March 2016 general election

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March 2016 general election
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Overview
Voting24-27 March 2016
Candidates
SecretaryAtealia,
British Accia
Prime MinisterAuven,
The Parkgarian Empire
Minister of
Archives
Fidels Beard,
Halfblakistan,
Locksmithia
Minister of LawCelera,
Devadia,
Locksmithia,
New Prague,
Unfreedom

The March 2016 general election was the first general election in The Leftist Assembly and voting was held in various stages from 3 to 27 March. This election was the first and last to run under the multi-party system, with the Solidarity Party, Worker's Army Party, and Independent Leftist Front contesting most individual positions and the General Assembly.

Voting in the first stage of the election on the positions of Secretary, Prime Minister, Minister of Law, and Minister of Archives was held from 3 to 6 March. This was followed by a run-off second-round vote for the Minister of Archives from 6 to 8 March. Candidates could either run as independents or be nominated by their party for individual positions, with Locksmithia being the only candidate who nominated for two roles. The individuals elected were Atealia as Secretary of the Assembly, Auven as Prime Minister, Fidels Beard as Minister of Archives, New Prague Workers Republic as Chief Justice, Celera as First Justice, and Devadia as Second Justice.

Following their election, Secretary Atealia appointed Cedoria as Minister of Defence, Lightmine as Minister of Immigration and Customs, and Khasinkonia as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Voting in the second stage of the election for the 1st General Assembly was held from 24 to 27 March. The 100 seats of the General Assembly were distributed proportionally to the primary votes of each of the three contesting parties. While no party obtained a majority, the Solidarity Party emerged with the most seats on 43. No formal coalition was formed following the election.

Methodology[edit | edit source]

Voting[edit | edit source]

To be eligible to vote, a nation must be part of the World Assembly and reside in The Leftist Assembly. The voter awarded their one vote to their preferred candidate, otherwise known as first-past-the-post voting, on a Google Forms document created by United States of Unfreedom.

Counting[edit | edit source]

The election moderators were British Accia, Atealia, and United States of Unfreedom. Votes were counted using the first-past-the-post voting system. In this system, the candidate with the most amount of primary votes wins. In the case of the Minister of Law election, second and third place also receive positions, First and Second Justice respectively. In the case of Minister of Archives, a tight race between three candidates prompted a second round, which eventually resulted in the instalment of the alternative voting system following the election.

Results[edit | edit source]

Positions[edit | edit source]

Secretary[edit | edit source]

The following are the results of this contest:

Secretary vote
Atealia
15
British Accia
14

As a result, Atealia was elected as Secretary.

Prime Minister[edit | edit source]

The following are the results of this contest:

Prime Minister vote
Auven
15
The Parkgarian Empire
14

As a result, Auven was elected as Prime Minister.

Minister of Archives[edit | edit source]

The following are the results of this contest, held in a two-round format:

Round 1 Round 2
Fidels Beard 11 19
Locksmithia 10 5
Halfblakistan 8 -

As a result, Fidels Beard was elected as Minister of Archives.

Minister of Law[edit | edit source]

The following are the results of this contest:

Minister of Law vote
New Prague Workers Rep.
11
Celera
8
Devadia
4
Unfreedom
3
Locksmithia
2

As a result, New Prague Workers Republic, Celera, and Devadia were elected as Chief, First, and Second Justice respectively.

General Assembly[edit | edit source]

The composition of the 1st General Assembly following the election.

Each party that nominated was voted upon in a poll where the percentage of votes received translated into seats received in the 100-seat General Assembly. Parties that received seats could then distribute them among their members according to their internal processes. The following are the results of this contest:

General Assembly vote
Solidarity Party
15
Independent Leftist Front
13
Worker's Army Party
7

As a result, Solidarity Party received 43 seats, Independent Leftist Front received 37 seats, and Worker's Army Party received 20.