I've rarely seen the leadership contests, one happened fairly recently with a friend and his new gang. My own Ratskin gang went quite a long time with 7 members all with leadership 8, including the leader of course.
So last night we played and not only did I have a contest for leadership, but my opponent had a rare occurrence as well. His leader died several games ago and his new leader only had Ld 7 (nominated by xp) so it was bound to happen soon. So one of his gangers gets a Ld increase, and at the same time one of his green juves gets a Ld increase AND impressive scars, taking them both above Ld 7.
Now the rules state that a juve cannot contest for leadership but will immediately do so once they get enough xp to be a ganger. The other ganger fought the current leader and ousted her, the previous leader left the gang in shame.
What happens now once that juve gets to a ganger status? Does she contest or does she not bother anymore since the old leader was ousted?