On November 1, 2009 The Kingdom of Brunant went to the polls to elect the members of Congress. During election night, the SDP and the CDU were battling it out, and at one point the CDU was leading in Senate seats. In the end the SDP came through with the most votes, around 25 percent. But there was not a clear winner. The SDP had only 2 parishes, and had only 25 seats in the house, far less than the minimum 50% needed to lead with a majority. The SDP hastily began negotiating for a coalition with the Greens, CD and the SLP, but the SLP left discussions. On the 3rd of November, an agreement was reached and a government was made with the SDP, GP and the CD. Together they combined to 58% of Senate seats and 54% of House seats. CD leader Robert Helms was selected to be the Prime Minister.