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Mercury general election, 2016

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The Mercury general election of 2016 was held in June 2016 to elect the third Mercurian Parliament. Voting took place in 300 constituencies, each electing one representative, using the instant-runoff voting system.

Overview

This was the first general election since Mercury's claims of North Antarctica and Qavaqaqqaqqaniitqeqertaq. The National Party had formed a coalition with the Livingston Democrats following the Southern Territories by-election, 2015. Three parties contested 293 out of the 300 seats, excluding those of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, three seats in Qavaqaqqaqqaniitqeqertaq and two seats in Lucerne. Independent England, led by Angela Pike, were seeking to increase their majority of seats in Nova England, following the aftermath of the 2014 Witan election, when four parties formed a coalition in order to stop her party from leading the house.

Nationwide parties

Lucerne

North Antarctica

Nova England

Qavaqaqqaqqaniitqeqertaq

Result

Political party Leader Candidates Votes Elected Gain/loss % of votes % of seats
National Party Joe Foxon 293 145 −1 48.3
Mercurian Labour Party Caroline Griffiths 293 39 +3 13
Conservative James Cardley 293 37 −8 12.3
Independent England Angela Pike 39 26 +7 8.7
Livingston Democrats William Robertsen 57 23 0 7.7
People's Front Joachim Sanchez 105 16 −1 5.3
Ataatsit Pissiippaa Inuaq Suersaq 3 7,388 2 0 0.7
Faatasi le Nuu Suivai Umataua 2 2 0 0.7
Qeqertaq Ilagiit Peder Jensen 3 3,929 1 0 0.3
Independents 44 29,193 7 0 2.3
Speaker Alan Barlow 1 1 0 0.3
Deputy Speaker Peter Cornell 1 14,215 1 0 0.3
Total 966 300 Turnout

† – Elected by Fono le Lusa

Seats by state

Political party Deacon Lucerne May Mercury North Antarctica Nova England Nova English Korea QQQ Taylor Tow Law Total
National Party 4 0 36 48 12 4 2 0 25 14 145
Mercurian Labour Party 1 0 10 9 0 2 5 0 6 6 39
Conservative 7 0 4 12 5 0 0 0 5 4 37
Independent England 0 0 0 0 0 23 3 0 0 0 26
Livingston Democrats 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 23
People's Front 0 0 1 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 16
Ataatsit Pissiippaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Faatasi le Nuu 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Qeqertaq Ilagiit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Independents 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
Speaker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Deputy Speaker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 13 2 51 73 57 29 10 3 37 25 240

Election of the President

Political party Candidate Round 1 Status
National Party Joe Foxon 170 Elected
Conservative James Cardley 60 Defeated
Mercurian Labour Party Caroline Griffiths 58 Defeated
Totals 298


Preceded by:
2013
General elections in Mercury Followed by:
2019