Ostric regional election, 1995
The 1st regional election to elect the Regional Administrator of Ostry and all fifteen seats in the Regional Assembly was held on 7 May 1995.
The first democratic elections held on the island, the vote was a success for the unionist Progressive League, in which their nominee, Teodor Dahl, gained 49% of the popular vote, handily defeating Henrik Szwéd of the separatist Ostric People's Party, his main opponent. The election also saw the Progressives form an absolute majority in the Regional Assembly, cementing unionist control of the national territory during the remainder of the 1990s.
The Regional Administrator is elected by plurality voting, while the fifteen member of the Regional Assembly are elected via single transferable vote in three constituencies, each returning five members. The regional election is, according to the Gardrag Agreement, held on the first Sunday of May every four years.
The election was held six months after the signing of the Gardrag Agreement, which set up the National Territory of Ostry and grants the island limited rule over its domestic affairs through the position of Regional Administrator and Assembly. Credited with finding a peaceful solution to the Ostric Conflict, unionist parties faced relative ease in overtaking the Ostric People's Party, which had numerous known connections to the Ostric Freedom Army and faced accusations of radicalism and fears of not following the Agreement if they won power.