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Lagerhuis elections, 1680

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Lagerhuis election, 1680
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All 150 seats to the Lagerhuis
76 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Jaak Montrarde.png Benjamincambernon.jpg Joseph Bartholomeus Windsor.png
Leader Jacques Montrarde Benjamin Cambernon Joseph des Vinandy-Windsor
Party Radicalen Conservative Monarchist Party Ultraroyalisten
Seats won 51 47 25
Seat change 51 27 23
Percentage 34% 31,3% 16,6%

Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Alexandra Lewis.jpg Alejandro Averlinks.jpg Toon Tielemans.jpg
Leader Alexandra Lucius Alejandro Averlinks Toon Tielemans
Party Voorwaarts Batavië! Bataafse Arbeiderspartij Republikeins Links
Seats won 12 10 5
Seat change 62 10 5
Percentage 18% 15% 7,5%

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Turnout: 323,420 voters

Prime Minister before election

Benjamin Cambernon

Subsequent Prime Minister

Jacques Montrarde

The Lagerhuis elections of 1680 AN were elections in the Kingdom of Batavia, the first elections after the state of emergency. At the same time, a new prime minister was chosen, Jacques Montrarde.


On 15.VIII.1676 AN the king declared a state of emergency. In the speech at the Lagerhuis, the king stated that the state of emergency was necessary due to the sudden death of the prime minister Joachim Cornelis Theodorus Frederik Jacobus Mackay. At the time, the term of office of the Lagerhuis had already expired, but the organization of the Lagerhuis elections stopped.

During the state of emergency, Benjamin Cambernon was appointed prime minister. In addition, various laws and treaties were signed by the king, the most significant being:

  • Treaty of Charlotteburg: Frankish Brettania is transferred to the Kingdom of Batavia;
  • The royal decree transferring the city of Chryste to the Verionian Empire;
  • Dissolution of the treaty with Natopia after the king's divorce with Clara Sundara.

Those laws and treaties must be reviewed by the Lagerhuis after the elections.

Constitutional amendment

The Prime Minister, on behalf of the king, submitted a constitutional amendment for discussion in the Lagerhuis. The Lagerhuis was not in session, but opened to all Batavians. The proposal for the constitutional amendment includes:

Other amendments have been tabled:

  • The appointment of the prime minister by the Hogerhuis, instead of direct elections;
  • The withdrawal of the Kasterburg Republic as an autonomous region.

The proposed constitutional amendment and the other amendments cannot be put to the vote before the elections. After all, the constitution cannot be changed during the state of emergency.


1680 elections Conservative Monarchistische Partij Voorwaarts Batavië! Ultraroyalisten Radicalen Republikeins Links Bataafse Arbeiderspartij
Party name in Common tongue Conservative Monarchist Party Onward, Batavia! Ultraroyalists Radical Party Republican Left Batavian Worker's Party
Logo Ultraroyalisten.png
Logo Radicalen.png
Logo Republikeins Links.png
Logo Bataafse Arbeiderspartij.png
Party leader Benjamin Cambernon Alexandra Lucius Joseph des Vinandy-Windsor Jacques Montrarde Toon Tielemans Alejandro Averlinks
Political issues
Interior Affairs Maintaining the balance of powers, with the lifting of the state of emergency. Ceremonial Monarchy, Democracy, Sphere sovereignty and corporatism More power in hands of the aristocracy, while keeping the number of voters in check (and limited to certain, wealthier groups). In favour of centralisation of power in hand of the parliament (Hogerhuis and Lagerhuis) in 's Koningenwaarde. Replacing the Monarchy with the Republic. Ending the privileges of the elite (aristocracy, royals,...). Establishing worker councils to represent the wishes of the people.
Foreign Affairs Strengthening the Batavian Confederation, reconquista of Cibola. Neutrality, pro international trade Neutrality, stronger ties with the Kalirion Dynasty. Attempts at integrating parts of the Batavian Confederation in a stronger, more unified Empire. Support to republican movements across Benacia to end the feudal systems. Spreading a worker's revolution. Cooperation with other socialist nations and parties.
Economical Affairs Bexit from the Shirerithian Customs Area, participation in the Treaty of Brandenburg. Corporatism, free trade, Rhineland model Laisser faire. Placing the economic affairs in hands of local administration, while limiting the spending of the State. Protectionism. Nationalisation of certain properties. Special attention on rooting out corruption among nobility and higher ups. Collectivisation of certain industries. Expansion of the social benefits. Collectivisation of industry. Strengthening of the labour unions and introduction of worker council's to discuss quota and wages.
Education and culture More development of the Lordship's. Modern education with a focus on technological innovation, no forced patriotism Handing over the education of the peoples to the church and local authorities. A Batavian curriculum to promote patriotism and a desire to protect the nation's parliamentarian and royal traditions. Modern, progressive education system. The Books of the Revolutionaries are the sole kind of education the farmer and worker needs!
State security Creation of the Franco-Batavian military industrial complex. Maintaining the status quo of outsourced private military through the Iron Militia, focus on key assets such as the navy and air force for direct state involvement. Limiting the armed forces in size, while promoting the existence of militias. Increase in funds for the Army and Navy. Introduction of military service. A modern, strong, national army to protect the people. The Red Army will squash the capitalist swines!

Government formation