2020 Georgienstinian presidential election
Results of the election by state. Blue indicates states won by Olivier/Delaniche, and red indicates states won by Pickles/Rósínśtí.
The 2020 Georgienstinian presidential election took place on 16 July 2020. It was the first presidential election since the creation of the Democratic Republic of Georgienstine. The Nationalist ticket of President Raphaël Olivier and Vice-President Raiponce Delaniche defeated the Labour ticket of Senator Benjamin Pickles and Governor Gus Rósínśtí.
After the removal of the Syldavian monarchy, Raphaël Olivier was declared President of Georgienstine by the provisional congress. He immediately called for elections on the 16 July 2020 however due to the lack of time for an election night coverage, voting ended on 18 July 2020.
General election campaign
Benjamin Pickles’s campaign focused heavily on his support of the Black Lives Matter movement and fighting climate change. This was mostly due to this being the sole subject in the debate and because Raphaël Olivier had, had significant drop in support in the polls following his poor debate performance. The Pickles campaign, led by Tom Mark, decided to attack Olivier’s debate performance, thinking this would lead to another drop in the polls. The Pickles campaign made a poster attacking Addison Dillon and Raphaël Olivier’s stances on defunding the police. The campaign also made a poster stating that Pickles supported fighting climate change and another one saying that the Labour Party was for all Georgienstinians.
Raphaël Olivier’s campaign focused heavily on several themes, including a free market, increased military spending, gun rights, restrictions on aborition, deregulation and completing the reforms started by the Nationalist Party. The campaign focused heavily on its policies instead of attacking the Pickles campaign.
Addison Dillon’s short lived campaign focused on a free market and progressivism. The campaign attacked Olivier’s social positions, deemed too conservative by them. Dillon ended his campaign on 6 July and endorsed Pickles. He then switched his endorsement to Olivier after having been promised a cabinet position. Strangely, his presidential campaign was still attacked by the Olivier and Pickles campaigns after dropping out.
2020 Nationalist Party ticket
|Raphaël Olivier||Raiponce Delaniche|
|for President||for Vice President|
President of Georgienstine
Vice President of Georgienstine
The Labour Party of Georgienstine, founded before the election in a merger of several left-wing parties, is looking to take back power from the Georgistinian right. The Labour nominees are supported by the Working Families Coalition.
2020 Labour Party ticket
|Benjamin Pickles||Gus Rósínśtí|
|for President||for Vice President|
Governor of Augustine
Governor of Caucasia
|Candidate||Experience||Running Mate||Camapaign announced||Campaign suspended||Logo|
|Founder of the Libertarian Party||Tukat Ætimak
|2 July 2020||7 July 2020
(endorsed Pickles then Olivier)
|1||15 July 2020||6:30 - 7:00 p.m.||Raphaël Olivier||GNC||Discord||Tovor Kimyona|
|Poll source||Date||Raphaël Olivier
|GNC||16 July 2020|
|First presidential debate|
|GNC||15 July 2020|
|GNC||14 July 2020|
Voting process and results
The Georgienstinian News Corporation immediately began broadcasting election results once polls had opened. Every six hours, the current election results were announced. Election day, 16 July, ended without a presidential projection and with Benjamin Pickles leading 6-5. On 17 July, Olivier took back the lead by winning 2 votes from Georgienstinian residents. On 18 July, no votes had been casted and polls closed. Numerous news networks confirmed Olivier’s re-election on 18 July.
|Nationalist Party||Raphaël Olivier||Raiponce Delaniche||7||58.3%|
|Labour Party||Benjamin Pickles||Gus Rósínśtí||5||41.7%|
Popular vote summary