AULEUS – Today a spokesperson for the Leader of the Confederation has announced that the Plebiscite (Sudestian Independence) Act 2018 has past. The spokesperson also stated that the plebiscite would take place in April. Current polls predict an overwhelming independence victory, with the states of Johnsburg-Wedfry, Fevevia and Aestra likely to join them.
As the Sudestian parliament lacks a meaningful opposition to independence, the remain campaign may lack unity. The leave campaign has significant leadership, with the Premier of Sudestia, Justine Jozefo being the likely candidate for leader.
When asked for comment on the situation the Aulean Chancellor Finley Muller, he said ‘The people of Sudestia will democratically choose whether they wish to remain a part of the confederation’. Muller has attempted to deny Margrave Poppo’s claims that the confederation is undemocratic, he also tried to distance himself from Thomas Hillser who persecuted Sudestian separatists, despite the fact one of founders of his own party was Hillser’s son.
The Leader of the Confederation Oscar II has so far remained silent on the matter, which has been used by the republicans to increase support for themselves.
The plebiscite is scheduled to be held in late April.