2020 Oscrelian federal election

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2020 Oscrelian federal election

← 2016 November 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)

All 886 seats in the Assembly
444 seats needed for a majority
Registered55,075,647 Increase 1.6%
Turnout38,973,238 (70.7%)
Decrease 4.1%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Lauren Ryder Luke Fowler Andrew Hopkins
Party SDO DUP OCP
Leader since August 14, 2016 September 8, 2020 October 16, 2020
Last election 257 327 Did not exist
Seats won 379 174 88
Seat change Increase 122 Decrease 153 New party
Popular vote 16,517,438 7,606,384 3,856,184
Percentage 42.6% 19.6% 10.0%
Swing Increase 13.6% Decrease 17.3% Increase 10.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Lance Gregory Paul Little Casey Brooks
Party ONF GPO NLP
Leader since May 10, 2012 August 23, 2008 April 16, 2012
Last election 76 58 118
Seats won 87 66 56
Seat change Increase 9 Increase 8 Decrease 62
Popular vote 3,796,423 2,896,314 2,431,467
Percentage 9.8% 7.5% 6.4%
Swing Increase 1.2% Increase 1.0% Decrease 6.9%

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Leader Ashley Henry Lela Giorgadze
Party OPP BIP
Leader since July 10, 2016 September 24, 2020
Last election 26 24
Seats won 27 9
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 15
Popular vote 1,176,464 426,721
Percentage 3.0% 1.1%
Swing Increase 0.1% Decrease 1.6%

Chancellor before election

Ernest Harvey
DUP

Chancellor

Melissa Chester
SDO

On November 13, 2020, elections were held to elect members of the Oscrelian National Assembly. This election was marked with a level of political turmoil virtually unseen since 2004.

Ernest Harvey, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the Chancellor of Oscrelia, had voiced his intent to retire from politics, and refused to run for the Council in 2020. The DUP immediately underwent a power struggle as many Councilmen sought to succeed Harvey.

The DUP eventually decided to have Councilman Luke Fowler succeed Harvey as the leader. However, Fowler was a polarizing enough figure within the DUP that a significant contingent of DUP Councilmen split off and recreated the Oscrelian Conservative Party (OCP).

At the same time, Fowler announced his intention to stop working with the National Liberal Party (NLP) and began actively campaigning against them. Meanwhile, the Social Democrats (SDO), lead by Lauren Ryder, took advantage of the chaos to intensify their campaigning, pointing at the infighting within Harvey's coalition to portray the SDO as the natural alternative.

The result of this was that the Social Democrats managed to gain a significant amount of votes, managing to gain the plurality over the severely weakened DUP. However, Ryder's refusal to negotiate made the SDO unable to form a government, leading to a hung parliament. This culminated in Ryder's ouster on December 14.

The SDO quickly chose Councilwoman Melissa Chester to lead the party, who quickly struck a deal with Councilman Paul Little of the Green Party (GPO), forming a coalition government with Chester as Chancellor.

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