As a result of the Lostisland-wide voting, the Austrian classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart nominated by Denis Kukunin was pronounced winner of the election with 19.4% of the votes and will be depicted on this year’s commemorative stamp. He is followed by Elizabeth II, the reigning monarch of the UK nominated by Bogdan Shmid, with 12.9% of the votes.
After further consideration however, and upon advice of the Federal Government, the Presidency has decided to refrain, for ethical reasons, from depicting a living person in case their consent wasn’t or can’t be obtained, and to effectively announce the second round to determine who will be depicted on the second stamp, between nominees who shared the third place: Alexander Kerensky, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Taras Shevchenko, Ernest Hemingway and Steve Jobs. The second round will start on 22 February and last for one week, after which the second name to appear on the stamps is to be announced. Mr Bogdan Shmid, nonetheless, will retain the status of a winning nominator and will receive, alongside Mr Denis Kukunin, the new stamps once they’re issued.
Final results of the first round can be seen below.
|1||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||19.4%|
|8–9||Domingo Faustino Sarmiento||6.5%|