Following the low turnout of the 2022 election of Prime Minister and the conclusion of Operation Ghusl conducted by the Federal Intelligence and Security Service of Lostisland (FISS), President Yaroslav Mar signed a Decree revoking the citizen status of those who did not cast their votes.
The election of the Prime Minister celebrated in March–April 2022 had a meager turnout of 23% and 25% in the runoff, prompting speculations about whether the rest of the Lostislandic citizens ever had any interest in the organization or had joined merely for a certificate or ID card. In order to weed out the unmotivated citizens, the FISS conducted the evaluation of citizens, codenamed Operation Ghusl after the eponymous Arabic term for the full-body ritual purification. During the operation, the citizens who had chosen not to vote in either round were asked to fill in the Citizenship Evaluation Form outlining why they refrained from voting and return it to the FISS. Those who did not do so by April 17 had their citizenship revoked by a Presidential Decree, though exceptions were made for the residents of Afghanistan and Ukraine due to political instability and war, and an undisclosed small number of select few other citizens. Likewise, the citizenship of those who disappeared from the radar and could not be reached by any means recorded in the citizenship database was also revoked. One of the individuals whose citizenship has been revoked is Eduard Pagés Riberaygua — the Ambassador to Andorra who had served from 2017 to 2022.
The conclusion of Operation Ghusl means that the population of Lostisland saw a dramatic drop from nearly 400 to 124 citizens (including those who joined after its conclusion), though it is believed that those who remain are the most active and dedicated citizens. This is the first time that a mass revocation of citizenship is taking place in Lostisland, though purging inactive members is common practice in many new nation projects. The immediate outcome of the purge is a nearly three-fold decrease in the number of eligible voters who will be able to participate in the snap election of Prime Minister, set to take place later this month.
The revocation of citizenship does not preclude individuals from applying for Lostislandic citizenship again in the future. However, if approved they will not be able to join the diplomatic service unless a special presidential waiver is granted.