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1690 Parlerment elections

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The newly reunified state of Hurmu held elections for its Parlerment (legislature) 1–10.VII.1690 AN. Ninety-nine seats in the Assembly of Representatives and nine seats in the Senate of the Lakes were up for election.

The next election is planned for 1696.

Assembly election

Hurmu is divided into two multi-member constituencies for the purposes of elections to the Assembly. One third (33) of the seats are elected by party-list vote in Lontinien (Hurmu and Craitish citizens resident there only), and the other two thirds of the seats are elected by the Hurmu and Craitish citizens living in the Lake District (i.e. Lyrican Hurmu).

Parties

Parties participating are:

  • Edasi Hurmu ("Forward Hurmu"): a centre-right Hurmu party from the former Lakkvia, popular among ethnic Hurmudans
  • Moderate Party: an agrarian, socially liberal party from the former Lakkvia, popular among ethnic Lakkvians, urban as well as rural.
  • Liberals '13: a classically liberal party, popular among the urban elite of former Lakkvia
  • Koos ("Together"): a centrist cross-community party from Lakkvia
  • Lontinian People's Party: a conservative Lontinian party
  • Coalition for Democratic Humanism: a humanist party with links to national humanism, but with a Hurmu characteristics, and with internationalism as a defining value.
  • Heartlanders' Interest League: interest party for former Storish Lyricans and Lontinians who have qualified for Hurmu citizenship

Results

Party Votes Percentage Seats
Coalition for Democratic Humanism 174,884 24.47% 23
Lontinian People's Party 97,828 13.69% 22
Edasi Hurmu 163,131 22.83% 21
Moderate Party 115,043 16.10% 13
Koos 94,504 13.22% 11
Heartlanders' Interest League 41,746 5.84% 6
Liberals 27,514 3.85% 3
TOTAL 714,650 100.00% 99

Turnout was 91%.

Lyrica

Party Votes Percentage Seats
Edasi Hurmu 153,948 27.21% 19
Moderate Party 115,043 20.33% 13
Liberals 27,514 4.86% 3
Koos 94,504 16.70% 11
Coalition for Democratic Humanism 146,947 25.97% 17
Heartlanders' Interest League 27,816 4.92% 3
TOTAL 565,772 100.00% 66

Lontinien

Party Votes Percentage Seats
Edasi Hurmu 9,183 6.17% 2
Lontinian People's Party 97,828 65.71% 22
Coalition for Democratic Humanism 27,937 18.77% 6
Heartlanders' Interest League 13,930 9.36% 3
TOTAL 148,878 100.00% 33

Senate election

See also Electors to the Senate of the Lake

In the Senate, only members of the Order of Holy Lakes who are 18 years or over may vote or stand for election. There are 9 seats up for election, and there are 115 electors confirmed for this election.

Electors vote on lists.

Lists

  • Ayreonist List: Ayreonism, liberalism, free-trade, strict criteria for civil rights of Heartlanders in Hurmu; pro-rights for non-human sentients
  • Humanist List: National humanism, pro-Raspur Pact, conservative immigration laws, human supremacy, etc. Anti-Vanic.
  • Traditionalist List: Conservative coalition, with traditional ideals such as pacifism, reconciliation with the Heartlanders, free trade, liberal immigration laws, etc., pro-rights for non-human sentients.

Ayreonist List

  1. Catarina de Todos los Santos u-Kart
  2. Pador u-Germask
  3. Johannes Klaron Djupvik
  4. Samil u-Layn
  5. David Jolicoeur
  6. Javel Avon-El
  7. Karl Tryggve
  8. Silva Astemaa
  9. Vilde u-Germask

Humanist List

  1. Daniyal al-Osman
  2. Ardashir Babakan-e Osman
  3. Jamshid-e Osman
  4. Alissa Guadalim
  5. Isabella Merrick
  6. Madani Allus-Zhayatar
  7. Mariyam Guadalim
  8. Miranda Isabella Anders
  9. Adelaide-Blanche d'Gévaudan

Traditionalist List

  1. Jan Spiik
  2. Li Naomiai
  3. Patrik Djupvik
  4. Ellen Aarevalla
  5. Nilu Sólason
  6. Bini w-Arm
  7. Erik Tyve Andersen
  8. Janek Tryggve
  9. Felicia Aberrón Saavedra

Preliminary results

With 112 votes submitted over post to the Order of the Holy Lakes before the deadline, turnout was 96.55%. Only four adult members of the Holy Lakes eligible to vote did not vote. These results reflect the announced votes in the first count, certified by the Electoral Committee of the Order of the Holy Lakes (with Prince Kir of Shireroth acting as chairman).

