The 2019 Canadian federal election resulted in the Liberals, led by incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, losing both their parliamentary majority and the popular vote but nevertheless winning the most seats and remaining in office as a minority government. On August 15, 2021, after a request from Prime Minister Trudeau, the governor general dissolved parliament and called an election for September 20. Trudeau’s Liberals are enjoying a poll lead but what will happen during the campaign?
The 2021 Nova Scotia general election is to be held on August 17, 2021, to elect members to the 64th General Assembly of Nova Scotia. 2021 sees 4 new ridings up for election and currently the Liberals are polling well and look set to be returned to government but what will happen during the campaign?
The campaign polling starts of with a Liberal lead and has a few events to shift the polls to the PCs which seems to lead to a much closer campaign at the end.
The 1959 Alberta general election is to be held on June 18, 1959, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Ernest C. Manning, in his fifth election as party leader and provincial premier hopes to lead the Social Credit Party to its seventh consecutive term in government. Previous to this election, the Social Credit government had done away with the Instant-runoff voting system in use in the rural constituencies, and the Single Transferable Vote system in Edmonton and Calgary, both of which had been in place since 1924. This brings Alberta in line with the other provinces using the First past the post systems.
The 1963 Alberta general election is being held on June 17, 1963, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The Social Credit Party, led by Ernest C. Manning is seeking its eighth consecutive term in government. Some Social Credit supporters are so confident of their party’s chances that they talk of winning “63 in ’63”, i.e., all 63 seats in the legislature in the 1963 election. Can opposition parties make an impact in this election and win seats?
Ernest Manning aims to lead his Social Credit party into an unprecedented ninth consecutive term in government. Can the Liberals, NDP, and transformed PCs – led by the charismatic Peter Lougheed – succeed in pushing Social Credit into minority status, or will they once again be crushed by the Social Credit machine which has dominated Alberta since 1935?
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The Progressive Conservative party has been revitalized under the dynamic and youthful Peter Lougheed. Will the PCs be able to end 36 years of Social Credit rule or will Harry Strom’s Social Credit Party continue to dominate Alberta politics?
After ending 36 years of Social Credit government in 1971, Premier Peter Lougheed is hoping to consolidate his electoral victory in 1975. Can the Social Credit Party rebound with a fundamentalist leader and can the NDP build on Grant Notley’s single seat?
Premier Peter Lougheed is seeking his third term. He is hoping to expand his huge majority and possibly win 79 in ’79. The opposition is weak but hopes to increase its seat totals. Will Lougheed’s PCs win another massive majority?
Germany has had a bumpy ride through the world economic crisis, but citizens are mostly satisfied with Chancellor Merkel’s handling of the crisis. Yet the Grand Coalition of CDU/CSU and SPD is unwilling to continue. Parties are searching for controversial issues to fight it out. Merkel seeks to keep power with a new partner. But with an established five-party system, coalition prospects are unsafe at any time. Will the campaign end in a grand surprise?
This scenario is the 2009 Chancellor Forever campaign remade for the infinity engine. Although the hybrid electoral system is not implemented in the engine, I have updated the scenario so we have a playable base campaign with is easily amendable should the Hare-Niemayer system come to the infinity engines.
Premier Don Getty seeks his first mandate from Alberta voters. The New Democrats under Ray Martin have steadily risen in the polls due to Getty’s unpopularity. Anything less than Lougheed’s massive majority will be seen as a failure for Getty. Faced with high unemployment and low oil prices, can Don Getty maintain Lougheed’s string of massive majorities?