2019 Great Morstaybishlia General Election

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2019 Great Morstaybishlia General Election

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All 1,794 seats to the House of Representatives
898 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout77.1% (Increase5%)
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Franklin Barvata Walter Johannes Paddy Lukamortz
Party Labour Conservatives Democrats
Leader since 31 August 2017 7 September 2004 15 August 2014
Leader's seat Cavenhelm Monneharrigon Culster, Verhana
Last election 700 seats, 40.2% 905 seats, 52.0% 137 seats, 7.9%
Seats won 910 655 147
Seat change Increase 210 Decrease 250 Increase 10
Popular vote 81,999,913 66,248,803 43,405,572
Percentage 36.3% 29.3% 19.2%
Swing Increase 4.9 pp Decrease 12.0 pp Decrease 2.3 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Nancy Smith Greta Gonwager Lucia Malim
Party Liberal Jusdelvic Unionist Party Green Alliance MBE
Leader since 4 February 2013 1 August 2018 2 July 2018
Last election 0 seats Did not contest 0 seats
Seats won 27 33 11
Seat change Increase 27 Increase 33 Increase 11
Popular vote 11,086,865 2,855,185 16,165,325
Percentage 4.9% 1.3% 7.1%
Swing Increase 2.0 pp New party Increase 5.6 pp

  Seventh party Eighth party
Leader Alwin Jordanes Hemi Toa
Party Nocturnian Independence Jusdelvic Independence Alliance (JIA)
Leader since 21 April 2018 1 December 2016
Last election Did not contest Did not contest
Seats won 6 5
Seat change Increase 6 Increase 5
Popular vote 954,689 505,749
Percentage 0.4% 0.2%
Swing New party New party

Composition of the House of Representatives after the election

Prime Minister before election

Walter Johannes
Conservative Party

Appointed Prime Minister

Franklin Barvata
Labour Party

The 2019 Great Morstaybishlia general election was held on Wednesday 27 February 2019, seven years after the previous general election in 2017. The election took place in 1,794 constituencies across Great Morstaybishlia under the first-past-the-post system. The election resulted in a large swing to Labour, similar to that seen in 1998; the Conservatives lost its majority and conceded 250 seats. Leader of the Opposition Franklin Barvata defeated Walter Johannes to become the next Prime Minister, his party receiving a 12-seat majority.

The 2019 election saw an additional 52 seats to the House of Representatives, a result of political union with Jusdelva. The campaigning focused on public opinion towards a change in government. Labour Leader, Franklin Barvata focused on his foreign policy rhetoric and scrutinising the governments 2018-2019 military intervention in Rodenia, with promises of withdrawing to focus on regrowing the economy post-Auroran-Cerenerian War. Johannes sought to rebuild public trust in the Conservatives following breaking their promise on the Five Year Plans the party set out two years prior to deal with the economic drawbacks from the war, through campaigning on the strength of the economic recovery following the mid 2000s recession.

Opinion polls during the campaigning showed strong support for Labour due to the popularity of Barvata among voters. The final result of the election on 27 February 2019 revealed that Labour had won a majority, making a net gain of 210 seats and winning just shy of 82 million or 36.3% of the vote. The Democrats, under the leadership of Paddy Lukamortz, made a net gain of 10 seats, winning 43.4 million or 19.2% of the vote. Three new parties made seat gains into the House; Greta Gonwager, who had replaced the former Jusdelvic Prime Minister Arran Samsey as leader of the Jusdelvic Unionist Party made a net gain of 33 of the 52 seats in the nation; the other 5 going to Mikhail Morakuzi of the JusdelvicIndependence Alliance (JIA) who was the main opposition to unification in 2016 and who's members did not take their seat. Alwin Jordanes campaigned and won 6 seats within the Province of Nocturne, the Nocturne Independence Party (now Marislian Independence Party), though no members took their seat. Lucia Malim led the Green Alliance MBE back into the chamber for the first time since 1998; netting 11 seats in primarily Jubrione hi-diversity evergreen rainforest constituencies.

The overall result of the election ended 14 years of Conservative government, wholly under Walter Johannes's administration. Immediately following the election Johannes resigned both as Prime Minister and party leader. The election of 791 women came to be seen as a watershed moment for female political representation within the MBE. Both the Conservatives and Labour netted seats in Jusdelva, though the latter more so; the nation itself electing its first seats to Sani Bursil.