Sabioveronese general election, 2020
All 21 seats of the Parliament
11 seats needed for a majority
The Democratic Party (HG), led by Prime Minister Apollo Cerwyn, won the highest percentage of the vote with 59.26% (and over 60% of all positive votes), increasing its vote share by 3.7 percentage points from the 2019 general election and receiving the most votes of any party in any election since the National Artists' Guild's victory at the 2015 general election. In contrast, the Liberals (J), led by Leader of the Opposition and former prime minister Shounn Virny, achieved their worst result since March 2014 with only 37% of the vote. Voter turnout reached 88.52%, the lowest since the before the execution of Haronos.
Having surpassed the threshold of 12 seats necessary to form a government, Cerwyn and the Democrats were able to form the 13th government of Sabia and Verona, confirmed at the inaugural session of the 6th Parliament held on 28 May 2020.
Since 2017, following the adoption of a new constitution, the Sabioveronese Parliament has used a party-list proportional representation system with two multi-member legislative districts corresponding to the geographical boundaries of the City of Alios and the Gonn Region, the two administrative regions of Metropolitan SiV. The last amendment to the present electoral law has set the number of MPs to 21: 9 for Alios and 12 for Gonn.
As all other electoral processes in Sabia and Verona, the 2020 election will be organized and overseen by the Electoral Commission (iderobók), an autonomous organ whose existence was mandated by the 2017 constitution. Since 2017, the president of the Electoral Commission has been Maximilien Gauvier.
The governing Liberals were unable to turn their success in the New Frontier negotiations into electoral support, and the Democrats were rewarded with their best-ever result at the 2019 general election, gaining over 55% of the vote and achieving the first parliamentary majority in an election by any political party since 2015. Cerwyn was shortly afterwards granted the King's mandate to form the 12th government of Sabia and Verona, which took office on 3 June 2019 when it was confirmed by the 5th Parliament in its inaugural session. Cerwyn's government saw the return of Snø Jens-Galieri to the Commerce Division and Kastor Gevras Drigy to the Justice Division.
After the 2019 election, Andrew Blackhorse stepped down as leader of the Liberals, and Shounn Virny became leader shortly thereafter. Virny previously belonged to the now dissolved National Artists' Guild and served as Prime Minister from 2015 to 2017; to date, he remains the longest-serving PM in Sabia and Verona's history.
In January 2020, the Electoral Commission set the date for the 2020 election at 17 May 2020. The Commission later pushed back the date a week, to 24 May, in order to gain time to count remote postal votes due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
|Democratic Party (HG/A)||32||59.26%||13||▲1|
|Simor de Jena||Liberal|
|Kastor Gevras Drigy||Democrat|
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