Ostric regional election, 1999
The 2nd regional election to elect the Regional Administrator of Ostry and all fifteen seats in the Regional Assembly was held on 2 May 1999.
Incumbent Regional Administrator Teodor Dahl won re-election, although with a much smaller margin, with 45.3% of the popular vote. The election saw the stabilization and solidification of the Ostric People's Party as the main opposition, with nominee Bògdan Raske able to expand make up loses seen in the previous election four years earlier. In the Regional Assembly, the unionist Progressives kept their majority, although losing two seats, as well as seeing the Republicans collapse to 7% of the vote, just above independent candidate Jérzy Hagen.
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 run-up to the election saw Regional Administrator Teodor Dahl face a low approval rating due to a slowing economy and anger towards the federal government, which a year earlier had ruled in favour of fishermen from Sturhlund fishing in Ostric waters. The campaign was dominated by the question of fishing rights, which saw both Bògdan Raske of the Ostric People's Party and fishing magnate Jérzy Hagen, running as an independent, rise in the polls. However, Raske was attacked late in the campaign over remarks seen as overtly separatist, with Navish media stating he would declare a unilateral declaration of independence if elected.