Election Difficulties in Louisianne


3 Germinal CCXVII (24 March 2009) Saint-Louis, Louisianne

It was announced today at the Prefectoral Capital in Saint-Louis that the results of the parliamentary elections for the new Prefect of Saint-Louis were dead-locked, and that a new primary must be held in 30 days’ time. Clear winner Claire Miquasquille is not required to re-run in the primary, but Messieurs Emmanuel Boucher, Fils and Jérémy Narbonòsc must both stand in the primary.

Typically such primary results requires all three candidates to re-run, but an emergency ruling from the Tribunal de la République at Paris-sur-Mizouri declared that only Messieurs Boucher and Narbonòsc must re-run, each having tied with 23% of the vote. Had the race been closer, they said, Mme. Miquasquille would have been required to run as well. The National Assembly is expected to draft legislation for the Prefects who will be meeting for a month in Prairial (May/June).

Messieurs Boucher and Narbonòsc were quick to state that they intend to continue their bid, and have been visiting with key members of the prefectoral Parliament to this end.

Supporters of Mme. Miquasquille are quick to add, when asked, that this is by no means a sure sign that she’ll win. “She’ll have to court those MP’s who didn’t vote for her or the winner of the new primary,” said Yvainne de l’Orme, Press Secretary for Mme. Miquasquille. “The campaigning isn’t over, and public opinion matters much, as the legislators are often bombarded with letters to this end during these election years.”

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