Social Democrats to nominate First Konsul Rakel Sorensdotter for the Konsulship; Arch-Konsul Johansson to drop out
First Konsul Rakel Sorensdotter could become the first female and youngest ever Arch-Konsul in Vayinaodic history
August 14th, 2019
By Lorens Landvik
Nyetthem, Vayinaod---- In what seems to be a bid to counteract the growing movement behind the moderates, Social Democrats have apparently opted to drop Arch-Konsul Johansson from the ticket. The Arch-Konsul was aiming to win his third term in office, however, it seems party leaders were keen for a different direction behind the scenes.
From my exclusive reports from within the Social Democrats, it seems Johansson while remaining a positive popularity rating does not have the electoral energy to hold off against the onslaught that the Moderates and the Democrats plan on bringing this fall. Hoping to give some excitement to the base, First Konsul Rakel Sorensdotter will be nominated for the top post instead of remaining as First Konsul as originally planned.
The Social Democrats seemingly were pushed in direction from the Progressives and Greens who have only been kept as coalition partners mainly through efforts of First Konsul Sorensdotter in the recent two years.
"Arch-Konsul Johansson made a large of amount of policy decisions in keeping with the coalition agreements that we had with the Progressives and Greens each, but if you look at recent history it has only been since the Sorensdotter was brought on as First Konsul in early 2018. The Progressives and Greens while amiable to Johansson will not fight a war to keep him. This is what is upcoming election is going to be relatively; a war."
With final nominations due September 1st in time for the October 26th election, we will be watching closely as to who the Moderates and Democrats nominate to compete with this last minute move by the Social Democrats. Current polling has Sorensdotter leading 1st Preference votes 38% to 30% and 22% against generic Democratic and Moderate candidates respectively.
The Northern Inquirer will release its consistent Candidate report once all parties announce their nominees and the election period begins September 2nd.