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Revision as of 01:35, 3 June 2017

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The Leftist Assembly election, March 2016
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Secretary
Candidate 1 Atealia
Candidate 2 British Accia
Prime Minister
Candidate 1 Auven
Candidate 2 The Parkgarian Empire
Minister of Archives
Candidate 1 Fidels Beard
Candidate 2 Halfblakistan
Candidate 3 Locksmithia
Minister of Law
Candidate 1 Celera
Candidate 2 Devadia
Candidate 3 Locksmithia
Candidate 4 New Prague Workers Republic
Candidate 5 United States of Unfreedom

The Leftist Assembly election, March 2016 was the first election in The Leftist Assembly and voting was held from 24 March to 26 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. The positions of Secretary, Prime Minister, Minister of Law, and Minister of Archives were available for election, while Minister of Defence, Minister of Immigration and Customs, and Minister of Foreign Affairs were all appointed by the Secretary.

Essentially, candidates were nominated for different positions (they could also run for multiple positions) by their parties, or they could run as independents. In addition to this, there was an additional vote to award each party a number of seats out of the total 100 in the General Assembly, where new legislation was passed.

The ministers 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 (later replaced by United States of Unfreedom) as Second Justice. The ministers appointed by the Secretary to the General Assembly were Cedoria as Minister of Defence, British Accia as Minister of Immigration and Customs, and Khasinkonia as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Methodology

Voting

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

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

General Assembly

The composition of the 1st General Assembly.

In addition to the elected positions, each party was placed into a poll whereupon the percentage of votes received translated into the numbers of seats received in the 100-seat General Assembly. Solidarity Party, Independent Leftist Front and Worker's Army Party each registered as political parties to be included in the vote. The parties can then choose to distribute the seats among their members however they choose. The results of the vote were as follows:

SP
  
15
ILF
  
13
WAP
  
7

Secretary

The candidates for this position were Atealia and British Accia. The winner was decided by the candidate who received the most primary votes in the election, considering there were only two nominees. Atealia won the election, with the results as follows:

Atealia
  
15
British Accia
  
14

Prime Minister

The candidates for this position were Auven and The Parkgarian Empire. The winner was decided by the candidate who received the most primary votes in the election, considering there were only two nominees. Auven won the election, with the results as follows:

Auven
  
15
Parkgarian
  
14

Minister of Archives

The candidates for this position were Fidels Beard, Locksmithia, and Halfblakistan. Fidels Beard won the election, with the results as follows using a two-round system similar (but unintended) to single-transferable voting:

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

Minister of Law

The Minister of Law is elected as a tier-based position, with the candidate finishing first being elected as Chief Justice, second place as First Justice, and third place as Second Justice. The candidates for this position were Celera, New Prague Workers Republic, United States of Unfreedom, Devadia, and Locksmithia. New Prague Workers Republic won the election, with the results as follows:

New Prague
  
11
Celera
  
8
Devadia
  
4
Unfreedom
  
3
Locksmithia
  
2