Current Senate Seats (2020)
Currently there are seven major parties that have elected delegates in the Encessian Senate. All from different portions of the political spectrum with some movements dating back up to a century. Since the Senate's founding election into it has been open to all federally recognized parties. The most recent election being in 2020.
The Conservative Party
The Conservative party (33 seats) is headed by Nasos Pollelo and headquartered in the administrative district of Lonue. For the past three election cycles it has been the majority party in the Senate. A stance on moderate thinking, the preservation of tradition and Orthodoxy, and a market-based and free economy makes it popular among a good portion of Encessians. Its roots go back to the monarchy dating back to 1876 as members have been comprised of supporters of the crown while not being a party at the time.
The Republican Party
The Republican Party (17 seats) is headed by Avgi Manidi and is also headquartered in the administrative district of Lonue. Considered the oldest party, it has its history as an anti-monarchy unit dating back as early as the 17th century. The term 'Republicans' used for many years to describe those in favor dissolving the monarchy and empowering an executive legislature. Their main goals are to empower the Senate as supreme law of the land, and champion democracy in a fanatic manner. They have always held a form of majority with rural populations and certain minorities.
The Monarchist Party (6 seats) is headed by its founder Pantelis Iona and is headquartered in Chrysí Póli or as they refer to it, 'the true capital'. The party is a band of true autocrats that wish to see the abolishment of most if not all democratic elements within the nation and restore the Basileus to his full power. Though they do not support Basileus Aetos after he worked with the Republicans to overthrow his father during his tryannical reign. Founded in 1977 in opposition to the Republican aspects in Encessia they call to revert back to an absolute and central monarchy centered around the crown and religion. They tend to be popular with the older generation.
The Populist Party (4 seats) is headed Elias Mihail and is sometimes regarded as the most extreme of the parties. It is headquarted in Pyli. Populists that believe in the fanatic empowerment of the people under an absolute government that calls for the empowerment of one singular party and person, and excluding all non-Encessian minorities in a true Encessian state. Strictly right-wing and very opposed to socialism, they believe the Encessian way of life and rule should be spread as far as possible. And for this they are usually frowned upon by all other parties save for an alliance with the Monarchists. Founded after the formation of the Senate though their roots trace back to the Imperialist movements .
The Progressive Party (21 seats) is headed by Chrysanthi Athanasia and headquartered in the administrative district of Lonue. Popular with the younger generation, Progressives believe in a liberal democracy centered around equality for people of all walks of life. Their views on social welfare and taxes sometimes label them under more socialist terms. They believe that religion is not important to the unity of a people and that traditions tend to weigh nations down. They do not exactly believe in the monarchy, though have worked with Basileus Aetos in reforms in the past. It was founded in 1989 and is regarded as the fastest growing party in terms of support and capital.
The Rose Party
The Rose Party (12 seats) is headed by Kostis Stylianos and headquartered in Enidia where most of its provincial support is centered around with the rural farmers of western Encessia. Their main beliefs involving the empowerment of a socialist state that empowers the workers but also holds a sense of democracy not guided by tradition, moderation, or religion but rather the needs of the working state. Growing in popularity over the years they have seen much support than expected during their founding in 1982 during the formation of socialist ideals in the Encessian state after the freeing of information within the nation.
The Unionist Party (7 seats) are the true Reds of Encessia. Led by Petar Svetomir, a socialist (or syndicalist) from a Sofrezian immgrant family. A stance on the devolution of the central powers of the nation into unions of workers under a true red state. Also finding support with some rural and urban population they were founded in 1985, first beginning as a more radical branch of the Rose Party until splitting off into their own party. Believing not in democracy or the monarchy, but an organized working state pursuing true autarky. Without the reliance on the foreign world or religion.