Occitanian presidential election, December 2017
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The Occitanian presidential election, December 2017 was the first presidential election of the Popular Union of Occitania were the president is elected by direct universal suffrage. The vote were realized on December 20, 2017, the same day where the legislative elections were also held.
For the first time, the actual President of Occitania, Babou Chkaya is not running for this election, and his party does not send any candidate. The three candidates are first, Juan Cisneros (PIP), founder of the Republic of Tagtabazar, has started a fulgurous political rise since taking office, David Stardust, the outsider who presents himself as the Occitanian Macron and finally the communist leader, Lorena Serantes.
The President of the Union is elected by direct universal suffrage for a one-year term. There is only one round in the election.
The election will take place on 20 December 2017. In Himeji, Sezentrania and Tagtabazar due to the time difference, the election will take place on 19 December (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 18 to 20 December.
This election puts an end to the renovation of the political system campaign. This campaign is a series of organic laws and constitutional amendments aimed at drastically changing the mode of elections and the individual powers of the occitanian leadership positions. This is the first time that the Occitanian president is elected directly by the people.
|Candidate||Political Offices||Political Party||Details|
|Juan Cisneros||President of the Republic of Tagtabzar
Minister of Medias and Telecommunication
Leader of the Opposition
Occitanian Ambassador to Venezuela
Progressive Independent Party
|It is his second participation as presidential candidate. Previously, he was a presidential candidate in the November elections.|
|David Stardust||Minister of Immigration
|His proposals were published online.|
|Lorena Serantes||Minister of the Spaniard minority
Occitanian Ambassador to Spain
Agrarian Socialism - Communist Party
Results (so far)
|Progressive Independent Party||Juan Cisneros||16||51.61%|
|Agrarian Socialism - Communist Party||Lorena Serantes||11||32.25%|
|En Marcha!||David Stardust||5||16.12%|
- In Tagtabazar, Cisneros and Stardust each received a vote.