The X Party, the party of the future 7

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Jan 1 2013

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Spain

"If you want something different, do something really different."

And they did it!

Spain, January 1st 2013, an anonymous device was launched through the networks combining a communication guerrilla with a political-electoral aesthetic. The video used for take-off went viral receiving 200.000 visits in 48h: https://youtu.be/90deuJiQfTw

The CITIZENS' NETWORK X PARTY http://partidox.org/en/ broke into the Spanish stale, corrupt and expired political scenario as a citizen lobby group, articulated as a network and specialised on the topic of democracy.

XNET is the group of activists that drive it, advocating for citizen work in contrast to the passivity of the party/media-figure concept. A pioneering experience created more than a year before other experiences which followed appeared. Born against the cult of personalities, it remained anonymous for 10 months with extreme efficiency, achieving more than 100,000 votes in the European Parliament’s elections on May 25th, 2015. http://partidox.org/2014-journey-into-spanish-electoral-system/

But... why are they so different?

This device is the first and only that has given creative and powerful answers to the critical issues raised by the Spanish 15M (Indignados) movement’s philosophy on the electoral field. It addresses and finds solutions to the vertical/horizontal & effectiveness/democracy dichotomies that new electoral devices have not resolved, working on themes such as: transversality, the combination of participation and accountability against clicktivism or technopolitics as a real renewal of media and political dependence mechanisms.

"Networked Democracy: neither vertical nor horizontal; networked and as diversely skilled nodes".

The Citizens' Network X Party proposes democratic participation and citizen surveillance of their institutions, providing a program for action developed through a logic method http://partidox.org/method/. This method is built from the best existing solutions coming from civil society, following a Roadmap that unfolds from what is called Just Democracy http://partidox.org/basic-information/; the most advanced program that exists for 21st century democracy, promoting networked democracy and made up of 4 mechanisms:

1. Transparency in public management: Citizen knowledge of all decisions and processes, data and circumstances involved in the decision making process.
2. Governments under citizen control (Wikigovernment) and Citizen Legislative Power (Wikilegislation): Citizen participation in managing common affairs and lawmaking, in a collaborative and transparent manner.
3. Real and permanent right to Vote: Recover and exercise sovereignty by voting whenever we consider necessary. No blank checks every 4 years.
4. Binding Referendum: in cases of great significance, as structural changes in laws, or if the government does not address essential issues for citizens.

It has created a highly advanced and efficient prototype (though not techno-centric) that puts real power in the hands of citizens, based on the distribution of control over the government through multiple channels of collaboration, monitoring, participation and decision making based on methodological guidelines, rather than ideological.

"Let's be radical, ask for what is possible!"

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