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Xhorxh appointed Foreign Minister; Itravilatx makes exit official

Seneschal Sir Cresti Siervicül has announced that TNC leader and former MC Breneir Itravilatx has offered his resignation “due to his extra-Talossan responsibilities”.

The announcement comes after weeks of speculation about the political future of S:reu Itravilatx, who lost his Cosa seats due to missing two Clark votes in a row. His party colleage Tariq Zubair also lost his seats in the same way, leaving a somewhat bewildered Tamás Ónodi as the sole TNC representative in the Ziu.

The Seneschal thanked S:reu Itravilatx for his service, in particular highlighting his work establishing BHAID, the Kingdom’s official humanitarian agency. S:reu Itravilatx will be replaced by Éovart Xhorxh, a low-profile RUMP MC. S:reu Xhorxh previously served in the position in 2014, and is currently Ambassador-General for Asia and Oceania.

Xhorxh appointed Foreign Minister; Itravilatx makes exit official

Seneschal Sir Cresti Siervicül has announced that TNC leader and former MC Breneir Itravilatx has offered his resignation “due to his extra-Talossan responsibilities”.

The announcement comes after weeks of speculation about the political future of S:reu Itravilatx, who lost his Cosa seats due to missing two Clark votes in a row. His party colleage Tariq Zubair also lost his seats in the same way, leaving a somewhat bewildered Tamás Ónodi as the sole TNC representative in the Ziu.

The Seneschal thanked S:reu Itravilatx for his service, in particular highlighting his work establishing BHAID, the Kingdom’s official humanitarian agency. S:reu Itravilatx will be replaced by Éovart Xhorxh, a low-profile RUMP MC. S:reu Xhorxh previously served in the position in 2014, and is currently Ambassador-General for Asia and Oceania.

Miestrâ Schivâ breaks silence, claims RUMP could win “by default”

Former FreeDem party leader Dama Miestrâ Schivâ has broken her self-imposed silence following her retirement from national politics in June.The FreeDem MC was responding to @ElTamlalt‘s latest revelations about the disarray in the TNC. 

Tamás Ónodi, the remaining TNC MC, told ETT that to his knowledge the party did not have any internal discussion forum or mailing list, and that he had no personal insight into the circumstances surrounding the exit of party leader Breneir Itravilatx from the Cosa. This deepens the mystery surrounding the fate of the upstart ModRad splinter group, which enjoyed a surprisingly strong showing in tbe 49th Cosa election before apparently fading away over the Summer.

Dama Miestrâ claimed that this revelation demonstrated that the TNC had “sold a bill of goods” to the electorate, having a “nice manifesto but no structure backing it up”. The then FreeDem leader had in fact clashed with S:reu Itravilatx when already making this point during the election campaign.

She also revealed that she would consider returning to public life if “made a good offer” and if the discourse on Wittenberg did not “anger” her. She also claimed that in contrast to the TNC the FreeDems continued to have a “structure, despite retirement and absences”. She deflected questions on the FreeDem attitude to coalition, stating that it was up to party leader Senator Dien Tresplet to respond.

Cabinet Chief of Staff and Finance Minister Sir Alexandreu Davinescu, also commenting on Twitter, called on Dama Miestrâ and other absent FreeDem leaders to return to activity, claiming that their absence was “bad for everyone” in the country, and that they should continue to play a role even if they were not in power.

Dama Schivâ described this as “hypocritical” and said that the withdrawl of FreeDem leadership was due to the what she claimed was the “win-at-all costs mendacity” of the Crown and the RUMP party. She also claimed that conservative forces could win the election for the 50th Cosa “by default, rulers of a burnt out shell”.

Despite questioning from @ElTamlalt in response to his intervention the Chief of Staff did not offer any statement on the status of S:reu Itravilatx as Foreign Minister. 

The coalition has still not publicly addressed the effective collapse of the junior partner in the alliance, despite the TNC leader nominally continuing to be a member of Cabinet. Senior coalition members have also not responded to questions on the status of the Foreign Ministry’s projects as listed in the Activities Plan issued early in the term.

September Clark: TNC decimated, CCX out of Senäts

Secretary of State Marti-Pair Furxheir has announced that two-thirds of the TNC caucus, including leader and Foreign Minister Breneir Itravilatx, have forfeited their seats due to missing two consecutive Clark votes. And, while not yet officially confirmed by the Chancery, it would appear Fiova Senator C. Carlüs Xheraltescu had also lost his seat in el Senäts for the same reason.

