Faldarunic Lawspeaker election, 2017
The Faldarunic Lawspeaker election of 2017 was the 18th sexennial election for the position of Lawspeaker, held on 20 February 2017, after the early resignation of incumbent Mikaela Ólafsdóttir in late 2016. After a tense five-way race between candidates of the Confederate, Autonomist, Unionist, Totalist and newly-formed Progressive factions, the Autonomist nominee Marijke Heijmans was declared the victor, with Unionist nominee Friðrik Norbertsson gathering the second-most votes and newcomer Theudoricus Badulfsson ranking third.
The election ended twenty three years of Confederate Lawspeakers, and for the first time since Elijah Rosenberg's election in 1964 saw an Autonomist victory. In addition, the performance of the Progressive nominee stunned many, as he performed better than both the Confederate and Totalist nominees. This led to allegations of illegality within the election, and to further allegations that the government of Khornera had attempted to influence the outcome of the election in favour of Badulfsson.
Vittoria Confortola, well-known activist
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Marijke Heijmans, Helderian activist