2023 Gaplan legislative election

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2023 Gaplan Legislative Election

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8 out of 12 seats in the National Assembly
7 seats needed for a majority
Turnout30.8 2.9 pp
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Wyatt portrait.jpeg Nicolas Caetano portrait.png
Leader Wyatt Baek Nicolas Caiazzo Gabe Itchez
Party Free Rightist Party Socialist Republic Party AMASH Party
Last election 60.2%, 6 seats 8.5%, 1 seat 11.0%, 1 seat
Seats before 6 1 1
Seats won 4 (6 total) 2 (2 total) 2 (2 total)
Seat change Steady 1 1
Popular vote 43 25 21
Percentage 45.7% 26.6% 22.3%
Swing 14.7% 18.1% 11.3%
Caucus Majority Minority Majority

The 2023 Gaplan legislative election describes a series of elections that elected eight out of twelve seats in the National Assembly of the Federated States of Gapla, a proposition, and a replacement president in case the proposition does not pass and Emma Bunnell's impeachment is not overturned by the people.

The People's Liberal Party was unable to participate in the election due to its overdue registration, marking some activists from the party to abstain from voting in the election, and therefore lowering the voter turnout to just over 30%. However, the remaining PLP and left-wing supporters overwhelmingly supported the Socialist Republic Party, party previously thought to be a fringe far-left political party that rose to prominence in this election after receiving over a quarter of the popular vote.

In addition, the Free Rightist Party and its right-wing majority caucus held a majority in the National Assembly, but its support significantly lowered from previous elections, likely due to the poor execution of the Astrayan revolutions and overpromising during the previous election. Nicolas Caiazzo became the Leader of the Opposition and due to the proposition passing and being unable to serve as President, Renaldo Chang emerged as the new Prime Minister.

The election was conducted from 1 March to 21 March 2023, with no priority voting cycle, with the results being announced on 28 March 2023 and a YouTube video being produced for the election on 29 March 2023. The results of the election were executed by 31 March 2023.

Proposition 2023-100

A proposition, entitled Federal Proposition 2023-100, transferred the powers of the executive branch to a transitional council due to several internal issues within the country. In addition, the presidential elections held were not regular presidential elections but rather an election of who inside the majority caucus would replace Emma Bunnell for the remainder of her term if the proposition did not pass and she was not retained as president. The proposition passed, and the results of the presidential election were not executed.

Participants and results

The following is a list of the participants in the 2022 Gaplan general election:

Presidential election

The President of the Federated States of Gapla is elected through ranked choice voting in a single transferable vote system, although with only two candidates, this system was identical to a first-past the post system

Political parties in the 2022 Gaplan general elections - Presidential election
Party Nominee (president) Political position Ideology Vote
Free Rightist Party (FRP)

"Rightist Party"

Renaldo Chang Right-wing Libertarian conservativism 59 74.68%

"AMASH Party"

Diti Patel Satire 20 25.32%
Votes Counted 79 100.00%
Presidential Abstensions 28
Ballots Cast 107

Legislative election

The legislature of the Federated States of Gapla is proportionally distributed, through open party lists.

The most senior member of the party list, except the Presidential nominee, is to be selected as the Prime Minister.

Political parties in the 2022 Gaplan general elections - Legislative election
Coalition Nominee (PM) Political position Ideology Vote Seats Add. Total
Free Rightist Party (FRP)

"Rightist Party"

Wyatt Baek Right-wing Libertarian conservativism 43 45.74% 4 2 6
Socialist Republic Party (SRP)

"Republic Party"

Connor Hetner Far-left Libertarian communism 25 26.60% 2 0 2

"AMASH Party"

Gabe Itchez Right-wing Satire 21 22.34% 2 0 2
People's Liberal Party (PLP)

"Liberal Party"

Center-left Social democracy 0 0.00% 0 1 1
Independents 0 0.00% 0 1 1
Votes Counted / Total 89 100.00% 8 4 12
Legislative Abstensions 18
Ballots Cast 107