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National United Party of Craftia
克拉夫地亚国民联合党
Kèlāfūdìyà Guómín Liánhédǎng
クラフティア国民連合党
Kurafutia Kokumin Rengōtō
NUPLogo
Leader Lewis Terrys
Deputy Leader Natalie Wang-Lee
Senate Leader Kimberley Xi
Founded 8 August 1991
Ideology Social democracy
Civic nationalism
Third Way
Political position Centre to centre-left
In government Craftia (federal)
Bankera Capital Territory
Berhardsson
Jagsland
Jebsten
Western Craftia
Colour      Green
Slogan For the people
House of Representatives
52 / 150
Senate
20 / 76
State and Territory Parliaments
147 / 479
Premierships
5 / 11
Governorships
4 / 11

The National United Party (NUP, commonly known as the United Party, United, Liánhédǎng in Chinese, Rengōtō in Japanese, colloquially the Nats) is a centre-left social democratic political party in Craftia. The party is the one of the two major political parties in federal politics, the other being the Craftian Conservative Party. It generally sits in the centre of the Craftian political spectrum, being to the left of the Conservatives and to the right of the Liberal Party of Craftia. The United Party mainly espouses social democratic principles, multiculturalism and civic nationalism, and presents itself as an alliance of centrists and social democrats.

United is sometimes called Craftia's 'natural governing party', having served in government (either by itself or as a senior coalition partner) for longer than any other party in Craftia's post-independence history, being in government for more than 30 years. Nine Prime Ministers have served as a member of United, more than any other party. The party is so influential in Craftian politics that it has controlled the prime ministership and/or the presidency for 60.92% of Craftia's post-independence history. United is especially dominant in presidential elections, with five NUP Presidents and the party having controlled the presidency for 31 years (8 terms). The party remained undefeated in presidential elections for 20 years between 2019 and 2039.

The party was founded on a left-wing pro-reunification platform before shifting towards democratic socialism in the 2000s. Since the 2040s, its ideology has shifted towards moderate social democracy with centrist, Third Way elements.

The party's strongest voter bases include Asian Craftians (particularly Japanese and Indonesian Craftians), labour unions, working class voters and professionals. The states of Jebsten and Berhardsson, and the Bankera Capital Territory, lean fairly towards the United Party at the state level. The NUP's strongest electoral support comes from outer suburban areas, exurban regions (metropolitan outskirts and surrounds) and poorer inner-city areas.

United has served in a coalition government with the Liberals at the federal level since the 2067 election with Lewis Terrys as party leader and Prime Minister. It is also in government in four states: Jebsten since 2064, Jagsland since 2066, Western Craftia since 2069, and Berhardsson since 2070, as well as the Bankera Capital Territory since 2061. It is a junior coalition member in the current Liberal–United–Justice coalition government of Kagstron. Additionally, the party is the Official Opposition in Addams.

History

Lewis TerrysIsaac GrayZahab WibowusCon WangKevin BazleyBobby TrentRobert JonesWilliam CrestsonAlejandro McKayRoy LeonardFranklin YagahLyon BortonJames HerbertPeter McDonaldFred Waters

Founding and early days (1991–1994)

The National United Party finds its roots in the Craftian pro-reunification movement of the late 1980s. The NUP was founded as the political wing of the movement in August 1991 after the federal Conservative government and opposition parties in parliament together adopted anti-reunification policies in response to increasing Minean intervention in the Minean-controlled Province of West Craftia. Several left-leaning Craftia Liberty Party Members of Parliament resigned from the party in protest of the policies and sat as independents until 8 August 1991, when the National United Party was officially founded with prominent pro-reunification politician Fred Waters as its founding leader. The nascent party quickly gained political traction as pro-reunification Craftians flocked to the only openly pro-reunification party in parliament at the time.

Waters and the NUP leadership team initially adopted a radical left-wing nationalist and heavily pro-reunification platform for its first federal election in September 1992, but was forced to moderate many its policies when opinion polls showed more centrist voters opting to vote for Liberty or even the Conservatives. The party's perceived wishy-washiness in regards to its platform contributed to its eventual election failure, only garnering 21% of the popular vote and 17 seats in the 80-seat House of Representatives, compared to the 38 won by the dominant incumbent Conservative government, led by popular Prime Minister Marcus Pierce.