S:reu Itravilatx, who is also Foreign Minister, created a surprise with the strong performance of his party in the 49th Cosa election. His activity appears however to have dwindled since the election, despite devising an ambitious foreign assistance scheme announced in the government activity plan.  Party colleague Tariq Zubair made an emotional appeal for aid earlier this year claiming threats from Islamist militants and police brutality in his home country of Pakistan.

The apparent loss of S:reu Xheraltescu also complicates further the party rebuilding pledged by FreeDem Acting Leader Senator Dien Tresplet. However in his interview with ETT published this week the FreeDem leader acknowledged that S:reu Xheraltescu had been occupied by extra-Talossan activities of late, so the forfeit of the former Seneschal is not completely unexpected. [ETT: the former Senator is the founder of this publication]

All bills on the Clark passed with token opposition in both houses, including the latest provincial assignments reform, and a previously controversial measure resurrected by ModRad MC Ian Plätschisch, which introduces “flexible” Cosa candidate lists. 

Despite the implosion of one of its constituent partirs, the coalition appears to be in no danger of collapse, and even a redistribution of TNC seats would not significantly change the arithmetic in the Cosa. In the end the government easily survived the Vote of Confidence, 109-38, with only FreeDem and Republican MCs voting contrâ.

El Mundeu news blog launch

Breneir Itravilatx has formally launched his El Mundeu news organisation today. According to Talossa’s newest press magnate El Mundeu will “mostly cover current events, arts and entertainment usually with a little politics”.

Following a recent call for volunteers for an opinion panel, in an effort coordinated by MRPT MC Glüc da Dhi, El Mundeu has released its first poll, predicting a FreeDem overall majority.

S:reu Itravilatx, who is also leader of the Talossan National Congress, claimed that El Mundeu would be a “news organization which is “For No Party. For Every Citizen.” In an interview in the most recent edition of Berich’t Talossan, S:reu Itravikatx was quoted as saying “we want to be Talossa’s Rolling Stone”.

49th Cosa Election: Itravilatx rejects claims TNC is a “one-man” party

Describing himself as “the tip of a small but respectable iceberg” of party members, TNC leader Breneir Itravilatx rejected charges from FreeDem leader Miestrâ Schivâ that he headed a “one-man party”.

Commenting on the TNC platform Senator Schivâ criticised what what she claimed was “the massive secrecy” around the TNC. Claiming that S:reu Itravilatx “has replied very angrily” when she has raised the question, she stated that “if the TNC is in fact a one-man party, the voters should know”.

This was echoed by Progressive activist Eiric S Bornatfighleu., who stated that “as a voter…it’s something I’d sincerely like to know”.

S:reu Itravilatx responded by claiming that Senator Schivâ’s statements were an attempt to “distract from our electoral program”, and that “the TNC is not a one-man party.” He later claimed that “two [party members] are former recent members of other parties [who] prefer to stay quiet”, with two others “not frequent Witt users”. He also claimed to have received support from citizens via email who told him that “they never use Witt.”

ETT asked S:reu Itravilatx for a comment but had not received a response at the time of writing. The TNC leader told ETT earlier this month that his party had “just a few members” and that it was in “a kind of Year Zero like the MRPT was when it got started”. He also confirmed at the time that his party would publish a Cosa candidate list and would make Senate endorsements.

49th Cosa Election: TNC Election Platform released

Party leader Breneir Itravilatx has released the Talossan National Congress’ election platform today.

The party was founded by Foreign Minister and former MRPT MC Breneir Itravilatx. S:reu Itravilatx told ETT on January 11th that the TNC “had just a few members” and that it was in “a kind of Year Zero like the MRPT was when it got started”.

The TNC states that it supports reform of the monarchy, in particular allowing the Ziu to censure an inactive monarch.

The platform also proposes that a complete review of the structure of the government be conducted, including studying  the fusion of ministries and the elimination of “wasteful or embarrassing” programs, citing Miss Talossa as an example. It also hopes to organise a Conference on National Policy and Governance to generate new ideas for more effective government.

The party proposes the creation of a Civil Service Corps to organise the recruitment of citizens with needed skills, as well as a range of cultural initiatives to promote participation.

It supports Organic Law reform to allow popular initiative on legislation, and the repeal of the Articulate Amendment, ending the election of the Speaker by the Cosa. It calls for a 60-seat Cosa, and an extension of the three-strikes rule on citizen voting, rather than its abolition.

Election fees would be kept at the present level, and the party would “defend” citizen privacy, as well as improving the organisation of the Chancery.

