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49th Cosa: Party leaders vote in May Clark

On 4th May, RUMP leader Sir Alexandreu Davinescu MC revealed his Clark votes. Unsurprisingly supporting the Budget, the Minister of Finance did however vote contrâ on D:na Schepa-Carreido’s Resident Cunstaval Amendment, claiming that it “didn’t make sense”, given the primary and largely ceremonial role of the Cunstavals is to act as “the voice of the Throne in the provinces”. He suggested that a better route would be to allow provinces to remove Cunstavals who act inproperly or who neglect their duties.

Sir Alexandreu abstained on both Making the Bosphorous Great Again Bill and on the Provincial Catchment Area Reform Bill, explaining that while in the latter case he disagreed with its impact on his home province of Maritiimi-Maxhestic he wished to acknowledge the work put into the proposal by its sponsors.

Finally, the Cabinet Chief of Staff stated that he was voting për on the BHAID Disbursement (II) Bill and on the VoC, declaring with respect to the latter that the coalition is “getting things done, and it’s a welcome change”.

In addition to her contrâ on the Budget and the VoC, FreeDem leader Dama Miestrâ Schivâ MC also voted against her party colleague Chirbi Scherpa-Carreido’s Resident Cunstaval Amendment. She explained that the latter proposal was “against the party policy here that we will not be proposing or voting for any OrgLaw amendments until the RCOR [Royal Commission on Organic Law Reform] has finished its work”.

As reported by ETT, the FreeDem leader also opposed the VoC, declaring that as far as the Budget and VoC were concerned those interested in her reasons should see “four words: HER MAJESTY’S LOYAL OPPOSITION”.

The FreeDem leader however voted për on the BHAID Disbursement (II)Bill as well as the Provincial Area Catchment Reform Bill proposed by Senator Lüc da Schir.

The FreeDem leader also announced that she would abstain on Senator da Lhiun’s proposed condemnation of Turkish president Erdogan. She claimed this was due to being “suspicious” of using Ziu legislation to make topical political statements, as well as feeling that there were worthier targets for such treatment than the “humourless authoritarianism” of the AKP government, such as Russian president Vladimir Putin.

In other Clark news, following complaints from Republican leader Col. Maximo Carbonel, Secretary of State Marti-Pair Furxheir has apologised for inadvertantly leaving a bill proposed by the former off of the May Clark. Col. Carbonel’s bill deals with the procedure for the  dissolution of the Ziu at the end of its term. S:reu Furxheir ascribed this to a technical problem due to how the Republican leader had published his text in the Call for Bills.

49th Cosa Election: Carbonel backs FreeDem government

Col Maximo Carbonel, leader of the Republican Party, has told ETT that he will be backing a FreeDem government in the Cosa. He has also called for action to fill the vacancies left in the government of his home province of Florencià, which was decapitated by the d’Aurìbuèrg renunciations.

Speaking to ETT about his return to the Cosa, Colonel Carbonel stated that due to a busy work schedule and the delay in the start of the election he did not have adequate time to campaign. However he declared that his party “would grow next time” from its 3% of the vote in the 49th Cosa election.

Claiming that the FreeDem’s plurality of the vote gives them “a green light to make some change”, the Republican Party leader stated that he would support a FreeDem government, and hoped that even if it fell short of declaring a republic it would “remove all the king’s political power soon as possible”.

Describing the Canun Case as “sad”, Colonel Carbonel told ETT that “you cannot judge a country only on one persons bad behaviour.” He did however declare himself satisfied with the long sentence imposed for the grave crimes Canun was found guilty of.

On Wittenberg, Colonel Carbonel has called on Florencià Cunstaval Dama Litz Cjantscheir to fill the vacancies left by the d’Aurìbuérg renunciations. Pôl and Audradâ d’Aurìbuérg were Senator and Governor of the province respectively.

Col. Carbonel suggested that as the RUMP won an overwhelming majority in the most recent elections to the provincial legislature, known as the Nimlet, that the party should nominate a candidate. An interim Senator would serve until the next Cosa election later in 2016.

