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Aye- A,B,C,D,E,F,J,H,I
Nay- J,K

Aye- A, B, C, E, F, H, I, G, K
Nay- J, D

Aye to all amendments

Aye - A, B, C, E, F, G, H, K
Nay - D, I, J,

Ilefeb wrote:Aye- A,B,C,D,E,F,J,H,I
Nay- J,K

You've voted both aye and nay on amendment J, and you haven't voted on amendment G

Fishergate wrote:You've voted both aye and nay on amendment J, and you haven't voted on amendment G

Aye Amendment G
Nay Amendment J

My votes are as follows:

A B D E F G H I K - Aye

C J - Nay

A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I & K - Aye
D & J - Nay

Aye to all amendments

Aye to all amendments

A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I and K - Aye

D and J - Nay

Aye to all amendments

3rd Thaecian Constitution - AMENDMENT RESULTS

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AMENDMENTS

Amendment A - PASSED (7-0, 4-0)
Fishergate

Replace the word 'compromised' in Article I Section I with 'composed'.

Amendment B - PASSED (7-0, 4-0)
Levantx

Add Sub-section I under Article I Section IV to read as follows:
A snap election cannot be held when a blocking majority overrides the President and Cabinet decision in a two third majority in both chambers of Congress.

Amendment C - PASSED (7-0, 3-1)
Fishergate

Add Article I Section _ to read as follows:
The Prime Minister and any other ministers the Prime Minister delegates the power to have the power to sign inter-regional pacts and treaties and the Prime Minister has the power to withdraw from inter-regional pacts and treaties once they've been ratified. Both these actions require Congressional approval in the form of a simple majority vote in the Senate.

Amendment D - FAILED (3-4, 3-1)
Ilefeb

Add Article I Section _ to read as follows:
The President and Prime Minister should serve a maximum of 3 terms.

Amendment E - PASSED (7-0, 4-0)
Levantx

Add Article I Section _ to read as follows:
The President can be impeached when the Senate acknowledges the impeachable offenses as is decreed by law, this by a two third majority vote in the senate, followed by a two third majority vote in the House to impeach the President from office, following immediate election for the vacant seat of the Presidency. Whereas the Prime Minister shall observe in limited capacity the duties of the President in sede vacante.

Amendment F - PASSED (7-0, 4-0)
Levantx

Add Article I Section _ to read as follows:
The Prime Minister can only be impeached by a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister starting in the House of Commons with a two third majority vote, followed by a confirmation vote in the Senate by simple majority. The President shall have the authority to veto the confirmation vote in the Senate, unless a two third majority of senate support was present. A successful vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister shall result in an immediate organisation of election for the vacant seat; while in time of sede vacante the clear successor shall observe the duties of the Prime Minister.

Amendment G - PASSED (7-0, 4-0)
Fishergate

Replace the phrase 'a majority of 50%+1 votes in favour' in Article II Section II Sub-section I.a with 'a majority of at least 50%+1 votes in favour' and replace the phrase 'a majority of at least 67% of votes in favour' in Article II Section II Sub-section I.b with 'a majority of at least two thirds of votes in favour'.

Amendment H - PASSED (7-0, 4-0)
Levantx

Amend Article II Section IV to read as follows:
The Leadership of one of the Chambers of Congress can only be changed by a 'constructive vote of no confidence' in the Speaker or Chairperson. The constructive motion can be initiated with the support of at least one third of members of a chamber. The debate and voting on the motion shall be presided by the electoral commissioner. The motion must receive a simple majority of the chamber's support, and at least two third of members must have cast a vote. A constructive vote of no-confidence shall be capped at one every 60 days for the Senate, and one every 30 days for the House of Commons.

Add Sub-section I under Article II Section IV to read as follows:
A constructive vote of no confidence: a motion where a replacement (coalition) for a certain function is already present and nominated in the motion. It fuses both the 'vote of no confidence' as the 'election' afterwards in one vote. When both motions require the same type of majority.

