St.Charlian general election, 2010

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St.Charlie General Elections, 2010
January 3, 2010

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Candidate Alexander Reinhardt Fabiana Gallo della Loggia
Party National Socialist
Home state District New Ridgeway
Running mate Heinrich Schneider Magnus de Armis
Electoral vote 41 22
States carried 3 1
Percentage 65.1% 34.9%

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Prime Minister before election

Alexander Reinhardt
National

Elected Prime Minister

Alexander Reinhardt
National

The St.Charlian General Elections of 2010 (Italian:Elezioni Generali St.Charliane del 2010) also formally known as the St.Charlian Prime Ministerial Elections of 2010 was St.Charlie's first annual prime ministerial election. It was held on Sunday, January 3, 2010. National Party candidate and incumbent Prime Minister Alexander Reinhardt defeated Socialist Movement candidate Fabiana Gallo della Loggia.

Internal policy and foreign affairs were the dominant themes throughout the election campaign, particularly the plans for the University in Tor Pendente and the relations with Erusia.

In the Electoral College, Reinhardt received 41 votes, and Gallo della Loggia 22. There was a total turnout of 66,15%. Though there was a high turnout of active citizens in New Ridgeway, more citizens were expected to vote, including Vice Secretary of the NPSC Heinrich Schneider himself, that did not register for voting.

Background

Effects of the Branson Act 2009

As the Branson Act 2009 was passed in January, this will be the first time in history that St.Charlian citizens will be able to vote for their leader, and between different parties of different sides. In the past, the leader of the nation, which was the Secretary of the NPSC, was elected by the members of the Council of the Party and his mandate was undefined. The Vice-Secretary was nominated by the Secretary, and was substituted at the same time as him. However, this had never occured.

Voting dates and methods

On the 3rd of January the votings will officially end. However, citizens will have the right to vote in the week before the end of the elections (which means from the 28th of December 2009 to the 3rd of January 2010 included). This was done to enlarge the final turnout.

An online ballot system will be mainly used, for facilitating the counting. The link of the ballot box will be given out on the 26th of December.

District and Caroline Charlotte

Citizens of the Federations of District and Caroline Charlotte will be allowed to use a ballot box instead of the online method, mainly because of the high precentage of District citizens that don't regularly use internet and the low number of Caroline Charlotte citizens.

Candidates

National Party of St.Charlie

Incumbent Prime Minister Alexander Reinhardt, currently serving his first mandate, and also eligible for re-election in 2010, has confirmed that he will run for his second mandate, together with Vice-Secretary Heinrich Schneider.

St.Charlian Socialist Movement

Fabiana Gallo della Loggia has officially announced that she and Vice-Secretary Magnus De Armis will run for the election.

Timeline of events

Both candidates are still uncertain whether or not to broadcast live debates on the St.Charlie Broadcasting Network, since it would take too much time, and results appearing on the internet would be laggy, or incomprehensible. It was decided however, to organize a meeting during Christmas holidays, although the date still has to be decided.

An electoral agenda must be published as soon as possible. At the moment, only the NPSC was able to confirm several dates, although it is sure that the Socialist Movement will publish one shortly. Both agendas can be edited at any time.

NPSC

A visit to Tor Pendente was planned for the 8th of December, but it was later cancelled due to "school reasons"

Fairness Doctrine or par condicio

Days before the start of the campaign, doubts about a fairness doctrine during the elections by the St.Charlian network SCBN and newspaper The St.Charlian Observer were discussed. It was of main concern the fact that the current Prime Minister is able to broadcast speeches on the television whenever he desires to do so. On the other hand, Magnus de Armis, popular journalist on the Observer could use his power to make the newspaper adopt a pro-SCSM policy.

Following this, a list of limitations were given by the Government:

  • Candidates have the right of a maximum of 2 speeches on television
  • A page on the Observer can be dedicated to their program, but the other candidate must have one too
  • Debates are more than encouraged, provided that the same amount of time for speaking is given
  • The only place in which political parties have the right to say whatever they want, is on their dedicated section on the forum.

Results

Name Party Number of Votes Percentage of votes
Grand total
Alexander Reinhardt NPSC 41 65.1%
Fabiana Gallo della Loggia SCSM 22 34.9%
In District
Alexander Reinhardt NPSC 18 64%
Fabiana Gallo della Loggia SCSM 10 36%
In Caroline Charlotte
Alexander Reinhardt NPSC 1 14.2%
Fabiana Gallo della Loggia SCSM 6 85.8%
In New Ridgeway
Alexander Reinhardt NPSC 15 75%
Fabiana Gallo della Loggia SCSM 5 25%
In Tor Pendente
Alexander Reinhardt NPSC 7 87.5%
Fabiana Gallo della Loggia SCSM 1 12.5%

See also