September 2020 general election

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September 2020 general election
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Overview
Voting11-14 September 2020
Candidates
SecretaryKavagrad
General AssemblyAntinios,
Dyl,
Indian Socialist Commune,
Nangka,
New Samon,
Sincadenas,
Talao,
Wascoitan

The September 2020 general election was the eighteenth general election in The Leftist Assembly and voting was held from 11 to 14 September 2020. The position of Secretary and six seats in the General Assembly were available for election.

Kavagrad was elected as Secretary, and Antinios, Nangka, Wascoitan, Sincadenas, Dyl, and New Samon 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 six candidates that have received the most votes are elected. If there are six or fewer candidates, they each face a confidence vote instead.

The election moderators were Llorens, Argentigrad, and Nottinhaps.

Debates/interviews[edit | edit source]

Aside from regular debating on regional platforms, the following special audio debates/interviews were held during this election:

  • Secretary interview with Kavagrad, hosted by Llorens:

Endorsements[edit | edit source]

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

Secretary[edit | edit source]

Candidate Endorsements
Kavagrad Argentigrad
Cedoria

General Assembly[edit | edit source]

Candidate Endorsements
Antinios Greylyn
Nangka Greylyn

Opinion polling[edit | edit source]

Secretary[edit | edit source]

Poll source Date(s) administered Sample size Margin of error Results
Argentigrad Greylyn Kavagrad New Arkados Podria Unsure/None
Feral Rat Stats 22 Aug–25 Aug 2020 24 ±19.1% 17% 13% 50% 8% 4% 8%

Results[edit | edit source]

Secretary[edit | edit source]

The following were the results of this contest:

Kavagrad confidence vote
Yes
37
No
0
Abstain
4

As a result, Kavagrad was elected as Secretary.

General Assembly[edit | edit source]

The following were the results of this contest:

General Assembly vote
Antinios
38
Nangka
38
Wascoitan
31
Sincadenas
29
Dyl
26
New Samon
24
Talao
17
Indian Socialist Commune
6

As a result, Antinios, Nangka, Wascoitan, Sincadenas, Dyl, and New Samon were elected to the General Assembly.