So, Looks Like Jon Snow Is Officially President of Westeros Now

More importantly, Lyanna Mormont is his VP.

We'll probably still have to wait two more years to find out who ends up on Game of Thrones' coveted Iron Throne, but if Westeros were a democracy, it might already have a ruler. In honor of this year's U.S. Presidential election, HBO hosted a mock election (opens in new tab) of its own, inviting fans to vote on which character should rule the fictional world of Game of Thrones.

To make things even more interesting, each presidential candidate had a running mate, to serve as his or her Vice President. In case you need a refresher, the four pairs of candidates were: Jon Snow/Lyanna Mormont, Daenerys Targaryen/Tyrion Lannister, Petyr Baelish (aka Littlefinger)/Sansa Stark, and Cersei Lannister/Qyburn.

The results are in (opens in new tab) and Snow/Mormont took the election—but just barely. The race was a tight one between Jon Snow, Dany, and Littlefinger (sadly, Cersei was never really a contender).

Baelish/Stark were in the lead for the first two weeks of the election, but fell short of a win with 31 percent of the final vote. Daenerys and Tyrion faired just slightly better with 32 percent, and Jon Snow and Lyanna Mormont weren't far ahead with 35 percent. Poor Cersei and Qyburn got a pretty dismal 2 percent of the vote (obligatory shame joke here).

Of course, Jon is an okay leader, but we can only assume Lyanna will run the show behind the scenes.

Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.