49th Cosa Election: FreeDems largest party in Cosa, TNC make breakthrough

The Chancery has published the unverified results of the 49th Cosa Election. After 199 of 200 seats have been provisionally allocated, and contrary to most expectations, the FreeDems have achieved their goal of overtaking the RUMP as the Kingdom’s largest party:

Votes per party
FreeDems: 39 votes (+9)
RUMP: 36 votes (-7)
ModRads: 22 votes (-7)
TNC: 17 votes (NEW)
Progressives: 2 votes (-7)
Republicans: 2 votes (NEW)

Seven citizens voted “present”, down from 9 in the 48th Cosa election. A total of 19 votes were cast for parties unrepresented in the 48th Cosa, compared to 16 for “new” parties in the last election.

Hailing the result as “historic”, FreeDem leader Miestrâ Schivâ invited the leaders of the other non-RUMP parties to contact her, stating “lets set up a government”. The FreeDem pledge to avoid traditional coalition, expand the role of non-political activities in Talossa and to maintain a hard line against royal “tyranny”” appear to have struck a chord with voters. With 66 seats, the FreeDem leader is however considerably short of a parliamentary majority, and will need to make arrangements with at least the ModRads to be assured of a clear majority in the Cosa:

Seats by party (199/200)
FreeDems: 66 (+19)
RUMP: 61 (-7)
ModRads: 37 (-9)
TNC: 29 (NEW)
Progressive: 3 (-11)*
Republican: 3 (NEW)*
* Provisional. Pending allocation of final seat

RUMP leader Sir Alexandreu Davinescu congratulated the FreeDems for their “strong showing”, and also congratulated the TNC for demonstrating that “new parties have a lot to offer Talossa”. Despite a series of ambitious campaign promises and an unsparing critique of what he claimed was the negligence of the coalition throughout its term in office, the RUMP leader appears to have been unable to convince voters that his party was essential to the next government. Critically for the RUMP, this new decline in support means that they have lost the blocking minority in the Cosa that gave them considerable influence in Organic Law matters. Sir Alexandreu also lost his bid to unseat ModRad Epic da Lhiun as Senator for Mariitimi-Maxhestic.

The ModRads, whose dramatic exit from the previous coalition led to considerable mutual recrimination between them and the FreeDems during the campaign, by contrast appear to have paid a price for their Christmas gambit. Having disavowed any ambition to lead the next government early in the campaign, the party appears to have suffered from the successful framing of the race as a Schivâ/Davinescu horse race, as well as competition from the TNC, led by ex-ModRad Breneir Itravilatx.

The TNC created the other surprise of the election, with a total of 17 votes in their first outing. With the “outsider” parties of the 48th Cosa apparently defunct, the TNC may have picked up support from heir now homeless voters. The party may also have profited from the decline in ModRad support, as well as the collapse in votes for the Progs, who were reduced to residual status with only 2 votes after a late start to their campaign.

Another minor party, Colonel Carbonel’s Republican Party, also has a total of two votes,  leaving the Chancery to decide how to allocate the final seat between them.

LPR to re-merge with the ZRT

This week, an event happened that will change the face of Talossan politics. Miestrâ Shivâ recently announced the re-merge of the ZRT and RPT (formerly LPR). This was somewhat foretold, as Carbonèl, the former leader of the RPT only formed the party after an argument within the ZRT. Despite the relative predictability of the event, this means the "Times-Up Coalition" (the current acting government), has a less-patchy landscape, and in turn, a more unified one.

Adam da Simeon

MCs for the 46th Cosa

As the General Election is finished and the seats have been splitted up between the four parties contesting the elections, the four Party Leaders have already assigned their seats to the new Members of the Cosa.

