2022 Zamastan presidential election

2022 Zamastan presidential election

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305
Majority votes needed to win
Registered234,822,000
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Candidate Sabine Armitage Atticus Moreau Jay Gaviria
Party Conservative Party Bloc Mayotte Conservative Capitalist Party

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Candidate Brendan Dennadeer Jean Brunelle Leanne Dale
Party Progressive Party Conservative Party Liberal Party

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The 2022 Zamastan presidential election will be held on Thursday, 22 September 2022, is the upper ring of the 2022 Zamastan general election, and will be the 110th general election and the 113th totaled Presidential election to decide the President of Zamastan. The nominating process takes place either in a series of indirect elections, where voters cast ballots selecting a slate of delegates to a political party's nominating convention who then in turn elect their party's presidential nominee, or independent candidates with sufficient following and campaign contribution also make it onto the ballot. The election will begin at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, 21 September 2020, and conclude at 7:30 PM, 22 September 2020, with the winner being announced at 8:30 PM.

The main candidates in the election are incumbant President Atticus Moreau (Bloc Mayotte) seeking reelection to a second term, Sabine Armitage and Jean Brunelle (both Conservative Party), Leanne Dale (Liberal Party), Jay Gaviria (Conservative Capitalist), and Brendan Dennadeer (Progressive Party).

Moreau's 2020 election marked the first time since 1982 that a political party other than the Conservative Party assumed the Presidency, and it was the first time a candidate endorsing provincial separatism won the Presidency. The 2022 election was also vastly different due to the January 1st, 2021 secession of Mayotte, Auraine, and Alutiana, resulting in 54 fewer district seats for voting and a large voter base decrease for President Moreau.

Background

A map of all 305 seats up for grabs in the 2020 election. The candidate that wins the most seats becomes President.

Eligibility

The Constitution of Zamastan gives the qualifications for holding the presidency. To serve as President, one must:

  • be a natural-born citizen of Zamastan
  • be at least 18 years old
  • have not been convicted of a felony
  • have not served any political office in any other nation/sovereign land aside Zamastan
  • have not been impeached from any political office
  • have not sworn a pledge to the state of Zamastan and subsequently rebelled against the state

Campaigns and nominations

The modern presidential campaign begins before the primary elections, which the five major political parties use to clear the field of candidates before their national nominating conventions, where the most successful candidate is made the party's nominee for president. Several nominees, however, have chosen to run aside from political parties. This choice generally makes running for office more difficult for getting exposure, as the political parties' prominence allows for wider name-recognition. This is why most independent nominees tend to be celebrities or household names. For example, president Zacharias Castovia chose not to run along party lines, because his name recognition was enough for people to know who they voted for. The most common previous profession of Zamastanian presidents is that of a lawyer or businessman, as seen with Cain Blackwater's noteriety as an energy tycoon.

Nominees participate in nationally televised debates. Nominees campaign across the country to explain their views, convince voters and solicit contributions. Much of the modern electoral process is concerned with winning swing states through frequent visits and mass media advertising drives.

Election

The president is elected indirectly by the voters of each district through popular election on Election Day (September 22nd on every even-ended year). When each of the 359 districts counts the ballots, whichever candidate has the most votes receives that district's vote. The winner of the election is which ever has the majority of the 359. For example, Marvin Gaviria won his third term in 1950 with 348 votes to 11. In the closest ever election in Zamastanian presidential history, Aiden Avery won the 1980 election against Larry Pattis with 179 votes to Pattis' 175. The remaining 5 district votes went 3 to Wren Ebbets and 2 to Karen Gillebrand.

Voting polls open at 11:59 PM on September 21st and last 17 hours until 5:00 PM on September 22nd. The counting of votes closes around 7:00 PM, which is also when the victor is announced.

Nominations and Candidates

Conservative Party Candidates

Name Born Experience Campaign
Announcement Date
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Sabine Armitage
(1989-11-21) November 21, 1989 (age 31) Congresswoman for Northern Isle-7 (2016-incumbent) SabineArmitage2022Logo.JPG
July 5th, 2021
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Jean Brunelle
(1972-05-03) May 3, 1972 (age 49) Secretary of State (2000-2008) Brunelle2022ElectionLogo.JPG
August 4th, 2021

GLP Candidates

Name Born Experience Campaign
Announcement Date
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Leanne Dale
(1968-12-09) December 9, 1968 (age 52) Senator for Northern Isle-2 (2006-incumbent) 180px
October 3rd, 2021

Bloc Mayotte Candidates

Name Born Experience Campaign
Announcement Date
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Atticus Moreau
(1971-10-25) October 25, 1971 (age 49) Incumbant President of Zamastan

Governor of Alutia (2006-2016)

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September 7th, 2021

Progressive Party Candidates

Name Born Experience Campaign
Announcement Date
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Brendan Dennadeer
(1961-05-06) May 6, 1961 (age 60) Leader of PoverTea movement

Civil Rights Activist

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May 29th, 2021[1]

Conservative Capitalist Party Candidates

Name Born Experience Campaign
Announcement Date
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Jay Gaviria
(1987-02-17) February 17, 1987 (age 34) Congressman for Zian-24 (2016-incumbant)

Son of Thomas Gaviria and grandson of former-President Marvin Gaviria

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September 28th, 2021

General Election Campaign

Debates

First Debate

Second Debate

Third Debate