PARLINE: recent parliamentary elections - IPU http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/RecentElections.asp Every parliamentary election in the world is reported in PARLINE. All data is regularly cross-checked with parliaments. Election reports include the background to the election and of course the election results. The results contain statistics on the distribution of votes and seats among political parties, as well as a breakdown of seats by sex and, when available, by the age and profession of members of parliament. A brief summary of the electoral system is also available for each parliamentary chamber. This newsfeed offers quick access to the results of the most recent parliamentary elections in PARLINE. en-gb PARLINE: updates to general information on parliaments - IPU http://www.ipu.org/images/logos/ipu1.jpg http://www.ipu.org/ PARLINE recent elections : MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF) (Congress)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2213_E.htmThe 2017 mid-term elections resulted in a similar composition of the 14-member Congress. Outgoing members took eight of the 10 seats up for renewal in 2017. No women were elected, as in the previous elections. However, there were two female candidates in 2017, unlike the 2015 elections where there were none. In absence of political parties, all candidates stand as independents in Micronesia and campaigning usually focuses on local issues. National issues in 2017 included the constitutional 5/12/2017 11:01:03 AMPARLINE recent elections : ECUADOR (National Assembly)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2095_E.htmThe ruling Alianza Pais coalition (AP) retained the majority but its share of seats fell from 100 to 74 in the 137-member National Assembly. The AP comprises outgoing President Rafael Correa's Movement for a Proud and Sovereign Fatherland (PAIS) and its allies. The Creating Opportunities Movement (CREO), which formed an alliance with the Society United for More Action (SUMA), tripled their combined share of seats to 34. The elections saw a high turnover: only 31 members of the outgoing legislat5/15/2017 3:48:18 PMPARLINE recent elections : LIECHTENSTEIN (Diet)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2187_E.htmThe Progressive Citizens' Party (FBP) and its coalition partner Patriotic Union (VU) retained the majority in the 25-member Landtag. The programmes of the major parties include job creation, free trade and open markets, adapting education to the needs of each student and improvements to the health care system.5/9/2017 6:24:58 PMPARLINE recent elections : COTE D' IVOIRE (National Assembly)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2075_E.htmPresident Alassane Ouattara's Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) retained its majority in the 255-member National Assembly, taking 167 seats. Two pro-presidential parties – the Union for Democracy and Peace in Côte d'Ivoire (UDPCI) and the Union for Côte d'Ivoire (UPCI) - won a total of nine seats. A faction of the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI, of the ousted former President Laurent Gbagbo) led by Mr. Pascal Affi N'Guessan, participated in the 2016 elections and took three seat3/7/2017 10:51:44 AMPARLINE recent elections : ROMANIA (Chamber of Deputies)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2261_E.htmThe Social Democratic Party (PSD), led by former Deputy Prime Minister Liviu Dragnea, became the largest force in both chambers of parliament but fell short of an outright majority. The PSD nevertheless took twice as many seats as the next largest party, the National Liberal Party (PNL). During the election campaign, the major parties focused on the economy, tax reform and job creation. On 4 January 2017, parliament approved the formation of a coalition government comprising the PSD and the5/9/2017 6:19:17 PMPARLINE recent elections : ROMANIA (Senate)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2262_E.htmThe Social Democratic Party (PSD), led by former Deputy Prime Minister Liviu Dragnea, became the largest force in both chambers of parliament but fell short of an outright majority. The PSD nevertheless took twice as many seats as the next largest party, the National Liberal Party (PNL). During the election campaign, the major parties focused on the economy, tax reform and job creation. On 4 January 2017, parliament approved the formation of a coalition government comprising the PSD and the5/9/2017 6:19:06 PMPARLINE recent elections : GHANA (Parliament)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2123_E.htmThe New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, won both the parliamentary and presidential elections, thereby regaining power after eight years in opposition. President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who was seeking a second term in office, conceded defeat, heralding another peaceful transmission of power in Ghana. The 2016 elections were held amid an economic slowdown, triggered by a fall in the value of the country's commodity exports, such as gold,1/30/2017 5:33:11 PMPARLINE recent elections : KUWAIT (National Assembly)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2171_E.htmThe opposition and their allies took 24 seats in elections to the 50-member National Assembly. Around half of the opposition candidates reportedly belonged to groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood or Salafists , many of whom had boycotted the previous elections in 2013 (see note). The number of members from the Shiite minority fell from eight to six. Only 20 members of the outgoing legislature were returned to the new parliament. One woman, Ms. Safaa Al-Hashem, was elected, making her the f5/9/2017 6:15:42 PMPARLINE recent elections : SAN MARINO (Great and General Council)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2273_E.htmThe Adesso.sm coalition (see note 1) defeated the ruling San Marino First coalition (see note 2) in the second round of parliamentary elections. The run-offs were necessary after the Democracy in Motion coalition (see note 3) scored highly in the first round, preventing the two major coalitions from winning the required 35 seats in the 60-member Great and General Council in the first round (see note 4). A record 14 women were elected. The 2016 elections were the third consecutive early ele5/9/2017 6:07:31 PMPARLINE recent elections : UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (House of Representatives)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2339_E.htmThe Republicans retained the control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, albeit with a reduced majority. Mr. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, defeated Ms. Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party to become President of the United States (see note). The presidential election campaign pushed congressional elections to the background. Mr. Trump, a wealthy businessman, pledged to "Make America Great Again". He promised to create more jobs, tighten US borders and renegotiate free5/4/2017 3:18:57 PMPARLINE recent elections : UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Senate)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2340_E.htmThe Republicans retained the control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, albeit with a reduced majority. Mr. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, defeated Ms. Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party to become President of the United States (see note). The presidential election campaign pushed congressional elections to the background. Mr. Trump, a wealthy businessman, pledged to "Make America Great Again". He promised to create more jobs, tighten US borders and renegotiate free2/20/2017 12:49:08 PMPARLINE recent elections : PALAU (House of Delegates)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2243_E.htmThe elections returned 13 incumbents to the 16-member House of Delegates and 8 to the 13-member Senate (see note). Two women were elected to the House of Delegates, for the first time since 1981 (prior to the country's independence in 1994). Two of the three outgoing women senators were re-elected. 25-year-old Aric Nakamura, the son of former President Kuniwo Nakamura, became the youngest person to be elected to the Senate. With no political parties in Palau, there was no nation-wide elec6/2/2017 9:41:50 AMPARLINE recent elections : PALAU (Senate)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2244_E.htmThe elections returned 13 incumbents to the 16-member House of Delegates and 8 to the 13-member Senate (see note). Two women were elected to the House of Delegates, for the first time since 1981 (prior to the country's independence in 1994). Two of the three outgoing women senators were re-elected. 25-year-old Aric Nakamura, the son of former President Kuniwo Nakamura, became the youngest person to be elected to the Senate. With no political parties in Palau, there was no nation-wide elec1/30/2017 10:15:50 AMPARLINE recent elections : ICELAND (Parliament)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2143_E.htmThe Independence Party (IP), led by Mr. Bjarni Benediktsson, became the largest force in the new Parliament. The IP had dominated Icelandic politics since the country gained independence from Denmark in 1944, and was part of the outgoing coalition government. The other coalition partner, Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson's Progressive Party (PP), finished fourth, and saw its number of seats reduced from 19 to 8. The Pirate Party, led by Ms. Birgitta Jónsdóttir, more than tripled its seats1/30/2017 10:58:17 AMPARLINE recent elections : MONTENEGRO (Parliament)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2385_E.htmThe ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) led by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic remained the largest force in the new parliament but, as before, did not obtain an absolute majority. The main opposition forces - the Democratic Front (DF) and the Grand Coalition Kljuc (Key, see note) - came second and third. They rejected the election results. Following the elections, the Prime Minister announced that the DPS would form a coalition government with the Social Democrats of Montenegro (SD) 4/10/2017 9:46:13 AMPARLINE recent elections : GEORGIA (Parliament)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2119_E.htmPrime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili's Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia (see note) won 115 seats in the 150-member Parliament, up from 85 that it took in 2012. It thus secured the three-fifths majority required to adopt constitutional amendments. The opposition United National Movement (UNM), founded by former President Mikheil Saakashvili, fell from 65 to 27 seats. The UNM was led by Mr. Davit Bakradze, replacing Mr. Saakashvili who became governor of Ukraine's Odessa region in May 2015 (an2/23/2017 1:09:05 PMPARLINE recent elections : CROATIA (Croatian Parliament)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2077_E.htmNo party won an outright majority in the snap elections held only 10 months after the previous polls. The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and its allies (see note 1), now led by Mr. Andrej Plenkovic, came first, ahead of the People's Coalition led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) (see note 2). During the election campaign, the major parties focused on economic development, job creation for youth and the refugee/migration crisis in Europe. The 2016 snap elections followed the collapse 5/8/2017 8:07:02 AMPARLINE recent elections : ZAMBIA (National Assembly)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2359_E.htmThe Patriotic Front (PF), led by President Edgar Lungu, won the majority of the 156 directly elected seats in the enlarged 167-member National Assembly (see note 1). The United Party for National Development (UPND) of Mr. Hakainde Hichelema doubled its share to 58 seats and became the second largest party. The Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD, which held power for 20 years until 2011, see note 2), took only three seats. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on the econ6/12/2017 11:22:05 AMPARLINE recent elections : AUSTRALIA (Senate)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2016_E.htmThe Liberal National coalition, led by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, reduced its share but retained an outright majority in the 150-member House of Representatives. It also became the largest force in the 76-member Senate. The Australian Labor Party (ALP), led by Mr. Bill Shorten, increased the number of seats won from 55 to 69 in the House of Representatives. During the election campaigning, the major parties focused on the health system, child care, tax cuts and climate change. The 20166/26/2017 2:03:49 PMPARLINE recent elections : UGANDA (Parliament)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2329_E.htmPresident Yoweri Museveni's National Resistance Movement (NRM) retained a two-thirds majority in the enlarged 447-member Parliament (up from 375 (see note). The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) led by Mr. Kizza Besigye came a distant second with 36 seats. The Democratic Alliance (TDA), led by former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, took 19 seats. Mr. Museveni was re-elected President for a fifth term. Mr. Besigye (FDC), who came second, rejected the election results and called for a protest m1/20/2017 3:43:31 PMPARLINE recent elections : VENEZUELA (BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) (National Assembly)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2347_E.htmThe centre-right Democratic Unity Roundtable alliance (MUD) took just over two-thirds of seats (see note 1) in the 167-member National Assembly, ahead of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the leftist government in power since 1999. The elections were held amid economic crisis, with the inflation rate reaching nearly 160%. During the election campaign, the PSUV ran on the government record. The MUD promised to put an end to nationalizations and to encourage foreign investment. T2/7/2017 5:17:16 PMPARLINE recent elections : SOUTH AFRICA (National Assembly)http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2291_E.htmPresident Jacob Zuma's African National Congress (ANC) won the elections, taking 249 of the 400 seats at stake in the National Assembly. The main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), led by Ms. Helen Zille, came in second with 89 seats, up from 67 in the previous legislature. Four parties entered Parliament for the first time. They include the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a new party led by former leader of ANC's Youth League, Mr. Julius Malema, which came in third with 25 seats. The remain6/22/2017 2:07:22 PM