2023 Atovian parliamentary election

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2023 Atovian parliamentary election

← 2022 14–18 April 2023
(16-20 Zehnat 06)
2024 →

All 5 seats in the House of Commons
3 seats needed for a majority
Turnout66.7% 26.1 pp
  First party Second party
Leader Tobey Wyles Newton von Uberquie
Party Conservative Left-Green
Leader since 8 April 2022 4 October 2019
Last election 46.2% 30.8%
Seats won 3 2
Seat change 1 1
Percentage 58.3% 33.3%
Swing 12.1 pp 2.5 pp

  Third party
Party None of These Candidates
Percentage 0.0%
Swing Steady 0.0 pp

Prime Minister before election

Tobey von Wyles

Elected Prime Minister

Tobey von Wyles

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.


The Conservative People's Party has held a majority in the House since the 2022 parliamentary election.

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.

Electoral system

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.


A campaign poster published by the CPP prior to the election

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)
N/A 58.3% 33.3% N/A 8.3% 0.0% 25.0%
Quo Times 13 April 2023
(15 Zehnat 06)
6 33.3% 66.7% N/A 0.0% N/A 33.3%
Ministry of Internal Affairs 13 April 2023
(15 Zehnat 06)
7 28.6% 42.9% 14.3% 0.0% 14.3% 14.3%
Ministry of Internal Affairs 8 April 2023
(10 Zehnat 06)
7 42.9% 42.9% 14.3% 0.0% 0.0% Tie
Quo Times 8 April 2023
(10 Zehnat 06)
5 40.0% 60.0% N/A 0.0% N/A 20.0%
Ministry of Internal Affairs 3 April 2023
(05 Zehnat 06)
6 33.3% 50.0% 16.7% 0.0% 0.0% 16.7%
Ministry of Internal Affairs 29 March 2023
(40 Neunat 06)
6 33.3% 50.0% 16.7% 0.0% 0.0% 16.7%
Ministry of Internal Affairs 24 March 2023
(35 Neunat 06)
4 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% Tie
Ministry of Internal Affairs 19 March 2023
(30 Neunat 06)
4 25.0% 25.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0%
Ministry of Internal Affairs 14 March 2023
(25 Neunat 06)
4 75.0% N/A N/A 0.0% 25.0% 50.0%
2022 Parliamentary Election 24-28 April 2022
(26-30 Zehnat 05)
N/A 46.2% 30.8% 23.1% N/A 0.0% 15.4%


3 2
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.

House of Commons
18 April 2023
Party % Swing
Seats Change
  Conservative People's Party 58.3 12.1 3 1
  Left-Green Movement 33.3   2.5 2 1
  Independent 8.3   8.3 0 Steady 0
  None of These Candidates 0.0 Steady   0.0 0 Steady 0
Total 99.9 5 2
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs

First-Preference Vote

Total Seats

Government formation

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.

See also