Despite the lower-than-expected gain at the election, United still managed to beat out the rival centre-left Liberty Party for second-largest party (and therefore Official Opposition) status. Waters became the first Leader of the Opposition from the United Party.

In May 1994, the Minean-controlled People's Party of Craftia government in West Craftia was overthrown and the Craftian Reunification Party, an avowedly pro-reunification party, became the new government of a free Republic of West Craftia. The National United Party leadership began to split over policy regarding the new West Craftian government, culminating in a leadership spill in July, where Waters was narrowly defeated by Deputy Leader Peter McDonald.

McDonald period and first-time government (1994–1998)

McDonald, being a member of the party's 'soft left', proved to be a more moderate and consensus-driven leader than the unashamedly left-wing authoritative Waters, who departed federal politics immediately after losing the leadership, and later became the first United Premier of Jebsten (2001–2004). Under McDonald's leadership, the United Party managed to provide a relatively unified Official Opposition against an increasingly unpopular and divided Pierce Government in its second term. Polls throughout 1995 predicted a stalemated parliament with the NUP and CCP constantly exchanging leads and often tying at around 40% of the vote each.

In the 1995 federal election, on a swing of more than 17%, United won 38.83% of the popular vote, in the process cutting the Conservatives' vote by almost 10% and managing to win 30 seats to their 31. The NUP subsequently entered coalition talks with the Liberty Party, which won 12 seats, paving the way for a United–Liberty coalition government with Liberty leader Jonathan Johnson becoming Deputy Prime Minister. United thus gained control of the federal government for the first time.

One of the first initiatives of the McDonald Government was to setting up the reunification referendum as promised. The result was a landslide win for the 'Yes' vote, boosting the United Party's popularity in an increasingly pro-reunification electorate. Major economic and social reforms, including plans for nationalisation of several industries, expansion of the social welfare system and education system, were implemented within a very short amount of time. However, the government proved to be a volatile and inexperienced due to the sheer number of first-term MPs being promoted to cabinet positions, and the caucus was often rocked with infighting and occasional policy disagreements with the CLP. The polls remained competitive throughout 1996, especially due to young and popular Alexander Lee taking on the Conservative leadership. By mid-1997, the economy had slumped and the national debt had increased significantly due to high public spending. United subsequently began steadily losing support, dropping to about 20% by the end of the year.

Although it had regained some momentum by the end of the campaign, it lost resoundingly to the Conservative Party under Lee, winning just 21 seats to the CCP's 44. The Conservatives had surged to win 55.68% of the popular vote, giving it a 4-seat majority in the House of Representatives. The CCP was thus able to bypass the coalition-forming process completely and formed Craftia's first majority government in more than 20 years. This is the third-last time a single party has won more than half the popular vote, the others being in 2019 and 2028, and the second-last time a single party won a majority in the House of Representatives, due to the 2028 election resulting in the Conservatives winning exactly half of the seats in the legislature. The Conservative Party still holds the record for the highest percentage of the popular vote ever won by a single party in post-independence Craftia.

