Ostric regional election, 1999

Ostric regional election, 1999

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Turnout73.0%
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Nominee Teodor Dahl Bògdan Raske
Party Progressive People's
Popular vote 5,911 5,305
Percentage 45.3% 40.6%

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Nominee Bolek Lang Jérzy Hagen
Party Republican Independent
Popular vote 980 858
Percentage 7.5% 6.6%

Regional Administrator before election

Teodor Dahl
Progressive

Elected Regional Administrator

Teodor Dahl
Progressive

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.

Electoral system

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.

Background

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.

Results

Regional Administrator

Candidate Party Votes %
Teodor Dahl Progressive League 5,911 45.28
Bògdan Raske Ostric People's Party 5,305 40.64
Bolek Lang Republican Party 980 7.51
Jérzy Hagen Independent 858 6.57
Total 13,054 100
Registered voters/turnout 17,880 73.01

Regional Assembly

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Progressive League B 6,096 46.70 8 -2
Ostric People's Party A 5,676 43.48 7 +2
Republican Party R 1,282 9.82 0 0
Total 13,054 100 15 0
Registered voters/turnout 17,880 73.01