Closing the debate for the FreeDems, Miestrâ Schivâ claimed that in voting for the her party one would be voting for an “active and competent government” and a committed Seneschal. A FreeDem government would have a reform agenda, stating that the “King needs to be brought under control”, and that reform of the judiciary and Chancery would also be priorities. She also reaffirmed her party’s commitment to promoting a “non-political” Talossa.
She stated that despite her fatigue at what she described as a culture of personal denigration in politics she would carry on to “get the job done”. She declared that if elected she would not serve more than one term as Seneschal, and was actively considering leaving politics altogether, but not until she had achieved her aims in government and “prepared her successors”.
TNC leader Breneir Itravilatx declared that the major issues facing the country are now known, but that the question for voters now is which party can lead the process of reform. These issues are in his view reform of the monarchy and of the functioning of government, and the opening up of greater cultural opportunities to all citizens.
He declared that the TNC was ready to work with other parties to implement its platform, which he described as “not a list of promises but as a list of solutions”.
RUMP leader Sir Alexandreu Davinescu declared that his party was “ready to work for you”, and that after three terms in opposition his party was prepared for government, and that it was the only party that had made itself accountable for delivering on its promises. Claiming that his party had “plans” and sufficient “talent” to lead the government, he also declared that his party was “ready to lead” and was “willing to work with others” in the Ziu.
The RUMP leader claimed that while they had positive aspects to their leadership and programmes, both the FreeDems and the ModRads had been ill-prepared and ineffective in government, and that as a new party the TNC had no record. He declared that only his party could “get Talossa moving again”.
ModRad leader Senator Lüc da Schir claimed that support for his party was “a vote for liberalism and progressivism”. He denied that a vote for the MRPT was a “spoilt vote”, declaring that his party would have “considerable leverage” over the next government, and that without the “centrist alternative offered by the MRPT the Ziu would become a “pit of political hatred”.
He cited reform of the monarchy and of geographic assignment, as well as the promotion of non-political cultural endeavours, as the top priorities of his party. . He also stated that “legislatively speaking” his party had a number of achievements to its credit, and that it was able to find compromise with other parties. He pointed to the reform of foreign affairs policy as an example of these achievements.
Closing the debate, co-moderator Marti-Pair Furxheir thanked the participants, and stated that he looked forward to his next opportunity to organise the debates. He also intimated humorously that delicious, delicious pastries would be a welcome reward for his efforts, if anyone was so minded.