Coming off Macron’s victory in the 2022 presidential election, his alliance, Ensemble, is hopeful of maintaining their parliamentary majority in order to push Macron’s agenda through, but, Ensemble faces strong resistance from Jean-Luc Melenchon’s NUPES alliance, hoping to capitalize on unenthusiastic left wing Macron voters, and Marine Le Pen’s National Rally, hoping to dethrone Ensemble from the far right. With the war in the Ukraine, the fallout of covid, the cost of living crisis and more being on the minds of voters, who will come out on top and become the next Prime Minister of France?
NOTE: France has alot of regions, so expect this scenario to run slower than an average PMI game.
Parties and Candidates:
La République En Marche! (Ensemble) – Richard Ferrand
Democratic Movement (Ensemble) – François Bayrou
Horizons (Ensemble) – Édouard Philippe
The Republicans (UDC) – Christian Jacob
Union of Democrats and Independents (UDC) – Jean-Christophe Lagarde
La France Insoumise (NUPES) – Jean-Luc Mélenchon
Europe Ecology – The Greens (NUPES) – Julien Bayou
Socialist Party (NUPES) – Olivier Faure
French Communist Party (NUPES) – Fabien Roussel
National Rally – Marine Le Pen
Radical Party of the Left – Guillaume Lacroix
Debout la France (UPF) – Nicolas Dupont-Aignan
The Patriots (UPF) – Florian Philippot
Reconquête – Eric Zemmour
After Spain elected its most fragmented parliament ever in 2015, and the failure of the major parties to negotiate a coalition, a new election was called for in 2016, and with a stagnant economy, regional instability, corruption scandals and Brexit fresh in the mind of voters, it was anyones election to win. The main 2 contenders, as always, were the centre-right PP under Mariano Rajoy and the centre-left PSOE under Pedro Sanchez, but this time, the left wing Unidas Podemos alliance under Pablo Iglesias posed a real threat to the 2 party system, with some even predicting PSOE to fall to third place as the party bickers amongst itself. So, will the two party system survive? Will government deadlock continue? Will regional seperatism continue to make gains around Spain? Most importantly, who will become the new Prime Minister of Spain?
NOTE: Spain uses the D’Hondt system, which does not exist in Prime Minister Infinity, however, it is encouraged that you use one of many available D’Hondt calculators to determine the final result.
Parties and Candidates:
People’s Party – Mariano Rajoy
PSOE – Pedro Sanchez
Unidas Podemos – Pablo Iglesias
Ciudadanos – Albert Rivera
Republican Left of Catalonia – Gabriel Rufian
Democratic Convergence of Catalonia – Francesc Homs
Basque Nationalist Party – Aitor Esteban
Animalist Party – Silvia Barquero
Basque Country Unite – Marian Beitialarrangoitia
Coalicion Canaria – Ana Oramas
Geroa Bai – Daniel Innerarity
After losing their absolute majority in 2017, the More Lisbon coalition under Fernando Medina look towards regaining their dominance in Lisbon politics, but Covid-19, a scandal linking Mayor Medina to a leak of dissident data to Russia, Israel and China plus challenger Carlos Moedas’ New Times alliance have made this election more close than anyone expected, who will win and who will be forced into the opposition benches?
Candidates and parties:
Social Democratic Party – Carlos Moedas
Socialist Party – Fernando Medina
Unitary Democratic Coalition – Joao Ferreira
Left Bloc – Beatriz Gomes Dias
Chega! – Nuno Graciano
Liberal Initiative – Bruno Horta Soares
People-Animals-Nature – Manuela Gonzaga
Volt Portugal – Tiago Gomes Belem
We, The Citizens! – Sofia Alfonso Ferreira
Rise Up! – Jose Patrocinio
National Democratic Alternative – Bruno Fialho
- An Excel sheet showing the results of each constituency.
- I took advantage of the PR system in President Infinity to simulate the PR system used for 47 of the seats. The folder for that is here. The PI file was somewhat hastily made, so it might have some flaws.
