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
  AnnStefanovic.jpg Okoversz.png
Leader Ann Stefanović Osez Kóvérsz
Party Progressive Coalition Unity Party
Leader's seat Caenia Caenia
Last election New party 5
Seats won 15 5
Seat change 15
Popular vote 50 17
Percentage 75% 25%

Prime Minister before election

Rubén D. Hernández
Independent

Prime Minister after election

Ann Stefanović
Progressive Coalition

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.

Candidates

Osez Kóvérsz

Kóvérsz had been Prime Minister previously from January 1, 2013 to July 1, 2013. A controversial figure, Kóvérsz is known as the "White Prince of the Unity Party". Kóvérsz' first political office was as Mayor of Caenia. He originally belonged to the Socialist Party until the creation of the conservative Unity Party. During Napoléon Bleuberrie's second term, Kóvérsz served as Legislator for Caenia in the Legislative Courts. Although generally prosper, Kóvérsz' term as Prime Minister was known as the time of "Westernization" in which Sabia and Verona adopted a capitalist economic system.

Ann Stefanović

Just as Kóvérsz, Stefanović had served as Mayor and then Lieutenant Secretary of Caenia. She originally belonged to the Unity Party, but left after the party's position regarding the Pashqari people and their language. Instead, she founded her own party, the Initiative for Democracy. In the 2nd Bleuberrie Cabinet, Stefanović was Minister for Economy. Her tenure as Minister for Economy was characterized by the adoption of a strict policy of regulation in banks of the region. Stefanović earned popularity during this term, being nicknamed the "Thatcher of Sabia and Verona".

Polls

Pollster Date Stefanović Kóvérsz
The SiV Phonograph August 4, 2013 58% 42%
The SiV Phonograph September 4, 2013 61% 39%

References