Demirelian general election, June 2020
All 3 seats in the Landsting
2 seats needed for a majority
The 2nd Demirelian general election took place from the 27th til the 29th of June 2020, encompassing legislative elections to the Landsting.
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 and to continue the governmental stability and progress they had delivered since last election.
The table below lists parties currently represented in the Landsting.
|Name||Ideologies||Leader||Dec. 2019 result||Current seats|
|DNA||Demirelian National Alliance
Det Demirelske Nasjonalallianse
|Social Democracy||Lise Næsheim-Renwick||66,67|
|DLP||Demirelian Liberal Party
Det Demirelske Liberalparti
|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|