THEOLONIA – The first-ever election in the Democratic Kingdom of Mallanor, held yesterday, has concluded with the incumbent Prime Minister, Michael Hinnebusch II, holding onto power by a single-vote.
The results were announced by the micronation’s monarch, King Connor Stumperth I, about an hour ago, with Hinnebusch having secured five of the total nine votes cast, defeating challenger Ben Weitzel.
The Prime Minister since April 2014, and the micronation’s second-ever citizen, sixteen year-old Hinnebusch ran for re-election with a campaign focused on the economic development of Mallanor. Specifically, during his next two years as Prime Minister, Hinnebusch aims to generate revenue for the Kingdom without having to impose taxation on its citizens.
The strong performance by fourteen year-old Weitzel in the election nonetheless dampers Hinnebusch’s mandate and will require the Prime Minister to, at the very least, acknowledge the popularity of Weitzel’s policies going forward, given his broad support in the vote. Cooperation does appear possible between the competitors as Weitzel’s election manifesto echoed that of Hinnebusch’s – development of an efficient currency system and stable economy for Mallanor, plus reductions in the crime rate.