The TNC also proposes to continue the policy of seeking credible micronational partners to establish diplomatic relations, as well as a new focus on human rights and Berber self-determination in international affairs.

49th Cosa Election: RUMP leader gives “full support” to Sir Cresti as Culture Minister

The appointment of Sir Cresti Siervicül to the FreeDem Shadow Cabinet on a non-partisan basis has been welcomed across the political spectrum.

RUMP party leader Sir Alexandreu told ETT:

I am very proud to serve in the RUMP alongside Sir Cresti, who is one of the most well-respected Talossans in the country. It would be impossible to overstate my confidence in him, and in his judgment. He will do a fantastic job, and his presence in any Cabinet can only improve it. He has my full support

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TNC leader and Foreign Minister Breneir Itravilatx told ETT:

Sir Cresti would be an awesome addition to any future cabinet: whether it be FreeDem, TNC or some other combination. His past willingness to work across party lines makes this appointment no surprise to me

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The TNC leader however remained firm on his party’s refusal to discuss coalition options before the electoral results are known. S:reu Itravilatx told ETT that “our position remains the same in that we will wait until after the election before deciding on cabinet participation”.

All-Party Debate: Itravilatx says “diversity” solution to inactivity

As announced by co-moderator Mart-Pair Furxheir the Talossan National Congress led off the 49th Cosa Election All-Party Debate.

Responding to the question “which clear steps would you take, if any, to increase active participation” by citizens, TNC Secretary-General and outgoing Foreign Minister Breneir Itravilatx began by stating that while his party’s platform “focuses greatly on improvement to government oversight and accountability” his party believed that “cultural programming” would encourage participation by both existing and prospective citizens. 

S:reu Itravilatx also declared that the Kingdom needed “artists in order to nurture a multifaceted society” as well as “a pragmatic coalition of diverse perspectives and interests to fix [the problem of public apathy].”

The TNC leader called on governments to engage in “sustained cultivation” of the nation’s inherited “cultural richness”, and stated that his party would “propose social and cultural programs to meet the interests of not just we the politicians but Talossans of all stripes”.

S:reu Itravilatx then suggested that in addition to TalossaWare a Talossan cook book could be produced, the coin project completed, and both the political and literary press encouraged. He also proposed the revival of the office of Poet Laureate, and the organisation of a Festival of Culture to encourage cultural exchange among citizens. He also pledged his support for “political association and cultural exchange” with other nations in order to raise the profile of the Kingdom internationally.

Citing his own heterogenous background and identity as an example, S:rei Itravilatx declared that “what I love about this country [is that] even this collection of eccentricities can be welcomed and flourish in Talossa”. He also called on  political leaders to show empathy and “share more” of themselves, stating that “if we are to see a Talossa worth our dandelion’s inheriting then we should come together” as a nation.

The TNC was founded by S:reu Itravilatx in 2015 after he quit the MRPT. The party has not yet published its full platform but S:reu Itravilatx told ETT last year that he believed that “governmental reform and oversight” were the “most pressing” issues in the forthcoming election. 

49th Cosa Election: Itravilatx says Govt reform “most pressing issue”

Speaking to ETT, Foreign Minister and leader of the newly-founded Talossan National Congress declared that  “based on this past term…governmental reform and oversight is the most pressing issue” for his fledgling movement.

While unwilling to divulge details at this stage, S:reu Itravilatx stated that his party’s platform would contain proposals to improve “ministerial accountability, structural assessment and reorganization and popular political participation”. He confirmed to ETT that Civil Service and provincial reform would be included in these proposals.

S:reu Itravilatx was a member of the MRPT until last year, and describes himself as a “constitutional monarchist”. He told ETT that in the long-term the TNC would consider an elected monarchy, and “new procedures to remove a neglectful or abusive monarch”.

The TNC leader told ETT that as far as future coalition participation is concerned his party will “review [potential coalition partners] party platforms and campaign conduct as decisive factors” in their discussion.

He told ETT that there were “several competent choices [for a “progressive coalition cabinet”] within the MRPT, PP and FreeDems”, and claimed that the collapse of the outgoing coalition was the result of “caustic political rhetoric”, and that “the unnecessary damage done to potential future collaboration [between the progressive parties] was unfortunate”.

When asked about the status of his party S:reu Itravilatx stated that the TNC “had just a few members” and that it was in “a kind of Year Zero like the MRPT was when it got started”. He confirmed that his party would publish a Cosa candidate list and would make Senate endorsements shortly.