March 2024 Cycoldian general election

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March 2024 Cycoldian general election

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March Assembly of the General Assembly
6 seats needed for a majority

  First party Second party
 
Christina Nowell MicroCon 2022 Cropped for Election.png
Nicholas Lokin wearing a mask Cropped.png
Leader Christina I & II Nicholas Lokin
Party Monarchist Party Tulip Party
Leader since 5 May 2019 30 October 2023
Leader's seat Royal Octonary
(Elected)
Last election 8 seats, 54.17% 0 seats, 8.33%[a]
Seats won 8 seats 2 seats
Seat change Steady 0 Increase 2
First choice vote 13 12
Percentage 43.33% 40.00%
Swing 10.84 pp Increase 31.67 pp

  Third party Fourth party
 
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LPC
Leader Christopher Tran Lewis Ross
Party Unitary Party Labour Party
Leader since 30 March 2020 7 November 2023
Leader's seat Octonary
(Defeated)
Last election 2 seats, 25% Did not stand
Seats won 0 seats 0 seats
Seat change 2 Steady 0
First choice vote 2 3
Percentage 6.67% 10.00%
Swing 18.33 pp Increase 10.00 pp

March Elections by Party
March Elections by Electoral Pacts

Prime Minister before election

Amelia Banks
Monarchist

Prime Minister after election

Amelia Banks
Monarchist


The March 2024 General Election was a general election for the General Assembly in Cycoldia. It elected the Fourteenth General Assembly's March Assembly. It was the first time the Tulip or Labour Parties are partaking in a general election, as well as the first election following the founding of the New Liberals less than a month before. For the first time in Cycoldian politics, the election included several electoral pacts. As well it showed the end of the Unitary Party's opposition government, with all Unitary incumbents losing their seats to Tulip Party candidates.

Parties and Candidates

During the March 2024 general election, several pairs of political parties agreed to electoral cooperation, namely the Tulip Party and Labour Party mutually endorsing each other, commonly referred to as the Tulip-Labour Pact[b], and the Monarchist Party and Unitary Party partaking in a similar electoral alliance referred to as the Crown & Torch Pact. On the Monarchist Party's official ballot, UP's candidates were placed after the four Monarchists, while both the official Labour and Tulip voting recommendations placed each of their partners' candidates directly after their own. This was also the first Cycoldian election in which a foreign official endorsed a candidate, namely the President of Dubovia Michael Pocci,[c] endorsing Lewis Ross of the Labour Party.

During the sign up period for candidacies, Andrew Perdomo withdrew himself from Cycoldian politics and the elections on 23 March 2024. The same day, Myka Hrženjak announced their candidacy under the Monarchist Party.

Parliamentary parties

The table below lists the political party groups represented in the 13th General Assembly before the March 2024 general election. Non-Voting seats are not elected via Cycoldian general elections, and are instead sent as delegations from members of the Cycoldian Imperium, and therefore will only change if a member is replaced during the election.

Name Leader(s) Before elections After elections
Voting Seats Non-Voting Seats[d] Voting Seats Non-Voting Seats[d]
MP Monarchist Party Christina I & II
8 / 10
3 / 5
8 / 10
3 / 5
TP Tulip Party Nicholas Lokin
0 / 10
0 / 5
2 / 10
0 / 5
UP Unitary Party Christopher Tran
2 / 10
0 / 5
0 / 10
0 / 5
IND
IND Independents N/A
0 / 10
1 / 5
0 / 10
1 / 5

List of Candidates

All incumbents ran for re-election, however one candidate dropped out of the election, with Andrew Perdomo withdrawing his candidacy when he withdrew from Cycoldian politics on 23 March, that being two days before the election. With this, Myka Hrženjak instead ran for the election under the Monarchist Party, however the sudden nomination and lack of campaigning able to be done for them has been hypothesised to have made their election significantly harder and possibly be a cause for their loss in the election, as well as the already lower numbers than predicted for the Monarchist Party.

Candidate Experience Campaign
announced
Party CFFS
(%)
Endorsements

Brandon Mierzwa
Chief Marshal
(2022–present)

Member of the General Assembly
(2022–present)
N/A[e]   Monarchist Coalition 19
63.33%
Christina I & II[f]
Summi Imperatoria of Cycoldia

Mats Seifert
Chief Public Prosecutor
(2023–present)

Member of the General Assembly
(2024–present)
N/A[e]   Monarchist 16
53.33%
Christina I & II[f]
Summi Imperatoria of Cycoldia

Christopher Tran
Leader of the Opposition
(2020–2024)

Foreign & Colonial Minister
(2021–2022)
(2023–present)
Member of the General Assembly
(2020–2024)
Leader of the Unitary Party
(2020–present)
N/A[e]   Unitary 10
33.33%

Maximilian Greig
Deputy Prime Minister
(2023–2024)

Minister of the Interior
(2023–present)
Member of the General Assembly
(2023–present)
N/A[e]   Monarchist 16
53.33%
Christina I & II[f]
Summi Imperatoria of Cycoldia

