Stellaris democratic_election Console Command

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democratic_election Command


This command starts a democratic ruler election.

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Quick Overview

The democratic_election command in Stellaris is used to immediately start a democratic ruler election in your empire.

This means it triggers the process where a new ruler is chosen democratically (by voting) from the leaders in your nation.

Normally, this process happens automatically on a set schedule in democratic governments, but using this command allows you to initiate it manually regardless of the schedule.

In-Depth Description

The democratic_election command in Stellaris is used to immediately initiate a democratic ruler election in your empire.

This command is useful in scenarios when you want to change your current ruler without waiting for their term to end naturally.

When you use this console command, the election starts immediately, and your empire's population will vote for a new ruler, disregarding the regular timeline for the elections.

This command is particularly useful in situations when your existing ruler's traits are not suitable for your current gameplay strategy, or when you want to shift your empire's political landscape on the fly.

For instance, if your existing ruler has traits that increase military ship construction speed, but your current gameplay strategy is focused more on research and technology, you might want to use this command to elect a new ruler whose traits are more in line with your gameplay strategy.

How to Open the Command Console

In Stellaris, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .

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