In 2011 a new Chernarusian permanent government was elected. The Cherarusian parliament is divided between the majority Conservative party and the Liberal party. Because of the civil war, in 2010 Chedaki political activists insisted and won a total of 10 at large seats out of 100. The 2011 elections gave conservatives 53 seats with Liberals gaining 37 seats. The Liberals also elected a charismatic leader named Jesus H. Cripez, who vowed to heal the wounds of the civil war and political divisions within the country.
In the 2011 elections liberals gains amounted to a total of 45 seats to conservatives 45. That suddenly made the Chedaki group very powerful and important to the Liberals and to Cripez's legislative agenda. One of the top legislative agendas for the Chedaki was autonomy for northern provinces, which they claimed would allow them to recover from the ravages of the civil war.
To that end Cripez propsed to allow some degree of autonomy to the northern provinces by allowing Chedaki dominated areas to collect and used their own revenues to rebuild their areas, to allow them to take over local radio and television stations in the north and to maintain their own security force. The proposal enraged conservatives who claimed that autonomy was the last thing Chernarus needed as it emerged from its civil war.
The result was another low level civil war which drove out many ethnic Chernarusians as well as some Russians from the area and plunged the area into a deep economic depression. The resulting chaos helped the Chedaki with recruitment to their security forces, but it also started some Chedakis to begin illicit drug production as well as distribution both to areas in the south and to Russia. Because of autonomy agreements the Chernarusian government was unable to intervene into the rapid growth of the illegal drug industry. Conservatives complained daily to Cripez about drug problem developing in the north for weeks until the government finally relented to bring the military to bear onto the problem.
The Chernarusian Navy commandeered and set up a naval aviation squadron at the airstrip in Balota last January and began aerial and surface patrols on the eastern coast. The patrols went unarmed at first with only instructions to observe and report. Six weeks ago, one two plane patrol was fired on by four boats just off the coast near Rify. One of the SU-25s sustained light damage, but the Chernarusian navy began to fly armed patrols this time with orders to fire only when fired on. A week later another patrol was fired on and one SU-25 was shot down, the pilot drowned.