Aidan Fritz
Chancellor of the Exchequer
(2023–present)

Member of the General Assembly
(2023–2024)
N/A[e]   Unitary 16
53.33%
Christina I & II[f]
Summi Imperatoria of Cycoldia

Plamen Iliev II
Spokesman of the Tulip Party
(2024-present)

Chairman of Cylon Research
(2024–present)
February 9, 2024   Tulip 15
50.00%

Lewis Ross
Member of the General Assembly
(2023–2023)

Leader of the Labour Party
(2023–present)
February 9, 2024   Labour 15
50.00%
Michael Pocci
President of Dubovia

Rose Slavska
Leader of the Green Alliance
(2023–2024)
February 11, 2024   Tulip 11
36.67%

Nicholas Lokin
Leader of the Tulip Party
(2023–present)
February 12, 2024   Tulip 15
50.00%

Myka Hrženjak
Head File Clerk of the Ministry of Justice
(2024–present)

Chairman of the Cycoldian National Historical Institute
(2024–present)
March 23, 2024   Monarchist 14
46.67%
Christina I & II[f]
Summi Imperatoria of Cycoldia

Withdrawn Candidates

Candidate Experience Campaign
announced
Campaign
withdrawn
Party CFFS
(%)

Andrew Perdomo
Commander of the Foreign Legion ad Interim
(2024–2024)
February 9, 2024 March 23, 2024   Monarchist 11
52.38%

Polling

Olympia Polling predicted the Unitary Party to lose all of their seats, and for the Monarchist Party to gain one seat as well as the Tulip Party to gain a seat. The polling had twenty one responses, and was emailed to all citizens of Cycoldia.[1]

Polling By Party

By Party Popularity
Political Party Responses
Overal
(%)
Change
(%)
  Monarchist Party 71.43% 9.90 pp
  Tulip Party 51.43% 0.57 pp
  Unitary Party 50.00% 8.50 pp
  New Liberals 45.71%
  Democratic Party 35.71% Increase 3.71 pp
  Labour Party 33.33% 5.34 pp
General Popularity
Monarchist Party
  
71.43%
Tulip Party
  
51.43%
Unitary Party
  
50.00%
New Liberals
  
45.71%
Democratic Party
  
35.71%
Labour Party
  
33.33%
By Party Vote
Political Party First Choice Votes
Total Of total
(%)
Change
(%)
  Monarchist Party 12 57.14% Increase 10.47 pp
  Tulip Party 3 14.29% 5.71 pp
  New Liberals 2 9.52%
  Labour Party 2 9.52% Increase 2.85 pp
  Unitary Party 1 4.76% Increase 1.43 pp
  Democratic Party 1 4.76% Increase 1.43 pp
Party Vote
Monarchist Party
  
57.14%
Tulip Party
  
14.29%
New Liberals
  
9.52%
Labour Party
  
9.52%
Unitary Party
  
4.76%
Democratic Party
  
4.76%

Polling By Candidate

Polling by Candidate
Candidate First Choice Votes Combined First Five Selection
Total Of total
(%)
Total Of total
(%)
  Brandon Mierzwa 7 33.33% 19 90.48%
  Mats Seifert 3 14.29% 15 71.43%
  Maximilian Greig 0 0.00% 15 71.43%
  Andrew Perdomo[g] 2 9.52% 11 52.38%
  Plamen Iliev II 5 23.81% 11 52.38%
  Christopher Tran 0 0.00% 9 42.86%
  Aidan Fritz 1 4.76% 5 23.81%
  Lewis Ross 2 9.52% 6 28.57%
  Nicholas Lokin 1 4.76% 8 38.10%
  Rose Slavska 0 0.00% 6 28.57%
Invalid/blank votes 0 0
Total 21[h] 100.00% 105 500.00%
Source: Data of the March 2024 Polling
Combined First Five Selection
Brandon Mierzwa
  
90.48%
Mats Seifert
  
71.43%
Maximilian Greig
  
71.43%
Andrew Perdomo[g]
  
52.38%
Plamen Iliev II
  
52.38%
Non-Elected Candidates
Christopher Tran
  
42.86%
Aidan Fritz
  
23.81%
Lewis Ross
  
28.57%
Nicholas Lokin
  
38.10%
Rose Slavska
  
28.57%

Results

Following the tallying of votes, the Condorcet winner was tied between all candidates, and the winners were determined through Instant-runoff voting as dictated by the General Assembly. The IRV ranking placed Spokesman of the Tulip Party Plamen Iliev II in first, followed by Chief Marshal Brandon Mierzwa, with the two of them swapping seat placement due to the latter's guaranteed by his military post seat in the GA, the Officer's Seat, being 6th. This marked the first time a non-MP candidate placed first in a Cycoldian election of any sort. The two were followed by Leader of the Tulip Party Nicholas Lokin, Member of the 13th General Assembly for the Septenary Seat Mats Seifert and Deputy Prime Minister Maximilian Greig.

