November 2019 Caudonian general election

From MicroWiki, the micronational encyclopædia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Caudonian general election, November 2019
← October 2019 23 November 2019 March 2020 →

All 17 seats of the Caudonian Parliament
9 seats needed for a majority
Turnout79.1%
  First party Second party Third party
  New Albion SDP logo.png Caudonian Front logo.png Christian monarchist union logo.png
Leader Andrew West Ned Fram Archibald Sinclair
Party Social Democratic Caudonian Front Christian Monarchist Union
Leader since 2019 2019 2019
Last election 4 New party New party
Seats won 8 4 1
Seat change 4 4 1
Popular vote 18 8 3
Percentage 47.4% 21.1% 7.9%
Swing 17.4% 21.1% 7.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Green party of caudonia logo.png Populist conservative party logo.png Scots party logo.png
Leader William Smish Charles Swilly Malcom Conner
Party Green Populist Conservative Scots
Leader since 2019 2019 2019
Last election New party 6 New party
Seats won 1 1 1
Seat change 1 5 1
Popular vote 3 3 2
Percentage 7.9% 7.9% 5.3%
Swing 7.9% 37.1% 5.3%

  Seventh party Eighth party
  Communist equality party flag.jpg
Leader Walter Kiesinger Tayden Hansen
Party Leftist League Bread
Leader since 2019 2019
Last election 1 2
Seats won 1 0
Seat change Steady 2
Popular vote 2 0
Percentage 5.3% 0.0%
Swing 4.7% 15.0%

Prime Minister before election

Charles Swilly
Populist Conservative Party

Prime Minister after election

Andrew West
Social Democratic Party

Elections for the Parliament of Caudonia were held in Caudonia on the 23rd of November 2019. All 17 seats were contested in the election, using a party-list proportional representation voting system.

Background

On the 7th of November, 2019, an MP for the Populist Conservatives defected to the newly founded Caudonian Front, resulting in the Government losing its one seat majority in Parliament. News soon broke that Prime Minister Charles Swilly was in negotiations with the Front to form a new three party coalition between the Bread Party, the Populist Conservatives, and the Front. On the 9th of November, a new coalition was officially started between the three parties, and later that day, Leader of the Opposition Andrew West tabled a motion of no confidence against the Government due to its association with the controversial new party, in Parliament specifically noting Ned Fram's comments that the opposition Social Democratic Party and the Leftist League were "treason(ous)". Following the passage of the motion, Parliament was dissolved, elections were scheduled for the 23rd of November, and Andrew West was appointed to lead the caretaker Government.

Campaign

All parties except the Leftist League, the Bread Party, and the Populist Conservative Party campaigned during the election. Not coincidentally, these were also the only three parties that saw their vote share decline in this election, and all declined by at least 40% compared to the previous election. No parties released a full manifesto, but parties utilized campaign posters to show their legislative priorities. There was also no formal debate held, but arguments and discussions did occur in the leadup to the election.

Results

Distribution of seats in the Caudonian Parliament after the November 2019 election.

The election resulted in major gains for the Social Democratic Party and the Caudonian Front, each of which gained four seats. The Populist Conservative Party's vote collapsed, as they went from 45% of the popular vote in the October general election to just under 8%, and they lost all of their seats except one. The Bread Party officially contested the election and was listed on the ballot, but failed to receive any votes, and thus they lost all of their Parliamentary representation. Most parties received either two or three votes and won a single seat in Parliament, resulting in a heavily divided Parliament, with a staggering seven parties represented, only two of which (the Social Democratic Party and the Caudonian Front) won more than one seat.

After the election, the PCP quickly collapsed and soon after the Caudonian Front became the main party for the right in Caudonia.

Party Leader Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party Andrew West 18 47.4% 8 4
Caudonian Front Ned Fram 8 21.1% 4 4
Christian Monarchist Union Archibald Sinclair 3 7.9% 1 1
Green Party William Smish 3 7.9% 1 1
Populist Conservative Party Charles Swilly 3 7.9% 1 5
Scots Party Cobradile Dabest 2 5.3% 1 1
Leftist League Walter Kiesinger 2 5.3% 1 Steady
Bread Party Tayden Hansen 0 0.0% 0 2

Results by County

Olbialand

Olbialand
Party Votes %
Social Democratic Party 3 60.0%
Green Party 1 20.0%
Leftist League 1 20.0%
Turnout 5 100%
Social Democratic Win

Bismarck

Bismarck
Party Votes %
Social Democratic Party 3 60.0%
Populist Conservative Party 1 20.0%
Christian Monarchist Union 1 20.0%
Turnout 5 83.3%
Social Democratic Win

Ludusia

Ludusia
Party Votes %
Social Democratic Party 1 50.0%
Caudonian Front 1 50.0%
Turnout 2 100%
No Winner

Parnia

Parnia
Party Votes %
Social Democratic Party 2 40.0%
Caudonian Front 2 40.0%
Populist Conservative Party 1 20.0%
Turnout 5 100%
No Winner

Mainland

Mainland
Party Votes %
Social Democratic Party 3 75.0%
Green Party 1 25.0%
Turnout 4 100%
Social Democratic Win

Citizens Abroad/Online Voters

Citizens Abroad
Party Votes %
Caudonian Front 5 29.4%
Social Democratic Party 4 23.5%
Scots Party 2 11.8%
Christian Monarchist Union 2 11.8%
Green Party 1 5.9%
Populist Conservative Party 1 5.9%
Leftist League 1 5.9%
Turnout 17 60.7%
Caudonian Front Win

Referendum

Should the proposed Second Amendment to the Caudonian Constitution be adopted?
23 November 2019
Votes %
Yes Yes 37 97.4%
No No 1 2.6%
Total votes 38 100%
Turnout 79.1%

The November 2019 election also saw a referendum take place on the proposed Second Amendment to the Constitution, which, if approved, would simplify the judicial system, lowering the number of national courts to 3, and the number of judges needed to fill all of the vacancies down to 5. It would also allow the Parliament to approve the creation of new courts with a two-thirds majority, meaning that the development of new courts would no longer require a constitutional amendment. The system of county courts remained the same under the proposed Second Amendment.

The Social Democratic Party, Green Party, Populist Conservative Party, and Caudonian Front all campaigned in favor of the proposed amendment, with the former three campaigning jointly. No party or organization campaigned in opposition to the amendment.

The Second Amendment passed overwhelmingly, with 97.4% of those casting a ballot voting in favor.

Aftermath and Government Formation

Soon after the election results were publicly released, Andrew West announced that he would be leading a coalition government between the Social Democrats, the Greens, and the Scots.