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Restructuring SSMU: Electoral reform

Of the many problems afflicting the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) today, the most pressing is a broken electoral system. Much attention has been focused on the “intensely negative online culture,” and suggestions such as vesting the Chief Electoral Officer with greater powers or limiting use of social media by candidates have been proposed… Keep Reading

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Omar El-Sharawy elected SSMU VP Internal

Omar El-Sharawy was elected Vice-President (VP) Internal of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) with 4807 points earlier today The runner-up, Kahli Douglas, got 4445 points. The turnout for the election was 8.7 per cent. SSMU President Kareem Ibrahim explained that since the 2014-2015 school year, SSMU has been using a preferential ballot system… Keep Reading

Alexei Simakov

Editorial: Unmoderated online culture has become unsustainable in SSMU elections

Candidates for any elected position may anticipate mudslinging, as it is part and parcel of any campaigning process; however, harassment to the point of dropping out is unacceptable, especially at the student level. This harassment does not necessarily take place between campaign teams—it plays out in online forums where anyone, regardless of whether they are… Keep Reading

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SSMU VP Internal endorsement: Alexei Simakov

In order to present the most informed endorsements as possible, we attended the debate and conducted an interview in person with the candidate. The Tribune Editorial Board debated and discussed the candidate in depth and voted on our endorsement for the position. The endorsement required a two-thirds majority vote. Should you have questions about our… Keep Reading

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SSMU VP Internal profile: Alexei Simakov

Alexei Simakov is a U4 International Development Studies student running uncontested for the position of Vice-President (VP) Internal of the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU).  Equity, inclusivity, and accessibility With regards to overseeing and implementing equity and inclusivity at SSMU related events, Simakov believes that current efforts by SSMU and related organizations are effective.… Keep Reading

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Céleste Pagniello withdraws from SSMU VP Internal race

On Nov. 11 the Elections Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) announced via e-mail that Céleste Pagniello, a candidate for the vacant vice-president (VP) internal position, has withdrawn her candidacy. The e-mail included a written statement from Pagniello citing threats as her reason for withdrawing. “Due to personal attacks and threats directed towards my family,… Keep Reading

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Alexei Simakov

Margaret Scratcher claws her way up to SSMU presidency

On Friday, March 27, write-in catidate Margaret Scratcher won her case against the SSMU Supreme Court regarding the results of the recent SSMU election. Claiming there was something fishy about the unfurrtunate results, the Supreme Court scooped up the tail and due to an infringement claws, issued an official recount. Now that the cat’s out… Keep Reading

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Alexei Simakov files J-Board petition against Elections SSMU

Alexei Simakov, former Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) presidential candidate, filed a petition on Thursday to the Judicial Board (J-Board), SSMU’s judicial branch. The petition calls for the J-Board to file sanctions against Kareem Ibrahim, incoming SSMU President. “Alexei Simakov over the course of the campaign was libeled repeatedly both by members of candidate… Keep Reading

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Kareem Ibrahim wins SSMU presidency

Kareem Ibrahim was elected president of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) last week with 52.5 per cent of the vote. The results were released by Elections SSMU last Friday. Alexei Simakov, the opposing candidate, gained 47.5 per cent of the vote. The rest of the SSMU executive will be comprised of Vice-President (VP)… Keep Reading

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