Federal party leaders

No. Name Term Time in office Term as Prime Minister
Term began Term ended
1 Fred Waters 8 August 1991 4 July 1994 2 years, 10 months, 27 days (1062 days)
2 Peter McDonald 5 July 1994 2 October 1998 4 years, 2 months, 28 days (1551 days) 1995–1998
3 James Herbert 3 October 1998 21 May 2002 3 years, 7 months, 19 days (1327 days) 2001–2002
4 Lyon Borton 22 May 2002 15 December 2009 7 years, 6 months, 24 days (2765 days)
5 Franklin Yagah 16 December 2009 7 April 2015 5 years, 3 months, 23 days (1939 days)
6 Roy Leonard 8 April 2015 15 July 2020 5 years, 3 months, 8 days (1926 days) 2019–2020
7 Alejandro McKay 16 July 2020 22 September 2031 11 years, 2 months, 7 days (4086 days) 2020–2028
8 William Crestson 23 September 2031 27 August 2034 2 years, 11 months, 5 days (1070 days) 2031–2034
9 Robert Jones 28 August 2034 31 March 2038 3 years, 7 months, 4 days (1312 days) 2035–2037
10 Bobby Trent 1 April 2038 13 September 2045 7 years, 5 months, 13 days (2723 days)
11 Kevin Bazley 14 September 2045 20 June 2051 5 years, 9 months, 7 days (2106 days)
12 Con Wang 21 June 2051 6 August 2058 7 years, 1 month, 17 days (2604 days)
13 Zahab Wibowus 7 August 2058 22 September 2061 3 years, 1 month, 16 days (1143 days) 2058–2061
14 Isaac Gray 23 September 2061 11 November 2066 5 years, 1 month, 20 days (1876 days) 2061–2064
15 Lewis Terrys 12 November 2066 Incumbent 6 years, 1 month, 21 days (2243 days) 2067–


No. Leader Term of office Position Prime Minister
1 Fred Waters 8 August 1991 4 July 1994 LP 1991–1992 Pierce
LO 1992–1994
2 Peter McDonald 5 July 1994 2 October 1998 LO 1994–1995
PM 1995–1998 McDonald
LO 1998 A. Lee
3 James Herbert 3 October 1998 21 May 2002† LO 1998–2001
PM 2001–2002 Herbert
4 Lyon Borton 22 May 2002 15 December 2009 DPM 2002–2009 Bergensten
LP 2009 Dellfield
DPM 2009 Barris
5 Franklin Yagah 16 December 2009 7 April 2015 LP 2009–2010
DPM 2010–2013
LP 2013–2015 Ching
6 Roy Leonard 8 April 2015 15 July 2020 LP 2015–2016
LP 2016–2019 Hen-Ji
PM 2019–2020 R. Leonard
7 Alejandro McKay 16 July 2020 22 September 2031 PM 2020–2028 McKay
LO 2028–2031 Hunter
8 William Crestson 23 September 2031 27 August 2034 DPM 2031 Nguyen
PM 2031–2034 Crestson
9 Robert Jones 28 August 2034 31 March 2038 LP 2034–2035 T. Lee
PM 2035–2037 Jones
LO 2037–2038 Yuss
10 Bobby Trent 1 April 2038 13 September 2045 LO 2038–2040
LP 2040–2045 Abbott
11 Kevin Bazley 14 September 2045 20 June 2051 LP 2045–2050
LP 2050–2051 V. Leonard
12 Con Wang 21 June 2051 6 August 2058 LP 2051
LP 2051–2055 M. Queanbeyan
LO 2055–2058
13 Zahab Wibowus 7 August 2058 22 September 2061 LO 2058
PM 2058–2061 Wibowus
14 Isaac Gray 23 September 2061 11 November 2066 PM 2061–2064 Gray
LO 2064–2066 R. Queanbeyan
15 Lewis Terrys 12 November 2066 Incumbent LO 2066–2067
PM 2067– Terrys

