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A Talossan newspaper about anything that isn't politics (and politics)

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№4. Provincial Activity In The Aftermath Of General Election

What is happening in there?

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In the meanwhile of the zugzwang situation with the Electoral Commitee, where we Talossans constantly fail to decide who should it be who verifies the election results, let's take a look at what's going on in our provinces.

Atatürk is sure a quiet place. Last 5 threads of the provincial board were written and commented on by a single person: our Minister of STUFF Sevastáin Pinátsch. It's a philosophical question what's better: bad news or no news at all, but this province seems to prefer the latter. There are some good news though: the aforementioned minister was reёlected as the Senator for Atatürk (defeating Brad Holmes). Provincial assembly elections were won by MRPT, closely followed by RUMP. The province doesn't seem to care much about seat distribution now, though. Actually, last 4 threads of the province are about the Senate. What else is there?

In Benito, things are more lively. Iason Taiwos, in part for the sake of not letting the provincial activity die, stood up to oppose Lüc da Schir in the Senäts race, much to appreciation of the latter. Da Schir has won the race. There was a respectful and enjoyable competition between the two. Benitian Assembly seats have already been distributed, with ModRads getting 6 seats, New Peculiar Way - 3 seats, and the Republicans - 2 seats. The leader of Republicans is currently in search for people to fill the position.

The province of Cézembre saw no Senate election this time. L'États de Cézembre saw it's seats distributed this way: RUMP and Free Democrats both gained 7 seats, MRPT has 5 seats and the Republicans - one seat. After the GE, according to Cézembrean Constitution, the province holds an election of the provincial leader - Sénéchal. As the incumbent Sénéchal is running for the office again, he has appointed some particular Alèxandreu Soleighlfred to conduct the election. The process is now awaiting access for the provincial database from Martí-Pair Furxheir.

In Fiôvâ, nothing was happening until Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN, the previous provincial SoS, stepped in to declare the Senatorial Elections (due to absence of incumbent Senator) and handed it's conduct to S:reu Furxheir, Talossan Secretary of State. The new Fiôvân Senator if Gödafrïeu Válcadác'h.

In Florencia, nothing happens. Not much more so in Maritiimi-Maxhestic, where Ian Plätschisch has nominated himself for the office of Grand General Secretary and seems to be the only one interested in position. Ian has also appointed the 13th convocation of the M-M Assembly.

Last but not the least, in Vuode Eðo Grischun was reëlected as provincial despite not being on the ballot. Things are unclear, though, because of his opponen't (V) demand for recount. This demand caused huge misunderstanding between him and the Secretary of State. The issue seems to be more or less undecided as of now. The process of convening the provincial legislative assembly, Etats Xhenerals, didn't go very far as well too.

Here's hoping the we will decide all these questions as soon as possible. Provincial activities sure need a boost.

17 of December, 2016

Alexandreu Soleighlfred

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№3. Small Newspaper Reform

Desperate attempts to do something

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The structure of Zoneu Auþorisat, as it was firsty laid out, turned out to be disfunctional and daunting. One who wants simple design, makes it simple: it's an ill idea to implement sections / links on such a platform. True simplicity is one page layout. Clicking links it too mainstream. Updating a newspaper doesn't seem to be such a daunting task with such a layout. You know me, that's important.

17 of December, 2016

Alexandreu Soleighlfred

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№2. December 2016 General Elections: Provisional Results

What 50th Cosa will most probably look like

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The General Elections for the anniversary 50th Cosa are over, and while the official results and ballots are yet to be validated by the Electoral Comission (which is a whole different story) we can already take a glimpse on what the next Cosa will look like (compared to 49th Cosa):

49th and 50th Cosas comparison graph

We can see clear improvement by two parties: the ModRads and the Republicans. Free Democrats, though still getting a considerable amount of seats, are nowhere near as successful.

This election also saw an interesting precedent: a ballot cast secretly read "I Explicitly Vote Against All Parties". No one new what to do with the vote, until Vit Caçeir decided to create a party of that name. He went as far as to pay the registration fee in full, which means his party is eligible for 2 seats in next Cosa. This is an exceptional situation and we are yet to find a way to handle this.

Let's wait until the results are validated. After that we will discuss provincial, senatorial results and referendums.

7 of December, 2016

Alexandreu Soleighlfred

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№1. Welcome to Zoneu Auþorisat!

What this newpaper is about

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I want to warmly welcome you on this first page of the Zoneu Auþorisat newspaper. Here at ZA we ditch huge modern blogging engines in favor of a very simple one, just text, occasional images, and a manual approach to web-design. ZA is about information: you don't need those catchy backgrounds and sophisticated fonts.

You don't need logging in to any Google/Blogger/Whatever account to comment on an issue. Just a password (an Edit Code), and if you're a Talossan, you'll have the password, it will be published in the Wittenberg Chat Room thread. Just click the "EDIT" link, do whatever you wish with the page, enter the password and you're done. Simple. I will archive all the published materials locally, so that's enough of a vandalism-proof.

This is not an official kind of a newspaper. What I write here is my perspective, not Talossa's, not my party's. If a guest writer publishes something (contact me privately at Witt to do that), then it's his perspective.

I hope Zoneu Auþorisat will be a fun and pleasant read for everyone and will contribute to increased activity in Talossa. I will do my best for it!

7 of December, 2016

Alexandreu Soleighlfred

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