Stellaris election Console Command

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election Command

Console command

This command starts a ruler election.

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Quick Overview

The election command in Stellaris instantly initiates a ruler election in your empire.

It overrides the normal timeframe set for elections and this election will instantly determine the next ruler of your empire.

In-Depth Description

The election console command in Stellaris begins a ruler election in your empire immediately.

In Stellaris, ruler elections occur in certain types of governments such as Democracies or Oligarchies where leaders are chosen through voting.

In the normal course of gameplay, these elections happen at fixed intervals. However, using this command, a player can trigger a ruler election instantly rather than waiting for the scheduled time.

You might find this command helpful if you’re not satisfied with your current ruler and want to hasten the change process.

It is also beneficial when you wish to reshape your strategy according to the new ruler's traits as each ruler comes with their unique traits that can give different bonuses to the empire.

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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