Deputy party leaders

1. Vince Williams (8 August 1991 – 14 September 1998, Waters/McDonald)
2. James Herbert (15 September 1998 – 2 October 1998, McDonald)
(1) Vince Williams (3 October 1998 – 17 October 2000, Herbert)
3. Lyon Borton (18 October 2000 – 21 May 2002, Herbert)
4. Benjamin Andrews (22 May 2002 – 14 September 2007, Borton)
5. Franklin Yagah (15 September 2007 – 15 December 2009, Borton)
6. Roy Leonard (16 December 2009 – 31 March 2011, Yagah)
(4) Benjamin Andrews (1 April 2011 – 5 May 2011, Yagah)
7. Julianne Sanders (6 May 2011 – 26 March 2015, Yagah)
(6) Roy Leonard (27 March 2015 – 7 April 2015, Yagah)
8. Alejandro McKay (8 April 2015 – 15 July 2020, Leonard)
9. Peter Hannon (16 July 2020 – 9 February 2025, McKay)
10. Eugene Kelly (10 February 2025 – 14 September 2025, McKay)
11. Dana Chippendale (15 September 2025 – 22 December 2030, McKay)
12. Jack Destrade (23 December 2030 – 22 September 2031, McKay)
(9) Peter Hannon (23 September 2031 – 20 November 2031, Crestson)
13. Robert Jones (21 November 2031 – 27 August 2034, Crestson)
14. Anna Liu (28 August 2034 – 30 January 2035, Jones)
15. Bobby Trent (31 January 2035 – 18 September 2037, Jones)
16. Jonathan Gray (19 September 2037 – 13 September 2045, Trent)
17. Josephine McDonald (14 September 2045 – 17 September 2049, Bazley)
18. Chloe McGregor (18 September 2049 – 6 August 2058, Wang)
19. Isaac Gray (7 August 2058 – 22 September 2061, Wibowus)
20. Wong Kwan Ye (23 September 2061 – 31 August 2064, Gray)
21. Natalie Wang-Lee (1 September 2064 – present, Gray/Terrys)

State and Territory parliamentary leaders

State and Territory Assembly Seats
JS Parliament
34 / 75
AD Parliament
17 / 67
MY Parliament
7 / 55
BE Parliament
19 / 48
JL Parliament
9 / 27
WT Parliament
3 / 33
WC Parliament
20 / 45
KT Parliament
7 / 36
LM Parliament
2 / 30
BCT Parliament
24 / 42

