Grand Unified Micronational election, June 2020

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GUM Chair election, June 2020

← December 2019 24 June - 1 July December 2020 →
Turnout75.6%
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Candidate Newton von Uberquie Jayden Lycon
Party ER Democracy Party
Home state Uber-Essian Union Empire of Iustus
Running mate Karl Friedrich Zarel Smith
States carried 26 4
Percentage 83.9% 12.9%

Chair before election

King Thomas Bainbridge

Elected Chair

Newton von Uberquie

An election to select the 31st Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational which took place from 24 June to 1 July 2020.

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. The election was announced by the Chair Thomas I of Hrafnarfjall on 6 June, with the election timetable.

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".

Candidates

Individuals in this section have formally announced their campaign for Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Name Experience State Party (if applicable) Running mate Campaign announcement date
(UTC)
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Newton von Uberquie
Palatine-Viceroy of Uberquiesenberg (2016–present)
19th Vorsitzender of Abelden (2017)
Emperor of Abelden (2018–2020)
Palatine of Uber-Esse (2020–present)
20th and 26th Vice Chair of the GUM (2014-2015, 2017)
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Uber-Essian Union
Emo Rights Party Karl Friedrich 10 June
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Jayden Lycon
6th President of Aenderia (2018)
11th President of Aenderia (2019–2020) Alongside Chau Khang (2020)
Chief Justice of Iustus (2019–present)
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iustus (2019–present)
Chair of the Cupertino Alliance (2020–present)
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Iustus
Democracy Party Zarel Smith 11 June

Former candidates

Name Experience State Party (if applicable) Campaign announcement date
(UTC)
Dropped out
(UTC)
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Thomas I
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)
30th Chair of the GUM (2020)
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Hrafnarfjall
No known party affiliation 10 June 18 June[2]

Results

Uberesse.png Newton von Uberquie Flag of Iustus.svg Jayden Lycon None of the above
26 4 1

References

  1. Chapter IV: The Chair. Charter of the Grand Unified Micronational at MicroWiki. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  2. Belcher, Adam (19 June 2020) GUM soars in membership, Bainbridge drops out of re-election for Chair. Adammic Express. Retrieved 19 June 2020.