Senate for the 51st Cosa

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The Senate for the 51st Cosa consists of eight members. Seven were returned from the previous Senate, while Sir Cresti Siervicül was appointed to the Maricopan seat after Béneditsch Ardpresteir chose to keep serving in the Uppermost Court.

Furthermore, after the Second Clark the Senator for Vuode Éovart Grischun resigned his office, and during the subsequent recess former Senator Trotxâ Betiñéir was appointed to the post by King John, due to the absence of an elected provincial government. This will ultimately mean that, in addition to regularly scheduled elections in Benito, Maritiimi-Maxhestic and Fiôvâ, Maricopa and Vuode will both hold special elections for the remainder of the terms of Ardpresteir and Grischun, which is respectively two and one more Cosas.

Another change in composition happened after the Fifth Clark as M-M Senator and Mençei Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun lost his seat by striking out. This appears to be the first time a sitting Mençei lost his seat by not voting, the first time a Senator lost his seat by striking out mid-Cosa since the 42nd Cosa (Senators Roibeardescu and Xheraltescu having both lost their seat at the end of the last Clark) and will mark the first time the Senate sees at least two Senators resign or strike out in the same term since the 35th Cosa.

This will not result in a special election, as da Lhiun's term would have expired after the Sixth Clark. A further consequence of the Mençei striking out is that Senator Lüc da Schir is left as the lone longest tenured Senator, serving since October 2014.

Since Maritiimi-Maxhestic has an executive in place, this was the first time that a governor appointed an interim Senator since the 45th Cosa, when Lüc da Schir appointed Tric'hard Carschaleir after Iason Taiwos's resignation. Grand General Secretary Cresti da Ion Nouacastra therefore appointed four-term MC Ian Plätschisch to the seat.

Elections

Partisan changes in the 51st Senate by province.
Green: RUMP gain; Light green: RUMP hold; Blue: MRPT gain; Dark gray not up

No special elections took place, but two of the three seats on offer were open, as Ián Anglatzarâ and Munditenens Tresplet both retired.

Cézembre

The Cézembrean race was conducted by Provincial Lord Warden Election Conducting Officer Ián Anglatzarâ, himself being the outcoming Senator, having announced he would be retiring from the Senate after a single term. The only candidate for the seat being former Seneschal and two-term Senator Glüc da Dhi, he was declared the winner without a vote taking place.
This will be his third term in the Senate, returning after a hiatus of three Cosas.

Cézembre Senate Election
Glüc da Dhi unopposed
MRPT gain from IND

Florencia

Ma la Mha won a handy reelection to a first term in his own right (not counting two one-Cosa stints in other provinces) with no declared opposition, aside from two write-in votes.

Florencia Senate Election
IRV/RCV Single Round
Ma la Mha 8
Artemis Brown 1
Ieremiac'h Ventrutx 1
RUMP hold

Maricopa

In Maricopa, the first election conducted with Instant Runoff Vote saw RUMP candidate Justice Béneditsch Ardpresteir winning against Moderate Radical Txoteu Davinescu. The open seat was vacated by Munditenens Tresplet's decision to run for the Cosa instead.

Maricopa Senate Election
IRV/RCV First and Second Round
Béneditsch Ardpresteir 5
Txoteu É. Davinescu 4
Cresti M. Siervicül 3
write-ins with no second preference 2
The race advances to a third round.
Maricopa Senate Election
IRV/RCV Final Round
Béneditsch Ardpresteir 8
Txoteu É. Davinescu 4
RUMP gain from FreeDem

Eventually, Justice Ardpresteir renounced to his seat as he would have been ineligible to hold it concurrently with his Uppermost Court duties; the Lord President of the Senate, Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun, had earlier blocked him from claiming his seat. Sir Cresti Siervicül was then appointed to the seat; he would have won the race by countback.
This additionally marks the first time the RUMP gained back a Senate seat from another party since the 47th Cosa, when Vuode Senator Eovart Grischun switched affiliation from the PP to the RUMP, two Clarks after unseating RUMP incumbent Trotxâ Betiñéir.
This will be Siervicül's first term as a Senator.

Membership

Partisan control of the 51st Senate by province.

The members of the Senate for the 51st Cosa, listed in the order of the scheduled expiration of their terms, are:

Province Senator Senate Seat Contested
1 2 3 4 5 6
Fiôvâ Gödafrïeu Válcadác'h for 52nd Cosa
Maritiimi-Maxhestic Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun Ian Plätschisch for 52nd Cosa
Benito Lüc da Schir for 52nd Cosa
Vuode Éovart Grischun Trotxâ Betiñéir for 53rd Cosa (*)
Atatürk Sevastáin Pinátsch for 53rd Cosa
Cézembre Glüc da Dhi for 54th Cosa
Florencia Ma la Mha for 54th Cosa
Maricopa Cresti Siervicül for 54th Cosa (*)

(*): Will face special election