Current

Past premiers and chief ministers

Jebsten

Addams

Meyang

Berhardsson

Jagsland

Wintaro

Western Crafia

Kagstron

Lumina

Bankera Capital Territory

Federal election results

Election Seats won ± Total votes  % Swing Position Government Leader
1992
17 / 80
Increase2 17 129,132 21.29% Increase2 21.29% Increase2 2nd Opposition Fred Waters
1995
30 / 80
Increase2 13 260,112 37.83% Increase2 16.54% Steady2 2nd Government
(NUP-CLP)
Peter McDonald
1998
21 / 80
Decrease2 9 218,838 26.27% Decrease2 11.56% Steady2 2nd Opposition Peter McDonald
2001
33 / 80
Increase2 12 411,457 41.40% Increase2 15.13% Increase2 1st Government
(NUP-BEP)
James Herbert
2004
23 / 90
Decrease2 10 299,001 25.55% Decrease2 15.85% Decrease2 3rd Coalition
(BEP-NUP)
Lyon Borton
2007
21 / 90
Decrease2 2 295,266 22.49% Decrease2 3.06% Steady2 3rd Coalition
(BEP-NUP-CLP)
Lyon Borton
2010
18 / 90
Decrease2 2 280,919 19.74% Decrease2 2.75% Decrease2 4th Coalition
(CLP-BEP-NUP)
Franklin Yagah
2013
16 / 90
Decrease2 2 294,021 17.88% Decrease2 1.86% Increase2 3rd Coalition
(MIP-NUP-BEP)
Franklin Yagah
2016
19 / 90
Increase2 3 379,558 20.29% Increase2 2.41% Steady2 3rd Third party Roy Leonard
2019
47 / 90
Increase2 28 1,095,845 51.55% Increase2 31.26% Increase2 1st Government Roy Leonard
2022
48 / 100
Increase2 1 1,178,198 47.31% Decrease2 4.24% Steady2 1st Government
(NUP-MIP)
Alejandro McKay
2025
44 / 100
Decrease2 4 1,382,794 43.84% Decrease2 3.47% Steady2 1st Government
(NUP-MIP-
LDP-SPC)
Alejandro McKay
2028
22 / 100
Decrease2 22 750,729 22.54% Decrease2 22.30% Decrease2 2nd Opposition Alejandro McKay
2031
29 / 120
Increase2 7 904,436 23.58% Increase2 1.04% Steady2 2nd Coalition
(BEP-NUP)
Alejandro McKay
2034
22 / 120
Decrease2 7 812,762 18.38% Decrease2 5.20% Decrease2 3rd Coalition
(HKP-NUP-MIP-
GPC-SPC)
William Crestson
2037
21 / 120
Decrease2 1 889,055 17.09% Decrease2 1.29% Increase2 2nd Opposition Robert Jones
2040
25 / 120
Increase2 4 1,138,648 20.17% Increase2 3.08% Decrease2 3rd Coalition
(BEP-NUP-GPC-
MIP-LDP-SPC)
Bobby Trent
2043
34 / 125
Increase2 9 1,593,053 26.51% Increase2 6.34% Steady2 3rd Coalition
(BLP-NUP)
Bobby Trent
2046
28 / 125
Decrease2 6 1,479,754 21.56% Decrease2 4.95% Steady2 3rd Coalition
(BLP-NUP)
Kevin Bazley
2049
34 / 140
Increase2 6 1,817,999 23.87% Increase2 2.31% Steady2 3rd Coalition
(BLP-NUP-
GPC-SPC)
Kevin Bazley
2052
34 / 140
Steady2 0 1,999,966 23.82% Decrease2 0.05% Steady2 3rd Third party Con Wang
2055
43 / 140
Increase2 10 2,745,597 30.54% Increase2 6.72% Increase2 2nd Opposition Con Wang
2058
65 / 145
Increase2 22 4,533,722 44.57% Increase2 14.03% Increase2 1st Government
(NUP-MDP-GPC)
Zahab Wibowus
2061
70 / 145
Increase2 5 5,451,239 47.34% Increase2 2.77% Steady2 1st Government
(NUP-LPC)
Isaac Gray
2064
42 / 150
Decrease2 28 3,320,234 26.98% Decrease2 20.36% Decrease2 2nd Opposition Isaac Gray
2067
53 / 150
Increase2 11 4,635,858 35.36% Increase2 8.38% Increase2 1st Government
(NUP-LPC)
Lewis Terrys
2070
64 / 150
Increase2 11 6,366,513 42.61% Increase2 7.25% Steady2 1st Government
(NUP-LPC)
Lewis Terrys
2073
52 / 150
Decrease2 12 5,941,065 34.08% Decrease2 8.53% Steady2 1st Government
(NUP-LPC)
Lewis Terrys

Presidential election results

Election Candidate First round Second round Result
Total votes % Total votes %
1995 Endorsed Thomas Jeffrey (Independent)
1999 Brandon Kasich 14.45% (#4)
 
Lost
2003 Endorsed Ned Hanson (Liberal)
2007 Alfred Newman 21.56% (#2)
 
50.64% (#1)
 
Won
2011 Alfred Newman 41.88% (#1)
 
56.11% (#1)
 
Won
2015 Martin Servas 23.55% (#2)
 
47.17% (#2)
 
Lost
2019 George Li 28.34% (#1)
 
59.59% (#1)
 
Won
2023 Jason Travers 26.56% (#2)
 
54.27% (#1)
 
Won
2027 Susan Szuslik 23.45% (#2)
 
51.48% (#1)
 
Won
2031 Susan Szuslik 27.48% (#1)
 
50.05% (#1)
 
Won
2035 Susan Szuslik 25.22% (#1)
 
52.57% (#1)
 
Won
2039 Susan Szuslik 25.73% (#2)
 
49.56% (#2)
 
Lost
2043 Oscar Trent 14.89% (#3)
 
Lost
2047 Endorsed Tama Ongkowijoyo (Independent)
2051 Oscar Trent 35.78% (#2)
 
48.96% (#2)
 
Lost
2055 Oscar Trent 1,782,750 19.83% (#4)
 
Lost
2059 Taylor Gilford 2,237,309 21.10% (#3)
 
Lost
2063 Taylor Gilford 2,081,123 17.50% (#4)
 
Lost
2067 Endorsed James Hancock (Independent)
2071 Melati Tjandra 4,151,561 26.99% (#2)
 
7,813,978 50.80% (#1)
 
Won

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