2015 American Parliament election

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2015 American Parliament election

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All 501 seats to the American Parliament
251 seats needed for a majority

  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Boris Griffiths Jackie Nutalli Joshua Garrett
Party UFA LDA ACC
Last election 130 97 72
Seats won 123 92 78
Seat change –7 –5 +6
Percentage 24.55% 18.36% 15.57%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party SDA RGA ADL
Last election 65 47 31
Seats won 73 51 33
Seat change +8 +4 +2
Percentage 14.57% 10.18% 6.59%

President before election

Jean-Claude Raphael
UFA

Elected President

Sofia Muñoz
LDA

The 2015 American Parliament election took place between 16 and 20 May 2015 to elect the 11th American Parliament, the transnational legislature of the Conference of American States (CAS), among the organisation's 25 member states. A total of 501 Members of the American Parliament (MAPs) were elected to represent some 400 million Americans, being one the largest transnational elections in history. Mexico, which voted to withdraw from the Conference in a referendum in 2014 and was in the process of negotiations while still formally being a member, did not take part in the elections.

The election was contested by national parties in each member state belonging to nine parliamentary groups, including the two largest that historically dominated the Parliament, the United Federalists of America (UFA) and Liberal Democrats of America (LDA), along with the Social Democrats of America (SDA) and Red-Green Alliance (RGA), and the main opposition, headed by the American Conservative Coalition (ACC). Other smaller parties include the right wing opposition Americans for Democracy and Liberty (ADL) and American Coalition for Liberty (ACL), the left wing Alliance for American Unity (AAU), and the United Alliance of the Left (UAL).

The two leading parties, UFA and LDA, maintained their leading status despite losing several seats with 123 and 92 seats, respectively, but not enough for a majority. They were joined in a coalition by AAU, with an additional 23 seats, and made a confidence and supply agreement with the Social Democrats (73 seats) and the Red-Greens (51 seats) to create a majority. The ACC were the leading opposition party, winning 78 seats. On May 20, the governing political groups chose Sofia Muñoz of Honduras (LDA) to be the next President of the American Parliament, as the incumbent Jean-Claude Raphael (UFA) did not seek reelection. Overall, the election saw a rise in popularity for the right wing and far left "anti-establishment" parties across many countries, giving groups like the ACC and SDA more seats.

Background[edit]

Apportionment of seats for the 2015 election[edit]

There a total of 501 seats for the 2015 election, up from 483 MAPs in the 2010 parliamentary election. The number of MAPs allocated to each country is mainly based on population, calculated using the d'Hondt method. Countries with small populations are given 10 seats by default.

Member state Population
(millions)
MAPs Inhabitants
per MAP
 Antigua and Barbuda 0.102 10 10,201
Flag of Astoria.svg Astoria 14.482 20 724,100
 Bahamas 0.395 10 39,539
 Barbados 0.286 10 28,572
 Belize 0.375 10 37,468
Flag of Brazoria.svg Brazoria 44.516 42 1,059,810
Flag of the Federal Republic of Canada.svg Canada 44.596 42 1,061,810
 Costa Rica 4.906 10 490,600
 Dominica 0.074 10 7,393
 Dominican Republic 11.74 17 690,588
 El Salvador 6.378 10 637,800
 Greenland 0.065 10 6,500
 Grenada 0.108 10 10,783
 Guatemala 17.263 23 750,565
 Haiti 11.123 16 695,188
 Honduras 9.587 15 619,133
 Jamaica 2.891 10 289,100
Flag of Northeast Union.svg Northeast Union 57.522 55 1,045,855
 Nicaragua 6.218 10 621,800
 Panama 4.099 10 409,900
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.055 10 550
 Saint Lucia 0.179 10 17,900
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.109 10 10,900
Flag of Sierra.svg Sierra 83.482 79 1,056,734
Flag of Teutonica.svg Superior 33.134 32 1,035,438
 Trinidad and Tobago 1.369 10 136,900

Results[edit]

By political group[edit]

2015 results by political group
Group (2015–20) Seats 2015
UFA United Federalists of America
123 / 501
–7
LDA Liberal Democrats of America
92 / 501
–5
ACC American Conservative Coalition
78 / 501
+6
SDA Social Democrats of America
73 / 501
+8
RGA Red-Green Alliance
51 / 501
+4
ADL Americans for Democracy and Liberty
33 / 501
+2
AAU Alliance for American Unity
23 / 501
–18
ACL American Coalition for Liberty
18 / 501
+7
UAL United Alliance of the Left
10 / 501
–7

By country[edit]

Member state UFA LDA ACC SDA RGA ADL AAU ACL UAL
 Antigua and Barbuda
Flag of Astoria.svg Astoria
 Bahamas
 Barbados
 Belize
Flag of Brazoria.svg Brazoria
Flag of the Federal Republic of Canada.svg Canada
 Costa Rica
 Dominica
 Dominican Republic
 El Salvador
 Greenland 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
 Grenada
 Guatemala
 Haiti
 Honduras
 Jamaica
Flag of Northeast Union.svg Northeast Union
 Nicaragua
 Panama
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
 Saint Lucia
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Flag of Sierra.svg Sierra 19 24 20 14 0 2 0 0 0
Flag of Teutonica.svg Superior
 Trinidad and Tobago

Aftermath[edit]

See also[edit]