2022 Gaplan presidential election
The 2022 Gaplan presidential election was administered from January 3, 2022, to January 28, 2022, and the new officials were sworn into office on February 3, 2022. The election was administered early by the Electoral Administration Amendment Act of 2022 coming into effect and pushing the election date early to account for some events that could interfere in the administration of the election.
The two main notable candidates who were most likely to win was Chelsea Chen and Emma Bunnell. The election resulted in an STV tie between the two and Chelsea Chen won the random tiebreaker, becoming the 2nd President of the Federated States of Gapla.
The following is a collection of events, history, and information about the 2022 Gaplan presidential election.
- The Presidential Election was started early for the few people who were allowed to vote early.
- The Presidential Election opened up for everyone on January 3, 2022.
- The Presidential Election closed for everyone on January 28, 2022.
In addition, the election was contested a few times by the Free Rightist Party, and there was an attempt to impeach Chelsea, however, these attempts all failed. An extreme majority of citizens in a foreign country, the United States of the Terra Excelsior Republic, strongly supported the PNSP candidates, especially Chelsea.
Many of their citizens cast invalid (most uncounted) ballots for Chen. This resulted in a greater skepticism of Excelsior inside Gapla, increased voting security, as well as a free term to Emma Bunnell after the discovery of the voter fraud.
The election had five candidates, which is typical.
The first candidate to be eliminated becomes the Secondary Assistant to the Council, then next the Assistant to the Council, the next the Secretary of State.
The runner-up becomes the Deputy President, and the winner becomes the President. The President appoints the Chief Justice and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the President, Deputy President, and Secretary of State must pass through an inauguration (these officials are called the Executive Council).
The election is conducted through STV, and the terms are 6 months for the Assistants, and 1 year for everyone else, unless the President wishes to change their appointments at the exact middle of their term.
For full results of the first round, click here.
During the first round, Renaldo Chang (FRP) was eliminated as he had the least votes. Most of his votes went to Emma, but some went to Chelsea due to center to center-right bi-partisan voters. In the second round, the independent candidate Scott Chiang was eliminated. During the third round, Vera Sy (PNSP) was eliminated.
During the fourth round, an STV tie between Chelsea and Emma occurred because they had the same amount of votes after elimination. Chelsea won the randomizer and was declared President of the Federated States of Gapla.
|Candidate Name (sorted alphabetically)||Party||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Round 5||RESULT|
|Chelsea Chen||PNSP||S - Sustain||S - Sustain||S - Sustain||T - STV Tie||V - Victory||Executive President|
|Emma Bunnell||FRP||S - Sustain||S - Sustain||S - Sustain||T - STV Tie||L - Loss||Executive Deputy President|
|Renaldo Chang||FRP||X - Eliminated||D - Done||D - Done||D - Done||D - Done||Secondary Assistant to the Council|
|Scott Chiang||Ind.||S - Sustain||X - Eliminated||D - Done||D - Done||D - Done||Assistant to the Council|
|Vera Sy||PNSP||S - Sustain||S - Sustain||X - Eliminated||D - Done||D - Done||Secretary of State|
The following shows the tickets that the two major parties, the Free Rightist Party, and the People's New Socialist Party submitted. The third party that was eligible to enter a ticket (the Centrist Radicals' Party) did not do so.
An individual that met the requirements submitted his own ticket and defeated one main-party (FRP, Renaldo Chang) candidate.
See the full party tickets here.