Zeitgeist Magazine's Utania This Week
June 18th, 301 AP
The Liberal Nationalist Party (LNP) broke the agreement not to campaign in this interim election with a series of advertisements in newspapers in the LNP-heartland discrediting the Nationalist Party. Pressure is building for all parties to break the silence.
On Saturday, Free Green Collective leader Dawn K'njosa called women to vote for her party as the only party with an equal number of women candidates. She said the other parties were possibly "misogynist" for only providing seven women of 140 MPs in the last Parliament.
Lasanne state's Governor Hope is demanding to know what the President is hoping to provide his state with for power, as President Okarvits cancelled plans for the construction of two new coal power stations on June 2nd. Lasanne state's electricity grid, which the Governor says is "essential for economic growth", is overstressed and brown-outs are expected this summer. The Governor's campaign may deliver the state to the opposition in the July 7th election.
For the latest information on the election, make sure you check out http://www.jaggedblue.com which has a special section on the front-page devoted to the election issues and polls.
Utania's ethnicity was described in a Census Bureau report released on Monday, which analysed the ethnic make-up of the eleven million non-Utani, of which less than half-a-million were born outside Utania. 5.3 million of non-Utani have no clear primary ethnic background, while 5.1 million were able to describe their primary ethnic background, a third saying they had an "Ingallish" background, 15% said Liliani, and the remaining 50% claimed ethnicity from some group on the old continent, be it Armatirian, Pentian, Zartanian or Ulano-Gronkian.
Utania's Coast Guard also came into effect on Monday. The ten-thousand man, ninety-vessel force is charged with protecting the coast for commercial and defensive interests. The grey-uniformed naval force joins Utania's four-group military, which also includes an Army sub-group: the Utanian Peacekeeping Forces, now numbering 22,300 soldiers, 32 armoured vehicles and a mere 13 helicopters.
Rovens economy downturns
Rovens is suffering the worst economic depression ever, after the withdrawal of substantial subsidies to the region by the collpase of the Guwimith regime, according to the Luka Institute, a conservative think-tank. Another worry for the PIMR government, to add to rebel demands that Guwimithian be dropped as a national language in favour of Ingallish and Basala Pataki.
The economic downturn in Rovens claimed by the Luka Institute further damages plans by the PIMR government to raise funds to establish its own currency, the Roj. It announced it is planning to replace the rebel currency, old Guwimith Dependencies currency and Christianan Crown with a currency of its own.
A mometary lapse of reason in the trading house of Wierman, Aruje and Kopensk allowed a stock market buy that was supposed to be for Û7 million of UYU stock turn into ten times that amount by means of a simple keyboard error. The error has cost the company dearly, forced to then sell the Û63 million of the stock for less than they paid for it. W.A.K. were the first trading house in Utania to operate completely electronically. The Luka Stock Exchange is not yet fully electronic.
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