Robert Iger wins Presidential Election; DCC looks to House of Delegate elections in DecemberSunday, November 27th 2016Aachen, Aalen- Today, the Board of Elections (Chaired by Samantha Iger (DCC)), certified that Robert Iger of the Disney Corporate Coalition (Registered as the Disney Alternative formally) won the Aalenic Presidential Election with 52.8% of the vote in the first round.The nearest competitor for Iger was Alice Thorndike( Green-Progressive Coalition), who placed 2nd, with 23.1% of the vote. This comes after a heated chairmanship battle for the DCC earlier this year after investors and party elites questioned Iger’s leadership. Iger secured his chairmanship easily with 84.% support of those with voting power, shortly before the general reforms that transitioned Aalen from its pseudo-feudal system, to a presidential republic seen now. The DCC saw the largest growth of any non-governmental organization in the nation since then. With many signing unto its volunteer programs, which allowed it to enter the fray of local and national politics. Earning a majority of local town elections, the DCC sought to establish its policies that removed various corporate restrictions on them, allowing them to throw their billions in Marks into the Presidential Election which sought to elect the first, elected President of Aalen. While the system was designed to be a two-round system, DCC CEO, and Chairmen won in the first round.Polling had Iger consistently near 50%, however a win in the first round was considered improbable by most, with most independent analysts highlighting how the DCC owns most news outlets in Aalen, or at least has a majority stake in the company through other investments. The primary local investor in The Guardian (Aalen) is ABC News, part of the DCC Corporate group. The consistent domination of the DCC in the electoral process so far has sparked concerns of a potential one party state forming, due to the vast influence the DCC yields. Critics to this theory argue that even independent polling found the DCC at similar levels of polling, and that it would take far more than media influence to hold a one party state in the Aalenic democracy.Robert Iger began his career after studying at the University of Aachen for his undergraduates in Media and Communication, before studying Film at King’s College London for a graduates degree. He later was hired into the corporate regime at Walt Disney Studios in the 1980s, and helped lay the foundations for the so-called Disney Comeback of the 1990s. After these successes, he was promoted to the president of the ABC Television Group, allowing him to set the foundations to succeed John Peppers as CEO of the DCC. Since that time in 2008, Iger has had the DCC’s profits nearly triple, and has allowed the DCC to incorporate various other media outlets such as Lucasfilms, and Marvel Entertainment. Iger also has lead efforts to spearhead more Disney control of voting stock in Apple inc. Iger has stated he will remain on as CEO of the DCC, and will also become President of the new Disney National Committee, which will be the political focused arm of the DCC. Having espoused the idea of Waltism, Iger hopes to lay the foundations for a nation that follows the ideas of the DCC founder, Walt Disney, which were to follow the traditions of the Aalenic Community, as well as seek to treat all people equally. Humanism being a core part of Waltism, however some critics have noted certain sections of Iger’s platforms which seek to align Aalen with only culturally similar nations such as the United Kingdom or Angleter.Iger was elected on a platform of abolishing abortion within Aalen, furthering the Universal healthcare system, seeking to limit the amount of government regulation in certain sections especially media. As well as abolishing the Cannabis Regulation Act 2015, with further interest in banning tobacco as well as possibly alcohol except in certain establishments. Iger also maintains a plan for a free market, except in termed “Essential industries” an example being healthcare, whose effects are evident on all Aalenites. Iger’s tax plan calls for a flat income tax, with corporate taxes being simplified to three brackets, and a VAT tax added to most nonessential goods. Iger’s goals however will need to have the support of the House of Delegates, the unicameral chamber of the Aalenic Legislature. Currently only a few select seats were elected on the first round of voting, most going to to the DCC, with others electing their competitors in the Unionist Alliance, the Republicans, and finally the Green-Progressive Union. Most other parties did not make into the second round, bar a few minor regional parties such as the Valentinian Alliance for Classical Music, or the Webbe Domination Party. With the Presidential election, now certified to be over, all the money saved for the second round will surely be funneled into the House of Delegates election, whose results will decide the fate of Aalen for the next three years.
