With the conclusion of the ZRT and LibCon conventions, the Kingdom’s newest political party, Free Democrats of Talossa has been formally established. The FreeDem convention was welcomed once again to Maricopa by Premier Txec dal Nordselvă, who is himself a member of the new party, and who stated that he looks “forward to what we will accomplish in the future”.
The ZRT convention approved the merger proposal by a margin of five votes to zero. With this vote the ZRT ceased to be a political party, becoming instead a “republican think-tank and social movement”, as described by Senator Miestrâ Schivâ. The LibCon convention, despite the disturbance caused by the resignation of Senator Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù in protest at the merger, approved the proposal by five votes to one, with the Senator being the only dissenter.
The first actions of the new party will be to consider who shall serve as its Secretary. At the time of writing, Senator Schivâ is the only declared candidate for the post, and has already been endorsed by outgoing LibCon party secretary Françal Ian Lux MC and by Dr. dal Nordselvă . The Senator has also proposed amendments to the party constitution including a new logo.
Under the terms of the proposal, the renamed LibCon party has extended an invitation to any interested ZRT members to become members of the new FreeDem party. Party members can however form separate caucuses under the FreeDem umbrella, and Senator Schivâ has also petitioned the convention to allow for the creation of a “Republican Caucus of the Free Democrats”.