UPA (Utanian Press Agency)
Release: August 7th, 300 AP.
Utanian Burovian Movement launches its campaign.
The international Burovian movement has arrived on Utanian shores! In a major
fundraiser on Sunday evening, the party declared its campaign would now begin to "win the
hearts and minds of Utanians to a path toward economic prosperity and peace."
Party Secretary, Naahi Bennett, spoke briefly about the election campaign ahead. The
party's slogan "For the Future" was accompanied by some impressive television advertisements
shown to the party faithful gathered in the Luka hall. The advertisements focused on the
Utania of tomorrow, showing footage of a futuristic Luka, and had people telling of crime
reduction, prosperity, development and peace.
Mr Bennett explained that he would be running as well as leading the campaign until the
party's internal structure and positions were finalised. He also explained that advertisements
would be running regularly on television from now on, becoming more intensive toward the poll
"The Utanian Burovian Movement is Utania's best chance to develop and grow. We will
develop trade and economic links to nations around the world, and focus our attention on
developing the less developed regions in Utania, while maintaining a balance with the
spiritual and cultural needs of the people there."
Mr Bennett also added as an afterword: "I might also add an unscripted comment for the
benefit of the assembled media; Mr Langley's recent comments regarding Utania's supposed
'need' for heavy rearming should be treated with the utter contempt and disdain they are
worth. He is using the politics of fear to incite votes for the LNP, and it is high time that
the President made clear that this was not the position of Utania as a whole. The UBM would
aim to reduce the military needs of the nation by diplomaticly enforcing our neutrality,
which would save lives by channelling monies to hospitals or economic development."
©UPA, 300 AP.
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