Abeldane federal election, June 2017

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Abeldane federal election, June 2017

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Turnout95% (7%)
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Nominee Patrick Renwick, Marquis of Bessatre Michael Thomas Brazeau
Party Democratic-Liberty Federalist
Running mate Artemis Langford None
Popular vote 53 4
Percentage 93% 7%

Vorsitzender before election

Patrick Renwick
Democratic-Liberty

Vorsitzender after election

Patrick Renwick
Democratic-Liberty

The twelfth Abeldane general election was held on the 5th of June, as per the Abeldane Election and Terms Amendment Act 2016. The general election contested the two elected offices in the Empire, the offices of the Vorsitzender and Stellvertreter, to which Patrick Renwick and Avro Keatings were both re-elected respectively. Turnout was at 95%, the highest turnout in Abeldane electoral history.

The elections was originally scheduled for the 1st of June as per the Act, but Emperor Stephen moved the date to the 5th of June to allow further campaigning. This was the first general election in which three of the major parties did not forward any candidates for Vorsitzender - instead, they all endorsed Patrick Renwick, the present Vorsitzender, for the election. They did, however, forward candidates for Stellvertreter. The Federalist Party also saw its first electoral campaign following its establishment by former Vorsitzender Michael Thomas Brazeau, weeks before the campaign period following the Independence Party's decision to endorse Renwick rather than nominate him.

United Abelden and the Independence Party forwarded candidates for Stellvertreter, but the former withdrew all of its candidates on 2 June 2017.

The election was also the last to hold only elections for the executive as the Elections and Terms Amendment Act 2017 allowed for legislative elections, which will be implemented next general election. This was also the first time in any Abeldane general election where opinion polls were used.

Background

Campaign

The campaign period began on 27 May. Originally, it was intended to start the campaign period to coincide the reactivation of the federal government but did not materialise due to the early reactivation of the federal government, a week before its intended date.

Opinion polls

For Vorsitzender

Pollster Release date Sample size Patrick Renwick
(DLP)
Michael Thomas Brazeau
(Federalist)
IPA AP DV Other/Undecided Lead
Reichswahlkomm 7-5-2017 12 17% - 50% 8% 8% 17% 33%
Reichswahlkomm 26-5-2017 12 92% 8%     - 84%
Reichswahlkomm 28-5-2017 16 94% 6% - 88%
Reichswahlkomm 29-5-2017 25 84% 16% - 68%
Reichswahlkomm 30-5-2017 15 100% 0% - 100%
Reichswahlkomm 31-5-2017 37 89% 11% - 78%
Reichswahlkomm 1-6-2017 17 94% 6% - 88%
Reichswahlkomm 2-6-2017 20 95% 5% - 90%
Reichswahlkomm 3-6-2017 27 85% 15% - 70%
Reichswahlkomm 4-6-2017 33 94% 6% - 88%

For Stellvertreter

Pollster Release date Sample size Avro Keatings
(IPA)
Artemis Langford
(DLP)
Isaac Reuel
(UA)
AP DV Other/Undecided Lead
Reichswahlkomm 7-5-2017 12 67% 0% - 8% 8% 17% 51%
Reichswahlkomm 26-5-2017 12 46% 8% 46%     - Tied
Reichswahlkomm 28-5-2017 16 41% 12% 47% - 6%
Reichswahlkomm 29-5-2017 25 40% 12% 48% - 8%
Reichswahlkomm 30-5-2017 15 47% 13% 40% - 7%
Reichswahlkomm 31-5-2017 37 40% 19% 40% - Tied
Reichswahlkomm 1-6-2017 17 71% 0% 29% - 42%
Reichswahlkomm 2-6-2017 20 65% 10% 25% - 40%
Reichswahlkomm 3-6-2017 27 85% 15%     - 70%
Reichswahlkomm 4-6-2017 33 73% 27% - 46%

Results

Vorsitzender

Party Candidate Results
Votes %
Democratic-Liberty Patrick Renwick 53 92.98
Conservative Michael Thomas Brazeau 4 7.02
Invalid/blank votes 0
Total 57 100
Registered voters/turnout 60 95.00
Source: Reichswahlkommission Official Statement

Stellvertreter

Party Candidate Results
Votes %
Independence Avro Keatings 29 50.88
Democratic-Liberty Artemis Langford 28 49.12
Invalid/blank votes 0
Total 57 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 60 95.00
Source: Reichswahlkommission Official Statement

Reichsversammlung

The 5th Reichsversammlung was dissolved and following the elections, the 6th Reichsversammlung was opened by the Emperor on 10 June 2017. The reapportionment of seats in the Reichsversammlung was conducted from 6 to 10 June 2017. It saw the formation of the Abeldane National Party, following the mergers of the Democratic-Liberty Party and United Abelden Party.

Reichsversammlung – Reapportioning to 9 May 2017 composition
Party Seats Change (seats) % Swing (pp)
  Abeldane National Party 14 New 37.84 +37.84
  Independence Party 10 27.03 -3.27
  Abeldane Party 4 10.81 -1.31
  Social Ecology Party 2 New 3.03 +5.41
  Labour Party 2 New 5.41 +5.41
  Federalist Party 1 New 3.03 +3.03
  Worker's Party 1 2.70 -0.33
  Independents 3 8.11 -0.98
Total 37 4 -
Source:

Members

Post-election

Brazeau, following his electoral defeat, announced his interest in running for the office of Stellvertreter in the general election in September.