RUMP - 96 seats
Txec Roibeard dal Nordselva, 12 seats
Alexandreu Davinescu, 12 seats
Ma Count la Mha of Thord, 12 seats
Sir Cresti Mataiwos Siervicül, 12 seats
Marti-Pair Furxheir, 12 seats
Ian da Bitour, 12 seats
Eovart Xhorxh, 12 seats
Danihél Txechescu, 12 seats

MRPT - 56 seats
Lüc Ianescu Braneusëfiglheu da Schir, 14 seats
Alexandreu Soleiglhfréd, 14 seats
Eovart Andrinescu, 14 seats
Magniloqueu Epiqeu da Lhiun, 14 seats

ZRT - 44 seats
Cauvesc Carlüs Xheraltescu, 9 seats
Oïn Ursüm, 9 seats
Gödafrïeu Valcadac'h, 9 seats
Moritz Fernaodescu, 9 seats
Evan Cuntainça, 8 seats
With two seats unassigned, probably due to a wrong calculation by the party leader.

RPT - 4 seats
Mximo Carbonél, 4 seats

Additionally, it seems that the efforts from the "Time's Up Coalition" to form a new government have succeeded. ZRT's party leader Carlüs Xheraltescu has posted on Wittenberg a message which states that "[the ZRT and MRPT] confidently believe that further talks will lead to the formation of an effective government".
The new government will probably be led either by MRPT's da Dhi or by ZRT's Xheraltescu, and the other one acting as Distain. No official communications about the new cabinet have been made, though it will probably feature MRPTers, ZRTers, RPT's MC Carbonél and maybe a couple of Independents. More updates soon.

The Talossan Observer’s Analysis on the January 2014 General Elections

Everyone wants to read it. Everyone asked us to do it. And therefore the Talossan Observer presents...

The Talossan Observer's Analysis on the January 2014 General Elections
An almost un-biased report of the latest GE

a. Nationwide
Well, this isn't much of a surprise anymore: the self-styled "Time's Up Coalition" (MRPT and ZRT) has won a hundred seats in the Cosa (54 the MRPT and 46 the ZRT), which would be just enough to keep a government up during a legislature. With the RPT's four seats, these two parties could build up a Cabinet that would have the majority in the Cosa, a requirement the King counts very seriously (and the OrgLaw too) when it's time to appoint a Seneschal.

The RUMP hasn't actually seen a serious decrease in their number of seats, just two less than the last Cosa. This has been already predicted by myself during a chat, only two hours before the closing of the polls, when I told Glüc da Dhi that "[the RUMP] won't lose many [seats], but a drop of up to five seats is predictable [...]".

Also, for the records, I had nearly nailed even the final results during the same chat: "My best guess would be a close majority of the coalition, kinda like 105-95"

But the number of seats the RUMP took isn't as serious as the fact that, despite still being the majority party, unlike the past Cosa they don't have a coalition partner to form a government with. Sure thing, the King may ask a RUMP member to form a government on his behalf, but they need a coalition partner and the only one possible seems to be the MRPT. Which, having itself the chance of leading a government, perhaps will rather want to group up with the ZRT and maybe the RPT. But after these months of "Time's Up for the current government" slogans it the presence of the RUMP in the next Cabinet is everything but sure.

Kudos to the Acting SoS Furxheir: this election was overally well conducted, and this first semi-secret ballot experiment has worked. Next time, we expect a fully automated online form, but other than that, there's nothing relevant to be changed.

Keep an eye on...
Carlüs Xheraltescu, leader of the ZRT. Even if the ZRT is no longer the leading opposition party, he was the (unofficial) leader of the opposition during the last Cosa, and he's still the most experienced of the 2+1 Party Leaders that lead the Time's Up Coalition.

Glüc da Dhi, leader of the MRPT. As the leader of the biggest party in the Time's Up Coalition, if King John decides not to give another chance to the RUMP, he's likely the one who will receive the call. A politician from long time, despite his experience da Dhi has never held any Ministerial posts neither when he was in the PP, nor after he founded the MRPT in 2011. Until now, it seems.

Mximo Carbonél, leader of the RPT. Now here's the only man that could decide which government will be the next of the Kingdom, except for King John. Carbonél has already led a brief MN-ZPT royalist and conservative government in 2004. When he returned, in 2011, he picked the ZRT, republican and democratic, as his new party, only to leave and found a new one, the LPR/RPT, even more radical and leftist. If he joins the Time's Up Coalition, a reformist government will be formed. But if the RUMP promises him important ministerial posts, would he change his mind again and take part in a conservative cabinet?

