Demirelian general election, 2019
All 3 seats in the Landsting
2 seats needed for a majority
The 1st Demirelian general election took place from the 27th til the 28th of December 2019, encompassing legislative elections to the Landsting. Originally scheduled to take place from the 27th to the 29th December, it ended one day earlier due to voter turnout of 100%.
The Landsting was originally a purely appointed body, it’s members being appointed by the Demirelian monarch. However, the body was transformed into an elected body following the enactment of the Constitutional Charter of 2019. Concurrent with the December federal election, state elections were thereby called.
In the lead up to the election, the Landsting passed a controversial Language Law on 5 December 2019, leading to the assembly splitting into political parties for the first time. These were the pro-language law Demirelian National Alliance and anti-language Law Demirelian Liberal Party.
Members of the Landsting are elected using a party-list proportional representation system and the Droop quota is used for allocating seats to parties. Each party gets to submit a list of members who wish to be elected in the Landsting and must not exceed the total number of seats. Members under the party list are ordered accordingly at the discretion of the party and they have to belong to the same party as their party list.
The National Alliance centred it’s campaign around the promise of continuing to defend the state’s Norwegian identity.
The table below lists parties currently represented in the Landsting.
|Name||Ideologies||Leader||Jun. 2019 result||Current seats|
|DNA||Demirelian National Alliance
|Social Democracy||Lise Næsheim-Renwick||66,67|
|DLP||Demirelian Liberal Party
|Social Liberalism||Sean Renwick||33,33|
|Demirelian National Alliance||4||66.67||2|
|Demirelian Liberal Party||2||33.33||1|
|Source: Reichswahlkommission Official Report|
|Previous MP||Party||Elected MP||Party||Took office||Seat #|
|Lise Næsheim-Renwick||National Alliance||Lise Næsheim-Renwick||National Alliance||30 December 2017||1|
|Åse Næsheim||National Alliance||Åse Næsheim||National Alliance||30 December 2017||2|
|Sean Renwick||Liberal Party||Sean Renwick||Liberal Party||29 May 2019||3|