The week-long election for a new First Secretary to lead a reinvigorated Mcarthia has run beyond its official end without a winner declared.
Scheduled to conclude at midnight on April 6th, no official announcement has been made as to the winner of the election, which pit Artemis Langford against Horatio Eden, after a third contender, Pavle Savovic, resigned his Mcarthian citizenship.
Based on the timeline of votes cast in the open ballot process in the House of Councillors, Langford garnered thre votes to Eden’s two prior to the deadline, giving her the win. Post-deadline, two other citizens cast votes for Eden; however, those votes are expected to be disqualified once the official result is announced.
As First Secretary, Langford will have a full slate as Mcarthia works to return to full operation after the recent completion of its extensive constitutional code by Clark. Langford will first need to recommend a number of government and judicial appointments to Clark, among them the Secretaries of State for Commerce, the Exterior, Fiscal Affairs, and the Interior.
It remains unclear when the results will be finalized. If Langford is confirmed as winner, it will be a bittersweet victory after she was disqualified as First Secretary last month due to a lack of quorum in the House of Councillors.