2023 Atovian parliamentary election
All 5 seats in the House of Commons
3 seats needed for a majority
|Turnout||66.7% ▼ 26.1 pp|
The 2023 Atovian parliamentary election took place from 14–18 April 2023 (16-20 Zehnat 06) to elect the 6th House of Commons of the Kingdom of Atovia. The election was called in accordance with the Basic Law and elected five Members of Parliament. The voting system used according to the Basic Law is the single transferable vote and members are elected in a multi-seat at-large electorate.
According to the Atovian Basic Law, parliamentary elections are to be held at least every twelve months. On 7 March 2023, the Minister of Internal Affairs announced the dates of the election, after which the campaign began.
Members of the House of Commons were elected by single transferable vote (STV) from a single at-large electorate with five seats. Voters complete a ballot, listing candidates in order of their preference. There is also an option for None of These Candidates (NoTC), which is a way for voters to show that they do not approve of some or all of the candidates on the ballot. Voters may mark as many or as few preferences as they wish. The ballots are then counted by computer under supervision of the Minister of Internal Affairs and the candidates standing for election. Each ballot is initially credited to its first-preference candidate but may be transferred on later counts using Meek's method to the next available preference where the first preference candidate is elected or eliminated.
The campaign began on 7 March 2023 when the Minister of Internal Affairs announced the dates for the election. The House of Commons was prorogued before the election began. Nomination of candidates closed on 4 April. At the end of the nomination period, there were six candidates: three from the Conservatives, two from the Left-Greens, and one Independent. The New Democratic Party declined to field any candidates for this election.
Opinion polls on voting intentions are conducted regularly by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and by other media and polling firms. The chart below depicts the results of opinion polls since the announcement of the election.
Poll data is listed in the table below in reverse chronological order. The highest percentage figure in each poll is displayed in bold, and its background is shaded in the leading party's color. The "lead" column shows the percentage point difference between the two parties with the highest figures. When a poll result is a tie, the figures with the highest percentages are shaded and displayed in bold.
|Polling Firm||Date||Sample Size||CPP||LGM||NDP||IND||NoTC||Lead|
|2023 Parliamentary Election||14-18 April 2023
(16-20 Zehnat 06)
|Quo Times||13 April 2023
(15 Zehnat 06)
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||13 April 2023
(15 Zehnat 06)
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||8 April 2023
(10 Zehnat 06)
|Quo Times||8 April 2023
(10 Zehnat 06)
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||3 April 2023
(05 Zehnat 06)
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||29 March 2023
(40 Neunat 06)
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||24 March 2023
(35 Neunat 06)
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||19 March 2023
(30 Neunat 06)
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||14 March 2023
(25 Neunat 06)
|2022 Parliamentary Election||24-28 April 2022
(26-30 Zehnat 05)
|Conservative People's Party||Left-Green Movement|
Polls opened at 04:01 UTC on 14 April and closed at 03:59 UTC on 18 April. The turnout was 66.7%. The Conservative People's Party maintained their majority in the House even with the increase of seats to five for this election. All three of the Conservative candidates and both of the Left-Green candidates were elected.
|Conservative People's Party||58.3||▲ 12.1||3||▲ 1|
|Left-Green Movement||33.3||▲ 2.5||2||▲ 1|
|None of These Candidates||0.0||0.0||0||0|
|Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs|
With five MPs in the 6th Parliament, three MPs were needed to form a government. The Conservatives took three seats in the election, so it is likely that they will govern as a majority government under the same Prime Minister as the last government. Tobey Wyles is expected to be appointed as Prime Minister for a second government, in which new ministers will be appointed.