MERCIA (DM) – The National Liberal Party of Mercia, led by Earl Horatio Eden, won six seats in the Mercian general election, giving them a two seat majority in Parliament following an independent defection and returning the keys of government to the NLP.
After a tense period of coalition government led by the People’s Democratic Party, a vote of no confidence defeated then First Minister Alejandro Whyatt and forced the dissolution of the PDP, creating a new “ministry of all the talents” under interim First Minister Baron Newton von Uberquie, with Baron Whyatt delegated to opposition.
However, following the Parliament’s dissolution, the NLP were successful in achieving the voter turnout that they struggled with last term and attained their first majority since the resignation of First Minister O Cathail.
Earl Eden is expected to win a subsequent vote in the Parliament House to be elected First Minister for his second term, his first term being the direct cause of the Mercian Constitutional Crisis. He is also expected to publish details of his provisional cabinet, and the Opposition is also expected to do the same for their shadow cabinet.
“I’d just like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who was successfully elected, and offer my commiserations to those who were unsuccessful,” Earl Eden said in response to the results. “I look forward to working with the new members of the House and to creating a stronger, more outwardly focused Mercia over the next four months.”
Interim First Minister Newton von Uberquie was, surprisingly, unsuccessful in winning a seat, though he will be returning to Parliament in his capacity as leader of Uberquiesenburg. There is, however, talk of enacting a bicameralism act that could make this legal position somewhat more uncertain.
“My not voting for myself has backfired,” Newton remarked. He subsequently mentioned that he had voted for Count James Frisch, the independent candidate for Wibertsherne.
Baron von Uberquie also gave a statement to the Daily Micronational regarding the results of the election.
“I am remarkably happy to see a second Green-Socialist MP elected in Mercia. Our relatively small party has come a long way since it’s inception and this election only goes to prove our general popularity within the masses of Mercia – having all of it’s members sit as MPs,” he said. “I would happily congratulate Earl Eden for his success this election and hope to work closely with him during his tenure as I did with him during mine. I’d congratulate the NLP for this excellent victory and return to form and I am looking forward to the term ahead. Individually, I am hoping that voting reform and bicameralism will stay on the agenda. As for the Green-Socialists, we shall be looking to implement a very environmentally friendly agenda – including an official recognition of Climate Change and a viable Green Plan for the future of our nation.”
The winners of the election were as follows:
For the National Liberal Party:
Party leader Earl Horatio Eden (Wibertsherne)
Baron Steve Freayth (North Loringia)
Baron Lucas Campos (North Loringia)
Baron James Draxe (South Loringia)
Marquis Alex Wagner (Kernollond)
Viscount Sebastian Linden (Wibertsherne)
For the Green Socialist Party
Baroness Sophia Albina (North Loringia)
Baron Dallin Langford (South Loringia)
For the United Future Party
Party leader Baron Hugh McFarlane (North Loringia)
Baron Brandon Wu (North Loringia)
Count James Frisch (Wibertsherne) – subsequently defected to the National Liberal Party