Radiatian Presidential Election, LET 48
All 483 electoral votes of the Electoral College
242 electoral votes needed to win
|Turnout||50.2% (voting eligible)|
Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won bySilviu/Negasi, and Blue denotes those won by Nepula/Ivanov.Numbers indicate electoral votes allotted to the winner of each state.
The Radiatian Presidential Election of LET 48 was held on March 16 LET 48. Social Democratic candidate and incumbent President Keldon Silviu narrowly defeated Liberal-Conservative Party candidate Kärtsy Nepula, the Premier of the State of Eldura.
The election was the single closest election in Radiatian history, with Silviu defeating Nepula by only one vote in the electoral college. In the nationwide popular vote, Silviu was victorious by a margin of only 612 votes - the single narrowest margin of victory ever recorded in Radiatian history. Although by the 17th of March, 36 states had been counted and Nepula had amassed 241 electoral college votes, Silviu was awarded the 16 electoral votes of the State of Mus following a quick recount as ordered by the state's Premier. Silviu won the state by a margin of 948 votes.
While the electoral college was vastly different as a result of major redistricting following the LET 45 census, only three states changed allegiance. Alayenia voted for the Social Democratic Union in the LET 44 election, but voted for the Liberal-Conservative Party in LET 48. Jingyurin and Mus both voted for the LCP in LET 44, but voted for the SDU in LET 48.
Neither candidate was able to gain an absolute majority, with Silviu winning 48.56% of the popular vote, and Nepula winning 48.54%. 4% of the vote went to third party candidates, although no third party candidate was on the ballot in every state.