Ián Anglatzarâ, former Senator for Fiova. He looks like the obvious candidate if King John prefers to appoint an independent Prime Minister. Anglatzara has the right experience, even in both the KRI Kingdom and in the Republic. He is also unaffiliated with any political party and may seem the right Seneschal to guide a wide coalition.

Txec dal Nordselva, outcoming Seneschal and leader of the RUMP. Even if the Rexhalistaes will probably fail to lead what would have been their ten government in a row (only the PC has done better with sixteen governments in a row), they may still have one last chance. Either way they will probably have to reorganize themselves, starting from Nordselva himself, who has failed to be present enough, since this summer, to keep the government up and working.

Then, let's not forget about some of the prominent Talossans who don't belong to a party anymore: Litz Cjantscheir, Istéfan PerþonestOwen Edwards and Dieter Vercaria have been in Talossa for quite some time, and Cjantscheir has led two governments. While none of them is a serious nonpartisan candidate to the Seneschalsqab, their experience could be an asset for a new government.

The turnout
If we look at the turnout, 55.03%, we can say that it could have been worse. 189 citizens were allowed to vote, just one more than the last election. This compares with 17 newly allowed citizens in the 45th Cosa GE, and a record 48 more citizens in the 44th one.

The turnout, instead, has been shrinking from 76.61% (44th) to 71.81 (45th) to 55.03%, an incredible drop that brings Talossa back to the April 2010 General Election which had an even lower turnout of 51.18%, but with way less people entitled to vote. We have to go back to October 2005 to find a similar turnout, 53.06% with only 49 citizens. That one was also the first election ever challenged by la Mha and Unamind's newly formed Random Unilateral Movement Party, the RUMP.

One of the things that really worries me is how many recent immigrants didn't vote. These people have basically took their citizenship and fled. Some of them looked even interested, in a first moment. Does it mean that immigrating has become too easy? Should the next government make immigration criteria stricter? This is definitely an issue that whichever government will be appointed will have to target and solve.

The results
Now, let's head towards the results themselves.

RUMP - Rexalistaes Uneuxhinds pr'iensa Monarc'ha Perpetul
Seats: 96 - Popular vote percentage: 48.00%

This will likely be remembered as the first election since April 2007's GE that a RUMPer will not be the next Prime Minister. Why that? They have lost just two seats, by the gods.
Well, the RUMP has always achieved an absolute majority of seats from April 2007 to April 2013, which means that Talossan has been ruled by a no-compromises-needed government for six years. Their seats, however, have begun to shrink at the point that the party has lost its monopoly with the 45th Cosa, when a coalition with the INDs has been necessary to keep a RUMPer at the Seneschalsqab. Now, with no coalition partners at the horizon, it seems that the RUMP will have to stay at the opposition for the first time since 2007. Maybe the voters are tired of the same party, which - apart of changing name and candidate every election or so - hasn't really sought to improve itself lately. A good revision of its dirigent class, its candidates and its policies might help to bring the RUMP back at the Seneschalsqab next time.

MRPT - Moderate Radical Party of Talossa
Seats: 54 - Popular vote percentage: 27.00% 

While the RUMP in the future might not want to remember this election, here's a party that has many reasons to do so. The MRPT is truly the party who has gained more with this election. When the RUMP was beginning its slow shrink, the newly formed MRPT collected barely eight seats. This was just the start of an unpredictable growth which saw them getting eighteen seats, then twentyone, then, now, fiftyfour, an incredible achievement for a party which has never been considered one of the "bigs" - and no opposition party has ever hold so much seats since the RUMP vs PP bipolar period around 2009. This is an occasion that da Dhi and da Schir's troops won't have to spoil.