- Pictures of some of the leaders
Germany has had a bumpy ride through the world economic crisis, but citizens are mostly satisfied with Chancellor Merkel’s handling of the crisis. Yet the Grand Coalition of CDU/CSU and SPD is unwilling to continue. Parties are searching for controversial issues to fight it out. Merkel seeks to keep power with a new partner. But with an established five-party system, coalition prospects are unsafe at any time. Will the campaign end in a grand surprise?
This scenario is the 2009 Chancellor Forever campaign remade for the infinity engine. Although the hybrid electoral system is not implemented in the engine, I have updated the scenario so we have a playable base campaign with is easily amendable should the Hare-Niemayer system come to the infinity engines.
Amidst the backdrop of rumours surrounding more IMF-sponsored austerity measures, Prime Minster Portia Simpson-Miller has called an early election. She will be running a campaign centered around steady economic growth, a lowering debt-to-GDP ratio, and multiple international credit upgrades. These achievements have come at a cost, however, as the IMF-imposed austerity measures remain deeply unpopular with the Jamaican electorate. Following his defeat in 2011, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness is ready for an attempt to regain his position as Prime Minister of Jamaica. The JLP have unveiled a 10-point plan designed to spur economic growth, while simultaneously lowering taxes in the island nation. While polling seems to indicate a razor-thin PNP lead, this election is up for grabs by either party!
The second Rutte cabinet, the first government to serve a full term since 2002, was formed after two rivaling and ideologically opposite parties joined each other in a coalition and in the proces got very unpopular in the polls. The election is setting up to be the closest ever with seven parties a serious contender for the win. This election also saw the highest number of participating parties in a general election ever. Will you be able to secure parliamentary seats with one of the newcomers or get a third victory in a row for Rutte’s liberal VVD? Will you be able to make populist Geert Wilder’s PVV the largest party for the first time or make the grand old parties of CDA or PvdA bounce back into power? Will you form the backbone in the next Dutch government? Prove it in this scenario.
Scenario Features include:
- Dutch political parties: all parties that took part in most of the electoral districts. Parties that ended up taking seats are on default, parties that didn’t are off.
- VVD: People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (on)
- PvdA: Labour Party (on)
- PVV: Party for Freedom (on)
- SP: Socialist Party (on)
- CDA: Christian Democratic Appeal (on)
- D66: Democrats 66 (on)
- ChristenUnie: Christian Union (on)
- GroenLinks: GreenLeft (on)
- SGP: Reformed Political Party (on)
- PvdD: Party for the Animals (on)
- 50PLUS (on)
- Entrepeneurs Party (off)
- VNL: For the Netherlands (off)
- DENK (on)
- New Ways (off)
- FvD: Forum for Democracy (on)
- The Civil Movement (off)
- Free-Minded Party (off)
- GeenPeil (off)
- Pirate Party (off)
- Article 1 (off)
- Non-Voters (off)
- Libertarian Party (off)
- Local Represented (off)
- JESUS LIVES (off)
- Dutch political leaders: Most larger parties and some of the smaller ones have multiple possible party leaders. The ones that had leader elections got the runners-up as a choice for leader for that party.
- Specific Dutch endorsers: From well-known ones like “De Telegraaf”, the largest circulated newspaper, to NGO’s like “Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland” to individuals from journalists like Wierd Duk, tv-personalities like Johan Derksen to activists like Johan Vollenbroek.
- Issues and party platforms specific for this election like “direct democracy”, “asylum seekers and immigration” and “discrimination laws”
- Events that had an impact on the elections. From the Geert Wilders court case in December to the Turkish minister visiting Rotterdam in March.
- Map based on the Dutch “kieskring”-system. These electoral districts are mostly coinciding with provincial borders but some are only a specific city or region. A new party has to apply in each “kieskring” independently and parties have the opportunity to use different electoral lists in each “kieskring”.
- And much more!