1995 Bijhanian state election

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The 1995 Bijhanian state election was held on Saturday, 4 November, and Sunday, 5 November 1995. During this presidential election year, the President and Vice President of Bijhan were elected. In addition, 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 3rd State Forum.

Background[edit]

In the 1987 and 1991 elections, voters cast separate ballots for the State Council and the State Assembly. For the 1995 election, voters cast a single vote for one political party, which was counted as a vote for that party's candidates in both chambers.

Presidential election[edit]

The President of Bijhan was elected under the contingent vote system, a form of preferential voting in which voters rank candidates in the order of their preference. Beyond expressing a first preference, which was required for the vote to be considered valid, voters could indicate as many or as few preferences as they wished.

Under the contingent vote system, 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.

Political Party President Vice President Count 1 Count 2
Votes % Votes %
  Independence Party of Bijhan Menit Hanadani Joru Kivik 885,187 29.98 1,400,749 55.82
  Bijhanian Democratic Party Ligvo Renkonten Hasi Hajasi 649,724 22.00 1,108,754 44.18
Moderate Progressive Party Erik Vendredo Marko Nentrendesi 638,267 21.62
Conservative People's Party Aleks Nemsalo Filipo Beskeso 379,860 12.86
  Communist Party of Bijhan Ruri Jeteri Marko Pejzaĝo 186,475 6.32
Non-Party 95,142 3.22
Non-Party 64,993 2.20
Non-Party 29,972 1.02
Non-Party 23,269 0.79
Transferable Votes 2,952,889 100.00 2,509,503 84.98
Non-Transferable Votes 0 0.00 443,386 15.02
Total Valid Vote 2,952,889 97.66 2,952,889 97.66
Invalid Votes 70,876 2.34 70,876 2.34
Total Votes 3,023,765 100.00 3,023,765 100.00
Enrolled Voters/Turnout 4,356,831 69.40 4,356,831 69.40

State Council[edit]

Political Party Votes % ± Seats Won Seats Held Total Seats ±
  Independence Party of Bijhan 1,176,680 39.67 –2.87 5 12 17 +1
Moderate Progressive Party 538,671 18.16 +2.82 2 2 4 –1
  Bijhanian Democratic Party 518,238 17.47 +1.01 2 4 6 +1
Conservative People's Party 346,343 11.68 +4.61 1 0 1 +1
  Communist Party of Bijhan 177,515 5.98 –5.1 0 2 2 –1
  Unity Party 156,508 5.28 +1.30 0 0 0 –1
Other Parties 52,380 1.77 –1.77 0 0 0 ±0
Valid Votes 2,966,335 98.10 +0.08 10 20 30 ±0
Invalid Votes 57,430 1.90 –0.08
Total Votes 3,023,765 100.00 ±0.00
Enrolled Voters/Turnout 4,356,831 69.40 –3.63

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

Political Party Members Class 1

(1992–2004)

Class 2

(1996–2008)

Class 3

(1988–2000)

Independence Party of Bijhan 17 6 5 6
Bijhanian Democratic Party 6 2 2 2
Moderate Progressive Party 4 1 2 1
Communist Party of Bijhan 2 1 0 1
Conservative People's Party 1 0 1 0
TOTAL 30 10 10 10

State Assembly[edit]

The State Assembly consists of 60 members, of whom 46 are elected from fourteen electoral districts. The electoral districts each return between 1 and 5 members, based on population. One seat was transferred from Blankalupo to Sudhaveno to reflect population changes since the last election.

The remaining 14 members are elected at-large, with seats apportioned among the parties which received at least 5% of the statewide vote.

Political Party Votes % ± Seats ±
Independence Party of Bijhan 1,176,680 39.67 –1.71 28 –3
Moderate Progressive Party 538,671 18.16 +0.01 10 ±0
Bijhanian Democratic Party 518,238 17.47 +1.90 10 +2
Conservative People's Party 346,343 11.68 +6.33 6 +3
Communist Party of Bijhan 177,515 5.98 –4.08 3 –2
Unity Party 156,508 5.28 –0.12 3 ±0
Other Parties 52,380 1.77 –2.32 0 ±0
Valid Votes 2,966,335 98.10 +0.07 60 ±0
Invalid Votes 57,430 1.90 –0.07
Total Votes 3,023,765 100.00 ±0.00
Enrolled Voters/Turnout 4,356,831 69.40 –3.63