United Democratic Appeal for Xiaodong

United Democratic Appeal for Xiaodong

晓东团结民主呼吁
Xiǎodōng Tuánjié Mínzhǔ Hūyù
LeaderHu Wenjuan
Founded15th March 2011
IdeologyBig tent
Colors     Turquoise
     White
State Presidium
0 / 563
Prefectural Congresses
0 / 922
Local Congress Seats
0 / 2,766
Mayoralties
0 / 19

United Democratic Appeal for Xiaodong (Minjianese: 晓东团结民主呼吁; Xiǎodōng Tuánjié Mínzhǔ Hūyù) is an electoral alliance of pro-democracy political parties in Xiaodong. Consisting of 11 political parties of varying ideology the UDA is intended to be a big tent coalition designed at removing the Xiaodong Regeneration Society from power and "unblock" Xiaodong's political, economic and social system.

The UDA was created in 2011 as the Democratic Alliance (民主联盟) to coordinate pro-democracy parties in the then upcoming 2011 general election, where they got 47 seats. In 2015 they renamed themselves as the UDA and did surprisingly well in the 2016 general election, with the Regeneration Society losing its majority for the first time since the Corrective Revolution and the UDA maintaining its position as the largest opposition bloc. The UDA supported the Alliance for Democracy in Xiaodong's leader Chen Qianshi candidature for State Chairperson but after he failed to get elected to the post. When new elections announced the UDA and the Alliance for Democracy agreed to come to an electoral alliance for the next election, promising not to run candidates against each other for the next election with the intention of unseating the Regeneration Society from power.

The UDA came second in the 2017 election with its leaders accusing the government of practicing electoral fraud. The UDA as a result opted for a policy of abstentionism regarding state institutions as many of their leaders and supporters were jailed by the government per the Normalisation process. In 2018 the UDA was stripped of its ability to contest elections and its ability to sit in state institutions.

History

Ideology

Organisation

Member parties

Party Ideology Seats (2017 election)
People's Party Social Liberalism, Concordianism
28 / 563
Duljunese Democratic Party Duljunese minority interests, Social democracy
28 / 563
New Progressive Party Conservatism, Economic Liberalism
15 / 563
Reform Party Thianchinese minority interests, Economic liberalism
14 / 563
Xiaodong Democratic Socialist Party Democratic socialism, Left-wing Nationalism
12 / 563
People Power National conservatism, Right-wing populism
10 / 563
Gashengi Congress Gashengi minority interests, Religious conservatism
10 / 563
Society for National Revival National Principlism, Xiaodongese nationalism
8 / 563
Ba Civic Union Ba minority interests, Conservatism
7 / 563
Revialist Movement Sakarism, Neo-Sakarism
2 / 563
Thianchinese Unity Party Thianchinese minority interests, Socialism
1 / 563
Independent democrats N/A
2 / 563

Leaders

No. Name
(Born–Died)
Portrait Term in Office Party
1 Chu Sian-cheng
(1957-)
60px 14th July 2011 19th September 2011 Reform
2 Chen Xianfeng
(1934-)
Martin Lee 2014 cut.jpg 19th September 2011 18th May 2014 People's Party
3 Hu Wenjuan
(1960-)
60px 18th May 2014 Incumbent People's Party

Electoral results

Election Leader # of seats won # of Single-member district vote % of Single-member district vote # of Multi-member district vote % of Multi-member district vote Outcome of election
2011 Ye Jiuguo
57 / 215
6,952,401 23.56% 7,117,653 24.12% Increase 18 seats; Opposition
2016 Hu Wenjuan
89 / 215
14,227,949 37.8% 14,416,148 38.3% Increase 32 seats; Opposition
2017 Hu Wenjuan
71 / 215
11,971,091 32.73% 11,923,544 32.60% Decrease 18 seats; Opposition