1987 Bijhanian state election

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The 1987 Bijhanian state election was held on Saturday, 7 November, and Sunday, 8 November 1987. It was the first state election in Bijhan since the ratification of the new Bijhanian constitution. The President and Vice President of Bijhan were elected. In addition, an election was held for all 60 seats in the State Assembly and all 30 seats in the State Council to determine the 1st State Forum. A total of 3,884,981 people were registered to vote in the election; turnout was 76.81%.

Presidential election[edit]

The President of Bijhan was elected under the contingent vote system, in which voters ranked the candidates according to their preference. At least one preference was required for the vote to be counted; subsequent preferences were optional. If no candidate receives an absolute majority of first preference votes, then all but the two leading candidates are eliminated and there is a second count. In the second count, the votes of those who supported eliminated candidates are distributed among the two remaining candidates, so that one candidate achieves an absolute majority.

1987 Bijhanian presidential election results
Political Party President Vice President Count 1 Count 2
Votes % Votes %
  Independence Party of Bijhan Menit Hanadani Joru Kivik 757,632 25.71 1,431,406 60.32
  Bijhanian Democratic Party Ligvo Renkonten Nonin Neado 501,012 17.00 941,450 39.68
Non-Party Danielo Strogo Patriko Hieraŭ 462,388 15.69
Non-Party Benjameno Li Eriko Krano 314,109 10.66
  Communist Party of Bijhan Ruri Jeteri Marko Pejzaĝo 300,192 10.19
  Moderate Party Meveko Sonomo Luso Jampano 287,382 9.75
  Progress Party Kosi Porveo Mikelo Sepenos 175,872 5.97
Non-Party Joru Palaco Jozefo Naro 99,197 3.37
Non-Party Karlo Blazono Arono Filipido 48,723 1.65
Transferable Votes 2,946,507 100.00 2,372,856 80.53
Non-Transferable Votes 0 0.00 573,651 19.47
Total Valid Vote 2,946,507 98.75 2,946,507 98.75
Invalid Votes 37,411 1.25 37,411 1.25
Total Votes 2,983,918 100.00 2,983,918 100.00
Enrolled Voters/Turnout 3,884,981 76.81 3,884,981 76.81

Preference flows[edit]

Below is a breakdown of votes cast for eliminated candidates, according to whether they transferred to the Independence Party candidate, the Democratic Party candidate, or were non-transferable

Political Party Candidates Votes Transferred to Independence

(Hanadani/Kivik)

Transferred to Democratic

(Renkonten/Neado)

Non-Transferable
Votes % Votes % Votes %
Non-Party Strogo/Hieraŭ 462,338 183,992 39.79 52,616 11.38 225,780 48.83
Non-Party Li/Krano 314,109 92,744 29.53 55,732 17.74 165,633 52.73
  Communist Party of Bijhan Jeteri/Pejzaĝo 300,192 46,221 15.40 141,877 47.26 112,094 37.34
  Moderate Party Sonomo/Jampano 287,382 223,242 77.68 40,158 13.97 23,982 8.34
  Progress Party Porveo/Sepenos 175,872 90,661 51.55 74,767 42.51 10,444 5.94
Non-Party Palaco/Naro 99,197 22,147 22.33 66,111 66.65 10,939 11.03
Non-Party Blazono/Filipido 48,723 14,767 30.31 9,177 18.84 24,779 50.86
TOTAL 1,687,863 673,774 39.92 440,438 26.09 573,651 33.99

State Council[edit]

The 30-member State Council was elected under closed party-list proportional representation, with all 30 members elected from a single statewide constituency.

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1987 Bijhanian State Council election results
Political Party Votes % Seats
  Independence Party of Bijhan 1,283,607 43.80 15
  Bijhanian Democratic Party 472,405 16.12 5
  Moderate Party 400,699 13.67 4
  Communist Party of Bijhan 327,525 11.18 4
  Progress Party 157,191 5.36 1
  Unity Party 139,349 4.75 1
Other Parties 149,905 5.12 0
Valid Votes 2,930,681 98.22 30
Invalid Votes 53,237 1.78
Total Votes 2,983,918 100.00
Enrolled Voters/Turnout 3,884,981 76.81

Members of the State Council serve staggered twelve-year terms, with one-third of the seats vacated every four years. For the 1987 election, the order in which the members were elected determined the term length, with the first 10 members elected serving full twelve-year terms, the second 10 serving eight-year terms, and the final 10 serving four-year terms.

Members of the State Council by Class
Political Party Class 1

(1988-1992)

Class 2

(1988-1996)

Class 3

(1988-2000)

Independence Party of Bijhan 5 4 6
Bijhanian Democratic Party 2 1 2
Moderate Party 1 2 1
Communist Party of Bijhan 2 1 1
Progress Party 0 1 0
Unity Party 0 1 0

State Assembly[edit]

The 60-member state assembly was elected under closed party-list proportional representation. Forty-six members elected from fourteen constituencies, each corresponding to Bijhan's fourteen local government districts. The remaining 14 members were elected as at-large compensatory seats, to minimize disproportionality between the constituency results and the overall statewide vote. Eighteen political parties contested the election, while only six managed to win seats.

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1987 Bijhanian State Assembly election results
Political Party Votes % Seats
Independence Party of Bijhan 1,230,878 41.95 33
Bijhanian Democratic Party 452,980 15.44 8
Moderate Party 365,213 12.45 7
Communist Party of Bijhan 320,897 10.94 6
Progress Party 160,779 5.48 3
Unity Party 153,100 5.22 3
Other Parties 250,645 8.54 0
Valid Votes 2,934,492 98.34 60
Invalid Votes 49,426 1.66
Total Votes 2,983,918 100.00
Enrolled Voters/Turnout 3,884,981 76.81