UPDATE: XO has dropped back down to four seats, at 2.02 am. Boo.
I’m really going to bed now.
UPDATE: XO has earned five seats in parliament at 2 am. wOOt!
I’m going to bed.
First numbers are in and my favoured party, the Civic Movement [XO – don’t you love it!], which was born out of the protests last fall, is galloping out of nowhere to grab around 7-8 percent, which means 4-5 seats in parliament. This is fabulous – not only because I love an underdog [by which I mean they’ve had NO MONEY and have been up against all the big campaign machines and are nonetheless pulling these numbers] but also because they have a very accessible and sensible platform. They’re a group of individuals who are smart and savvy and are clearly doing this from an ideological standpoint: because they want REAL CHANGE.
They seem to be usurping much of the following from the Left-Greens, who are getting substantially lower numbers than predicted. As minipuffin suggested in the comments to the last post, they are likely being punished for their radical anti-EU stance in the last few days. I know it put a lot of people off, including YT; for a while I was seriously considering voting for them, even despite my deep antipathy for one of their candidates. In the end it was the anti-EU stance that put me off.
The Social Democrats, meanwhile, are getting the highest numbers, with currently around 33 percent following, or 22 seats in parliament. I know for a fact that many people who were on the fence voted for them almost exclusively on the basis of their pro-EU agenda. If the end result is as it looks likely to be, it’s a clear message that the Nicelanders want to commence negotiations with the EU.
The IP, on the other hand, are getting their worst result in the history of the Republic. Heh. Hehehheh.
For the first time ever in the history in this country, we’re electing a solid left-wing government. Which marks a total shift in values for this nation. wOOt!