February 2021 Riveri National Assembly election

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February 2021 Riveri National Assembly election

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All 8 seats in the Riveri National Assembly[a]
5 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Logan Jack visiting the Grand River, April 2021 (cropped).png Olivier Portrait (Cropped).png
Leader Logan Jack[b] Raphaël Olivier
Party Green National
Leader since 18 October 2020 18 October 2020
Leader's seat Logastan Logastan
Last election 5 seats, 64.3% 2 seats, 28.6%
Seats before 5 2
Seats won 5 2
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 9 3
Percentage &1000000000000005629999956.3% &1000000000000001880000018.8%
Swing 11.4pp 5.1pp

  Third party Fourth party
  Molly Pickles in June 2021.jpg Guy Watts (cropped).png
Leader Molly Pickles Guy Watts
Party Kiwian Democratic
Leader since 14 January 2021 17 January 2021
Leader's seat Thomasville[c] Ran in Picklesine
(Lost)
Last election pre-creation pre-creation
Seats before 0 0
Seats won 1 0
Seat change 1 Steady
Popular vote 2 2
Percentage &1000000000000001250000012.5% &1000000000000001250000012.5%
Swing pre-creation pre-creation

2nd Riveri National Assembly map (blank).png
Seats in the National Assembly by republic.

First Minister before election

Logan Jack
Green

Elected First Minister

Logan Jack
Green

The February 2021 Riveri National Assembly election took place on 20 February 2021, to elect members of the Riveri National Assembly. The West River Greens retained their majority in the Assembly.

Background

In the 2020 election, the West River Greens won a five-seat majority in the Assembly. Immediately after the election, Green Assemblymember Paris Wright resigned to accept an appointment as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. In November 2020, the Assembly passed bills creating two new seats in the Assembly, through the establishment of the republic of Ceeba, and the seperation of Thomasville from Picklesine. The seperation of Thomasville did not establish a new seat, it reduced the number of seats in Picklesine. Collectively, these bills expanded the number of seats in the National Assembly from 7 to 8.

The Centre Democrats, led by Renzo Wessels, dissolved in early December 2020, with Wessels joining the Greens. On 13 January 2021, activist Ariel Lederman founded the Liberal Alliance, a right libertarian party. Riveri Ambassador to Bryantia Guy Watts left the Greens the same day, and formed the centrist Riveri Democratic Party. President Benjamin Pickles dissolved the National Assembly, calling the election, on 11 February 2021.

Election system

Section III of article I of the Constitution of West River outlines the system used for National Assembly elections.

Section III: Elections for the Assembly can be called by the President of the Confederation (see Article II) at any time, but can be held no later than the third Saturday of the fourth month since the previous election. These elections will be held separately in each region, using the election system commonly known as Single Transferable Vote.

Picklesine will have 3 seats, Logastan will have 2 seats, and Ellisine; Ceeba; and the City of Thomasville will each have 1 seat.

Candidates

Ellisine

Declared

  • Addison Dillon - incumbent member of the National Assembly and West River Secretary of Justice (Green)

Logastan

Declared

  • Logan Jack - incumbent member of the National Assembly and First Minister of West River (Green)
  • Raphaël Olivier - incumbent member of the National Assembly, leader of the National Party, and West River Secretary of the Environment (National)

Declined

  • Archie Mark - Minister of Labour and Commerce (Green)
  • Renzo Wessels - Minister of Energy and Transportation, former leader of the Centre Democrats, candidate for the National Assembly in 2020, and candidate for president in 2020 (Democratic)

Picklesine

Declared

Declined

Thomasville

Declared

Results

Voter demographics

February 2021 National Assembly election by demographic subgroup (RPA Exit Polling)
Demographic subgroup Green National Kiwian Democratic % of
total vote
Total vote 56 19 12 12 100
Ideology
Far-left 100 0 0 0 14
Left 66 0 33 0 21
Centre-left 100 0 0 0 14
Centre 0 0 100 0 7
Centre-right 33 33 0 33 21
Right 0 50 0 50 14
Far-right 0 100 0 0 14
Race/ethnicity
White 58 25 8 8 75
Black 100 0 0 0 6
Asian (of any race) 100 0 0 0 6
Hispanic (of any race) 0 0 100 0 6
Other 0 0 0 100 6
Religion
Catholic 0 60 20 20 31
Protestant 75 0 25 0 25
Nonreligious 100 0 0 0 19
Jewish 50 0 0 50 12
Muslim 100 0 0 0 6
Other Christian 100 0 0 0 6

Notes

  1. No individuals filed to run in Ceeba. Due to this, incumbent member Arden Zwählen will keep his seat until a by-election is held on an unspecified date.
  2. The West River Greens designated Logan Jack as its candidate for first minister. The party's leadership is held collectively by the members in general meetings.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Candidates for the Kiwian Party refuse to take their seats if they win, in protest of the fact that West River claims sovereignty over Kiwian claimed territory.