Sierra prime ministerial election, 2012

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Sierra prime ministerial election, 2012

← 2008 October 16, 2012 2016 →
Turnout 49.1% (voting eligible)

  Steven Hong.jpg Paul Roemmer.jpg Ryan Porter.jpg
Nominee Steven Hong Paul Roemmer Ryan Porter
Party Democratic-Republican Royalist Libertarian
Home state Gold Coast Inland Empire Clark
Running mate Preston Bolivar Barney Underwood Emily Rabinowicz
 vote 16,900,863 16,564,342 3,028,694
Percentage 45.2% 44.3% 8.1%

Prime Minister before election

Steven Hong
Democratic-Republican

Elected Prime Minister

Steven Hong
Democratic-Republican

The Sierra prime ministerial election of 2012 was the 39th prime ministerial election held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. The Democratic-Republican nominee, incumbent Prime Minister Steven Hong, and his running mate, Deputy Prime Minister Preston Bolivar, were elected to a second term following their victory in the October 17 runoff election, against Royalist opponent Paul Roemmer and his running mate, Barry Underwood. During the election, Hong also faced off Libertarian challenger Ryan Porter and his running mate, Emily Rabinowicz.

As the incumbent Prime Minister with a strong, solid first term, Hong stood virtually unopposed in the nomination for the Democratic-Republican Party. The Royalist Party struggled throughout the election year in search of a nominee before choosing social conservative Paul Roemmer to lead. Meanwhile, Ryan Porter won the Libertarian Party's nomination with ease, initially posing a serious threat to the Royalists' standing in the election as it split potential votes among Sierran conservatives. The campaigns focused primarily on domestic issues, ranging from economic recovery from the Great Recession to lobbying in Porciúncula.

Following October 16 night, Hong and Roemmer were declared the victors of the first election, and faced each other off on the runoff election that was held the day next. Hong secured 47.2% of the vote, narrowly defeating Roemmer in a hotly contested election, and remained set for a second term in office.

Run-off election[edit | edit source]

Sierra prime ministerial run-off election, 2012

← 2008 October 17, 2012 2016 →
Turnout 46.3% (voting eligible)

  Steven Hong.jpg Paul Roemmer.jpg
Nominee Steven Hong Paul Roemmer
Party Democratic-Republican Royalist
Home state Gold Coast Inland Empire
Running mate Preston Bolivar Barney Underwood
 vote 17,148,411 17,003,086
Percentage 47.2% 46.8%

Prime Minister before election

Steven Hong
Democratic-Republican

Elected Prime Minister

Steven Hong
Democratic-Republican

Held the day following the main election, the run-off election was held to determine the victor of the race between Steven Hong and Paul Roemmer. Polling opened promptly at 6 AM in Pacific time and closed nationwide at 8 PM. Results were counted and tallied by 10 PM and Hong proclaimed victory shortly after at 10:23 PM. The results of both the first night and the second night were later confirmed and verified by the Parliament on November 16, thus ensuring Hong a second term. Hong was re-inaugurated on December 16 of that year, formally starting his second term in his administration.

With the results close, Roemmer initially demanded a recount, citing the fact that nearly 10,000 votes in Kings were invalidated due to machine processing error. Although securing all of those votes would not bring Roemmer victory, Roemmer suggested postponing the run-off election by a week to allow voters to reconsider their options in the meantime. The Parliament quickly struck down the proposal and it, along the Royal Commission of Elections deemed Hong the victor. In a concession speech, Roemmer stated that the race was "fixed" and urged voters to support his campaign in 2016. Roughly 6% of the voters in the run-off elections opted for the ballot's third and only alternative option: None of the Candidates. Meanwhile, Hong thanked voters for his victory and promised to fulfill the desires and objectives of the Sierran people. King Smith II later met with the victorious Hong at the Getty House, to congratulate the victory that night. The Prime Ministerial Ball & Gala, held every night following a concluded election, was conducted at the National Dance and Arts Conservatory in Porciúncula with Hong, as well as defeated rivals Roemmer and Porter attending.

Nominations[edit | edit source]

Democratic-Republican Party[edit | edit source]

Running unopposed, Hong was deemed the presumptive nominee and granted nomination on February 3, 2012 by the Democratic-Republican Party following a unanimous decision by its 345 delegates.

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Royalist Party[edit | edit source]

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Libertarian Party[edit | edit source]

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