January 2006 Alexandrian Parliamentary Elections
No political party in Alexandria won a clear plurality of the seats in the Imperial Parliament, leaving the three major political parties with two seats each. One independent, Jean Michel Leclerc sits in Parliament as an appointed representative by the Emperor.
Cause of the Election
This winter election was caused by the expiration of the 1st Parliament's term as stipulated by the Alexandrian Constitution of 2005. On the morning of January 5, 2006, Prime Minister Matthieu Poitiers dissolved Parliament to allow elections to occur on the second weekend of January, 2006.
There are two seats in Parliament that are not elected. One is appointed by the Emperor and the MP appointed has to be a scholar and a member of the Catholic Church. The second is appointed by the Prime Minister and the MP appointed has to be a member of the judiciary. Minister of Interior Lord Jean Michel Leclerc is currently holding the first seat. For the second seat, however, no appointment has ever been made and remains vacant.
Originally Fabiola Douay from the Alexandrian Pride Party filed her papers for re-election, and Jacques de Beaufort filed his to run against her as a Conservative. Douay soon left the province to run as a candidate for Rio Grande, and Beaufort was left as the sole standing candidate.
The first run of the elections in this province produced a tie between Mr Barisart and Mr Peterson. The second balloting occurred from January 30 to February 2. In the second and final run, Claude Peterson was re-elected with 75% of the vote, defeating Bertrand Barisart with 25% of the vote.
Fabiola Douay moved here to run as its representative after encountering strong opposition from the people of Asunción regarding her re-election bid there. Joshua Jackson filed his papers to run against Douay as a member of the Non-Partisan's Association. Soon after, Douay left Alexandria, leaving Joshua Jackson standing alone in the race.
Touted as one of the more heated races of this election, Nicholas Bertrand from the People's Democratic Party, is facing Conservative Jose Frias to succeed Jacques Gordon, a prominent Conservative who retired this year.
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