List Votes Percentage Seats Elected Senators
Ayreonist 23 20.54% 2 Catarina de Todos los Santos u-Kart

Pador u-Germask

Humanist 39 34.82% 3 Daniyal al-Osman

Ardashir Babakan-e Osman
Jamshid-e Osman

Traditionalist 46 41.07% 4 Jan Spiik

Li Naomiai
Patrik Djupvik
Ellen Aarevalla

Total votes for lists 108
Abstentions/Blank votes 4
Total votes cast 112

Legal challenge

Following the announcement of the votes, the Senate met for the first time, with its first item of the agenda was the case brought against the Electoral Committee of the Order of the Holy Lakes by Jaime Augustin Joaquin Primo de Aguilar, Esmeralda al-Osman, Carl Taylor-Citron, and Augustus Mirkdale.

In the case, abbreviated as Primo de Aguilar et al. v. Order of the Holy Lakes, the petitioners argued that their four ballots, having arrived late due to a delay in the postal flights from Constancia to Hurmu, should be counted. Their arguments were as follows:

  • A 100% turnout in the election would significantly increase the legitimacy to the Senate
  • The delay of the ballots to the Electoral Committee was out of the control of the petitioners, as a storm caused the delay of the specially chartered flight from Constancia to Hurmu with the box of ballots, and the Senate should take into consideration these circumstances constituting force majeure
  • Although their 4 votes would not, under petitioners' calculations, change the seat allocation in the Senate, it is important that every vote is taken seriously and is given equal merit. Even if not altering the allocation in this election, the Senate, by allowing late votes to be counted, would set an important precedent that every vote is equal.
  • Furthermore, the delay of the ballots was not significant. It was only a day after the results had been announced that the ballots arrived.

The Electoral Committee of the Order of the Holy Lakes argued against petitioners' claims with the following arguments:

  • The ballots cannot be accepted as announcing a new count of votes, taking into consideration the petitioners' votes, would seriously threaten petitioners' sacred right of the secret ballot. The public would know how the petitioners would vote.
  • Furthermore, ample time was given all electors to vote in the election. The delay could have been avoided by voting earlier and sending the plane to Hurmu much earlier.
  • Deadlines are set for a reason, and must be obeyed.

The petitioners issued a counterclaim with the following arguments:

  • All petitioners were ready and willing to freely waive their sacred rights over the secret ballot, provided the votes were duly counted and acknowledged
  • All petitioners were ready, willing, and able, and moreover encouraged public transparency over their votes, as proof that they had nothing to hide to the Hurmu people
  • It would be unfortunate as, one of its first official acts, if the Senate were to willingly suppress votes
  • There presently was no law forbidding the same

The Senate split 7–2 on the matter, with 7 senators voting in favour of granting the petition and 2 senators voting against it (Catarina de Todos los Santos u-Kart, Pador u-Germask). The majority opinion of the Senate was delivered by Jan Spiik. In the opinion, the Senate set a precedent that delays due to force majeure was excusable and such ballots had to be counted. In the future, the Electoral Committee must take meteorology into the consideration, and plan for a longer ballot-counting period to ensure that all votes can safely arrive. However, voters still need to take all reasonable measures, under their circumstances, to ensure that their votes arrive on time. Finally, the Senate ordered the Electoral Committee of the Order of the Holy Lakes to re-count the votes (thus including the petitioners' ballots), and revise the results. Pending the outcome of that recount, in case the votes should change the allocation of seats in the Senate, the Senate adjourned.

Final results

With 116 votes submitted over post to the Order of the Holy Lakes before the deadline, turnout was 100%. This meant that every single elector cast a vote. These results were certified by the Electoral Committee of the Order of the Holy Lakes (with Prince Kir of Shireroth acting as chairman). With no other disputes being contentious, the results were declared final.

List Votes Percentage Seats Elected Senators
Ayreonist 23 20.54% 2 Catarina de Todos los Santos u-Kart

Pador u-Germask

Humanist 43 34.82% 3 Daniyal al-Osman

Ardashir Babakan-e Osman
Jamshid-e Osman

Traditionalist 46 41.07% 4 Jan Spiik

Li Naomiai
Patrik Djupvik
Ellen Aarevalla

Total votes for lists 112
Abstentions/Blank votes 4
Total votes cast 116

Aftermath and government formation

Once the election results in the Assembly and Senate became clear, the Coalition for Democratic Humanism invited the Lontinian People's Party to form a majority coalition. Once a general programme had been negotiated, these two parties invited Koos and the Moderate Party to join the coalition. After a few more days of negotiations on a government programme, a government programme was agreed to.

The newly elected Assembly elected Temüjin, the elderly statesman and leader of the LPP, to its speakership. Temüjin then appointed Daniyal al-Osman to the premiership of Hurmu, and asked the Assembly to vote on whether or not to accept that appointment.

The Assembly voted along party lines to confirm him. Sixty-eight votes were in favour (CDH, LPP, Mod., Koos), and 41 votes were against (Edasi, Liberals, HIL). Jan Spiik, the interim prime minister and newly elected member of the Senate, and leader of the Edasi Hurmu party, thus handed over the government to Daniyal al-Osman in a hearty handshake.

Daniyal al-Osman then announced his cabinet.