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Mercury general election, 2019

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The Mercury general election of 2019 was held in June 2019 to elect the fourth Mercurian Parliament. Voting took place in all nine states, each electing a number of representatives, using the Sainte-Laguë system.

Overview

This was the first general election since the agreement to create the condominium of New Sussex. The National Party remained in coalition with the Livingston Democrats following the 2016 general election. Three parties contested 295 out of the 300 seats, excluding three seats in Qavaqaqqaqqaniitqeqertaq and two seats in Lusa.

Nationwide parties

Lusa

North Antarctica

Nova English Korea

Qavaqaqqaqqaniitqeqertaq

Result

The National Party suffered catastrophic losses across the nation, with a 19-seat reduction in May being their biggest casualty. Many pundits put this down to the retirement of Joe Foxon as party leader, with voters choosing to opt for a party more closely aligned to their politics, rather than electing a popular leader, as in previous years. The Nationals, however, did perform well in Moorshire, who were voting for the first time, a phenomenon seen often in new expansion territories. The National Party, although it had found itself in coalition following the previous election, was forced to join forces with a major opposition party for the first time, forming a government with the help of the Mercurian Labour Party. Independent England was all but wiped out in this election, which many within Mercury expected following the New Sussex Convention.

Political party Leader Candidates Votes Elected Gain/loss % of votes % of seats
National Party Nick Perry 295 2,730,578 118 −27 39.5 37.7
Mercurian Labour Party Caroline Griffiths 295 1,905,254 81 +42 27.5 28.3
Conservative Melissa Barnes 295 1,198,633 51 +14 17.3 16.7
Livingston Democrats William Robertsen 68 545,536 24 +1 7.9 8.0
People's Front Joachim Sanchez 133 389,232 17 +1 5.6 5.3
Faatasi le Nuu Suivai Umataua 2 2 0 0.7
Independent England Angela Pike 10 32,036 1 −25 0.5 0.3
Ataatsit Pissiippaa Inuaq Suersaq 3 9,895 1 0 0.1 0.3
Qeqertaq Ilagiit Peder Jensen 3 4,808 1 0 0.1 0.3
Independents 52 91,969 5 −2 1.3 1.7
Total 1,156 6,907,941 300 Turnout 77.3%

† – Elected by Fono le Lusa

Seats by state

Political party Deacon Lusa May Mercury Moorshire North Antarctica Nova English Korea QQQ Taylor Tow Law Total
National Party 4 0 17 46 9 14 2 0 14 12 118
Mercurian Labour Party 3 0 24 21 2 11 3 0 13 4 81
Conservative 6 0 5 11 2 9 1 0 7 10 51
Livingston Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 24
People's Front 0 0 8 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 16
Faatasi le Nuu 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Independent England 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Ataatsit Pissiippaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Qeqertaq Ilagiit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Independents 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5
Total 14 2 54 78 14 68 9 3 36 25 300

Election of the President

Political party Candidate Round 1 Round 2 Status
National Party Nick Perry 142 200 Elected
Mercurian Labour Party Caroline Griffiths 98 99 Defeated
Conservative Melissa Barnes 59 Defeated
Totals 299 299


Preceded by:
2016
General elections in Mercury Followed by:
2022