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The Bijani House of Representatives election of 2013 took place on Sunday, March 3, 2013, to elect the 245 members of the 17th Bijani House of Representatives.

Constituencies

One of the problems of Bijan's proportional system, in which the 23 counties of Bijan double as electoral districts, is that the districts return different numbers of representatives to the House, and thus each district has a separate mathematical threshold to win a seat. For instance, in the 2009 election, Hadar City and County returned 17 representatives, whereas Sunrise County returned only 3. This means that while a candidate needed only approximately 2.9% of the vote to win a seat in Hadar, the same candidate would need about 16.7% of the vote to win a seat in Sunrise County. This makes it significantly more difficult for smaller parties to win representation in the less populous counties.

The initial recalculation of seats for the 2013 and 2017 elections, based on census data, would have given Hadar City and County 19 seats, while the three least populous counties would have only 3 seats each.  This was deemed unacceptable, as the functional threshold in those countries would be prohibitively high.  Several alternatives were explored, including using different methods for establishing electoral districts, and alternate methods of allocating the seats to the existing districts.  Ultimately, a compromise method, similar to the way in which the House's leveling seats are awarded to parties, was adopted.

Under the new method, the 199 seats are allocated to the parties using the Sainte-Laguë method, as normal.  If any county's allocation is below 6, that county is automatically awarded 6 seats.  Those seats are excluded from the calculation and the remaining seats are apportioned to the remaining counties.

Results

Bijani House of Representatives election, 2013: Summary
Party Votes  % ± Seats ±
County Leveling Total
  Social Democratic Party 2,692,921 35.9 0.9 Green Arrow Up Darker 75 17 92 5 Green Arrow Up Darker
  Liberal National Party 2,595,602 34.6 1.8 Green Arrow Up Darker 74 15 89 2 Green Arrow Up Darker
  Together For Bijan 881,300 11.8 2.7 Red Arrow Down 28 2 30 5 Red Arrow Down
  Bijani Greens 314,679 4.2 0.3 Green Arrow Up Darker 5 6 11 5 Green Arrow Up Darker
  One Nation 307,250 4.1 2.7 Red Arrow Down 5 6 11 7 Red Arrow Down
  Coastal Party 149,287 2.0 0.4 Green Arrow Up Darker 5 0 5 2 Green Arrow Up Darker
  Education for All 111,661 1.5 0.0 Straight Line Steady 3 0 3 1 Red Arrow Down
  Progressive Centre Party 89,703 1.2 0.2 Green Arrow Up Darker 0 0 0 0 Straight Line Steady
  Christian Heritage Bijan 79,181 1.1 1.7 Red Arrow Down 0 0 0 2 Red Arrow Down
  Western Bijan Hospitals Party 70,298 0.9 0.2 Green Arrow Up Darker 3 0 3 2 Green Arrow Up Darker
  Party of Regions 55,666 0.7 0.5 Green Arrow Up Darker 0 0 0 0 Straight Line Steady
  Olvek Party 53,843 0.7 0.2 Green Arrow Up Darker 1 0 1 0 Straight Line Steady
  Coalition of Independents 35,969 0.5 0.0 Straight Line Steady 0 0 0 0 Straight Line Steady
  Bijani Renaissance Party 31,381 0.4 0.2 Red Arrow Down 0 0 0 1 Red Arrow Down
  Reform Party 18,424 0.2 0.0 Straight Line Steady 0 0 0 0 Straight Line Steady
  Abortion Opponents' Party 5,694 0.1 0.0 Straight Line Steady 0 0 0 0 Straight Line Steady
  Libertarian Party 3,377 0.0 0.1 Red Arrow Down 0 0 0 0 Straight Line Steady
  End Homelessness Party 2,007 0.0 0.0 Straight Line Steady 0 0 0 0 Straight Line Steady
  Representative Online 1,704 0.0 0.0 Straight Line Steady 0 0 0 0 Straight Line Steady
Valid Votes 7,499,957 96.0 0.3 Red Arrow Down 199 46 245 0 Straight Line Steady
Invalid Votes 310.035 4.0 0.3 Green Arrow Up Darker
Total Votes 7,809,992 100.0 0.0 Straight Line Steady
Electors/Turnout 10,113,680 77.2 1.6 Green Arrow Up Darker

Distribution of leveling seats

County Seat Party
Alar County 25   Social Democratic Party
26   Liberal National Party
Barkal County 16   Liberal National Party
21   Social Democratic Party
Calendar County 19   Liberal National Party
44   Bijani Greens


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