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The 2023 Snap Election
A strange atmosphere swept across The Vapian Republic as the polls opened across the mainland. P&P voters were skeptical of their own party, despite the party declaring their intentions to replace the current Prime Minister if re-elected. NU was still deciding between its 2 primary candidates, which went against the norm of having an already established primary candidate by the time of the election.
But as the hours drew on, the election grew more and more clear. The lack of confidence in the P&P outweighed the indecisiveness of the NU. As the polls drew to a close, the NU knew they had secured the victory.
The Final Tally: NU wins 219 seats, handing them 55% of the vote, and the majority in the election. Second place goes to P&P, winning 117, or 29% of the vote. In distant last place is a tie between the Royal Patriots and the Communal Brotherhood, winning 32 seats each, or 8% of the vote.
With this victory, the NU now must decide on who the Prime Minister will be. The two primary challengers for the office is hardliner Matteo Desantis, and moderate Emilio Luciano. A immediate snap vote is behind hastily cobbled together to be held the next day.