Stardock has released an update for Galactic Civilizations that addresses a number of gameplay issues and also adds two new political parties to the game. The new parties added to the game with the version 1.03 patch are the Industrialists and the Universalists, which were mentioned in the game's user manual but have only now been properly play-balanced for inclusion in the game.
Right now the version 1.03 patch for Galactic Civilizations is available only via Stardock Central, details of which can be found on Stardock's official Web site. The site also contains details on all the changes implemented in the latest update.
For more information on Galactic Civilizations, which was released last month, check out our full review of the game.