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Mercury general election, 2013

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The Mercury general election of 2013 was held in June 2013 to elect the second Mercurian Parliament. Voting took place in 240 constituencies, each electing one representative, using the instant-runoff voting system.

Overview

This was the first general election since Mercury's claims of Nova England and Lucerne. The National Party held a comfortable majority after the previous election. Three parties contested 236 out of the 240 seats, excluding those of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and two seats in Lucerne. Independent England, a party set up by Charles Tudor after the controversial blocking of The Name Act (2013) by the Mercurian Parliament, was a nationalist party seeking to gain Nova English independence.

Nationwide parties

Lucerne

Nova England

Results

Political party Leader Candidates Votes Elected Gain/loss % of votes % of seats
National Party Joe Foxon 238 3,137,104 137 −6 56.8 57.1
Conservative James Cardley 238 900,261 39 +9 16.3 16.3
Mercurian Labour Party Mary Lipton 238 839,507 36 +5 15.2 15.0
Independent England Charles Tudor 39 519,169 19 −8 9.4 7.9
Independents 40 127,031 5 0 2.3 2.1
Faatasi le Nuu Suivai Umataua 2 2 0 0.8
Speaker Alan Barlow 1 17,326 1 0 0.3 0.4
Deputy Speaker Peter Cornell 1 15,491 1 0 0.3 0.4
Total 795 5,355,889 240 Turnout 71.6%

† – Elected by Fono le Lusa

Seats by state

Political party Deacon Lucerne May Mercury Nova England Nova English Korea Taylor Tow Law Total
National Party 4 0 38 46 8 1 24 16 137
Conservative 9 0 4 13 1 0 7 5 39
Mercurian Labour Party 0 0 9 10 3 6 5 3 36
Independent England 0 0 0 0 16 3 0 0 19
Independents 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 5
Faatasi le Nuu 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Speaker 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Deputy Speaker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 13 2 51 73 29 10 37 25 240

Election of the President

Political party Candidate Round 1 Status
National Party Joe Foxon 166 Elected
Conservative James Cardley 72 Defeated
Totals 238


Preceded by:
2010
General elections in Mercury Followed by:
2016