Change of Government and Inquistan State VisitPrince Karl addressing his abdication in the Grey Room.PALACE OF KLEINHAVEN (KBC) - Today, Prince Karl addressed a crowd of reporters in the Grey Room of the Palace of Kleinhaven amid the controversies arising from his new reign responding with abdicating from executive powers. His reason for giving up executive powers was "I have realized that the recent policies I have implemented did not reflect the will of the people of Kleinhaven and that I do not have the proper experience and abilities to lead this region in the political light" he said. He announced that due to him abdicating from executive powers, he will now be asking Alois Schulze, the speaker of the Landtag to be the first Prime Minister of Kleinhaven and lead a provisional government while the Landtag draft a new constitution. Prince Karl thanked the crowd and stepped off the platform and asked Prime Minister Alois Schulze to address anything he wanted to say to Kleinhaven.Prime Minister Alois Schulze addressing the crowd.Alois Schulze commended Prince Karl for stepping down saying "If a person do not take long to recognize their mistakes and take the necessary actions to address them, then they are worthy of forgiveness by their fellow citizens" which was seen as a response to citizens who have viciously criticized Prince Karl despite rumours from his friends saying that would be abdicating executive powers. He had a hopeful vision of the future government saying "While some may not see much of a difference in this government change, I deeply disagree with them saying that this government is more free than ever and it won't just be citizens that dictate how laws are legislated, but also executive decisions." On an off-hand notice, he announced that he contacted the government of Inquista and their Archbishop will be on a state visit to Kleinhaven.
Baugé passes bill dissolving House of Lords Friday, 30 September, 2016MERTZ -- Newly elected prime minister Alexis Baugé succeeded in delivering her promise in switching to a unicameral government. Earlier this morning she managed to easily pass push forward a bill dissolving the house of lords and is now awaiting royal ascent. In a statement to Le Nouvel Observateur, Baugé had this to say "Today is a victory for the Miracois people, we have abolished the elitist and unelected governmental body that is the house of lords. We have taken control of our own destiny and moved away from our historically inherited system". The Lords have been dismissed from their position and now the crown will take on the role of the executive branch of government rather than the house of Lords.
ALEX: We have a new update as polls close. To all our viewers out there who are still trying to vote, as long as you get into the line by 10:00 sharp, you will not be turned away. No matter how long that line is, you will still be allowed to vote. Local police should start to move to the end of the line to ensure that everyone there can vote and no one new can join. If you are standing in line and the cop is behind you, you're good to go!ADAM: This has become a previously-unexpected issue, we are getting reports of huge lines now across many of our big cities. There are many more last minute voters than projected. Here is the last exit poll map:The election has taken a hard turn against Grenouille in its final 4 hours. You can see that Verington is even darker blue than it was at 8 PM. Whiteford now leads 66% to 34%.Margins in Kendrevaria and Hasna have mostly held steady, but Linden and Hasilthec have made moves in Whiteford's direction. She leads 54% to 46% in Linden and 55% to 45% in Hasilthec.Laatzalveria appears to have actually lightened a bit in shading, which is fascinating! We think some of the voters favoring Abstain have been swayed to vote Emerett (Whiteford).Whiteford now leads Grenouille, 55.8% to 44.2% nationally. At this time, we here at Dominion TV are calling the Commission election in favor of Whiteford. We do not believe that Grenouille can make up the gap. The population base in the dominions favoring him is tapping out, while that Whiteford/Emerett/Devoy storm in Verington, Linden, and Hasilthec continues unabated. There is still significant population waiting on line in the City of Verington, Dairghazbury, Lamington, and the City of Hasilthec.ALEX: Dominion TV's final projection is between 57% and 60% for Whiteford and between 40% and 43% for Grenouille. We will bring you the final map once results are announced in the morning.
