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2013 general election
Flag of Brunant

2009 12 April 2013 2017

100 seats in the House and 12 seats in the Senate
Turnout 71.5%

Peter Wostor 1
Pieter Van Buskirk cropped
Oliver Hewton cropped
Main candidate Peter Wostor Pieter Van Buskirk Oliver Hewton
Party GP SDP SLP
Last election 13 25 8
Seats won 27 25 18
Seat change 14 Green arrow up 0 Steady 10 Green arrow up
Adrian Vandreck cropped 2
Anne McCann cropped
Lyle Benson cropped
Main candidate Adrian Vandreck Anne McCann Lyle Benson
Party CDU FLP P70
Last election 23 10 1
Seats won 14 8 3
Seat change 9 Red arrow down 2 Red arrow down 2 Green arrow up

PM before election
Peter Wostor (interim)
Elected PM
Peter Wostor
GP GP

The 2013 general election was held on 12 April to elect the members of the Congress of Brunant; 100 members of the House of Representatives and the 12 members of the Senate.

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.

BackgroundEdit

2013 election poster SLP

Socialist Left Party poster

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.

ResultsEdit

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 →
Party Main candidate  % +/– Reps +/– Senators +/-
Green Party Peter Wostor 26.35 13.66 Green arrow up
27 / 100
14 Green arrow up
3 / 12
2 Green arrow up
Social Democratic Party Pieter Van Buskirk 25.14 0.32 Green arrow up
25 / 100
0 Steady
3 / 12
0 Steady
Socialist Left Party Oliver Hewton 18.28 10.57 Green arrow up
18 / 100
10 Green arrow up
2 / 12
2 Green arrow up
Christian Democratic Union Adrian Vandreck 14.21 8.34 Red arrow down
14 / 100
9 Red arrow down
2 / 12
1 Red arrow down
Free Liberal Party Anne McCann 8.08 2.20 Red arrow down
8 / 100
2 Red arrow down
2 / 12
0 Steady
P70-Links Lyle Benson 2.85 2.23 Green arrow up
3 / 100
2 Green arrow up
0 / 12
0 Steady
A Better Brunant Avaline Porter 1.83 new
2 / 100
0 Steady
0 / 12
0 Steady
Brunanter People's Party Johan Lierten 1.20 new
1 / 100
0 Steady
0 / 12
0 Steady
Social Anarchy Party Charlotte Ryberg 1.04 0.73 Green arrow up
1 / 100
1 Green arrow up
0 / 12
0 Steady
Christian Communist Party Dennnis Skender 0.82 new
1 / 100
0 Steady
0 / 12
0 Steady
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote) 1.10

Other parties include Brunant Conservatives, National Union and Partide Familia Barzuna.

Government formationEdit

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

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