The election of the Project Leader for the Debian Project has become an annual spring rite, conducted in April since 2001 though in other months prior to that. And, like much of the painstaking drive for quality in the development of Debian, the election is one of the most meticulously run democratic exercises you will ever see. More Here
This year, the campaign phase will be held from March 8 – 28, highlighted by an online IRC debate between the candidates during the last week of the campaign. By the beginning of the campaign period, all nominees will submit their platforms, which contain an introduction of the candidate and the candidate’s major goal. A week into the campaign, candidates will be allowed to attach any rebuttals they might want to add to their platform.