Abeldane federal election, September 2018

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September 2018 Abeldane federal election

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9 of 11 seats in the Reichsversammlung
6 seats needed for a majority
Registered46 0%
Turnout89.1% ( 10.9%)
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Stephen Freayth Horatio Eden Artemis Langford
Party Die Rechte Liberty Union Social Ecology
Leader since June 2018 September 2018 August 2017
Last election 9 + 1 seats None 3 seats
Seats before 8 + 1 0 3
Seats won 6 + 1 2 + 1 1
Seat change 2 3 2
Popular vote 28 7 5
Percentage 70.0% 17.5% 12.5%
Swing 36.7 pp[N 1] 17.5 pp 6.3 pp[N 1]

Vorsitzender before election

Stephen Freayth
Die Rechte

Vorsitzender after election

Stephen Freayth
Die Rechte

Federal elections (formally the 17th Abeldane general election) were held in Abelden and took place during the period of the 29th to the 30th of September 2018, following a decision made by the Reichsregierungskabinett, to elect members to the Reichsversammlung of the 9th Reichsversammlung. The writs were issued by Emperor Newton a week before the election. This was the first time that a governing party with absolute majority in the Reichsversammlung was to defend their seats and the first time that the same candidates for Vorsitzender from the previous election faced again on the next election.

Die Rechte, led by Stephen Freayth, won 6 seats plus 1 appointed seat, allowing it to form an another majority government, the first time a party has done so consecutively. The Liberty Union, led by Horatio Eden, won 2 seats plus 1 appointed seat and became a part of the government even though Die Rechte had the majority and thus formed a grand coalition. The Abeldane Social Ecology, led by Artemis Langford, saw its lowest seat representation in the Reichsversammlung since its establishment with just 1 seat down from 3 seats previously. Langford then continued to be the Leader of the Opposition. The Abeldane Liberal National Alliance did not contest and lost all its 4 seats.

Freayth decided to run for a second term and became Die Rechte's candidate for Vorsitzender with Max Pollack, who is seeking for a reelection as Stellvertreter, as his running mate. Langford became the candidate of Social Ecology for Vorsitzender. Horatio Eden planned to run for Vorsitzender from the Liberty Union and was widely seen as a potential candidate but ultimately decided against it although Edward Daniels decided to continue to run for Stellvertreter. Freayth won, which was widely expected, although with a decreased majority compared from the last election. The race for Stellvertreter was close although Daniels was hailed as the winner in the end.

Although Die Rechte had a decrease in its seats, it still maintained a majority and won 70% of the popular vote, the largest share a party won in a Reichsversammlung election since its implementation in 2017. This was the first time that the same ticket for a party ran again (Freayth and Pollack) and the first time two incumbents ran for reelection. This election marks the first contested elections in the Empire following the enactment of the 2018 Constitution. The seats of the Reichsversammlung were also reduced from 18 to 11.

Results

Legislative

7 3 1
R LU ASE
Party Votes % Swing Seats +/–
  Die Rechte, Abelden's Liberal Party 28 70.00 +36.70 6 + 1 3
  Liberty Union 7 17.50 +17.50 2 + 1 3
  Abeldane Social Ecology – The Green Labour Party 5 12.50 -6.30 1 2
Total 40 100.00 11 7
Invalid/blank votes 1 N/A
Registered voters/Turnout 46 89.13 -10.87 N/A
Source: Reichswahlkommission
Popular Vote
Die Rechte
  
70.0%
Liberty Union
  
17.5%
Social Ecology
  
12.5%
Reichsversammlung Seats (electable)
Die Rechte
  
66.7%
Liberty Union
  
22.2%
Social Ecology
  
11.1%
Reichsversammlung Seats (all)
Die Rechte
  
63.6%
Liberty Union
  
27.3%
Social Ecology
  
9.1%

Members

Previous MR Party Elected MR Party State Took office Seat #
Elected
Nicholas Kaos Die Rechte Nicholas Kaos Die Rechte Alenshka 20 August 2017 1
Max Pollack Die Rechte Max Pollack Die Rechte Alexander 4 May 2018 2
Patrick Renwick Die Rechte Patrick Renwick Die Rechte Demirelia 20 August 2017 3
Ned Gunderson Die Rechte Ned Gunderson Die Rechte Demirelia 19 September 2018 4
Edward de Caville Die Rechte Michael Brazeau Die Rechte Alexander 2 October 2018 5
Edward Daniels Die Rechte Edward Daniels Liberty Union Demirelia 21 June 2018 6
Anthony Clark Liberal National Anthony Clark Die Rechte Morgannwg 7 April 2018 7
Grant Hawkins Liberal National Austin Jaax Liberty Union Alenshka 2 October 2018 8
Artemis Langford Social Ecology Artemis Langford Social Ecology St. Castle 20 August 2017 9
Tarik Kârjasary Social Ecology N/A N/A
David Ross Social Ecology N/A N/A
Hugh McFarlane Liberal National N/A N/A
Silvia Paysais Liberal National N/A N/A
Alejandro Whyatt Die Rechte N/A N/A
Alexander von Hapsburg Die Rechte N/A N/A
Andrew Irons Die Rechte N/A N/A
Appointed
Alex White Independent Horatio Eden Liberty Union Demirelia 6 October 2018 10
Stephen Freayth Die Rechte Stephen Freayth Die Rechte Alenshka 16 June 2018 11

Executive

Abeldane executive election, September 2018

← June 2018 30 September 2018 December 2018 →
Turnout80.85% (19.15 pp)
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Nominee Stephen Freayth Artemis Langford
Party Die Rechte Social Ecology
Running mate Max Pollack None
Popular vote 31 7
Percentage 81.6% 18.4%

Vorsitzender before election

Stephen Freayth
Die Rechte

Vorsitzender after election

Stephen Freayth
Die Rechte

Freayth decided to run for a second term and became Die Rechte's candidate for Vorsitzender with Max Pollack, who is seeking for a reelection as Stellvertreter, as his running mate. Langford became the candidate of Social Ecology for Vorsitzender. Horatio Eden planned to run for Vorsitzender from the Liberty Union and was widely seen as a potential candidate but ultimately decided against it although Edward Daniels decided to continue to run for Stellvertreter. Freayth won, which was widely expected, although with a decreased majority compared from the last election. The race for Stellvertreter was close although Daniels was hailed as the winner in the end.

Vorsitzender
Party Candidate Results
1st pref %
Die Rechte Stephen Freayth 31 81.58
Social Ecology Artemis Langford 7 18.42
Invalid/blank votes 2
Total 40 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 47 80.85
Source: Reichswahlkommission Official Statement
Stellvertreter
Party Candidate Results
1st pref %
Liberty Union Edward Daniels 21 55.26
Die Rechte Max Pollack 17 44.74
Invalid/blank votes 2
Total 40 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 47 80.85
Source: Reichswahlkommission Official Statement

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The percentage points shown here are from the April 2018 elections.