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Democratic Party of Samara
Leader Gabriel Hayward
Founded March 13, 2013
Youth wing Democratic Future
Membership 13
Ideology Liberal conservatism
Political position Centre-right
Official colors Blue
Federal seats 66 / 150
State seats 128 / 289
State governments 1 / 3

The Democratic Party of Samara (DPS) is a major political party in the Republic of Samara, and the largest of the two parties active in that country. It is a right of centre, liberal conservative party that competes for public office at a federal and state level against the left wing Samaran Labour Party.


The Democratic Party was formed as a reaction against the forming of a coalition of left wing politicians surrounding Victoria Jensen, registering two days after the Labour Party was formed. It was the brain child of the party's first and current federal leader Gabriel Hayward, who wanted to create a movement modeled on the Liberal Party of Australia. Hayward opted for the name Democratic Party to create a broad based movement that could appeal to right wing liberals and traditional conservatives alike, without using either term to overtly describe the party ideology.

At the first federal election in April 2013, the Democratic Party finished in second place with 66 seats to Labour's 83, becoming the opposition party in the federal Parliament.

Political platform

The DPS is a liberal conservative party that is concerned chiefly with free market economics. It believes in using Samara as an example for the idea free market, economically liberal state with low state intervention, zero public debt and fiscal rigidity. Broadly speaking, it is strongly federalist and supportive of the rights of states against the powers of the federal government. On social issues the party has less well defined policies and its members range from being borderline libertarian to being fairly socially conservative. For this reason the party has so far shied away from defining firm positions on contentious social issues like abortion or same-sex marriage.

The Democratic Party has generally been seen as the party of the economy with weakness on social issues, in contrast to Labour which voters appear to trust more when it comes to society but weak on economic policy.


State Legislature Seats
Alberry State Legislative Assembly 27 / 87 (in opposition)
Kydra Vale Legislative Assembly 50 / 98 (in government)
Calandran State Legislative Assembly 51 / 104 (in opposition)

Unlike the Labour Party, the Democrats do not have individual constituent parties in each state. It is registered in all three states under the same name with the same federal leader, with the party dividing internally but not legally into informal state branches. The day to day affairs of the party are managed by the party President who works alongside the federal parliamentary leader; the President and the leader are together responsible for deciding who leads the party in each state of the Republic. Party policy is ultimately decided by the federal leader.

This structure puts the Democrats in an interesting legal position. As long as the two party system continues, it is virtually guaranteed that the Democratic Party will be the single largest party in the House of Representatives even after landslide defeats simply because it is almost impossible for one of Federal Labour's three constituent parties to surpass the entire Democratic seat tally. At the April 2013 election, the Democrats won more than twice as many seats as all but one of Labour's component parties.

Electoral performance

Federal level

Federal elections

Election Number of votes for the DPS Share of votes Seats Outcome of election
April 6, 2013 3,772 47.4% 66 Labour victory

State election totals

Election cycle Total number of votes for Labour Share of votes Total seats
April 2013 - April 2013 3,772 48.1% 121


Election Number of votes for Labour Share of votes Seats Outcome of election
April 6, 2013 1,137 43.8% 27 Labour landslide
June 29, 2013 TBD TBD TBD TBD

Kydra Vale

Election Number of votes for Labour Share of votes Seats Outcome of election
April 6, 2013 1,300 51.0% 50 Democratic victory


Election Number of votes for Labour Share of votes Seats Outcome of election
April 6, 2013 1,335 49.4% 51 Labour victory

List of federal and state leaders

Federal Labour

Name Entered office Left office Deputy Elections
Victoria Jensen March 11, 2013 Incumbent Jay Stephenson April 2013


Name Entered office Left office Elections
Adam Whittaker March 13, 2013 Incumbent April 2013

Kydra Vale

Name Entered office Left office Elections
Christopher Elliott March 13, 2013 Incumbent April 2013


Name Entered office Left office Elections
Aaron Hurst March 13, 2013 Incumbent April 2013

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