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Abeldane federal election, June 2018

← April 2018 21 June 2018 (Legislative)
21 - 25 June 2018 (Executive)
September 2018 →
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4 of the 16 + 2 seats in the Reichsversammlung
10 seats needed for a majority
Turnout100% ( 4%)
  First party Second party
  S Freayth bubble.png H McFarlane bubble.png
Leader Stephen Freayth Hugh McFarlane
Party Die Rechte Abeldane Liberal National Alliance
Leader since June 2018 April 2018
Last election 5 seats, 33.3% 8 seats, 47.9%
Seats before 5 + 1 7
Seats won 9 + 1 4
Seat change 4 3
Percentage 55.6%[N 1] 22.2%[N 1]
Swing 22.3 pp[N 2] 25.7 pp[N 2]

  Third party Fourth party
  100px 100px
Leader Artemis Langford Newton von Uberquie
Party Social Ecology Royalists and Cooperatism
Leader since August 2017 April 2018
Last election 3 seats, 18.8% New party
Seats before 3 1
Seats won 3 1
Seat change
Percentage 16.7%[N 1] 11.1%[N 1]
Swing 2.1 pp[N 2] 11.1 pp[N 2]

Vorsitzender before election

Alejandro Whyatt
Die Rechte

Vorsitzender after election

Stephen Freayth
Die Rechte

The 16th Abeldane general election took place from the 21st through the 25th of June 2018, including legislative by-elections to the Reichsversammlung and executive elections to the positions of Vorsitzender and Stellvertreter. The snap elections were called by the newly enthroned Emperor Newton von Uberquie at the request of the governing party, National Federalist Party.

Following the slump in activity throughout the Empire after the April 2018 elections, there was wide dissatisfaction with the current governing coalition, particularly with the Vorsitzender Alejandro Whyatt. Former Emperor Stephen Freayth, who had abdicated back in March 2018, stepped in place and decided to run under the National Federalist Party, thereafter known as Die Rechte after a series of reforms he instituted in the party. Max Pollack was the party's candidate for Stellvertreter. Artemis Langford ran for Vorsitzender under the Abeldane Social Ecology ticket.

The election resulted in a landslide electoral victory for Freayth, winning 91.3% of the popular vote, compared to Langford's 8.7%. Pollack won all the votes for Stellvertreter and remains the only Stellvertreter to be elected with 100% of the votes. The legislative elections saw only four seats up for election, which were a series of by-elections. All seats were uncontested mainly because of defections of MPs from ALNA to Die Rechte. Die Rechte won the majority of seats in the Reichsversammlung, winning 10 seats in total. The total turnout was 100%, the first and only election where all registered voters voted.

Following the election, Freayth decided to form a one-party cabinet and not continue the coalition with the ALNA. This was the first cabinet since 2014 to have only one-party members in it.

Results

Reichsversammlung

Legislative elections were held on 6 April 2018 and allowed 16 seats of the Reichsversammlung to be elected using closed party-list proportional system with a nationwide list. The Reichsversammlung (Composition) Act 2018 amended the seats of the Reichsversammlung and returned back the appointed seat reserved by appointment of the Monarch and another appointed seat solely for the Ervecysarich. As of now, the appointed seat remains vacant until an appointment is made by the Emperor.

Michael Thomas Brazeau, an NFP candidate for the Reichsversammlung, refused to acknowledge the election results and concede defeat. The Reichswahlkommission, the Abeldane electoral commission, has yet to comment on either Brazeau's decision or any implicit recount request.

Party Leader Seats % +/–
Die Rechte, Abelden's Liberal Party Stephen Freayth 9 + 1 55.56% 4
Liberal National Alliance Horatio Eden 4 22.22% 3
Abeldane Social Ecology Artemis Langford 3 16.67%
Party of Royalists and Cooperatism Newton von Uberquie 1 5.56%
Reichsversammlung seats
R
  
55.6%
ALNA
  
22.2%
ASE
  
16.7%
PRC
  
5.56%

Elected members

MP Party State
Elected
Thomas Merrell Die Rechte Alenshka
Max Pollack Die Rechte Alexander
Nicholas Kaos Die Rechte Alenshka
Nicholas Randouler Die Rechte Alexander
Charlotte Katrínsdóttir Die Rechte Morgannwg
Wilma Oakforrest Die Rechte Demirelia
Richard Hytholoday Die Rechte Morgannwg
Artemis Langford ASE Alenshka
Tarik Kârjasary ASE Rai
Horatio Eden Liberty Union Demirelia
Appointed
Edward Daniels Liberty Union Demirelia
Stephen Freayth Die Rechte Alenshka

Vorsitzender

Abeldane executive election, June 2018

← April 2018 21-25 June 2018 September 2018 →
Turnout100% (4 p.p)
  S Freayth bubble.png 100px
Nominee Stephen Freayth Artemis Langford
Party Die Rechte Social Ecology
Running mate Max Pollack None
Popular vote 42 4
Percentage 91.30% 8.70%

Vorsitzender before election

Alejandro Whyatt
Die Rechte

Vorsitzender after election

Stephen Freayth
Die Rechte


Party Candidate Results
1st pref %
Die Rechte Stephen Freayth 42 91.30%
Abeldane Social Ecology Artemis Langford 4 8.70%
Invalid/blank votes 0
Total 46 100
Registered voters/turnout 46 100.00%
Source: Reichswahlkommission Official Statement

Stellvertreter

Party Candidate Results
1st pref %
Die Rechte Max Pollack 46 100.00%
Invalid/blank votes 0
Total 46 100
Registered voters/turnout 46 100.00%
Source: Reichswahlkommission Official Statement

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The percentage shown are the percentage of seats each party got because all of the 4 seats up for election were uncontested hence no voting took place.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The percentage points shown are the difference from the total percentage of votes from the last election and the total percentage of seats each party garnered.