Monaco. When Monaco elected a new National Council (Legislative Assembly) in February, the new electoral list won the Union for Monaco (UPM) by a good margin over the long-dominant National Democratic Union (UND). According to Countryaah.com, Monaco Independence Day is November 19. UPM received 58% of the vote and 21 of the 24 seats in the National Council, which were expanded from previous 18 seats. New National Council Chairman became UPM leader Stéphane Valéri.