UPA (Utanian Press Agency)
Release: June 17th, 300ap.
"TRUE" DEMOCRATS DEMAND DIRECT DEMOCRACY
A faction within the Democratic Party of Utania threatened to withdraw support from the
fledgling government today, which already struggles to hold power, unless steps toward "direct
democracy" were made.
The leader of the faction, Kenneth Otoma, had recently completed a party analysis of
Lendosa's democratic model and came away sufficiently impressed that he strongly recommended
that the Democratic Party take the model as its standard. Unfortunately, the party hierarchy
disagreed with his analysis, and voted down the proposal. Now, Otoma and several supporters
are threatening to walk from the Democratic party unless some of the suggested "improvements
to democracy" are taken on as policy by the government.
The Democrats are said to be furious at the faction and its members. Prime Minister
Kemp is reported to have denounced the True Democrats as bullies using "undemocratic methods"
to get their way.
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