2011 Secundomian Elections

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2011 Secundomian Elections
Secundomia Official Flag.jpg
Previous ElectionNovember 2010 Secundomian Elections
Next Electionnone (Secundomia absorbed into the Eran Federation)
Results
Parker I
Votes3
Spencer I
Votes2

The 2011 Secundomian Elections were the final elections held in the Republic of Secundomia. Only the seat of President was up for election in 2011. Parker I won his third consecutive term set for 5 months and pledged to step down at the end of the term. Spencer I fell short by a single vote.

Background

The elections were initially scheduled for the Secundomian Forums in January 2011. All previous elections which were held via a combination of email chain, texting and in-person voting, which made records difficult to verify, contestable and often inaccurate. However, this proved to be a large failing for the Parker I administration as most citizens failed to register for the forums and those that did were inactive. This resulted in a loss of legitimacy. Parker threatened to take over the nation if citizens were uninterested. This position was met with a mixed response and a surprising amount of support. Parker reiterated that he would rather maintain an electoral republic than take over a dormant nation.

Rather than take over, the elections were postponed to the end of January and restructured to an email-based system. Incumbent Parker I secured the Conservative Party nomination for president and Spencer I again received the Libertarian nomination. The second attempt at elections failed once again, only two people voted and the result was split. Secondary elections for gubernatorial and congressional positions also received low to no turnout.

Results

After the failure of two election attempts, the Parker I administration was disappointed and embarrassed. Spencer gained some momentum as a result of the inactivity. The election was again postponed with new stipulations. Gubernatorial and congressional elections were eliminated and Secundomia was transitioned into a Presidential Republic with a 5-month term limit. The end of the 2011 Super Bowl in the United States was set as a deadline for the election. Finally, a legitimate result came through with Parker pulling a shock victory as the incumbent 3–2 over Spencer.