The Federal Republic is electing the new Head of Government. Several minutes ago, voting ballots for the Election of Prime Minister have been sent to all the citizens of Lostisland.
Since her foundation in 2013, the Federal Republic already had one election, that of the Grand National Assembly — the legislature of Lostisland. The office of Prime Minister, Head of Government and the most important official of Lostisland, up to now has not been an elective one, as per the old constitution providing for the first election to take place after the establishment of a regular settlement on Lostisland’s territory. However, President Yaroslav Mar’s New Year speech, in which he, as part of the ongoing democratization process, announced the election of the Prime Minister, scheduled for February 1 with five candidates taking place: Steve Rosarda; the ex-speaker of the Grand National Assembly; Denis Tezdzhan; the Captain Regent Emeritus, ex-Prime Minister and ex-member of the Grand National Assembly; Zelly Chidy Mighty, the Honorary Consul to Africa of the Diplomatic Mission Peace and Prosperity; Omar Cisneros, student of the Oklahoma State University, and Paco Velazquez. Election is taking place through the newly-created Lostisland e-portal, and citizens are invited to check their emails, including spam folders, for ballots.
As no preliminary polls have been conducted, it is unknown which candidate is the favorite of the election, but with five candidates running, the race is not expected to be easy; should none of the candidates receive 50% of the votes or more, the tie-breaker between the two leaders will be conducted.
The new Prime Minister, whoever he is, will face a daunting task of reforming Lostisland’s legislation, most importantly overseeing the development of the new Constitution or Founding Law, which is for now lacking. Election will remain open for three days after which the winner is to be sworn as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Lostisland.