Sabioveronese general election, September 2013

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Sabioveronese general election, September 2013

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May 2013 ←
15 September 2013
→ March 2014

All 20 seats to the Legislative Courts
11 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 66%
  First party Second party Third party
  Roots logo.png Okoversz.png AnnStefanovic.jpg
Leader Collective leadership Osez Kóvérsz Ann Stefanović
Party Roots Unity Initiative
Alliance PA–NT Unity PA–NT
Leader since N/A N/A[N 1] 11 June 2013
Leader's seat N/A Caenia Caenia
Last election 5 seats, 40.5%[N 2] 5 seats, 27.5% New party
Seats won 7 5 5
Seat change 2 5
Popular vote 27 17 13
Percentage 40.29% 25.37% 19.40%
Swing 0.21 p.p. 2.13 p.p. New party

PM before election

Rubén D. Hernández
Independent

Prime Minister after election

Ann Stefanović
Initiative

At the September 2013 Sabioveronese general election, the people of Sabia and Verona elected all 20 members of the Sabioveronese Legislative Courts and a new Prime Minister. The election was held on September 15, 2013. Originally the general election was to be held on December 2013, but plans changed when Prime Minister Napoléon Bleuberrie headed a failed self-coup attempt, seizing the Legislative Building. Although Bleuberrie's self-coup failed to set, its implications caused a long series of emergency actions in the political system, including bringing the election forward.

The candidates were Minister for Economy Ann Stefanović, representing her party, Initiative for Democracy and the Progressive Coalition and former Prime Minister Osez Kóvérsz of the Unity Party, both of the Caenia Municipality. For the first time in a Sabioveronese election, the Socialist Party (CM) did not participate, in sight of Bleuberrie's arrest and the entrance of Pomme-Gabrielle Gauvier as the party leader.

Ann Stefanović was elected with 75% of the overall votes, carrying all Municipalities.[1] The turnout was of 66%, the lowest of all the Sabioveronese elections.

Background

Sabia and Verona held its second general election on May 2013, six months after the 2012 election and concluding Osez Kóvérsz' first term as Prime Minister. The election resulted in Napoléon Bleuberrie of the Socialist Party being elected to office for his second term. During Bleuberrie's first month as Prime Minister, Sabia and Verona enjoyed a relatively quiet political environment and the alliance between the Roots Party and the Initiative for Democracy became the Progressive Coalition, which would later also include the Pashqari People's Party. On July 25, 2013 Bleuberrie and a group of Bleuberrists high officers of the Land Army led an assault to the Legislative Palace in Salisse, where Bleuberrie dissolved the Courts and the Karasal Council. Bleuberrie's self-coup however failed; Bleuberrie was arrested and the Karasal Council established a provisional government. Elections were set to September 2013 by the provisional government, led by General Rubén Hernández. On September 12, 2013 it was announced the general election had been moved from September 24 to September 15, decision made by the Karasal Council.

Parties and candidates

Party Ideology Leader PM-candidate
Roots Party (AEM) Environmentalism Collective leadership Ann Stefanović
Initiative for Democracy (AMD) Liberalism Ann Stefanović
Pashqari People's Party (PMM) Pashqari people's rights Shâssel Marlaryen
Unity Party (CeM) Conservatism Graham Müntz Osez Kóvérsz

Opinion polling

Pollster Release date PA–NT CeM Other Lead
The SiV Phonograph 04-08-2013 58% 42% 16%
The SiV Phonograph 04-09-2013 61% 39% 22%

Results

Apportionment of seats in the Legislative Courts after the September 2013 election.

The election resulted in a complete victory for the Progressive Coalition, which in total received over 70% of the vote. Among the coalition' parties, the AEM was the largest, receiving just over 40% of the total vote and 7 seats in the Courts. The Unity Party came second, with 25% and 5 seats, one seat less. Initiative for Democracy and the Pashqari People's Party, both new parties without seats prior to the election, received 5 and 3 seats respectively.

Party Leader Votes % Seats +/–
Roots Party Collective leadership 27 40.29% 7 2
Unity Party Graham Müntz 17 25.37% 5 1
Initiative for Democracy Ann Stefanović 13 19.40% 5 5
Pashqari People's Party Shâssel Marlaryen 10 14.92% 3 3

Notes

  1. Kóvérsz was never leader of the Unity Party; instead, he was the Prime Minister-candidate designated by Unity leader Graham Müntz.
  2. The percentage of votes acquired in the previous election and attributed to the Roots Party was in fact collected by the Strawberry Party and the Free Suyu Front, which merged into Roots on 10 June 2013.

References

  1. "Stefanović wins the race" The SiV Phonograph. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2017.