Abeldane federal election, December 2019
The 20th Abeldane federal election took place from the 27th till the 28th of December 2019, which included the election to the Reichsversammlung and state elections. Originally scheduled to take place from the 27th to the 29th December, it ended one day earlier due to voter turnout of 100% at all elections held.
11 of 13 seats in the Reichsversammlung
7 seats needed for a majority
|Turnout||100% (▲9.39 pp)|
Following the reforms in 2018, elections for the executive and the legislative were staggered and the term for the Reichsversammlung were extended from 3 months to 6 months. Populares is currently defending its absolute majority of 8 seats whilst the party of the Vorsitzender Edward Daniels, Liberty Front, is currently aiming to increase its seats. Social Ecology is defending its lone seat and had original 2 seats following the resignation of Artemis Langford.
The Reichsversammlung originally had a four-month limit on its legislative term until the 2018 Constitution extended the legislative term to six months. It was also decided that the executive and legislative elections were to be staggered and the last election held where both were held was in December 2018. Ever since then, the first only executive election since June 2017 was held on March 2019, where it saw Edward Daniels of Liberty Front elected as Vorsitzender and Charlotte Katrinsdottir of Populares as Stellvertreter.
The current legislative term, the 10th Reichsversammlung, has overseen two executive elections and two Vorsitzenders and Stellvertreters. Under the Kârjasary ministry, a grand coalition of all the parties were formed and the first since Henry Twain. It oversaw reforms within the government and the Empire in general. After the March 2019 election, Edward Daniels was elected into the Vorsitzendership and retained the grand coalition formed by Kârjasary. The Daniels ministry retained most of the ministers under Kârjasary's term and remains to this day the current composition.
Members of the Reichsversammlung are divided into two: elected members and directly appointed members. Under the constitution, it provides two appointed seats in the Reichsversammlung. One seat is held ex officio by the Ervecysarich, currently Stephen Freayth, and one seat is directly appointed by the Monarch and is called the Imperial Representative. The rest of the seats are directly elected through the election.
Party-list proportional representation system is used for the electable seats and the Droop quota is used for allocating seats to parties. Each parties get to submit a list of members who wish to be elected in the Reichsversammlung and must not exceed the total number of elected seats. Members under the party list are ordered accordingly at the discretion of the party and they have to belong to the same party as their party list.
Currently, there are ten electable seats and the constitution allows for diminishing or increasing these seats. Seats were last increased or diminished on December 2018, where the current 10+2 seats were implemented.
Populares campaigned under the slogan “We Produce, We Deliver, We Can!”, coined by Stephen Freayth. The final party list was decided on 17 December, following internal party discussions. The party program cantered around a commitment to states’ rights, environmentalism, pragmatism and the introduction of a working Abeldane economy. The campaign itself consisted largely of the spreading of the party’s various campaign posters and a call on Abeldanes to vote for the party.
Liberty Front's campaign platform followed much of the promises of the September 2019 manifesto. Through November and December, Edward Daniels, Leader of Liberty Front chaired the Federal Decentralization Committee of Abelden to address the issue of decentralization throughout the Empire. The success of decentralization following the Committee's motion to dissolve on December 21st helped fuel Liberty Front's campaign and displayed a sense of promised completion of such an agenda.
A famous re-purposed poster from Liberty Front reading, "Continuing the Progress" was part of Liberty Front's campaign materials.