By Party

By Party Affiliation of Voters[i]
Political Party Votes Seats
Total Of total
(%)
Change
(%)
Total Gained Lost Net
  Monarchist Party 14 46.67% Steady 0 pp 8 0 0 Steady 0
  Tulip Party 7 23.33% Increase 3.33 pp 2 2 0 Increase 2
  Labour Party 3 10.00% Increase 3.37 pp 0 0 0 Steady 0
  Unitary Party 2 6.67% Increase 3.33 pp 0 0 2 2
  New Liberals 2 6.67% Increase 6.67 pp 0 0 0 Steady 0
  Democratic Party 1 3.33% Steady 0 pp 0 0 0 Steady 0
  Independents 1 3.33% 0.84 pp 0 0 0 Steady 0
Invalid/blank votes 1
Total 30[h] 100.00% 10
Source: Official Election Results March 2024 General Election
Votes by Party
Monarchist Party
  
46.67%
Tulip Party
  
23.33%
Labour Party
  
10.00%
Unitary Party
  
6.67%
New Liberals
  
6.67%
Democratic Party
  
3.33%
Independents
  
3.33%

By Candidate

Polling by Candidate
Candidate First Choice Votes Combined First Five Selection
Total Of total
(%)
Total Of total
(%)
  Brandon Mierzwa 6 20.00% 19 63.33%
  Plamen Iliev II 7 23.33% 15 50.00%
  Nicholas Lokin 3 10.00% 15 50.00%
  Mats Seifert 4 13.33% 16 53.33%
  Maximilian Greig 1 3.33% 16 53.33%
  Aidan Fritz 1 3.33% 16 53.33%
  Lewis Ross 3 10.00% 15 50.00%
  Myka Hrženjak 2 6.67% 14 46.67%
  Rose Slavska 2 6.67% 11 36.67%
  Christopher Tran 1 3.33% 10 33.33%
Invalid/blank votes 1 5
Total 30[h] 100.00% 150 500.00%
Source: Official Election Results March 2024 General Election
Combined First Five Selection
Brandon Mierzwa
  
63.33%
Plamen Iliev II
  
50.00%
Nicholas Lokin
  
50.00%
Mats Seifert
  
53.33%
Maximilian Greig
  
53.33%
Non-Elected Candidates
Aidan Fritz
  
53.33%
Lewis Ross
  
50.00%
Myka Hrženjak
  
46.67%
Rose Slavska
  
36.67%
Christopher Tran
  
33.33%
Pairwise Compairison Matrix[j]
Brandon Mierzwa, MC Mats Seifert, MP Christopher Tran, UP Maximilian Greig, MP Aidan Fritz, UP Plamen Iliev II, TP Lewis Ross, LP Rose Slavska, TP Nicholas Lokin, TP Myka Hrženjak, MP
Brandon Mierzwa, MC 22/8 21/9 25/5 21/9 14/16 16/14 17/13 17/13 23/7
Mats Seifert, MP 8/22 16/14 14/16 15/15 14/16 16/14 16/14 14/16 15/15
Christopher Tran, UP 9/21 14/16 16/14 9/21 15/15 16/14 19/11 15/15 14/16
Maximilian Greig, MP 5/25 16/14 14/16 15/15 14/16 16/14 17/13 17/13 15/15
Aidan Fritz, UP 9/21 15/15 21/9 15/15 15/15 16/14 19/11 15/15 15/15
Plamen Iliev II, TP 16/14 16/14 15/15 16/14 15/15 22/8 26/4 24/6 17/13
Lewis Ross, LP 14/16 14/16 14/16 14/16 14/16 8/22 17/13 13/17 16/14
Rose Slavska, TP 13/17 14/16 11/19 13/17 11/19 4/26 13/17 10/20 16/14
Nicholas Lokin, TP 13/17 16/14 15/15 13/17 15/15 6/24 17/13 20/10 16/14
Myka Hrženjak, MP 7/23 15/15 16/14 15/15 15/15 13/17 14/16 14/16 14/16

References

Footnotes
  1. The percent refers to the last March general election under the Liberal Party, the Tulip Party's predecessor.
  2. While the term Tulip-Labour has appeared on internal government documents to track election data, it has not been formally used by either political party within the pact, and is purely a common use term.
  3. Michael Pocci is commonly known as Mišo, including within government statements from Dubovia.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Non-Voting Seats are not elected for within Cycoldia, and are instead sent as delegations from members of the Cycoldian Imperium
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Incumbent candidates were not required to announce their re-election campaigns
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Christina I & II listed these candidates in her first five selection on the Imperial Ballot, which was released publicly.
  7. 7.0 7.1 This poll was conducted before Andrew Perdomo withdrew from Cycoldian Politics on 23 March 2024.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 All valid votes excluding spoiled votes.
  9. Since the last election, this instead being compared to the February 2024 special election rather than the March 2023 general election as referenced in other sections of the article.
  10. Red indicates a candidate from the left's loss.
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