Freefall in Delegate Endorsements
Le Libertie's endorsement count declines by nearly 20% in one month.
NEWS | By Comfed
World Assembly Delegate Le Libertie's endorsement count now sits at 182 endorsements. This represents a drop of around 50 endorsements from approximately 230 at the end of March.
Since that date, Europeia's nation count has also declined by 75 nations (currently sitting at 685), although we are not at the current low of this period which was 671 on April 19. This decline can likely be associated with the failure of the manual recruitment helper at the end of February or beginning of March according to a call for recruiters by then-Interior Minister Vor.
On February 26 and 27, Europeia sat at 985 nations, and the decline has been slow and steady since then; Europeia sat at 760 nations from March 28 to 30 and now sits at 685, indicating a decline of 225 during the month of March and (as previously mentioned) one of 75 approximately during the month of April.
On the other hand, the decline in delegate endorsements seems to have accelerated more recently. On February 26, the designated delegate nation (Le Libertia) had 246 endorsements, which had dropped to 227 by March 29 in a loss of 24. This has dropped since then to where we stand now by 45.
What is unusual is that the decrease in endorsements indicates the opposite trend of the decrease in population during the months of March and April. The population declined dramatically during March and then has dropped considerably less so far in April. By contrast, the delegate's endorsement count declined significantly during March and then has declined by double that amount so far in April.
No matter the cause, this new situation calls into question an announcement from the Regional Security Council on March 29, establishing new endorsement caps. It assumed 200 endorsements on the delegate after potential ejections for endorsement cap violators; the delegate is currently well below this threshold before these ejections, which the RSC has warned will occur at the end of this month that has seen the largest decline in endorsements.
Meanwhile, Vice Delegate Seva sits at 155 endorsements, barely above the endorsement limit for regular security officers. Security Officers Pland Adanna, GraVandius, Pichtonia and Prim are currently at 130, 88, 85 and 82 respectively.