2009 Francisville general election
The Francisville general election, 2009 took place from 28 May to 3 June 2009 to elect all four members of the Chamber of Deputies. The election was the first democratically convened ballot for a national legislature following the creation of the Chamber by the adoption of the fourth constitution on 15 May 2009. The election result in the formation of the 1st assembly of the Chamber of Deputies under Jeremy Abrahams as inaugural First Minister of Francisville.
The election was conducted using the single transferable vote from a single national list. On 11 April 2009, a referendum was held in order to establish the voting system to be used by the reformed Chamber of Deputies with voters being asked to choose between the single transferable vote or mixed-member proportional representation. The former was chosen with a majority of 66.66% and subsequently established by the fourth constitution, adopted on 15 May 2009. The constitution specified that the Chamber of Deputies should comprise one Deputy for every five citizens plus one addition Deputy, resulting in four Deputies in total. The constitution did not rule out the use of districting but proved unnecessary due to the small size of the Chamber.
The first assembly of the Chamber of Deputies was elected on 28 May to 3 June 2009. Two parties stood candidates and each gained one seat; the centre-left Francillian National Liberal party, and the centre-right Francillian National Democratic party.
List of Deputies
|Cabinet Secretary for Education & Culture
|Deputy First Minister
Cabinet Secretary for Justice
|Cabinet Secretary for Defense
December 2009 by-election
Following the resignation of Jeremy Abrahams as Deputy at the end of his single-term as First Minister, a national by-election was held on 2 December 2009. Adam Newburgh was elected unopposed and subsequently selected as the second First Minister, serving from 3 December 2009 to 3 June 2010.