July 2009 General Election

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The July 2009 General Election was held from 15 June 2009/XXX to 14 July 2009/XXX and elected members to the 40th Cosa and also filled Senator seats for Maricopa and Maritiimi-Maxhestic. Elections to seven provincial assemblies plus two referendums to ratify amendments to the Organic Law were conducted as well. The election was administered by Secretary of State, Sir Mick Preston.

114 voters were elegible to vote in the election and 76 ballots were cast. Voter turnout was 66.66%

Registered parties

The following political parties were registered for the July 2009 election:

Results of the Cosa election

Party Number of votes cast Percentage of votes cast Alloted Seats awarded Majority
DPD 1 1.35 2.70 3
FGP 2 2.70 5.405 5
PP 25 33.78 67.5 68
RUMP 39 52.70 105.3 105 YesY
ZPT 7 9.46 18.9 10


Results of the Senatorial elections

Two senatorial elections were held concurrently to the July 2009 General Election.

Maricopa

Candidate's name Number of votes Elected
Xhorxh Asmour 2
Iustì Canun 4 YesY


Maritiimi-Maxhestic

Candidate's name Number of votes Elected
Alexander Davis 6 YesY
Uncontested


Results for provincial assembly elections

Party Atatürk Benito Cézembre Florencia Maricopa Maritiimi-Maxhestic Vuode
CRO 4 2
DPD 1
FGP 1 1
PP 6 4 1 4 1
RDP 2
RUMP 7 3 4 12 5 4 1
ZPT 1 1 1 3 1


Results of Referendums

Two referendums were held during the election to ratify amendments to the Organic Law.

Amendment ÜC NON AUS
39RZ20, Senats Reform Amendment, 44 19 4
39RZ21, The WTF Amendment 68 1 3


Controversy

The general election for the 40th Cosa is remembered as one of Talossa's nastiest fought campaigns. Events began when Viteu Marcianüs, a member of the FGP, got involved in a fierce argument with the leader of the Progressive Party, Owen Edwards. This event led to the leaders of the FGP, Flip Molinar and Éovart Grischun, expelling Marcianüs from the party. These events (which were later dubbed V-Gate) led to weeks of hostility and anger from all sides. Subsequently and, perhaps, coincidentally , each party contesting the election became involved in bitter and heated exchanges. Several Talossans resigned from various positions and some even renounced their citizenship. The aftermath of these events led to a notable period of inactivity within the Kingdom. The damaged relationships and reputations have since healed, however, today, those who fought the campaign prefer their politics to remain civil and are usually the first to call for 'cooler heads' whenever arguments flare up during debates.

External links

Ballot for the July 2009 General Election

Wittenberg live voting thread for July 2009