The table below lists parties currently represented in the Reichsversammlung.
|Name||Ideologies||Leader||Jun. 2019 result||Current seats|
Populares – Abeldänisches Volkspartei
|Liberal conservatism||Nicholas Kaos||47.5%|
|ASE||Abeldane Social Ecology
Abeldänisches Sozialökologie Partei
|Social ecology||Jessika Ross||22.5%|
Front für Freiheit
|PRC||Party of Royalists and Cooperatism
Partei der Königstreuen und des Kooperativismus
|Populares - Abeldane People's Party||24||60.0||+12.5||7 + 1||▲ 2|
|Party of Royalists and Cooperatism||7||17.5||+5||2||▲ 1|
|Abeldane Social Ecology - The Green Labour Party||5||12.5||-10||1||▼ 1|
|Liberty Front||4||10.0||-7.5||1 + 1||▼ 1|
|Source: Reichswahlkommission Official Report|
|Previous MP||Party||Elected MP||Party||Took office||Seat #|
|Stephen Freayth||Populares||Stephen Freayth||Populares||16 June 2018||1|
|Max Pollack||Populares||Max Pollack||Populares||11 August 2017||2|
|Nicholas Randouler||Populares||Nicholas Randouler||Populares||7 January 2019||3|
|Patrick Renwick||Populares||Patrick Renwick||Populares||12 October 2019||4|
|Sian von Uberquie||Social Ecology||Hasan Çakar||Populares||1 January 2020||5|
|Chase Nanatovich||Social Ecology||James Frisch||Populares||1 January 2020||6|
|Nicolas Millan||Royalists||Nicolas Millan||Royalists||7 January 2019||7|
|Austin Jaax||Social Ecology||Austin Jaax||Social Ecology||7 September 2019||8|
|Connor Stumperth||Liberty Front||Edward Daniels||Liberty Front||21 June 2018||9|
|Elijah Mack||Liberty Front||Domantas Magyla||Royalists||1 January 2020||10|
|Zarel Smith||Populares||Zarel Smith||Populares||16 November 2019||11|
|Edward Daniels||Liberty Front||Connor Stumperth||Liberty Front||4 February 2019||12|
|Nicholas Kaos||Populares||Nicholas Kaos||Populares||18 July 2017||13|
|L'Sydunche||22 October 2019||7||28.6%||42.9%||14,3%||14.3%||-||-||14.3%|
|L'Sydunche||23 October 2019||7||28.6%||14.3%||14.3%||14.3%||28.6%||-||Tie|
|L'Sydunche||25 October 2019||8||37.5%||12.5%||12.5%||0%||37.5%||-||Tie|
|L'Sydunche||26 October 2019||7||28.6%||14.3%||28.6%||14.3%||14.3%||-||Tie|
|L'Sydunche||27 October 2019||9||33.3%||22.2%||0%||11.1%||33.3%||-||Tie|
|L'Sydunche||28 October 2019||6||16.7%||33.3%||16.7%||16.7%||16.7%||-||16.6%|
|L'Sydunche||29 October 2019||7||28.6%||14.3%||14.3%||14.3%||28.6%||-||Tie|
|L'Sydunche||30 October 2019||7||14.3%||28.6%||14.3%||14.3%||28.6%||-||Tie|
|L'Sydunche||31 October 2019||8||12.5%||37.5%||12.5%||12.5%||25.0%||-||12.5%|
|L'Sydunche||4 November 2019||8||12.5%||25.0%||12.5%||25.0%||25.0%||-||Tie|
|L'Sydunche||12 November 2019||8||12.5%||25.0%||25.0%||37.5%||-||-||12.5%|
|L'Sydunche||18 November 2019||9||44.4%||22.2%||11.1%||22.2%||-||-||22.2%|
|L'Sydunche||19 November 2019||11||54.5%||27.3%||9.1%||9.1%||-||-||27.2%|
|L'Sydunche||23 November 2019||10||30.0%||20.0%||30.0%||20.0%||-||-||Tie|
|L'Sydunche||26 November 2019||11||72.7%||18.2%||9.1%||0%||-||-||54.5%|
|L'Sydunche||30 November 2019||9||44.4%||33.3%||11.1%||11.1%||-||-||11.1%|
|L'Sydunche||3 December 2019||14||50.0%||21.4%||14.3%||14.3%||-||-||28.6%|
|L'Sydunche||11 December 2019||12||58.3%||25.0%||8.3%||8.3%||-||-||33.3%|