Occitania elections, November 2017
The Occitanian general election, November 2017 will be the 5th General election of the Popular Union of Occitania. The vote will take place on November 22, 2017.
In the Popular Union of Occitania, everybody, occitanian or not, may be a candidate by completing this form. The first closing date for applications was the 1st November 2017. The government has extended this date to November 7.
General elections are held every six months in Popular Union of Occitania. Each party chooses a candidate by "constituency". The party who has the majority of deputies sees its chief become president by a second election. With this system, the President of Occitania is the leader of the Legislative and executive, he is the head of the Vergadering and head of the Government.
Thre are four constituencies in Occitania (Midi-Gironde, Iberia, Septemtrio and New World). In addition to these four constituencies, in each federal republic, one person is elected to represent it in the Vergadering. A person can have several mandates.
The election will takes place on 22 November 2017. In Himeji, Sezentrania and Tagtabazar due to the time difference, the election will take place on 21 November (this prevents the European results from being published before the vote in the this territories). Also, for the citizens living abroad, the portal online will be open from 15 to 21 November.
Candidates and results
In the Constituencies
In the Federal Republics
On June 22, the occitanian authorities opened the official campaign for the elections.
On August 14, Babou Chkaya begins its campaign in Shalom. Two days later, he announces that this will be his last presidential campaign.
On October 18, Vicent Branchadell candidate in the Iberia constituency, has create his own party, Montserrat which is allied with Esquerra!. Together, they had created a new coalition: Union of the Left. Fighting Poland joined this coalition too.