December 2020 general election

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December 2020 general election
Sep. 2020 1-14 December 2020 Mar. 2021
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Candidates — Secretary
Dyl
New Samon
Talao
Candidates — General Assembly
Asturies-Llion
Greylyn
Grod Island
Help Me Take Over The World Please
Kongoland
Podria
Vandensia

The December 2020 general election was the nineteenth general election in The Leftist Assembly and voting was be held from 11 to 14 December 2020. The position of Secretary and seven seats in the General Assembly were available for election.

Dyl was elected as Secretary, and Asturies-Llion, Greylyn, Grod Island, Help Me Take Over The World Please, Kongoland, Podria, and Vandensia were elected to the General Assembly.

Methodology[edit | edit source]

Voter eligibility[edit | edit source]

To be eligible to vote, a nation must be an electoral citizen, which requires that individual to reside in The Leftist Assembly with their World Assembly nation (World Assembly citizen), or to have their World Assembly nation be registered in an affiliated anti-fascist military (Military Voting citizen) or an embassy region (dual citizen).

Ballots[edit | edit source]

For the Secretary election, instant runoff voting (IRV) is used, whereby voters rank the candidates in order of their preference. The primary vote of each candidate is then tallied, and the candidate with the least votes is eliminated and their votes preferentially distributed in a repeated process until one candidate achieves a majority. If there is only one candidate, they face a confidence vote instead.

For the General Assembly election, the plurality-at-large voting system is used, whereby voters may select as many candidates as there are available seats according to their preference. The seven candidates that have received the most votes are elected. If there are seven or fewer candidates, they each face a confidence vote instead.

The election moderators are Antinios, Kavagrad, and Llorens.

Endorsements[edit | edit source]

Only endorsements by nations who have previously served in an executive or legislative leadership position are recorded.

Secretary[edit | edit source]

Candidate Endorsements
Dyl Greylyn

General Assembly[edit | edit source]

Candidate Endorsements
Asturies-Llion Greylyn
Help Me Take Over The World Please Greylyn
Vandensia Greylyn

Opinion polling[edit | edit source]

Secretary[edit | edit source]

Poll source Date(s) administered Sample size Margin of error Results
Antinios Cedoria Dyl Nangka New Samon Sincadenas Talao Wascoitan Unsure/None
Feral Rat Stats 29 Nov-1 Dec 2020 38 ±14.7% 11% 13% 24% 8% 11% 5% - 5% 24%
Feral Rat Stats 8 Dec-10 Dec 2020 47 ±13.0% - - 38% - 19% - 9% - 34%

General Assembly[edit | edit source]

The only poll conducted for this contest in this election was framed as a confidence vote question. The value shown for each candidate reflects net approval, meaning approval minus disapproval.

Poll source Date(s) administered Sample size Margin of error Results
Asturies-Llion Greylyn Grod Island Help Me Take Over The World Please Kongoland Podria Vandensia
YouLeft 8 Dec-10 Dec 2020 29 ±17.2% 66% 93% 72% 45% 48% 45% 79%

Results[edit | edit source]

Secretary[edit | edit source]

The following were the results of this contest:

General Assembly vote
Dyl
31
Talao
11
New Samon
9
Abstain
5
Source: The Leftist Assembly

As a result, Dyl was elected as Secretary with a majority on the first count.

General Assembly[edit | edit source]

The following were the results of the individual confidence votes for each candidate:

Candidate Result
Asturies-Llion 41-8 (7)
Greylyn 47-4 (5)
Grod Island 34-6 (16)
Help Me Take Over The World Please 32-16 (8)
Kongoland 22-16 (18)
Podria 37-13 (6)
Vandensia 46-5 (5)
Source: The Leftist Assembly

As a result, Asturies-Llion, Greylyn, Grod Island, Help Me Take Over The World Please, Kongoland, Podria, and Vandensia were elected to the General Assembly.