The 1936 Commune Election Period
January '36 - February '36
1936 began like most other French Commune Election Years with the four main Syndical, Bolshevik and Social Radical parties readying for the election campaign that would lead up to two weeks of voting in mid February that determined the Commune’s ministers for the years to come. In month beforehand, which was the month for political campaigns, polls stated that this Election year would be fairly divided as different party ministers were assigned to each ministry as was the custom in the Commune of France.
Our great cabinet of ministers before the 1936 Election
[I]As always the Commune of France’s ideological brothers in the Syndical and Social Radical nations of the Two Sicilies, Britain and Centroamerica and Bengal watched closely as the most powerful Syndical nation held its elections, like previous years when Britain, Centroamerica and Bengal edged their and bets on the Social Radical Groups as they also ways managed to gain quite an amount of the cabinet. As was common the Jacobin Party and Sorelian Party did not gain international support as most of the world did not support their Bolshevik Laws. These where the last Bolshevik Parties that had any say on international relations as Bolshevik Parties in other nations had been banned after the failed Bolshevik (Soviet) Revolution in 1917/18. Although this put the Jacobins and Sorelians in a negative international view this did not stop them from gaining a regular amount of ministers in the French cabinet. Normally the Travailleur Party gained the largest vote amounts but this varied from election to election as the internal and external world events continued. The Commune of France’s voting system still remained unique in the world.
As the voters entered there booths the parties could only watch as the French people decided the fate of the French and French Foreign Relations by choosing their new leaders. As well as the new ministers, a new Premier of the Comité de Salut Public (currently held by Marceau Pivert who was a Sorelian) would be elected. After the week of voting the new ministers where announced.
The Voting Sheets given to the voters in 1936
A few weeks later Chairman Faure announced that no majority was found in the vote for Premier and overall assembly dominance which was a three way tie between Boris Souverain, Marceau Pivert and Daniel Guerin. He also announced that since the public could not decide that the Assembly would vote for the new Premier. After a week of no news of election, the word came out that the Assembly had elected Daniel Guerin of the Anachiste Party and his government to lead the Foreign, Armaments and Security Ministries. This meant that the election had ended in a mostly Anachiste majority in the minister positions. The current head of state for the Commune, Sébastien Faure was given the minister position of Minister of Security meaning that whilst still remaining in Chairman position for time being he would also the be the leader for the Ministry of Security. An overall Anachiste victory and fall of the previous Sorelian majority over the Assembly of Ministers was apparent meaning that there as a Social Radical majority in the assembly.
The cabinet of ministers following the 1936 Election