Trivodnian President will pardon KNP leadership as part of wider deal AP Kretyn Trivodnian President Meier Lauterpacht has promised to pardon Krasnislavian National Party leader Uladzimir Sannikov and others if the KNP abandons plans for independence and ends its boycott of the National Assembly. Sannikov and 11 members of his party, many of them high ranking officials, were charged with sedition and disrespecting the constitution earlier this month after setting up an independence 'working group' that would start planning the secession of Krasnislavian territories from Trivodnia. Now in a bid to ease the political crisis gripping the country, President Lauterpacht has agreed to pardon them as a wider deal that will see the KNP abandon plans for independence and end its legislative boycott. The President is also reportedly pressuring the Social Democratic Alliance to compromise further on devolution, which has been at the centre of the row with the KNP. "The people of Trivodnia want solutions, not problems," declared Lauterpacht, who also called for an end to "street politics". Protests have been taking place ever since the Supreme Court ruled against a second election, allowing the Social Democrats to return to power despite the President and opposition parties all calling for a fresh vote, with public opinion shifting dramatically over the course of the 'Christmas crisis'. A permanent camp has been set up by demonstrators in Independence Square in Amstov, the capital's main plaza, with opposition parties all refusing to take their seats in the National Assembly. Yesterday however the Supreme Court also ruled that the boycott could be treated as a mass abstention during votes, effectively allowing the Social Democrats to rule as a one-party state unless the opposition take their seats.