Sabioveronese general election, May 2013
Sabia and Verona held its second general election on 20 May 2013. All 20 seats of the Legislative Courts were renewed. The Socialists, led by Napoléon Bleuberrie, won the most seats (10) and Bleuberrie was installed as Prime Minister for a second, non-consecutive term. With a clear plurality, Bleuberrie was tasked with forming his second ministry, also a national unity government as per the Karasal Council.
The Unity Party, jointly led by Graham Müntz and then-Prime Minister Osez Kóvérsz, suffered a considerably loss as their support dropped from 67.4% in 2012 to just 27.5%, meaning they lost their majority in the Courts. In late February 2013, Kóvérsz announced he would not be Unity's Prime Minister-candidate, and Müntz nominated low-profile Environment Minister Amaro Perdeut to be the party's candidate in the election.
Two new parties competed in the election, and diverted a considerable amount of votes from Unity and the Socialists: the environmentalist Strawberry Party (AM), founded by Governor Tarik Kârjasary, and the far-left Free Suyu Front (FSF), founded by Hidram Cerwyn. The AM chose Ryam Piper as its Prime Minister-candidate, while the FSF nominated Anton Schubert-Moss, who had served as a minister in Kovérsz's national unity government.
This election saw a considerable increase in voters since 2012, as the population had now grown in the expanding micronation. At 69%, turnout was the second lowest in Sabia and Verona's history after the September 2013 election.
Parties and candidates
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Neither Perdeut nor Piper were the leaders of their respective parties; instead, they were the Prime Minister-candidates designated by the party leaders.