8:06 pm VST, the Regional Electoral Council has released the results of the May 2013 general elections revealing the victory of Socialist candidate Napoléon Bleuberrie, with 31.8% of the votes and a turnout of 79.3%. Bleuberrie received a total amount of 22 votes and carried two municipalities, the capital of Salisse and the Sabian municipality of Aguasblancas.
Bleuberrie’s victory was thin, with only 3 votes over the Unity Party candidate, Amaro Perdeut who earned 27% of the votes and carried two municipalities as well, Caenia and Abrelia. The turnout for this election was of 69%, largely lesser than the past election. The results were declared by the CRE as irreversible and undisputable.
The Socialist Party’s victory is rather expected, as although there were officially four parties running for the election, the mainstream Socialist and Unity parties’ strife was more into consideration. However unexpected was the Strawberry Party’s 21% against the Free Suyu Front’s 18%; the young pink party was not expected to earn a major amount of votes against the anarchist group.
The results, as delivered by the Regional Electoral Council, were:
- Socialist Party / Napoléon Bleuberrie: 22 votes and the 31.8%; 10 seats in the Legislative Courts; carried Salisse and Aguasblancas;
- Unity Party / Amaro Perdeut: 19 votes and the 27.5%; 5 seats in the Legislative Courts; carried Caenia and Abrelia;
- Strawberry Party / Ryam Piper: 15 votes and the 21.7%; 3 seats in the Legislative Courts; carried Tegula;
- Free Suyu Front / Anton-Schubert-Moss: 13 votes and the 18.8%; 2 seats in the Legislative Courts; carried Elinore.
Bleuberrie and his new cabinet will assume office on June 1, 2013.