UPA (Utanian Press Agency)
Release: September 24, 300 AP.
President asks voters to "please consider"
President Hope's latest plea to voters in Utania is that they should "seriously
consider the consequences" of voting for so many small parties on the conservative side of
politics. Voters should accept that the government "has heard" their dissatisfaction, but
that a vote for smaller parties who have little chance of being elected was a vote for the
opposition, President Hope said.
The President makes the statements in a new advertisement that markets his Conservative
Party as "the only path to a better future", a restatement of the current Conservative Party
advertisements. He is clearly referring to the smaller four parties on the Conservative side
of politics that are drawing away votes from the Conservative and Democratic parties: the
Burovians, Progressive Party, Liberal Nationalists and Nationalists. The statement will not
be an attack on the Cruis-Democrats with whom the Conservative Party is in a clear alliance.
Political gurus are split on the daring move. Some pundits are calling it a risky move,
likely to sound to voters like "I'll tell you how to vote", yet others say it is a bold move
to make voters think about the electoral system and consider the consequences of their
The Conservative Party has been playing the advertisements just as the latest
Kapur-Zeitgeist polls show that they are regaining lost ground, and are marginally likely to
lead the coalition government. The advertising saturation of the TV and radio market is
making large profits for the advertising and television companies.
Polls open this Wednesday in Utania's inaugural election.
©UPA, 300 AP.
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