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National Assembly of Carloso

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National Assembly of Carloso
Asamblea Nacional de Cárloso
43rd National Assembly of Carloso
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
HousesNational Assembly
Structure
Seats859
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Political groups
Government (507)
Opposition (352)
Elections
Single transferable vote with elimination transfers only
Last election
11 November 2015
Next election
11 November 2020
Meeting place
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House of the National Assembly, Madrigal, Carloso
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The National Assembly of Carloso (Spanish: Asamblea Nacional de Cárloso) is the unicameral legislature of Carloso. While its current form dates to the enactment of the new Constitution of Carloso in 1956, the National Assembly itself can be traced back to independence in 1581. Historically, the Carlosian Parliament was divided between the House of Commons and the House of Lords; later the National Assembly and Senate in the Republican period, however the 1956 constitution abolished the upper house and replaced them and with a unicameral National Assembly.

The last general election in Carloso was held in 2015. The next will be held in 2020.

Etymology

History

Imperial Carloso

Republic

Federal Republic

Elections

Constituencies

Single transferable vote

The system of the single transferable vote with elimination transfers only (STV-ETO) often penalises parties who field popular candidates in a constituency, as if their votes exceed the quota and they are elected, any surplus votes beyond that quota cannot be redistributed to other candidates running under that party. This resulted in the largely three-party system (Conservative, Democratic, Socialist Republican) that dominated Carlosian politics up until relatively recently. There is a fierce tradition in Carlosian politics of transfer pacts and complex political strategy in almost every constituency. If a party wishes to run two candidates in a constituency, posters and other election literature will direct voters to vote for a particular candidate depending on their geographic location. As such, the strength and discipline of the grassroots are vital to electoral success.

Carloso uses the Hare quota method.

Note: In many cases, each party will run more than one candidate in each constituency. This example presumes that only one candidate has been put forward.

Candidate National Salvation (Carloso) Conservative Party (Carloso) Democratic Party (Carloso) Socialist Republicans(Carloso) Synarchist Union (Carloso) Communist Party (Carloso) Result
Count 1 50,000
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25,000 20,000 15,000 5,000 4,500
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Each candidate must get 33.33% of the vote to get elected. Here, the total votes is 120,000 so 40,000 votes is the quota. The National Salvation candidate is deemed elected as they have exceeded the quota on the first count. The Communist Party candidate is eliminated as they have the least number of votes. Their ballots are recounted and their votes are transferred to the second preference candidates as marked by the voter. Preferences are not transferred to elected or eliminated candidates but withheld for later on if their lower preferences go to candidates that are still eligible for a seat.
Count 2 50,000
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25,000 20,500 18,000 5,000
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Symbol unrelated.svg The Synarchist Union candidate is eliminated and their votes are distributed to their second preference. The third preference votes of the Communist Party voters are also distributed.
Count 3 50,000
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27,000 20,500 18,500
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Symbol unrelated.svg Symbol unrelated.svg The Socialist Republicans candidate is eliminated and the votes are distributed to their second preference. The third preference votes of the Synarchist Union voters are also distributed, as are the fourth preference votes of the Communist Party supporters.
Count 4 50,000
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30,500
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32,500
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Symbol unrelated.svg Symbol unrelated.svg Symbol unrelated.svg As only two candidates and two seats are left, they are deemed elected despite not reaching the quota. In total, 17,000 votes were 'wasted' as the National Salvation candidate was 10,000 over the quota and 7,000 votes were left untransferred from eliminated candidates.

Composition

Party Ideology Position Leader Seats
National Salvation National conservatism Right-wing Cárlos Tobón
507 / 859
Conservative Party Liberal conservatism Centre-right Ferdinand Casares
183 / 859
Democratic Party Liberalism Centre-left Eric O'Neill
68 / 859
Socialist Republicans Democratic socialism Left-wing Maria Chambers
30 / 859
Synarchist Union Neo-fascism Far-right Damián Torrero
24 / 859
Communist Party Marxism-Leninism Far-left Thomas Bates
18 / 859
Independent N/A N/A N/A
29 / 859

Role

Committees