Grand Unified Micronational election, December 2019

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GUM Chair election, December 2019

← June 2019 25 December - 1 January June 2020 →
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Candidate King Thomas Bainbridge HSH Sovereign Prince Dionisiy I Alexander I, King of Lytera
Party Independent Independent Independent
Home state Hrafnarfjall Montescano Lytera
States carried 17 7 2
Percentage 58.6% 24.1% 6.9%

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Candidate Logan I, Emperor of Aenopia
Party Independent
Home state Aenopia
States carried 2
Percentage 6.9%

Chair before election

Bradley, Duke of Dullahan

Elected Chair

King Thomas Bainbridge

An election took place from 25 December 2019 to 1 January 2020, to select a new Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational. The election was announced by Chair Bradley, Duke of Dullahan, the incumbent chair. The election saw King Thomas Bainbridge elected as Chairman, with 17 (58.6%) of the votes.

Background

Procedure

The Charter of the GUM provides that "The Chair shall be elected every six months".[1] Pursuant to this, the Chair is, by norm rather than specific policy, required to announce the opening of nominations within a reasonable time before the six month period is up.

GUM Chair Bradley, Duke of Dullahan announced the timetable for the election during the Grand Unified Micronational's Quorum of Delegates session. Nominations for the chairmanship will formally open on 11 December 2019, close on 18 December 2019, voting for candidates will open on 25 December 2019 and the elected chairman will take office on 1 January.

Any delegate to the GUM from a full member state may nominate themselves to run for the Chairmanship, provided they are not "already running for another post within the organization, such as the Supreme Court or another bureaucratic agency within the GUM".[2] They may, however, "if they have been nominated to one of these offices... decline and be considered eligible to run for the post of Chair".[3]

Nominations

Candidates

Individuals in this section formally campaigned for the chairmanship of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Name Experience State Party (if applicable) Campaign announcement date
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Thomas Bainbridge
President of the Republic of Orbis (2005–2008)
President of the Democratic Republic of Longarnia (2010-2015)
King of the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall (2016–present)
Hereditary President of the Confederation of the Raven (2018–present)
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Hrafnarfjall
No known party affiliation 11 December 2019
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HSH Sovereign Prince Dionisiy I
Captain Regent of Lostisland (2013-2013)
Federal Prime Minister of Lostisland (2013-2013) & (2015-present)
King of Gastón (2013-present)
Shahanshah of Hasanistan (2016-present)
Sovereign Prince of Montescano (2019-present)
Leader of the Opposition in Austenasia (2019-present)
Austenasian Privy Councillor (2019-present)
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Montescano
No known party affiliation 11 December 2019
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Alexander I, King of Lytera
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Lytera
No known party affiliation 11 December 2019
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Logan I, Emperor of Aenopia
Emperor of New Cymru, Emperor of Aenopia (2019-present)
Prime Minister of Phokland (2019-present)
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Aenopia
No known party affiliation 11 December 2019

Results[4]

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17 7 2 2 1

References