Elections in Cobura are organised by the government and if needed, supervised by various international organisations such as the WC or independent judiciary institutions such as the Coburan Supreme Court.
General Elections Edit
Coburan General Elections are held following a dissolution of the House of Representatives. All the Members of the House (Representatives) are elected. Following the democratization of Cobura in 4431 , parliamentary sessions last four years and the only way that an early election can be called is in a vote by a majority of the House. At this point, all parliamentary business ends and the role of Representative ceases to exist until after polling day.
Candidates for each electoral district are chosen by political parties or stand as independents. Each district elects one Representative by the first past the post system of election. Municipal councils can also decide to temporarily merge districts for a period of one election, thus the number of districts per election may vary. At the 4438 general election, there were 293 electoral districts, and 355 Representatives were elected to the House. On average, a district includes about 280,000 people.
A party with an overall parliamentary majority (more seats than all the other parties combined) following an election forms the government. If no party has an outright majority, parties can seek to form coalitions. The largest party not in government forms The Opposition.
Governorate Elections Edit
Every General Election also includes Governorate Elections, which uses the number of seats rewarded for each party to the House for its own Governorate Assembly. For example, if the Governorate of Tokundi rewards nine seats for party x to the House, it will also reward party x with nine seats in its own assembly.
Municipal Elections Edit
All municipalities have their own Municipal Council, which is elected by its own election held it its municipality. Note: there is a significant difference between municipalities and electoral districts. Municipalities have a Mayor and Municipal Council, whereas electoral districts have no political power and are only used in General Elections.