On the Subject of Parliament
I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply doesn't work.
This module consists of three screens and four buttons. Two of the screens list a bill title and a political party, and one lists an approval rating. The module is defused by supporting or opposing the correct bills, then determining the result of an election.
Defusing the module
- Stage One: Determine whether to support or oppose the bill up for debate based on your political party.
- First, check whether the legislation or the party meets certain special rules. Go down the list of Appendix P.1 ("The party line") and comply with the first rule that matches.
- If no rule matches, consult Appendix P.2 ("Vote your conscience") and vote accordingly.
- Repeat this step until all three square indicators to the right are lit in green.
- Stage Two: It's election day. Determine whether the election will be run by a first-past-the-post (FPTP) or mixed-member proportional (MMP) system:
- First, check how many lit indicators there are. Keep a note of whether there is an even or odd number of them. (Zero is an even number for the purpose of this step.)
- Count how many vowels and consonants are in all indicators. (Use the serial number if there are no indicators.) If there are fewer than (number of consonants - 2) vowels, use MMP if there are an even number of lit indicators and FPTP
if there are an odd number. If there are at least (number of consonants - 2) vowels:
- If there were an odd number of lit indicators, use MMP if the current party is Socialist, LAN, Birthday or Conservative. Use FPTP otherwise.
- If there were an even number of lit indicators, use FPTP if the current party is Liberal, Socialist or Communist. Use MMP otherwise.