1991 Bijhanian state election

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The 1991 Bijhanian state election was held on Saturday, 2 November, and Sunday, 3 November 1991. This election occurred during the presidency of Menit Hanadani. An election was held for all 60 seats in the State Assembly and 10 of the 30 seats in the State Council to determine the 2nd State Forum. A total of 4,030,650 people were enrolled to vote in the election; turnout was 73.03%.

State Council[edit]

Ten of the State Council's 30 seats were up for election in 1991. The members were elected under a system of closed party list proportional representation in a single statewide constituency. Seats were allocated to the parties according to the d'Hondt method. Although all nine parties contesting the election were considered in the distribution of seats, the low number of vacancies resulted in an effective quota of 204,583 and an effective threshold of 7.09%, which was high enough to allocate seats to only the top four parties.

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1991 Bijhanian State Council election results
Political Party Votes % ± Seats Won Seats Held Total Seats ±
  Independence Party of Bijhan 1,227,501 42.54 –1.26 6 10 16 +1
  Bijhanian Democratic Party 475,026 16.46 +0.34 2 3 5 ±0
  Communist Party of Bijhan 319,620 11.08 –0.10 1 2 3 –1
  Moderate Party 304,618 10.56 –3.11 1 3 4 ±0
  Progress Party 137,973 4.78 –0.58 0 1 1 ±0
  Unity Party 114,815 3.98 –0.77 0 1 1 ±0
Other Parties 306,003 10.60 +5.48 0 0 0 ±0
Valid Votes 2,885,556 98.02 –0.20 10 20 30 ±0
Invalid Votes 58,164 1.98 +0.20
Total Votes 2,943,720 100.00 ±0.00
Enrolled Voters/Turnout 4,030,650 73.03 –3.78

Members of the State Council are divided into classes, with one-third of the Council's seats being vacated every four years.

Members of the State Council by Class
Political Party Class 1

(1992–2004)

Class 2

(1988–1996)

Class 3

(1988–2000)

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

State Assembly[edit]

The 60 members of the State Assembly were elected under a mixed proportional system using closed party-lists. Forty-six of the members were elected from fourteen constituencies, each of which elected between one and five members based on its population. The d'Hondt method was used to allocate seats at the constituency level (which effectively resulted in a first-past-the-post system for the two single-member constituencies). The final fourteen seats were allocated as compensatory, at-large seats to those parties which received at least 5% of the statewide vote, again using the d'Hondt method.

Nine parties contested the election, with seven of them winning seats.

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1991 Bijhanian State Assembly election results
Political Party Votes % ± Seats ±
Independence Party of Bijhan 1,194,005 41.38 –0.57 31 –2
Bijhanian Democratic Party 449,221 15.57 +0.13 8 ±0
Moderate Party 355,693 12.33 –0.12 7 ±0
Communist Party of Bijhan 290,347 10.06 –0.88 5 –1
Progress Party 168,092 5.83 +0.35 3 ±0
Unity Party 155,934 5.40 +0.18 3 ±0
Conservative People's Party 154,371 5.35 +5.35 3 +3
Other Parties 118,030 4.09 –4.45 0 ±0
Valid Votes 2,885,693 98.03 –0.31 60 ±0
Invalid Votes 58,027 1.97 +0.31
Total Votes 2,943,720 100.00 ±0.00
Enrolled Voters/Turnout 4,030,650 73.03 –3.78