2012 Francisville federal election
All seats in the Federal Council and the Federal Chamber
The Francillian federal elections, 2012 took place from 28 September to 6 October 2012 to elect the members of the first Federal Council and the first assembly of the Federal Chamber. The results were announced on 7 October and James von Puchow was elected as the inaugural President of Francisville on the same day.
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Francisville was adopted by referendum on 16 August 2012 at the conclusion of the June Convention. The constitution established the Federal Council as the executive branch and collective head of state, and the Federal Chamber as the deliberative assembly responsible for drafting and proposing federal legislation to the Federal Community. Following the adoption of the constitution, the first election for the federal authorities were called on 21 August 2012 with polls set to open on 28 September.
As the first election in the Federal Republic, campaign issues broadly focused on cultural and administrative development of the new state and re-establishing Francisville's place within the MicroWiki community. Sebastian Linden emphasised the importance of upholding the values outlined in the constitution, including the protection of Francillian neutrality and establishling a functioning direct democratic process. Francisville was a neutral country and the government was constitutionally prohibited from engaging in wars of aggression or any acts which would similarly endanger peaceful coexistence and cooperation between nations.
The constitution established an extensive set of economic rights, each accompanied by a set of "state aims". Although no direct state assistance could be demanded or guaranteed by these rights, the constitution required the federal government to pursue them to the best of its ability. These included the rights to general education, adequate housing, clean water and sanitation, and minimum health protection. Workers were gauranteed the rights to a safe working environment, the ability to unionize and strike, and the state facilitation and protection of collective bargaining between workers and employers.
Francisville had already participated in a number of international projects during the June Convention including Polination 2012, Germanophony, and the Sutherland University project with Pristinia.
Federal Council election
The Federal Council was elected for a term of one year by means of the single transferable vote from a single national list. The size of the Federal Council varied according to the size of the population consisting of a minimum of three Councillors, rising to five for a population higher than twenty-five and seven for a population higher than forty. Three Councillors were elected in the 2012 election.
|Cameron Falby||2||40||Elected||Round 1||2|
|Sebastian Linden||2||40||Elected||Round 1||2|
|Andrew Newton||0||0||Defeated||Round 1||0|
|James von Puchow||1||20||Elected||Round 3||1|
|James Stewart||0||0||Defeated||Round 2||0|
List of Councillors
|1||Cameron Falby||Independent||New Scireland||Federal Department of Justice, Social Affairs and Citizenship|
|3||Sebastian Linden||Liberty Union||Rudno||Federal Department of Technology, Finance and Administration|
|2||James von Puchow||Social Democratic Alliance||North Llabdey||President of the Federal Council |
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Culture and Defense
Federal Chamber election
The Federal Chamber was comprised of representatives, known as Federal Deputies, elected from each canton according to its population. Each canton was entitled to elect at least one Deputy, thereafter receiving an additional Deputy for every five citizens. This apportionment resulted in five seats in the 2012 election; New Scireland (1 seat), North Llabdey (1 seat), Rudno (1 seat), Wasserbrueck (2 seats). The Chamber was elected by means of the single transferable vote with each canton functioning as a single electoral district.
|Party||Results by Canton||Total seats|
|Social Democratic Alliance||0||0||0||1||100||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||20|
List of Deputies
|Independent||Cameron Falby||New Scireland|
|Liberty Union||Sebastian Linden||Rudno|
|Social Democratic Alliance||James von Puchow||North Llabdey|
|Liberty Union||James Stewart||Wasserbrueck||President of the Federal Chamber|
- ↑ Constitution of the Federal Republic of Francisville, August 2012. Onst Heem. Accessed 13 July 2020
- ↑ Francisville Federal Election, 2012. Onst Heem. Accessed 13 July 2020