Nova-Occitania presidential election, March 2020

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Nova-Occitania presidential election, March 2020

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Turnout64.29% ( 23.71)
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Candidate Babou Chkaya Vicent Branchadell
Party Democratic Party Montserrat
Home state Babougrad Three Flowers
Popular vote 10 8
Percentage 55.56% 44.44%

The Nova-Occitania presidential election, March 2020 will be the second presidential election since the re-fondation of Occitania.

Background

The first presidential election since the re-fondation of Occitania, was held on July 2019 and the only candidate Babou Chkaya was elected. During his mandate, he has split with it's former Prime Minister, Vicent Branchadell who has found it's own party Montserrat, leading to early legislative elections on November 2019.

The constitution of the Union provides that it is a competence of the President to call an election, it was done in a decree of December 13, 2019[1].

It was decided on March 17 to maintain the election despite the Covid-19 crisis of which at that time an Occitan citizen was infected. However, each territory will set up an electronic voting system on the same model as citizens living abroad. [2].

Electoral system

The poll is organized in a single round, the candidate with the largest number of votes is elected President of the Union.

Campaign and candidates

Democratic Party

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The referent member of the Democratic Party and current President of Occitania, Babou Chkaya is a candidate for re-election, it is a spontaneous application. He also confirms that he wants to continue working with his current Prime Minister Ivanna Minaïeva. He indicates also, that the Democratic Party is open to alliances for this election and the next legislative one[3].

On March 19, the Civic Unity Party has announced its support for the Chkaya's candidacy.[4]

Montserrat

On March 7, Vicent Branchadell announced it's candidacy to the election.

Results

The results were announced on March 23, the vote of the foreign residents having lasted after the closing of the electoral commission on March 22 evening. The current President Babou Chkaya of the Democratic is reelected by a small majority (2 votes) for a second consecutive mandate against his former Prime Minister Vicent Branchadell.

The ballot, which was held online for the first time, saw participation plummet by 23 points.

Only two votes were here to separate the two candidates, Chkaya having nevertheless won a majority of viguries, Babougrad, Shalom, Benyamin and Tartuga while Branchadell won only his home state of Tres Flors, which gave him almost all his votes.[5]

Party Candidate Votes % +/–
Democratic Babou Chkaya 10 55.56% 18.35
Montserrat Vicent Branchadell 8 44.44% -
Blank or invalid vote - 0 0% 26.09
Popular Vote
Vicent Branchadell
  
44.44%
Babou Chkaya
  
55.56%
Blank or invalid vote
  
0%

By viguries

Federal Element Branchadell Chkaya Blank or invalid vote
Flag Oranje.png Babougrad
0 2 0
BenyaminFlag.png Benyamin
0 1 0
Citizens living abroad
0 1 0
Medoc.png Tartuga
1 2 0
LOOKS2.png Shalom
0 2 0
Cata.png Tres Flors
7 2 0


  1. ", Official Bulletin on e-NOC, Retrieved 13 December 2019
  2. ", Occitanian Sun, Retrieved 17 March 2020
  3. ", Occitanian Sun, Retrieved 16 February 2020
  4. ", Occitanian Sun, Retrieved 19 March 2020
  5. "Chkaya wins presidential election, declining participation". Occitanian Sun. Retrieved 23 March 2020.