New South Wales 2023 – Wind Of Change, Or Not?

This election is set to be a pivotal moment for New South Wales. As voters head to the polls, the stakes are high with Dominic Perrottet and the Liberal Party vying to secure another term amidst challenges and a strong opposition led by Chris Minns of the Labor Party, issues ranging from healthcare and education to infrastructure and housing affordability dominate the campaign, reflecting the diverse concerns of the electorate.

Labor is determined to end 12 years in opposition, presenting a renewed vision for the state and promising significant reforms. Chris Minns and his team are capitalizing on growing dissatisfaction with the current government, hoping to ride a wave of change similar to the federal election results, Labor challenge is significant there have only been two instances since World War II where Labor has won government from the opposition in New South Wales.

Smaller parties and independents also play a crucial role in this election, The Greens continue to push their environmental and social justice agenda, while the potential for a “teal wave”—inspired by the recent federal election—adds another layer of complexity. These independent candidates, often focusing on climate action and political integrity, could disrupt traditional voting patterns and influence key electorates.

The current government is the last of its kind in mainland Australia. After losing popular premier Gladys Berejiklian, can Perrottet hold off the red wave and stop it in New South Wales? Or will Minns deliver Labor to government after 12 years in the wilderness?

Queensland – 1998

The 1998 Queensland state election is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable and hard-fought political contests in recent history. With a diverse array of parties and candidates vying for power, the race is wide open, and the outcome is far from certain.

The incumbent National-Liberal coalition government, which unexpectedly gaining power in 1996, is now battling to maintain its grip on power. Meanwhile, the center-left Labor Party is mounting a strong challenge, while the controversial right-wing populist One Nation party led by Pauline Hanson is making a serious push to gain a foothold in the state parliament. Smaller players like the Australian Democrats and Greens are also hoping to leverage voter discontent to secure crucial seats.

The stakes are high, with the future direction of Queensland’s policies on crucial issues like gun reform, indigenous rights, immigration, and the economy all hanging in the balance. Analysts predict record voter turnout as Queenslanders grapple with a complex and consequential set of choices.

With millions of dollars in campaign spending, fiery rhetoric, and shifting alliances, the 1998 Queensland election promises to be a dramatic and defining moment in the state’s political landscape. The final results could reverberate across the country, making this one of the most closely watched state elections in recent memory.

Who will lead Queensland into the new century?

South Australia – 2018

South Australians once again find themselves at a pivotal moment, as they prepare to cast their votes and determine the direction of the state for the next term. The Weatherill Labor government is seeking an unprecedented fifth term in office after a tumultuous last four years rocked by scandals, political turmoil, and statewide blackouts. However, lingering discontent over the energy crisis and cost of living pressures have given momentum to Leader Steven Marshall’s Liberal opposition in their quest to regain Government House. Into this scenario has emerged the insurgent SA Best party led by Former Senator Nick Xenophon, tapping into frustrations but lacking a history of governance. With preferences set to play a major role once more, SA Best is hoping to hold the balance of power regardless of who wins the largest share of the vote, Whoever emerges victorious on March 17 will inherit enormous responsibility to stabilize the budget, stimulate new jobs, and regain public trust in politics at a critical juncture for the state. Once the dust settles after another tightly fought campaign, who will earn the opportunity to lead South Australia bravely into the next decade?

This election unpredictable nature can offer some historic results:

  • Will Premier Weatherill succeed in his quest to win another term and give the Labor party an unprecedented 5th term for the party?
  • Will Steven Marshall’s Liberals come back after 16 years long in opposition?
  • Will South Australians decide it’s time to ditch the duopoly and elect Nick Xenophon and his SA-Best to government?

Western Australia 1950 – Wind Of Change

Alt-History Mod Alert!

In 1933, West Australians voted in favor of secession from Australia, in the midst of the Depression. After the Western Australian delegation’s petition was accepted by the UK Parliament, the flag of the federation was lowered in Perth and replaced by the Blue Ensign, officially ending the federation between Western Australia and the Australian Federation. 17 years on, the country had moved on and prospered under the boom created by the expansion of the agriculture industry and the mining industry, spurred by the economic policy of the Latham government, which had been in power since 1939. The Prime Minister had decided to call a double dissolution election to advance his agenda, after the Senate kept blocking his legislation to ban the Communist Party, which had continued to grow since the end of the war. Labor, under the new leadership of Frank Wise, hoped to retake government after a series of losses and try to convince Western Australia it was time for change. Meanwhile, a new party emerged as a result of Labor’s left pivot and the NCA’s long rule – the Liberal Democratic Party, led by Oscar Wells, the most famous mining magnate in Western Australia. The party hoped to provide a political home for the Social Liberals and Fiscal Conservatives who might be alienated by the two-party system.

