Atovian parliamentary election, September 2019

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Atovian parliamentary election, September 2019

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All 5 seats in the House of Commons
3 seats needed for a majority
Turnout50.0% 13.6 pp
  First party Second party
  CPA Logo Atovia.png NDP New Logo Atovia.png
Leader Erich Thaller Thomas von Bainbridge
Party CPA NDP
Leader since 7 January 2019 21 August 2019
Leader's seat Theolonia Theolonia
Last election New party 1 seats, 71.4%
Seats before 1 2
Seats won 2 1
Seat change 2 1
Popular vote 3 2
Percentage 50.0% 33.3%
Swing 50.0 pp 38.1 pp

  Third party Fourth party
  Libertarian Party of Transterra logo.png NOTC.png
Leader Edward Daniels None of These Candidates
Party LPA NOTC
Leader since 9 September 2018
Leader's seat Verraland-Sylvana
Seats before 0
Seats won 1
Seat change 1
Popular vote 1 0
Percentage 16.7% 0.0%
Swing 16.7 pp 28.6 pp

Prime Minister before election

Thomas von Bainbridge
NDP

Elected Prime Minister

Thomas von Bainbridge
NDP

The 2nd Atovian parliamentary election was held from the 2nd until the 6th of September 2019 after the writs were issued by King Connor I to elect members of the House of Commons. Prime Minister Thomas Bainbridge called upon a snap general election and was eventually approved by the House of Commons.

This was the first time that the Conservative Party, led by Erich Thaller, and the Libertarian Party, led by the Chancellor Edward Daniels, were participating in a national election. The previous election saw the New Democratic Party control two out of the three available seats in the House of Commons. Eventually, the Conservative Party gained the vacant seat available and managed to gain two seats on May 2019 but reverted back to one seat again on June 2019.

The election saw the Conservative Party as the largest party in the House of Commons, receiving 50% of the total votes, and putting the second place to the New Democratic Party, which lost a seat and received only 33% of the popular vote. The Libertarian Party gained its first-ever seat, with the Chancellor Edward Daniels being allowed to take and accept his seat. Turnout was 50%, a decrease from the previous election.

Background

Campaign

New Democratic Party

Conservative Party

Libertarian Party

Parties

Results

House of Commons – Turnout 50%
House of Commons Atovia 0919-1.svg
Party Votes % Swing
(pp)
Seats Change
(seats)
  Conservative Party 3 50.0 +50.0 2 1
  New Democratic Party 2 33.3 -38.1 1 1
  Libertarian Party 1 16.7 +16.7 1 1
  None of These Candidates 0 0.0 -28.6
Total 6 100.0 5 2
Invalid/blank votes/vacant 0 0.0 1
Registered voters/turnout 12 50.0 -13.6
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs


Popular Vote
CPA
  
50.0%
NDP
  
33.3%
LPA
  
16.7%
NoTC
  
0.0%
Seat Totals
CPA
  
40.0%
NDP
  
20.0%
LPA
  
20.0%
Vacant
  
20.0%

Aftermath

Stephen Freayth was elected as the new Speaker of the House of Commons on 5 October 2019, taking over from King Connor I as the presiding officer and head of the legislature.

No party received a majority in the House, with the Conservative Party taking the plurality of the seats. Prime Minister Thomas Bainbridge remained in a caretaker capacity until he was able to form a government. The Conservative Party was approached by the Prime Minister to form a coalition government as it had been on the previous government, but the leader of the Conservatives Erich Thaller rejected it.

The lone vacant seat from the election was finally filled in a by-election, which resulted on the election of Newton von Uberquie from the Left-Green Movement. Bainbridge eventually formed a coalition government between the New Democrats, the Libertarians and the Left-Greens, with Uberquie taking the office of Deputy Prime Minister.

See also