July 2020 Georgienstinian senatorial election

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July 2020 Georgienstinian senatorial election

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All 8 seats in the National Senate of Georgienstine
5 seats needed for a majority
Turnout77.8%
  Majority party Minority party
  No Image.png Benjamin Pickles Portrait July 2020 (large).png
Leader Aidan Clifford Benjamin Pickles
Party Nationalist Labour
Leader since 1 July 2020 2 July 2020
Seats won 3 2
Popular vote 8 6
Percentage 57.1% 42.9%
Caucus Majority Minority

Vice Secretary before election

Position Established

Elected Vice Secretary

Aidan Clifford
Nationalist

The July 2020 Georgienstinian senatorial election was a snap election called by President Raphaël Olivier I following the installation of a democracy. This election was held simultaneously with the July 2020 Georgienstinian Congressional Election.

The election resulted in a victory for the Nationalist Party. It also saw the rise of the Libertarian and Labour parties.

Background

Following the implementation of democracy in Georgienstine, numerous opposition parties were calling for a snap congressional election as the National Senate did not have any members.

Electoral system and organization

The Senate was composed of 5 seats elected by proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency, with a legal threshold of 1 full seat (20%), and residuals assigned by the D’Hondt method.

Campaign

Party leaders remained largely silent throughout the campaign period. However, once voting opened, Nationalist Party politicians tried to get Nationalist Party members to vote. This attempt to get party members to get out and vote were largely successful. Labour’s lack of campaigning is widely believed to have cost them a majority in the Senate.

Results

Party Leader Seats %
Nationalist Party Aidan Clifford 3 57.1%
Labour Party Benjamin Pickles 2 42.9%
Popular vote
Nationalist
  
57.1%
Labour
  
42.9%


Seat totals
Nationalist
  
60%
Labour
  
40%