The first session kicked off with opening speeches by the parties’ leadership, with RENEW announcing their intentions to secure the borders and privatize prisons. The left-leaning parties promptly refuted this stance while addressing the parliament, and presented a communist agenda. After the opening speeches, an EPP parliamentarian proposed the arming of civilians as a solution to protecting the nation from invasions. This brave soldier was met with praise from the right and left. Throughout the first unmoderated debate, party leadership of the center parties met to find common ground, which led to a first draft for a common agenda on national defense. Finally, in the after-hours, rumors popped up of some parliamentarians planning to defect to create a new party with a patriarchal agenda.