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2013 Stormaen General Election - Results
Topic Started: Oct 5 2013, 09:08 AM (171 Views)
Stormaen
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Here it is! The Chief Electoral Officer for Stormaen has signed off the official and final result of the 2013 Stormaen General Election!

I'll also use this thread to update you on any arrangements between parties or other changes.

RESULTS
Progressive Conservatives
Votes share: 44.59% (-3.70%)
Seat share: 43 (-3)

Labour Party
Votes share: 26.25% (-1.45%)
Seat share: 25 (n/c)

Green Party
Votes share: 9.39% (3.77%)
Seat share: 9 (+3)

Liberal Party
Votes share: 7.43% (-1.40%)
Seat share: 7 (+2)

National Party
Votes share: 5.85% (-0.36%)
Seat share: 5 (-2)

VISUALISATION
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Left: 26th Parliament of Stormaen. Right: 27th Parliament of Stormaen.

RESULTS IN DETAIL
ProCons Hold On
As predicted, Chief Minister Dean Emerson has lost his majority, with his ProCons winning 43 seats, a decrease of 3 seats. The party's overall vote share fell by 3.7%. Despite this, they won a net gain of 2 electorate seats (both from Labour). Their losses coupled with the Liberals' unexpected list seat gains likely point to Emerson's government continuing as a minority government with a confidence and supply agreement with the Liberals (as per 2005-2009).

No Change For Labour
Labour's overall vote share slumped to 26.3% - its lowest vote share since 1929. In the electorates, Labour retook Hilltown from the Nationals but lost a further two seats: one to the ProCons and one - surprisingly - to the Greens. The outcome being Labour maintains the 25 seats from the previous election and continuing their lowest level of parliamentary representation since 1933 - a dire state for a party that once dominated Stormaen's politics.

Green Surge
The Greens have made significant gains. They surged ahead of the Liberals to become the third largest party by vote share and seat share. The Greens took 9.39% of the party vote - almost doubling its vote share from 2009. Coupled with their 9 seats, the Greens have the largest third party vote share since 1954 and the largest third party share of seats since 1938 (and the largest third party seat share to date under MMP).

The Greens also won their first ever electorate, narrowly taking Rushyrig from Labour.

Liberals Lose Votes, Gain Seats
Despite a fall of 1.4% in party vote share, the Liberals gained 2 list seats. They retained both of their electorates and have won 5 list seats; a situation caused by the Nationals losing votes and seats. In the electorates they retained, their vote share remained relatively unchanged, however, nationwide, the Liberal vote dropped enough to increase ProCon majorities in marginal seats between the two parties.

They will now likely be approached for a supply and confidence agreement with the ProCons, as per 2005-2009.

Nationalist Lose Out
Having placed third in seat share at the 2009 election (an over-representation caused by their winning an electorate), Nationals lose 2 seats in Parliament. The party lost its sole electorate of Hilltown (regained by Labour) and lost 1 list seat, reducing its seat share from 7 to 5; though this is still greater representation than it had prior to 2009.

Others
James Carney (Pensioners' Party) was re-elected as an independent with slightly reduced majority.
"Every joke is a tiny revolution." – George Orwell
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disposablepuppetland
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President Vershner sends his congratulations to the ProCons on retaining power, and looks forward to continuing good relations with Stormaen.

In a brief television interview he said he found the election "very informative and entertaining", but was "quite glad we don't have them here in DPL. They look very nerve-wracking!"

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Thanks Stormaen - a great piece of RP, best we've had in a long time.
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Alterrum
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While we would've liked to see the greens gain more seats, we nevertheless send our congratulations to the ProCons on their victory!

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Interesting piece of RP indeed, too bad I came to the forums after the voting was already over. I wonder how I could do something like this in my nation, since we don't have political parties at all... :rolleyes:
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Stormaen
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Thanks guys! :)

Only four more years till the next one, Alterrum! :P
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Stormaen
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UPDATE

The ProCons and Liberals have confirmed they are in negotiation in regards to a confidence and supply agreement. The agreement, if approved, will see the ProCons returning to govern as a minority government (not a coalition government) and that the Liberals will either abstain from, or vote for, motions of confidence and supply (appropriation) bills. This was the situation between 2005 and 2009. However, many political experts believe the cost of such an agreement from the Liberals might be for the ProCons to drop the planned same-sex marriage bill.

The Green Party has likewise said that it is "open for talks" with the ProCons, should they and the Liberals fail to reach an agreement. This marks a notable change in tone for the Greens who, prior to 2009, stated they would never work with the ProCons.

Labour leader David Warner, meanwhile, has conceded his party has "no reasonable chance" of forming the next government, acknowledging that the feat is just too difficult to overcome (it would require a grand coalition of Lab-Grn-Nat-Lib, many of whom have declared no intention to work together in Parliament). Congratulating Mr Emerson, he has also said that while his party will not work with the ProCons, they will "work for what's best for Stormaen" adding, "If that means passing a ProCon bill or two, that would be acceptable". It is assumed he was referring to the planned same-sex marriage bill. He did not comment on the Green Party's offer of talks with the ProCons.
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