Russell Gilzem the most unpopular elected official in Aenderia history

Written by William Efton ・September 29th, 2018

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Russell Gilzem, de facto voted into office in June 2018, has officially become the most unpopular elected Aenderian official ever.

His approval rating is at a staggeringly low 25.3%, down from a much better 71.1% just weeks ago.

His approval rating dropped substantially when Vice Presydential elections occurred, and allegations of voter fraud by Russell Gilzem were brought to attention. Even though he was proved innocent of said charges, he was still ordered to surrender the Presydency to Horatio Eden while an internal investigation was to be conducted on his fitness for the position.

He did not surrender the role, citing that he "would fight it until the end". Therefore his approval rating has slumped down to record low numbers, and many are projecting that the approval rating could go down as low as 15%- if Russell does not take what the others perceive as "appropriate action".

Afterward, Russell posted this statement publicly in an attempt to regain support, in a desperate move:

"Ladies and gentlemen, I would like a minute of your time to tell you one thing. My past presydency wasn't very good, I agree. People change, and I can say the same to everyone. People aren't static. We are all dynamic in shape and size.

We have the mentality to achieve goals when we put our minds to it. The human race is a dignified race, and that applies to over 7 billion humans living today on this planet.

I vow to change. I vow to be better. I vow to make this country better. I vow to change this country for the better.

Us Aenderians have wit and grit. When we put our mind to it, we can think and share. We can achieve goals together as a country. So please, don't lose faith. Everything you do is based on you. It's not your fault when you lose.

It's not anyone's fault when anyone loses. But you can win if you try. But what I am saying is, don't let my approval ratings drop. It's not your fault if it does. But I am working on a reform act which will change Aenderia forever. Thank you for your time, and I hope you can take this speech into consideration.

"2 rights don't make a right, but 3 lefts make a right.""

It was immediately met with harsh criticism, as the statement was being profiled as a last minute attempt to regain the trust of the people of his country. However, many say that this statement would not buy the minds of many Aenderian voters heading to the polls in October.

"It may appear as a plea, but it may also be a courageous act pulled by Presydent Gilzem proving to the people that he can change", says his side.