|← 2009||12 April 2013||2017 →|
|100 seats in the House and 12 seats in the Senate|
|Main candidate||Peter Wostor||Pieter Van Buskirk||Oliver Hewton|
|Main candidate||Adrian Vandreck||Anne McCann||Lyle Benson|
| PM before election|
Peter Wostor (interim)
| Elected PM|
This election was a snap election following the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Helms (Centre Democrats) on 7 December 2012. He was succeeded by interim Prime Minister Peter Wostor (Green Party), who led the caretaker Wostor government until a new government would be sworn in after a snap election.
A plurality of the votes went to the Green Party led by interim Prime Minister Peter Wostor and the Social Democratic Party led by interim Minister of External Affairs Pieter Van Buskirk, taking 26.35 and 25.17% of the votes respectively. Two weeks after the election, on 1 May 2013, the Wostor government consisting of three parties, the Green Party, the Social Democratic Party and A Better Brunant, was sworn in.
Elections were slated for April 2013 following the resignation of Robert Helms of the Centre Democrats. Initial polling showed that people were more likely to vote for a leftist party over a rightist one.
The results were defined by large gains for the Green Party and the Socialist Left Party, primarily at the expense of the disbanded Centre Democrats and Christian Democratic Union, who led a coalition from 2009-2013. Interim Prime Minister Peter Wostor, chairman of the Greens, had defined the party in the center of the political spectrum, allowing it to gain many votes from the outgoing government parties, while disenchanted left-wing voters flocked to the SLP.
|← 2009 • 2013 • 2017 →|
|Green Party||Peter Wostor||26.35||13.66||14||2|
|Social Democratic Party||Pieter Van Buskirk||25.14||0.32||0||0|
|Socialist Left Party||Oliver Hewton||18.28||10.57||10||2|
|Christian Democratic Union||Adrian Vandreck||14.21||8.34||9||1|
|Free Liberal Party||Anne McCann||8.08||2.20||2||0|
|A Better Brunant||Avaline Porter||1.83||new||0||0|
|Brunanter People's Party||Johan Lierten||1.20||new||0||0|
|Social Anarchy Party||Charlotte Ryberg||1.04||0.73||1||0|
|Christian Communist Party||Dennnis Skender||0.82||new||0||0|
|Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote)||1.10||–|
The Green Party and the Social Democratic Party agreed to a coalition government shortly after the results came in. Two weeks after the election, the Wostor government was sworn in. The newly-formed government also had the support of A Better Brunant, a new party that managed to get two seats in the House of Representatives