January 2020 Speaker of the Union election

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January 2020 Speaker of the Union election
← August 2019 31 December 2019 (2019-12-31) – 7 January 2020 (2020-01-07) May 2020 →

Member States eligible to vote
Majority of votes needed to win
Turnout11 voters (Decrease6)
  Ramelia Flag.svg Ramelia Flag.svg
Candidate Approve Ramelia Reject Ramelia
Popular votes 9 2
Percentage 81.8% 18.2%

Speaker before election

Ramelia

Elected Speaker

Ramelia

Nominations for Speaker of the Union opened on 12 December 2019 and closed on 26 December 2019. Courelli served as the Election Administrator. Ramelia nominated Courelli and Kanoria on 17 December, which the former declined the next day. Harndon nominated the incumbent Ramelia on the 18th, which they accepted the next day. Even after nominations were extended, only one candidate emerged and an approval election was held to either approve or reject the sole nominee.[1] Voting lasted from 31 December 2019 to 7 January 2020. Ramelia won re-election after gaining more approval votes than rejection votes, which was verified by Independent Vote Verifier Koiho.[2] The election was able to be conducted as a forum poll because it was an approval election, and was the last Speaker election held on the second regional forum before it was replaced by a new, third forum in early 2020.