HM King John has dissolved the 49th Cosa, formally beginning the historic 50th Cosa general election.
The King thanked the Members of the outgoing Cosa and Seneschal Sir Cresti Siervicül and his government for their service. The King’s issuance of the writ of dissolution allows the Chancery to proceed with its election preparations.
The head of the Chancery, Secretary of State Marti-Pair Furxheir, confirmed that the election would be held between 15th November and 1st December. He also declared that parties that wished to contest the election should contact him as soon as possible to ensure their presence on the ballot.
The Moderate Radical Party, whose Party Congress will conclude this week, is currently voting on the final version of its election manifesto. Party leader Senator Lüc da Schir has told ETT that he is prepared to serve as Seneschal, and that he would be “disappointed” if his party failed to surpass 40 seats in the election.
The ModRad leader has struck a noticeably more confident tone in his Congress interventions when compared with the 49th Cosa campaign, and during its Congress party leaders have insisted on its legislative record in the 49th Cosa and its central position in the political chequerboard.
Colonel Mximo Carbonel has also declared his intention to run for the Cosa. The outspoken Republican has promised to “make Talossa great again”, an allusion that prompted a dismayed “please no” from ModRad MC Glüc da Dhi.
No official statement has been issued by the FreeDems or the RUMP, the two largest parties in tne Cosa. Requests for comment from the leaders of both parties had not been answered at the time of writing.
For the FreeDems, acting party leader Senator Dien Tresplet had previously told ETT that he intended to lead his party into the next election, with a formal leadership vote to be held in December.
The FreeDems, despite being the largest party in the 49th Cosa, have had limited activity recently. Senior party stalwarts have been occupied with extra-Talossan affairs, and the surprise resignation of Miestrâ Schivâ at the beginning of the Summer left the party effectively leaderless for a number of months.
RUMP leader Sir Alexandreu Davinescu has maintained a low profile on Wittenberg recently, undoubtedly related to the recent birth of his daughter. No details are as yet available as to the RUMP’s plans for the campaign, in contrast with the detailed platform presented during the 49th Cosa campaign.
Seneschal Sir Cresti Siervicül, his party colleague, has however enquired about the procedures for registering a party. As well as the Coda campaign, Senate seats in Florencia and Vuode currently held by RUMP-aligned incumbents are also up for election.
With the resignation of its founder and party leader Breneir Itravilatx, the TNC would seem to be defunct, though surviving MC Tamàs Ònodi continued to cast votes in the Cosa. Progressive Party leader Owen Edwards has also continued to vote in the Cosa, though it is not clear if he has any plans to contest the election.