Senate for the 44th Cosa
With the creation of Fiova, the schedule for election of Senators was modified so that the terms of three of the eight (rather than two of the seven) Senators expire with each Cosa. That is, before the Organic amendment making this change Senatorial terms alternated between three and four Cosas in length, and after the amendment, terms of the Senators are three, then three, then two Cosas in length. For this reason, two of the five Senators whose seats were not contested during the 44th Cosa saw their terms of incumbency shortened by a Cosa.
Iason Taiwos defeated Istefan Perþonest for the Benitian seat, succeeding Tímoþi Asmourescu, whose term was at an end and who had retired from the Senate after the conclusion of the 43rd Cosa to accept appointment to the Uppermost Court. This was the largest turnout for a post-Reunision Senatorial election ever, and the 14 votes for Taiwos are the most ever won in a contested Senatorial election by a single candidate.
Taiwos, a two-term RUMP MC, ended up attracting the votes of roughly all RUMP and CeR voters, while Perþonest, a former Secretary of State who had only recently returned to full citizenship, and a de facto moderate independent, received most of the opposition votes.
|Benito Senate Election|
During the discussions leading to Reunision, representatives for the new province of Fiova requested that this province begin the cycle of elections with a two-Cosa term. The new province elected Ián Anglatzarâ as its first Senator in a very close three-way race in which Dieter Vercáriâ and Miestrâ Schivâ were tied with the eventual winner only days from the end of the election. Anglatzarâ's early abstention in the election may have cost him the seat, but, citing this very fact, Vercáriâ decided to vote for Anglatzarâ late in the election cycle, deciding the race.
|Fiôvâ Senate Election|
|Maritiimi-Maxhestic Senate Election|
Subsequent to the vote, the Senator for Florencia, Ieremiac'h Ventrutx, failed to vote in two Clarks and was struck out of that body. Governor Pôl d'Aurìbuérg appointed Audradâ d'Aurìbuérg for the interim, until the next election.
The members of the Senate for the 44th Cosa, listed in the order of the scheduled expiration of their terms, are:
|Province||Senator||Senate Seat Contested|
|Vuode||Viteu Marcianüs||With 44th Cosa|
|Atatürk||Bradley Holmes||With 44th Cosa|
|Cézembre||Glüc da Dhi||With 44th Cosa|
|Florencia||Ieremiac'h Ventrutx1||Audradâ d'Aurìbuérg||With |
|Maricopa||Sir Iustì Canun, UrGP||With 45th Cosa|
|Fiôvâ||Ián Anglatzarâ||With 45th Cosa|
|Maritiimi-Maxhestic||Sir Mick Preston, UrN||With 46th Cosa|
|Benito||Iason Taiwos||With 46th Cosa|
Senator Holmes was re-elected to continue his service as Mençei of the Senate.
1 Senator Ventrutx vacated his seat by failing to vote in the second and third Clarks, and Senator d'Aurìbuérg was appointed to the vacated seat by the Governor of Florencia. She serves as interim Senator pending a by-election at the conclusion of the 44th Cosa to determine a Senator to fill the term to which Ventrutx had been elected (ending with the 45th Cosa).