The Duxburian SentinelOn Guard for 179 YearsInterview with Eilidh Whiteford, Candidate for EU PremierWhiteford (EPA, Icholasen) seeks election to first post-reform European Commission.270th, 825Article By: Mattheus Torgard am Hal Acennan, Staff WriterTranslation By: Kevin Maarvin am Drammen, LinguistDAIRGHAZBURY - Today, I had the honor of meeting with Eilidh Whiteford and asking her a few questions about her campaign. Here is a transcript of the interview:EILIDH: Hello Europe it’s my pleasure to talk to you all today. Hendre, ezro^
nike tir ero hyre. And good-day M. Torgard. MATTHEUS: Thanks for coming!EILIDH: It's great to be with you today.MATTHEUS: You plan on creating a new Eurozone. If it were to fall into a bad
recession, would non-Euro countries be forced, formally or practically,
to bail out the Euro?EILIDH: Of course not. The countries that sign up to the Euro will be
scrutinised more than in the past, and countries deciding to sign up for
more economic integration will need to take responsibility for any
crashes. Of course, I hope that with new regulations that will not
happen, but it will definitely not impact countries who haven’t opted to
be a part of the Eurozone.MATTHEUS: According to European Council records, we have a budget for fiscal
year 824-825 (2015-2016). What, in your opinion, does this budget fail
to address in terms of the EU's current needs?EILIDH: Personally, I don’t believe it serves the European people well enough
in its present form, and it hasn’t been discussed and edited for 2
years. So, I would like to bring the budget under scrutiny by the
European people, and bring discussion into centre-stage about economics
because I feel that it, like the FA position, has been ignored. When we
ignored the FA post, we had a massive embarrassment which will take a
strong team to put right again.MATTHEUS: What do you think is the right balance between eurofederalism and
national sovereignty?EILIDH: I, of course, reject Eurofederalism in its entirety, and that’s the
bottom line of it. It’s not productive to dictate laws from Europolis
onto an unwilling public. As a progressive I believe us, as Europeans,
should come together to make laws, and make them tailor to the people’s
needs. Not the needs of big companies, or the 1% of the richest
Europeans.MATTHEUS: How will the EPA maintain fair and unbiased representation of
ordinary Europeans, while accepting 6 and 7 figure campaign donations?EILIDH: As has been said before, this Commission is not the driver of change
in Europe. It is the catalyst of reform. We will encourage discussion,
but demand mandate before forcing Bills and the like into law.
Therefore, these donations will never swing my, Anja’s, or Eric’s
opinions or actions. The donations offered are not all vetted and some
will not be accepted due to conflicts of interest involved, and any
asking for specialist treatment will be barred.MATTHEUS: Duxburian electors often complain about being ignored by the European
Commission. The Duxburian Union pays the highest national contribution
to the EU out of all member states, at times representing 15% of its
entire budget. Yet, no Premier has ever visited the country. Would you
be the first?EILIDH: I would love to go on an official visit to the Duxburian Union. The
reason I didn’t go on many visits as Premier, is an ancient Nicoleizian
principle called “phrimeljausu”. This means that one must be invited
before entering another’s home, or nation. But I wholeheartedly agree
that the Commission should play a more active role in our constituent
nations’ lives. Spurring conversation, and getting Europeans involved in
our democratic system is what I believe is paramount to our success as a
Commission and I recognise the contribution the Duxburian Union has
made, financially, culturally and linguistically.MATTHEUS: That wraps up the interview, thanks and good luck!EILIDH: Thanks for the opportunity!=====================================Follow the Sentinel here!Grapevine.du/DuxburianSentinelYou can also connect with me on Network Now!Network.Now/MattheusTorgard=====================================
Health Ministry declines request to adjust mobile phone mast legislation
Arnou, Rosebourg 28th August 2016 - The Ministry of Health has rejected concerns from consumer rights organisations Test Achats about health concerns linked to the use of smartphones in Rosebourg. Leading civil servants have reassured the public that there are no indications that any health risks exist and it has recommended maintaining the current standards in place for the placement of mobile masts in the country. "We are disappointed with the findings of the Ministry of Health," Test Achat's Chief Executive commented as the inquiry was dismised out of hand, "The Ministry used studies carried out by the industry itself which of course find there is nothing to be worried about. We proposed a number of studies that state otherwise, but clearly the Government is more interested in pocketing the tax revenue for itself than deal with the concerns of citizens." "Leading medical professionals looked over the inquiry of Test Achat and conducted a variety of medical tests. We also looked at both the industry findings and those conducted by consumer bodies and found on balance that the risks were negligible at best and certainly didn't warrant a change in our current policies." The placement of mobile masts within cities is already regulated by a number of health and safety regulations which limits their output power and the density of them. However, Test Achat contended that these should be halved as there are no long-term studies into the health hazards of mobile rays. "That's the real problem, none of the tests can elucidate what the long term risks are. We would have thought Rosebourg would err on the side of caution rather than maintain regulations which predate the explosive use of smartphones in the country."