Abeldane federal election, April 2018

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Abeldane federal election, December 2017

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2017 V ←
6-7 April 2018 (Legislative)
9-10 April 2018 (Executive)

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All 16 + 2 seats in the Reichsversammlung
10 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 96% ( 16.7%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Horatio E bubble.png Alejandro W bubble.png Artemis L bubble.png
Leader Horatio Eden Alejandro Whyatt Artemis Langford[N 1]
Party Liberal National Alliance National Federalist Social Ecology
Leader since April 2018 December 2017 August 2017
Last election New party 3, 17.39% 4, 23.9%
Seats before 8 4 3 + 1
Seats won 8 5 3
Seat change 1 1
Popular vote 22 16 9
Percentage 47.9% 33.3% 18.8%
Swing 7.9 pp[N 2] 15.9 pp 5.1 pp

Vorsitzender before election

Patrick Renwick
Liberal National Alliance

Vorsitzender after election

Alejandro Whyatt
National Federalist

The Abeldane federal election, April 2018 will take place between 6 and 10 April, 2018. It will be the 15th general election since the founding of the Empire, and the third legislative election since they were reintroduced in 2017.

Background

The previous election, in December 2017, saw the election of Thomas Merrell of the United Rhinoceros Party as Vorsitzender, and the installment of many URP members in the Cabinet. However, the Reichsversammlung was split approximately evenly between the four existent parties.

Between the December 2017 and April 2018 elections, Hugh McFarlane founded the Abeldane Liberal Alliance, and managed to acquire two seats for his party through by-elections.

On 2 April, 2018, Horatio Eden, leader of the United Rhinoceros Party, announced the formation of the Abeldane Liberal National Alliance and Pragmatic Front, a merger of the United Rhinoceros Party, Abeldane Liberal Alliance, and National Independence Party. This merger created a large centrist coalition with eight seats in the Reichsversammlung.

Electoral System

The April 2018 election will use a party list system with closed lists. This will be the second election in which such a system has been used.

Campaign and Candidates

Liberal National Alliance

The campaign for the Abeldane Liberal National Alliance began on 2 April 2018, when the party published a brief statement announcing the formation of the party and the main goals of the party. At the same time, it was announced that Horatio Eden would be the party's candidate for Vorsitzender, and Hugh McFarlane for Stellvertreter. The following day, the party published its list of candidates for the Reichsversammlung. On April 5, shortly before legislative elections began, the ALNA published its first manifesto, outlining its main policy goals.

National Federalist

Alejandro Whyatt of the National Federalist Party announced his intention to run for Vorsitzender a second time on April 2, 2018. The same day, an interview with him was published in Al Occitania, in which he outlined several of his main goals. On April 5, less than three hours before the legislative election began, the National Federalist Party published a concise manifesto in the form of a poster.

Social Ecology

Abeldane Social Ecology was the first party to announce candidates for executive positions; Artemis Langford will be running for Vorsitzender and David Ross for Stellvertreter.

Results

Reichsversammlung

Legislative elections were held on 6 April 2018 and allowed 16 seats of the Reichsversammlung to be elected using closed party-list proportional system with a nationwide list. The Reichsversammlung (Composition) Act 2018 amended the seats of the Reichsversammlung and returned back the appointed seat reserved by appointment of the Monarch and another appointed seat solely for the Ervecysarich. As of now, the appointed seat remains vacant until an appointment is made by the Emperor.

Michael Thomas Brazeau, an NFP candidate for the Reichsversammlung, refused to acknowledge the election results and concede defeat. The Reichswahlkommission, the Abeldane electoral commission, has yet to comment on either Brazeau's decision or any implicit recount request.

Party Leader Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal National Alliance Horatio Eden 22 47.9% 8
National Federalist Party Alejandro Whyatt 16 33.3% 5 1
Abeldane Social Ecology Artemis Langford 9 18.8% 3 1
Popular Vote
Liberal National Alliance
  
47.9%
National Federalist
  
33.3%
Social Ecology
  
18.8%
Reichsversammlung seats
Liberal National Alliance
  
50.00%
National Federalist
  
31.25%
Social Ecology
  
18.75%

Elected members

Elected MP Party State
Artemis Langford ASE St. Castle
David Ross ASE Foesterlingen
Tarik Kârjasary ASE Rai
Alejandro Whyatt NFP Satirno
Alexander von Hapsburg NFP Alexander
Edward de Caville NFP Satirno
Andy Irons NFP Alenshka
Louis Bartlett NFP Satirno
Horatio Eden ALNA Satirno
Hugh McFarlane ALNA Foesterlingen
Patrick Renwick ALNA Demirelia
Silvia Paysais ALNA Sinoland
Max Pollack ALNA Alexander
Anthony R Clark ALNA Satirno
Brandon Wu ALNA St. Castle
Grant Hawkins ALNA Alexander

Vorsitzender

Abeldane executive election, April 2018

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Turnout 96%
  Alejandro W bubble.png Horatio E bubble.png Artemis L bubble.png
Nominee Alejandro Whyatt Horatio Eden Artemis Langford
Party National Federalist Liberal National Alliance Social Ecology
Running mate - Hugh McFarlane David Ross
Popular vote 19 (1st count)
25 (2nd count)
20 (1st count)
41.67% (2nd count)
9 (1st count)
N/A (2nd count)
Percentage 39.58% (1st count)
52.08% (2nd count)
41.67% (1st count)
47.92% (2nd count)
18.75% (1st count)
N/A (2nd count)

Vorsitzender before election

Patrick Renwick
Liberal National Alliance

Vorsitzender after election

Alejandro Whyatt
National Federalist

Voting for Vorsitzender was open on 6 and 7 April, and saw 96% turnout. The election was held using instant runoff voting. Initially, results were released that showed Eden and Whyatt tied after the second preferences of Langford's voters were tallied. However, due to an error in the counting method, these results were quickly redacted by the Reichswahlkomm. The final results were released about an hour later, which returned a victory for Whyatt.

Horatio Eden filed an injunction to the Supreme Court for a recount. The injunction was lifted after a recount by Grand Prince Newton returned the same result as the official release.

Party Candidate Results
1st pref 2nd count
NFP Alejandro Whyatt 19 39.58% 25 52.08%
ALNA Horatio Eden 20 41.67% 23 47.92%
ASE Artemis Langford 9 18.75% N/A
Invalid/blank votes 0 0
Total 48 100%
Registered voters/turnout 50 96%
Source:

Stellvertreter

The Stellvertreter election was held concurrently with the election for Vorsitzender, and the same method was used. The results for the Stellvertreter also showed a tie between the two candidates; however, unlike the Vorsitzender results, they were not redacted. As in the April 2017 election, the tie is expected to be broken by a vote of the Reichsversammlung

Notes

  1. Decision-making in the ASE is based on direct democracy; Artemis Langford holds the position of Representative within the party.
  2. The percentage points shown are the combined percentage the predecessors of the parties managed to garner on the previous election.