1993 Bijhan and Laharn federal election

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The 1993 Bijhan and Laharn federal election took place on 1–2 May 1993 to elect the members of the 1st Kunveno.

Results[edit]

Bijhan[edit]

Political party Votes % Senate House
  Independence Party of Bijhan 929,583 40.55 26 37
  Bijhanian Democratic Party 443,357 19.34 12 17
  Communist Party of Bijhan 256,065 11.17 7 10
  Moderate Party 249,419 10.88 6 9
  Conservative People's Party 140,297 6.12 3 5
  Unity Party 115,310 5.03 3 4
  Progress Party 96,053 4.19 2 3
Federalist Party 48,600 2.12 1 1
Other parties 13,755 0.60 0 0
Valid votes 2,292,437 97.97 60 86
Invalid votes 47,606 2.03  
Total votes 2,340,043 100.00
Enrolled voters/Turnout 4,293,773 54.50

Laharn[edit]

Political party Votes % Senate House
  New Democratic Party 550,944 42.18 27 15
  Socialist Party 279,545 21.40 14 8
  Our Strength – Our State 156,814 12.01 7 4
  United Laharn Party 112,849 8.64 5 3
  Agrarian Party 79,784 6.11 3 2
  Liberty Party 78,361 6.00 3 2
Laharn First 23,666 1.81 1 0
Other parties 24,202 1.85 0 0
Valid votes 1,306,165 98.08 60 34
Invalid votes 25,547 1.92  
Total votes 1,331,712 100.00
Enrolled voters/Turnout 1,688,976 78.85

Of particular note was the substantially lower turnout in both states when compared with those of their respective state elections. The 54.50% turnout in Bijhan was significantly lower than at its state elections in 1991 and 1995, which 73.03% and 69.40%, respectively. A similar drop in turnout was recorded in Laharn, with 78.85% turnout, compared to 86.42% and 85.65% at the 1991 and 1994 state elections, respectively.

Election of Presidential Council[edit]

The Presidential Council is elected on a single list by special majority vote. There are six voting members and a variable number of non-voting members, with each group divided between the constituent states according to population, provided each is allocated at least one-third of the members.

The House of Representatives approved the list by a vote of 77–43, and the Senate approved the list by a vote of 79–41. The Presidential Council began its term on 1 July 1993.

Member Political party State Voting/Non-Voting
Mateo Desomet Bijhanian Democratic Party Bijhan Voting
Georgo Ivalo Independence Party of Bijhan Bijhan Voting
Lisandro Kiomas Socialist Party Laharn Voting
Tomaso Nomuo New Democratic Party Laharn Non-Voting
Tondro Ofon Independence Party of Bijhan Bijhan Voting
Aleĉjo Sorihalo New Democratic Party Laharn Voting
Antono Starivo Independence Party of Bijhan Bijhan Voting
Tonomo Trema Independence Party of Bijhan Bijhan Non-Voting
Danielo Vol Independence Party of Bijhan Bijhan Non-Voting