ZRT - Zefençadeirs dal Republicanismeu Talossan
Seats: 46 - Popular vote percentage: 23.00% 

Despite the disappointment for not being the second biggest party anymore, I'm sure the ZRT will surely remember this election as perhaps the greatest moment in the history of Talossa after the Reunision.
They took fourtysix seats, that's two more than their first election. That election, however, was spoiled by the ESB Affaire, so this one means that election wasn't entirely faked.
Then, the ZRT will have the chance of forming a non-RUMPist government, and this party is surely the one who has urged more the need of having an entirely new government.
So yes, Xheraltescu's guys have plenty of reasons to toast to this election as the greatest ever contested in Talossa's history. Now it's up to them to accept the RUMP's invites to cooperate on reforms.

RPT - Republican Party of Talossa
Seats: 4 - Popular vote percentage: 2.00%
The Republican Party is the true loose cannon of this Election. Nobody can predict what Carbonél will do now. He may agree to flank the Time's Up Coalition in exchange for a Cabinet seat. But if the King will give a RUMPer the task to form a government, they will have to pick either the MRPT or the RPT as their coalition partner, or they could try to face the Cosa with a minority government. Anyway, they could offer Carbonél the position of Distain (which the MRPT/ZRT coalition cannot offer him) and/or support for reforms in order to gain his consent and lead another government.

b. Senators
Four Provinces have elected their Senators during this Election, and Vuode's Premier has appointed a new Senator as the previous has resigned.
Tric'hard Carschaleir has been confirmed unopposed (if we don't count a single write-in vote for Istefan Perþonest) to the post of Senator of Benito.
Despite ZRT's Miestra Schiva's victory over Dieter Vercaria by 4-2, a complaint to the Landsdoom has been filed by a citizen (then backed by several others) who lamented that the ProvSoS had not informed everyone about the election. Therefore, this appointment is on a standby.
Pol d'Auribuérg (RUMP) is the new Senator of Florencia, defeating Mximo Carbonél (RPT) by 8-1. He takes now his wife Audrada's former seat.
Dien Tresplet (RUMP) is the new Senator for Maricopa, with a 6-3 victory on Beneditsch Ardpresteir (independent). He will now succeed to Sir Iustì Canun, who has been filling Maricopa's Senate seat for six Cosas in a row.
Although he hasn't been elected, Sir Trotxa Betiñeir has been appointed as the new Senator of Vuode by Premier Eovart Grischun after that the previous Senator, Viteu Marcianüs, resigned his offices and quit Talossa during the Elections.

c. Provincial Assemblies
To close our lengthy analysis, let's take a look at the composition of the provincial assemblies.
The results of Atatürk's House of Commons elections are:
RUMP    9 seats
MRPT    4 seats
ZRT     4 seats
ANP     2 seats
With one more seat to be assigned either to the MRPT or to the ZRT. Martì-Pair Furxheir will manage the ANP's two seats, and both the MRPT and the ZRT have assigned two seats each to Evan Cuntainça and Oïn Ursüm. The nine RUMP seats currently stand unassigned.
Atatürk's next Basbakan will likely be a conservative, perhaps Martì-Pair Furxheir. No Basbakan is currently in office as after Evan Cuntainça's resignations no one has been elected or appointed.
The results of Benito's Legislative Chancellery elections are:
MRPT    10 seats
RUMP    1  seat
Lüc and Erschéveþ da Schir will have five seats each and the single RUMP seat is not assigned yet. With such a MRPTer landslide, Lüc da Schir will likely be confirmed as Maestro of Benito.
The results of Cézembre's L'Etats elections are:
RUMP    7 seats
MRPT    7 seats
ZRT     3 seats
IND     3 seats
Glüc da Dhi gets four seats and Alexandreu Soleiglhfred three of the seven MRPT seats. Ian da Bitour will have six RUMP seats, one is left unassigned for the moment. Moritz Fernaodescu will manage the ZRT's three seats and Litz Cjantscheir will probably hold the IND's seats, perhaps along with Ian Anglatzara.
We have no clues about the possible new Senechal as it's elected by the entire citizenry and not by l'Etats only.
Every Fiovan has the right to take part in the General Assembly's work, no election is therefore required.
Florencia's Nimlet seat division hasn't been done yet.
Every Maricopan has the right to sit in the Cleivi, no election is therefore required.
This is the composition of the Ninth Assembly:
RUMP    3 seats
MRPT    1 seat
Grand General Secretary Alexandreu Davinescu takes two of the three seats of the RUMP, and the other one is taken by Grand Specific Undersecretary Sir Mick Preston. Magniloqueu Epiqeu da Lhiun takes the only MRPT seat.
Every Vuodean can claim a seat in the Estats Xhenerais, no election is therefore required.
These are the citizens that have claimed a seat so far:

  • Eovart Grischun
  • Viteu Marcianüs (he has quit Talossa, so he'll likely not receive his seat)
  • Sir Trotxa Betiñeir

That's the end of the Talossan Observer's Analysis on the January 2014 General Elections. We'll deploy our usual round of interviews shortly. A new article with the MCs for the 46th Cosa and the composition of the new Government will appear here by the end of January.
Stay tuned!

Lüc da Schir

the Talossan Observer 2013-04-16 17:57:00

Elections are up, gentlemen! Let's have a look at the results.

RUMP - Rexhalistaes Unenuxhinds pr'iensa Monarc'hà Panincestind
The RUMP has won 98 seats (49,19%). This is the first time since April 2007 that the RUMP does not gain an absolute majority of seats (at least 101/200) in the Cosâ.
The party leader, S:r Pôl d'Auribuérg, hasn't announced the list of MCs yet.

ZRT - Zefençadéirs del Republicánismeu Talossán
The ZRT gained 29 seats in the Cosâ (14,52%). Party Leader Cauvesc Carlüs Xheraltescu has announced the list of MCs:
5 seats to Cauvesc Carlüs Xheraltescu (party whip?)
5 seats to Óïn Ursüm
5 seats to Miestrâ Schivâ
5 seats to Gödafrïeu Válcadác'h
4 seats to Erschéveþ Üchescu

MRPT - the Moderate-Radical Party of Talossa
The MRPT gained 21 seats in the Cosâ (10,48%), three more than last election. Party Leader Glüc da Dhi hasn't announced the official list of MCs yet, but as long as this party has previously issued a mandatory candidates list, we have this almost-official-but-still-not-confirmed list:
7 seats to Alexandreu Bisquinc (party whip)
7 seats to Lüc da Schir
7 seats to Ben Putnam

CSPP - the Common-Sense Progressive Party
The CSPP gained 21 seats in the Cosâ (10,48%), two more than last election. Curiously enough, CSPP and MRPT have taken the same amount of votes again.
Party Leader Owen Edwards has announced the list of MCs:
4 seats to Owen Edwards (party whip?)
4 seats to Eðo Grischun
4 seats to Eiric Biançeu
3 seats to Flip Molinar
3 seats to Vit Caçeir
3 seats to Daviu Lundescu

IND - the Indipendents's Party
The INDs gained 13 seats in the Cosâ. Party Leader Erschéveþ Cjantscheir hasn't announced any MCs list yet.

NPW - the New Peculiar Way
The NPW gained 11 seats in the Cosâ (5,65%). Party Leader Dieter Nanoc'hfiglhëu Vercariâ has announced the list of MCs, but not their seats, as he assigned 2,75 seats each:
? seats to Vitxalmour Conductour (party whip?)
? seats to Andreas Lorentz
? seats to Ián Txáglh
? seats to Dieter N. Vercariâ

Vitxalmour Conductour explained later, "Article VII section 3 of the Organic Law states that "Seats won by each party shall be divided by that party among its own members and supporters as it sees fit [...]". The NPW feels that all MC's should be equals, and while we cannot force our belief on other parties, within the NPW, we "see fit" to assure that our MC's are equal to each other."
The Secretary of State sir Iustí Canun hasn't answered yet, but he'll hardly accept this assignment.

LPR - le Parti Republicain
The LPR gained 7 seats in the Cosâ (3,23%). Party Leader Mximo Carbonél has assigned all the seven seats to himself, but "Any person who want a seat send me an MP.
Only condition: to have voted LPR in the last election."

More updates + Senäts and Provincial results soon!