Nova-Occitania legislative election, November 2019
6 seats of the Amassada
4 seats needed for a majority
The Nova-Occitania legislative election, November 2019 was the second legislative election of Nova-Occitania, after the dissolution of the precedent legislature by the President of the Union on Sunday 22 November 2019, five months after the previous legislative election in July 2019.
The law currently in force was voted by the Amassada on 2 November 2019. It divides the Union into three constituencies (Iberia, Midi-Gironde and Mixed). Each constituency elects one, two or three deputies. The election is held in one round and the deputies are elected in absolute proportional representation.
|Constituency||Territories||Number of deputies|
Date of the election
The decree made by the President of Occitania said that the election would be held Saturday, November 23, 2019. By custom, it is appropriate to file the lists in the constiutionel court ten days before that date, ie November 13. There are no standards defining a possible beginning of the official campaign.
Initial political crisis
After several weeks of scramble within the majority leading to a political imobilism, leaders of the party Convergence and Will gathered for a congress called the Congress of All Saints 2019. Two resolutions were approved by the congress, in the first place a new name of the party (Convergence and Will moves to the Democratic Party), and a new alignment on social democratic politics. Subsequently, Prime Minister Vicent Branchadell left the party to rebuild his former party, Montserrat, pro-Catalan and anti-capitalist in alliance with the Democratic Party.
Dissolution of the assembly by the President of the Union
Two days after the Congress of All Saints 2019, in accordance with article 9b of the occitanian constitution, the President of the Union Babou Chkaya has dissolved the I Legislature and called early elections on November 23, at the same time as the local elections. It was decided later to open the polling stations on Friday 22 and closed them on Saturday 23. A few minutes before its dissolution, the parliament passed an electoral law on the Spanish model, the Union is divided into several constituencies on which will be elected 1, 2 or 3 deputies.
Contesting political parties and candidates
On November 6th 2019, the Constitutional court has published the link for the registration of candidates. On the same day, Montserrat party has send it's list, the party will be running only in Iberia with Vicent Branchadell has head of list and candidate for Prime Minister office.
One day later, former President of the Union Juan Cisneros has also send his candidacy in the Mixed Constituency, being the only candidate of a new party called Civic Unity Party. More later the Democratic Party has also transmitted it's lists, presenting candidates in the three constituency and with Ivanna Minaïeva as candidate for Prime Minister office.
|Parties and coalitions||Original text||English translation|
|Democratic Party||Unity x Compromis||Unity x Compromise|
Opinion polling and seat projections
Only one seat projection was published during the campaign, few hours before the vote by the occitanian broadcaster TV OC.
|TV OC||22 November 2019||4||1||1|
|Party||Votes||%||Swing (pp)||Seats||Change (seats)|
|Civic Unity Party||0||0||0||0|
|Source: "Publication des résultats" on e-NOC"|
|Previous MP||Party||Elected MP||Party||Took office||Seat #|
|Vicent Branchadell||CiV||Vicent Branchadell||Montserrat||28 July 2019||Iberia 1|
|Maria Fabré||CiV||Maria Fabré||Democratic||28 July 2019||Iberia 2|
|Seat Created||Seat Created||Conxa Mazarich||Montserrat||23 November 2019||Iberia 3|
|Ivanna Minaïeva||CiV||Ivanna Minaïeva||Democratic||28 July 2019||Midi-Gascony 1|
|Adélia Cerdan||CiV||Adélia Cerdan||Democratic||28 July 2019||Midi-Gascony 2|
|Babou Chkaya||CiV||Babou Chkaya||Democratic||28 July 2019||Mixed 1|
|Democratic Party||Ivanna Minaïeva
|Democratic Party||Maria Fabré||4||30.77 %||1|
Conchita 'Conxa' Mazarich
|Democratic Party||Babou Chkaya||2||100%||1|
|Civic Unity Party||Juan Cisneros||0||0%||0|
- ", Official Bulletin on e-NOC, Retrieved 2 November 2019
- ", President Office on e-NOC, Retrieved 2 November 2019
- "Main Occitanian political party split", Occitanian Sun
- "President Chkaya dissolves parliament after political troubles", Occitanian Sun