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Enderron National Party
Enderron Nationale Partij
恩德龙国民党 Ēndélóng Guómíndǎng
エンデロン国民党 Enderon Kokumin-tō
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Leader Spencer Bartell
Deputy Leader Kylie Moore
Founded 25 October 1977
Youth wing ENP Youth
Membership 35,500 (2019)
Ideology Agrarianism
Economic liberalism
Civic nationalism
Green conservatism
Cultural conservatism
Political position Centre to centre-right
International affiliation Liberal International
Colour      Green
Slogan Keeping Enderron Moving
Enderronian
Parliament
7 / 150
Prefectural
parliaments
23 / 907

The Enderron National Party (ENP, commonly known as the Nationals or colloquially the Nats) is a centrist, agrarian political party in Enderron. It traditionally represents rural and regional communities, and is particularly strong in the north and west of the country. The National Party is currently the third-largest party in the Enderronian Parliament in terms of seats. The current party leader is Spencer Bartell, since 2020.

Although its ideologies have shifted considerably since its foundation, the National Party has always espoused agrarianism, regionalism and decentralisation. Founded as a right-wing protest movement representing rural interests, in its earlier years the party pursued conservative populist, economically protectionist, anti-environmentalist and at times agrarian socialist policies. On social issues it generally held positions to the right of the United Party.

Since the 1990s, the ENP has significantly moderated its platform and moved towards the centre of the political spectrum, largely in response to the demise of the United Party and the rise of the Enderron Democrats. The party picked up support from former United voters, but also lost support to the Democrats.

Under leaders Jack Whitham and Martin Brooks, the party increasingly shifted towards an economically liberal platform with a focus on free market economics, environmental protection, political decentralisation and direct democracy. It no longer actively pursues many socially conservative policies, instead focusing mainly on economic issues, although it generally supports hunting, fishing and gun rights, individual freedom and responsibility, and decreasing immigration levels. Its modern ideology and policy platform have been compared to that of the agrarian parties of the Nordic countries and Japanese party Komeito.

Throughout its history, the Nationals have acted as a middle-ground "third force" between the centre-left Social Democrats and their conservative opponents, and the party has fulfilled this role on multiple occasions by acting as a kingmaker during hung parliament and minority government situations. The Nationals supported the Social Democrats in coalition negotiations following the 1986 election, were junior coalition partners in the Liberal Koepke Government during its first term (2002–2006), and provided confidence and supply to the minority Liberal Matsuda Government from 2010 to 2014.

While the ENP has attempted to expand its electoral appeal beyond its base in regional Northern Enderron, rural areas remain the party's main source of support; all seven seats currently held by the party in the federal parliament are classified as provincial or rural. The party also holds 23 seats across seven prefectural legislatures (Cooksland, Greenberg, Kaigan, Miranda, Sierra, Sylvania and Westhaven), mostly in regional electorates.

Federal party leaders

No. Name Term began Term ended Time in office
1 George Sanders 25 October 1977 21 October 1985 7 years, 361 days
2 Michael Paxton 21 October 1985 9 May 1995 9 years, 200 days
3 Eric Wojtczak 9 May 1995 29 September 1998 3 years, 143 days
4 Jack Whitham 29 September 1998 17 January 2003 4 years, 110 days
5 Martin Brooks 17 January 2003 7 August 2020 17 years, 203 days
6 Spencer Bartell 7 August 2020 Incumbent 1 year, 45 days

Deputy party leaders

  • Walter Leigh (1977–1982)
  • Michael Paxton (1982–1985)
  • Richard Cowan (1985–1986)
  • Erik Wojtczak (1986–1991, 1994–1995)
  • Michael Ellsworth (1991–1994)
  • Darrell Dexter (1995–2002)
  • Martin Brooks (2002–2003)
  • Stephanie Lorenzo (2003–2010)
  • Vince Stanton (2010–2018)
  • Spencer Bartell (2018–2020)
  • Kylie Moore (2020–present)

Election results

Parliament

Election Seats won ± Total votes % Position Government Leader
1978
3 / 125
Increase2.png 3 788,413 6.56% Increase2.png 3rd Crossbench George Sanders
1982
8 / 125
Increase2.png 5 1,007,020 8.12% Steady2.png 3rd Crossbench
1986
4 / 125
Decrease2.png 4 656,041 4.97% Decrease2.png 4th Crossbench Michael Paxton
1990
5 / 140
Increase2.png 1 1,071,809 7.74% Steady2.png 4th Crossbench
1994
7 / 140
Increase2.png 2 1,186,772 7.27% Increase2.png 3rd Crossbench
1998
5 / 140
Decrease2.png 2 464,909 3.13% Steady2.png 3rd Crossbench Eric Wojtczak
2002
9 / 150
Increase2.png 4 951,061 6.20% Steady2.png 3rd Coalition Jack Whitham
2006
9 / 150
Steady2.png 0 1,332,236 8.16% Steady2.png 3rd Crossbench Martin Brooks
2010
8 / 150
Decrease2.png 1 1,269,644 7.50% Steady2.png 3rd Confidence
and supply
2014
6 / 150
Decrease2.png 2 897,932 4.99% Steady2.png 3rd Crossbench
2018
7 / 150
Increase2.png 1 1,150,819 6.13% Steady2.png 3rd Crossbench
2022
9 / 194
Increase2.png 2 4.63% Decrease2.png 5th Crossbench Spencer Bartell

President

Election Candidate First preference Result
President Vice President Total votes %
1982 Joshua Kemmis Gordon West 702,061 6.28% (#4)
 
Lost
1988 Roger Cornell Jimmy Martin 617,692 5.09% (#5)
 
Lost
1994 Gary Prow Scott Rogerson 550,789 4.05% (#5)
 
Lost
2000 No candidate
2006 Ed Wideman Melissa Barry 473,352 3.15% (#6)
 
Lost
2012 Stephanie Lorenzo Nathan Hoops 1,248,615 7.34% (#4)
 
Lost
2018 No candidate
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