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Ralph is elected chief in Lord of the Flies because he is holding the conch, which in the book symbolizes power and authority. Authority which is symbolized in adults is needed for the children. So when he's holding the shell, a form of authority, they choose him. Also because it was shiny. :)

Ralph was elected leader because he was the one who blew the conch that attracted the other boys to the platform. Ralph was also the oldest and possibly the biggest boy on the island. Ralph was also attractive and seemed calm and in control. The fact that he was holding the conch also added some mystique to his presence but then again the only other boy who contested the election was Jack and his ugliness and arrogant manner probably swayed many of the boys to vote against him.

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