2563 Vir Colonial Assembly Election
- 1 Background
- 2 Candidates
- 2.1 Shadow Coalition
- 2.2 Icarus Front
- 2.3 Sol Economic Organization
- 2.4 Other Parties
- 3 Voting
- 4 Website
The 2563 Vir Colonial Assembly Election is the regularly scheduled election of a new Vir Governor and two Colonial Assembly representatives, notably following the retirement of long-time incumbent Bjorn Arielsson.
The top-voted candidate is due to become Vir Governor, with the two next highest earning the role of representatives to the Colonial Assembly.
In addition to the usual colonial hot talking points of system self-determination, corporate influence, non-human influence, key issues unique to this election include the recent Boiling Point attacks in Vir, Mercurialism and the ongoing Almach War.
The cycle began in January 2563 and voting is due to be held in June 2563.
14 candidates were announced at the beginning of the election cycle, representing each of the major SCG political parties as well as several minor local parties.
Incumbent representative running for reelection on a platform of furthering medical research.
Anti-corporate and isolationist, running on a platform of increased public funding for education and welfare.
Former journalist running on a platform of increased national security, particularly cybersecurity following the Boiling Point attacks in Vir and a recent emergent drone network hijacking incident in the system.
Experienced New Reykjavik city council member and major local mining magnate, campaigning for increased local autonomy from SolGov for colonial systems including Vir.
An eccentric mercurial public figure running on behalf of the Vir Mercurial Progress Party. Strongly opposed to the Five Points, though has not violated them.
A rural Sivian candidate running on a platform purely for Vir independence. Represents the Sif Independence Front (SIF).
A local rock star who by all accounts announced his candidacy to promote his post-psuedo electro-death album. Withdrew from running in early May following minor scandal.
Voting in the 2563 requires Vir Residency status and SolGov Citizenship. More details can be found here.
For more detailed information, a website was set up for the election at your-choice-vir.xo.vr