas Democratic Movement
      • Cassius Stuart
  • Updated Issues and Party Platforms
  • Updated map with 2007 constituencies
  • Observer Party
  • and much more!

Please feel free to leave any feedback, concerns, constructive criticism, or comments below.  I have redesigned the map due to difficulties in obtaining exact boundaries for Bahamian constituencies during this era.

A non-binding plan of action (depending on the amount of my personal time available) for further scenarios is as follows :

  • North Abaco – 2012 by-election
  • Elizabeth – 2010 by-election
  • Jamaica – 2016
  • Jamaica – 2011
  • Turks and Caicos – 2016
  • Trinidad and Tobago – 2015

I do not want to mention any further scenarios due to the risk of overextending myself given the amount of time that it takes to produce these. There may be deviations from this list, but these are what I hopefully have time to produce in the coming months.

Hope that everyone is able to enjoy!

Regards,

CPE (Caribbean Political Enthusiast)

Bahamas – 2012

Bahamas – 2012

After 5 years in government, the Bahamian electorate is divided on Prime Minister Ingraham’s latest term in office.  Growing Chinese influence, and a rising national debt in the wake of the 2008 Recession, have many voters unsure of whether they will back the Prime Minister for another term in office.  The Progressive Liberal Party have rebounded from their 2007 electoral loss, and are set to challenge the Prime Minister on his most recent governing record.  According to the latest polls, the race appears to be neck and neck with both the Progressive Liberal Party and Free National Movement vying to attract independent voters into their respective corners.  A brand new third-party, the Democratic National Alliance, led by Member Of Parliament for Bamboo Town Branville McCartney has emerged onto the political scene following internal disputes within the FNM.  Seemingly attracting a strong amount of support, combined with high voter frustration, will they spoil the election for either major party? 

Scenario Features Include :

  • Bahamian Political Parties :
    • Free National Movement
    • Progressive Liberal Party
    • Democratic National Alliance
    • Bahamas Constitutional Party
    • Independents
    • Parliamentary Commissioner (Observer)
  • Bahamian Political Leaders :
    • Free National Movement :
      • Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
      • Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette
      • Minister Of National Security Tommy Turnquest
    • Progressive Liberal Party :
      • Fmr. Prime Minister Perry Christie
      • Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage
      • Hon. Shane Gibson
    • Democratic National Alliance
      • Branville McCartney
    • Bahamas Constitutional Party
      • Ali McIntosh
  • Updated Endorsers
  • Updated Issues and Party Platforms
  • Map of the Bahamas with 2012 constituency boundaries
  • Observer Party
  • and much more!

Please feel free to leave any feedback, concerns, constructive criticism, or comments below.  Based off of feedback received from the 2017 scenario, I have reduced the costs of advertising.

Hope that everyone is able to enjoy!

Regards,

CPE (Caribbean Political Enthusiast)

Brazil – 2018 (Reworked)

Feedbacks are most welcome!

Reworked edition of the 2018 Brazilian presidential election posted by victorraiders. Changed quite a few things from the original to try to make the game more fun, balanced and less prone to end up with the exact same percentages every time.

Change log:
>Reworked the issues;
>Added a few candidates (most importantly Joaquim Barbosa and Rodrigo Maia);
>Removed a few inviable candidates in the 2018 election (Aécio Neves, Eduardo Cunha and Roberto Jefferson, for instance);
>Reworked the primaries;
>Update electors count to more closely match the 2018 election;
>Changed starting dates and debates;
>Changed initial cash based on the size of the election fund the party was entitled to in 2018;
>Accepting the federal block grant will now give a onus, to simulate the election fund system in Brazil;
>Change percentages to make the game less “railroaded” to matching the 2018 final results.

Canada 1997

Feel free to give feedback 🙂

Cuts to programs, a near miss in the Québec referendum, and a rapidly falling defecit have been the hallmarks of Jean Chrétien’s first mandate, and not all voters are happy about it. While Reform attempts to “break out” of the West into Ontario, the PCs and NDP try and rebuild from their disastrous 1993 finishes and the Bloc attempts to keep on despite the loss of Bouchard. Will Chrétien hold on? Prime Minister Jean Chrétien seeks his second term. The PC party, led by the popular Jean Charest, is hoping to rebound from its disastrous 1993 campaign. Can the Reform Party displace the Bloc and become the Official Opposition? Will the NDP be able to build a strong base in the Maritimes, and regain lost ground?