Hamlinian government referendum, 2012
September 21, 2012
|Popular Vote (%)||33.33%||66.66%|
The 2012 Hamlinian Government Referendum will be a government referendum to determine whether the Hamlinian Republic will continue to be a constitutional republic or switch to an autocracy. President of the Hamlinian Republic Casey Hamlin announced the referendum to combat the inactivity that had flourished under the previous Stefanko administration. The referendum occurred on September 21, 2012, with the nation choosing an autocratic government.
On September 4, 2012, the nation became constitutionally inactive under Section 1 Article 1 of the Hamlinian Constitution because the Senate (consisting of Hamlin and Stefanko), did not meet for over a month.
On September 13, 2012, Hamlin threatened a coup d’etat against Stefanko if he didn't resign by Midnight on the next day. After initially resisting, Stefanko resigned on September 14, 2012. Hamlin took office immediately afterwards, and ended the inactivity by passing the needed ten bills, and promised to outline a plan to prevent future inactivity in a speech to be presented on September 15, 2012.
In the speech, Hamlin presented his plan to turn the nation into an autocracy in order to avoid the inactivity of the Stefanko era from ever happening again. In his speech, he stated his vocal support for an autocracy, while trying to distance himself from the opinion that he wanted to become a dictator.