Secundomian presidential election, February 2010

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February 2010 Secundomian Elections
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Results
Ibrahim I
Votes1
Percentage16% (Percentages are rounded)
Parker I
Votes1
Percentage16%
Spencer I
Percentage66%


Republic of Secundomia

This article is part of the series:
Elections in
Secundomia


December 2009
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
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The February 2010 Secundomian Elections were the third elections in Secundomia to select their president for March, 2010. Unlike previous elections which resulted in co-presidents, this was the first Secundomian election to allow only the winner to take office. Spencer I won these elections by a landslide.

Republic of Secundomia

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
Secundomia


Government
President

Primaries and Nominations

This election was the first in which political parties became a force. In previous elections all candidates were either independent or nonpartisan leaders, but the foundation of the Secundomian Conservative party spurred primary processes. In this election the primary was largely symbolic

Conservative Party

Parker I and Spencer I were nominated in Conservative Party primaries. The primary was held on February 15th. There was not significant campaigning during the primaries. The lack of sunlight on both candidates culminated in an unbroken tie. Both carried the Conservative Party label into the general election. Luke was somewhat preoccupied at the time and decided not to seek a nomination. Fellow conservative party member Rahim I initially endorsed Parker in the primary before solidifying Spencer's victory in the general election

Parker I Spencer I
Incumbent Co-President of Secundomia and King of Sterling from Secundomia (Middle) and the Kingdom of Sterling Incumbent Co-President of Secundomia

Liberal Party

The Secundomian Liberal Party did not nominate a candidate. Seth I, the only member of the party, was largely inactive at the time. Liberal party leadership were not politically abstentionist, but were somewhat demotivated during the electoral process.

Independent Candidates

Ibrahim I ran as an independent. At this time he was a member of no party and could not run in a primary although he later joined the Conservatives. This was Ibrahim's first major political act as a Secundomian citizen, at the time he held a low profile and was largely unsuccessful in marshaling support for his bid.

Campaign

Spencer I capitalized off of a common perception of a tyrannical rule by Parker I, who had been a leader of the country since its inception. Parker claimed there was no significant difference between the two of them. He failed to make a positive case for his presidency, however and was largely on the defensive. He also spent less time on the campaign path, while Spencer invested in speeches and mailers tthat outcompeted Parker. Ibrahim ran a quiet campaign and failed to find traction even among members of the electorate with whom he held close political ties.

Result

Spencer destroyed the competition, receiving 66% of the popular vote. Parker and Ibrahim received 19% each. This was the largest margin of any election in Secundomian history, signifying widespread dissatisfaction among voters with the leadership of Parker I and approval of the contributions made in office by Spencer. Spencer also capitalized from a high turnout with 75% of eligible voters turning in a ballot, a record that was never beaten in any Secundomian presidential election.

References

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