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Grand Unified Micronational election, June 2019
An election was held from 10 June to 1 July 2019, to select a new Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational. The election was announced by Chair Adam I of Adammia, the incumbent chair. The election was won by Bradley, Duke of Dullahan.
The Charter of the GUM provides that "The Chair shall be elected every six months". 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 Emperor Adam I of Adammia announced the timetable for the election during the Grand Unified Micronational's Quorum of Delegates session on the 19th of May, 2019. Nominations for the chairmanship will formally open on 10 June 2019, close on 17 June 2019, voting for candidates will open on 24 June 2019 and the elected chairman will take office on 1 July.
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". 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".
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Emperor Adam I of Adammia was entitled to run again; an Adammic campaign for the chairmanship would have been, however, the last he would be allowed to undertake under the GUM charter, which precludes a chairman from serving in office more than "three terms in succession". Emperor Adam announced he would not be seeking re-election.
On 1 June 2019, Higher Lord Nicholas Randouler of Posaf and King Thomas Bainbridge of Hrafnarfjall publicly announced they would be running for the chairmanship. Emperor Austin Jaax of Iustus remarked that he would be running but will formally announce on 10 June 2019.
On 2 June 2019, Emperor James II of the Aspen Empire and President Horatio Eden of the Amissopian Federation publicly expressed interest in running, though neither have officially announced their candidacy. The Essexian delegation also used this time to withdraw from consideration.
Individuals in this section formally campaigned for the chairmanship of the Grand Unified Micronational.
|Name||Experience||State||Party (if applicable)||Campaign announcement date|
|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)
|No known party affiliation||1 June 2019|
|Emperor of Iustus (2018–present)
Governing Commissioner of Kingeston (2018–present)
King of Ongwanada (2017-2018)
GUM Events Officer (2019–present)
|No known party affiliation||10 June 2019|
Bradley, Duke of Dullahan
|Prime-Minister of Wyvern (2011–present)
Minister of Defense of Austenasia (April 2019 – present)
10th Chairman of the GUM (March 2012-April 2012)
18th Chair of the GUM (March 2014-June 2014)
13th Vice-Chair of the GUM (December 2012-January 2013)
14th Supreme Justice of the GUM (December 2013-March 2014)
20th Supreme Justice of the GUM (January 2017-December 2017)
Associate Justice of the GUM (January 2019 – present)
2nd Secretary for Security and Community Affairs of the GUM (June 2014-September 2014)
|Wyvernian Liberal Party||2 June 2019|
Individuals who publicly expressed interest
Individuals in this section publicly expressed interest in campaigning for this election but did not formally declare their candidacy in time to run in the election.
Individuals who have publicly announced they are not running
Individuals in this section explicitly removed themselves from consideration in the campaign.
- Adam I, Emperor of Adammia and Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational
- Max I, King of Jupiter and Vice Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational
- Tomáš Falešník, Senator in Gymnasium State
- Terry I, King of Essexia
- Lord Matthew of Essexia
- Lord Jack of Essexia
- Aaron Green, President of Aariania
- Zed I, Prince of New Eiffel
- Cameron I, King of Ikonia
- Nicolás Millán, Crown Prince of Millania
- Horatio Eden, President of the Amissopian Federation and Supreme Justice of the Grand Unified Micronational
of Gymnasium State
The position of Vice Chair is nominated by the Chair and confirmed by the delegates at large of the Quorum of Delegates. The appointment of a Vice Chair may take place at some point following the elected chair's inauguration, although there is no requirement for an incoming Chairman to nominate a new Vice Chair should they have wish to keep the incumbent in office (cf. the incumbent, Max I, who was kept in office by Adam I of Adammia after serving under the latter's predecessor).
- Grand Unified Micronational. Charter of the Grand Unified Micronational. Accessed 2 June 2019.
- Belcher, Adam. GUM News. Quorum, 19th May, 2019. Accessed 2 June 2019.
- Grand Unified Micronational. Charter of the Grand Unified Micronational. Accessed 2nd June, 2019.
- Horatio Eden. GUM chair election appears set to have largest field in history. Daily Micronational. Accessed 2nd June, 2019.