Gerenian general election, 2013
In August 2013, the "trial" year for members of Parliament, the President, and Provincial Governors expired. A new election was called, this time with the introduction of two-year terms for the above mentioned positions.
The Independent Party of Gerenia was the main party in the election. The 2013 election marked the beginning of a turn from the centre-right to the left, partly with the aim of attracting people who had voted the Socialist and the Popular parties, but mainly because of a change in the mentality of many members of the party. The Independent Party also showed itself as a nationalist party.
The left was represented in the election by the Socialist Party of Gerenia and the Popular Party, however, their respective leaders refused to form a coalition. Both forces relied on the middle urban class to gain greater representation in the Parliament.
In Maremedres, the Communist Party of Maremedres had been founded. Many Socialists and Populars joined the party, making it the biggest one in the province. It was the first communist experience in Gerenia.
After the poor results in the 2012 election, the Conservative Party was dissolved, and did not contest the election.
The only candidate who ran for the position of President was Gerald Ruze, of the Independent Party. The other party leaders decided to compete for provincial and parliamentary positions, as they focused in the National Assembly election.
Ruze assumed for a second term on 16 July 2013.
The provincial elections were separated from the parliamentary election; it is to say, electors had to cast one vote for Governor of their province, and another one for representatives of both the National and the Higher Assembly.
|Communist Party of Maremedres||0||0||0||0||27,140||0||0||0|
All the members of the Parliament were elected, with the possibility for acting members to run for a second term.
|Political party||Leader||Votes||%||National Assembly||Higher Assembly|
|Elected||% of seats||Elected||% of seats|
|Independent Party||Gerald Ruze||1,405,770||51.07||59||59||15||62.5|
|Socialist Party||Elie Kolumb||512,405||18.61||20||20||6||25|
|Popular Party||Marîn Taskîn||237,651||8.61||10||10||0||0|
|Nationalist Party||Ábelder Iskandan||171,814||6.21||5||5||1||4.17|
|Hope Party||Gebreel Kevaly||93,630||3.38||4||4||0||0|
|Communist Party of Maremedres||Elie Harday||27,140||0.98||2||2||2||8.33|