A series of controversial decisions has culminated in Governor-General John Kerr’s dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and his appointment of Malcolm Fraser, who did not have a lower house majority, in his place. Whitlam’s supporters are furious at Kerr’s actions, but many voters are more concerned about his turbulent handling of the economy.
Alberta’s economy is collapsing under the weight of Trudeau’s National Energy Program (NEP), which is taking a large portion of Alberta’s oil and gas profits. Alberta separatism, and the Western Canada Concept party is looking for a breakthrough. Can Peter Lougheed steer the PCs through Alberta’s volatile political mood and to another huge majority?
Turning times are coming to Ireland. Over the last 8 years, much has been done to dramatically change society’s views on the future. Will post-war elections be the trigger on the path to independence? Or maybe Sinn Fein’s popularity will play a nasty joke on it in favour of Unionists?
This is the first of the old PM4E Alberta scenarios that I am hoping to remake for the new infinity engine.
Premier Ed Stelmach is seeking his first mandate from the people of Alberta. Alberta’s white-hot economy is beginning to slow and the Opposition has battered the government on the oil royalty issue, health care premiums, and affordable housing. Will Premier Stelmach be able to win another solid majority, or will the PC string of victories end at 37 years?
v.2 – Added candidate riding positions and high score bonuses
Amidst the backdrop of rumours surrounding more IMF-sponsored austerity measures, Prime Minster Portia Simpson-Miller has called an early election. She will be running a campaign centered around steady economic growth, a lowering debt-to-GDP ratio, and multiple international credit upgrades. These achievements have come at a cost, however, as the IMF-imposed austerity measures remain deeply unpopular with the Jamaican electorate. Following his defeat in 2011, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness is ready for an attempt to regain his position as Prime Minister of Jamaica. The JLP have unveiled a 10-point plan designed to spur economic growth, while simultaneously lowering taxes in the island nation. While polling seems to indicate a razor-thin PNP lead, this election is up for grabs by either party!
As Premier Alison Redford dropped the election writ, she sets off a 28-day provincial campaign that will send Albertans to the polls on April 23 2012. Redford requested Lt.-Gov. Donald Ethell end the Legislature, setting off what is expected to be one of the most competitive election battles in decades. The 28-day campaign will see the PC leader try to extend her party’s 41-year grip on power, while Danielle Smith of the Wildrose Alliance, Raj Sherman of the Alberta Liberals, Brian Mason of the NDP, and Glenn Taylor of the Alberta Party will all be trying to end the Tory dynasty that started in 1971.
- Election Data based on official election results with voter shifts to reflect pre-campaign polling
- 9 Parties and the Electoral Commission as an observer party.
- Lots of events from the Calgary Herald
- Updated Issues and regional centres (Definitions are quite generic to reflect a multitude of parties.)
- Campaign funding totals from Elections Alberta
- v.3 – Added candidate riding positions and high score bonuses