Disclaimer: The Mod is based on this referendum https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1933_Western_Australian_state_election point of divergence is when the Joint Select Committee in the British Parliament accepted the petition presented by the Western Australia delegation led by Premier Mitchell

New Zealand 2017 – Time To Decided

It’s time for New Zealanders to decide the country’s future once again! After 9 years of leadership by John Key through both good and bad times, he has decided to retire from politics, handing over the reigns of power to his deputy and former leader Bill English. What seemed like a cakewalk to victory has turned into a battle of popularity and experience, as Andrew Little suddenly resigned as Labour leader just weeks before election day. Labour decided to coalesce around the young and charismatic Jacinda Ardern, electing her as their new leader. Coming from mid-20% polls, Ardern has a big task ahead of her to overcome. How will New Zealand decide?

The election’s unique nature allows for some hypothetical scenarios:

  • What if Andrew Little had persevered through the bad polling numbers and led Labour to the end?
  • What if Winston Peters decided not to do the unexpected and formed a coalition with National?
  • What if Peter Dunne continued fighting in Ōhāriu even though polls showed he might not make it back this time?
  • What if the coalition arrangements changed, with a Red-Green coalition aided by Uncle Winnie?
  • What if National decided it was time to have an economically responsible and environmentally responsible government by forming a coalition with the Greens?

Because of the lack of an MMP system in PMI, we decided to get a little creative by converting the list seats into actual electorate seats. You can battle it out here in the marginal seats, which are basically voters who are undecided but voted for said party last time and might be able to be persuaded to vote for you this time around. To make it a tad bit more realistic, I have made it as hard as possible for you to get the “Base” Party support seats – for example, the National has 12 “Base seats” which would be hard to get. Every party that makes it into the threshold in the 2014 election has this. It’s not perfect, but it’s the best we can do under the circumstances.

Spanish General Election – 2016


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

Lisbon Mayoral Election – 2021


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

Gibraltar general election 2019

A scenario for Gibraltar’s 2019 general election.

The Socialist Labour Party is aiming for its third term in office. Can the centre-right Social Democrats, led by Keith Azopardi, thwart the GSLP-Libs? And what impact will Marlene Hassan Nahon’s new populist movement have on the future of Gibraltar?

Australia – 1987

After a tumultuous second term in office, abandoning most of it’s policies from it’s previous government, can Bob Hawke make history and lead Labor to it’s subsequent 3rd election victory? Or will John Howard and the coalition capitalize on the disillusion of labor’s heartland and form Government? (all whilst avoiding the disastrous Joh for Canberra campaign)

Playable characters include:

Bob Hawke (Labor)

John Howard (Liberal)

Ian Sinclair (National)

Sir Joh Bjielke-Peterson

Janine Haines (Democrats)

and more.

Download the campaign here

http://campaigns.270soft.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Australia-1987-Final-update-3.zip

This is my first published campaign so feedback is more than welcome.

Spain election 2019 scenario! V.1 (Pre election)

With the Spanish general election on 28th April, here is a scenario for the election. I will adjust the figures once the actual results are in to reflect the changes.

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez is facing a tough re-election fight as a C’s-PP-VOX alliance appears to be gaining ground. Can the Socialists win a majority along with their Podemos allies, or will the right wing parties win? Or will we end up in a situation where neither bloc has a majority and has to rely on nationalist parties?

Party ideologies:

PSOE: Socialist (Centre-Left)

PP: Christian Democratic (Centre-Right to Right-wing)

C’s: Liberal (Centre to centre-right)

UP: Socialist (Left to far-left)

VOX: Ultranationalist, Francoist (Far-Right)

ERC: Nationalist, Socialist (Left-Wing)

PDECAT: Nationalist, Liberal (Centre-Centre-Right)

PACMA: Animal rights, socialism (Left-wing)

PNV: Nationalist, Christian Democratic (Centre-Right)

EH-Bildu: Nationalist, Socialist (Left-Wing).

 

Party alliances:

Centre-Left: PSOE+UP

Centre-Right/Far Right: PP+C’s+VOX

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Spanish_general_election

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