Mogadishu, Council of Representatives, July 21st. 2.15 PM.
Speaker Karosas: Order! WE SHALL HAVE ORDER! This council shall now vote on the resolution proposed by Representative Samata of Jezior.
Representative Tarasava, JZ (USP): Mr. Speaker, I object to this vote. We cannot delegate such authority to the federal subjects of the Imperial Federation that the nation itself will eventually disintegrate. If we hold a vote on this matter, and god forbid, the vote will pass, we are paving the way for ever-increasingly ease in opportunity for treason against the Imperial Federation, simply because the central government will not have the power to keep its states in line! Since such an event would clearly directly derive from the legislation proposed by the gentlemen, I hold that we would directly violate the constitution.
Representative Kebire, HA (KI): We cannot hold a vote on a matter of which it is undecided whether or not it is constitutional. If we are to hold a vote on the matter at all, I propose this council first clarifies whether it is constitutional to delegate such authority to the federal states.
Speaker Karosas: I believe you are well aware, Mr. Kebire, that it would be thoroughly unconstitutional for this house to vote on the constitutionality of delegating authority. In our constitution we have a separation of powers, it would thus be for the courts to decide whether something is constitutional or not.
Representative Samata, JZ (FR): Mr. Speaker, again we come with the bureaucratic rambles. This nation needs action, my dear colleagues. If we were to send a vague case to the court, it could take too long for them to respond, and the response that we will receive will be one of no clarity at all, as the court canít base itself on any concise case! We have a crisis on our hand, our southern border is overrun! The Federal government has simply proven itself incompetent in managing this crisis, leaving too many refugees stranded and without care. This is no resolution on whether you are in favor of or against migration. This is in itself a motion of humanity, as it wishes for decisive action to bring solutions to these people! It is inevitable that this case will reach the court, as this council seems to be divided between itself as to whether or not this resolution is legal. But, as it will certainly reach the Supreme Court, let us at least offer a concise case, so that we can work with a clear ruling.
Speaker Karosas: This house shall not vote on the constitutionality of the resolution, for that is for the Supreme Constitutional Court to decide. Shall the resolutions of this house be found violating the constitution, it is for the court to strike it down, or it could be met with an executive veto. We will now have a vote on the resolution proposed by Representative Samata of Jezior.
As the representatives vote, it becomes clear that it would become a tight vote. The resolution receives unanimous support from the representatives of the liberal Filash Rivoy, the conservative Madaxi, and the centrist Aliyasiya and the right-wing Maret Centrisixayu. The green Poko y Natura opposes the resolution fiercely, while the social-democratic Uniya ye Socialixa y Progressivixa and the pragmatist Cisarya Partiya are divided.
Speaker Karosas: With 290 yeas, 263 nays and 7 abstentions, this council passes the resolution put forward by representative Samata. Unless there are any objections, the motion carries, and a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. That is all.