Amendment I - PASSED (6-1, 4-0)
Fishergate

Remove Article II Section V.

Amendment J - FAILED (2-5, 2-2)
The Islamic Country of Honour

Amend the first point of Article VII Section I to read as follows:
The right to speak their mind unless the statements hurt someone痴 religious beliefs, break NS laws and statements mocking/insulting one痴 race, sexuality and gender identity will be discouraged and condemned.

Amendment K - PASSED (6-1, 4-0)
Fishergate

Remove the following point from Article VII Section I:
Followed by the right of the media to cover whatever it wants to.

Add the following point to Article VII Section I:
The right to personal privacy.

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The following amendments have passed with at least 2/3 support of both chambers:
A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, K

And the following amendments have failed:
D, J

The successful amendments will be applied to the constitution, which will be brought to the floor for the final vote shortly.

3rd Thaecian Constitution - VOTING

With amendments applied, the proposed 3rd Thaecian Constitution is now up for voting. A link to the Constitution as we are now voting on it can be found here:



THIRD CONSTITUTION OF THAECIA

Article I - The Executive Branch
  • Section I - The Executive branch of government, also known as the Cabinet, shall be composed of the Prime Minister, and its Ministers, as decreed by law or as nominated by the Prime Minister and appointed by a confirmation vote by the House of Commons; the Cabinet shall at least be composed of a Minister tasked with Foreign Affairs, a Minister tasked with Domestic Affairs, and a Minister tasked with Legal Affairs.

  • Section II - A Minister can be dismissed through unilateral dismissal by the Prime Minister, or through a vote of no confidence by the House of Commons. The Prime Minister shall also have all regional government powers: Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies and Polls. They shall be able to veto legislation which has not received a two thirds majority and has not been enshrined in law for fifteen days.

  • Section III - The President shall serve as elected WA delegate representing the Region in the World Assembly. The president shall be the Head of State of Thaecia, observing only the Powers of the Prime Minister, when the office of the Prime Minister is vacant.

    • Sub-section I - The President has the authority to represent the region as a whole for matters relating to the World Assembly.

    • Sub-section II - If a citizen acquires more endorsements than the President, they may be ejected to preserve the power of the President to be the WA Delegate.

    • Sub-section III - The President, as WA delegate, has the power to sponsor and propose World Assembly legislation.

  • Section IV - The President may call for a snap election in the Upper or Lower Chambers of Congress with the consensus of Cabinet Ministers. Should no majority be found 10 days after an election, the President shall also be allowed to extend the deadline for the formation of a majority coalition in the Senate or House of Commons by up to a maximum of 10 days if no coalition can be formed in time. When this deadline is reached, a snap election shall be held.

    • Sub-section I - A snap election cannot be held when a blocking majority overrides the President and Cabinet decision in a two third majority in both chambers of Congress.

  • Section V - The President has the legal power to ban in the event of a regional emergency. The Cabinet must give its consent to the President before this action is taken. The Court has the power to overturn this decision, provided there was no regional emergency.

  • Section VI - The Roleplay Secretary shall serve as Head of Roleplay and run the Roleplay. They shall be exempt from the cabinet. The Prime Minister reserves the right to appoint and fire the Roleplay Secretary. After appointed the Roleplay Secretary shall then go to a confirmation vote within the Thaecian Roleplay, organised by the Electoral Commissioner. Only thaecian citizens who have been officially roleplayers as per the procedures of the Roleplay Secretary shall be allowed to vote on this confirmation vote. Should a Roleplay Secretary confirmation vote occur during an RP reset, those who were in the Roleplay at the point of reset shall have the right to vote.

  • Section VII - The Prime Minister and any other ministers the Prime Minister delegates the power to have the power to sign inter-regional pacts and treaties and the Prime Minister has the power to withdraw from inter-regional pacts and treaties once they've been ratified. Both these actions require Congressional approval in the form of a simple majority vote in the Senate.

  • Section VIII - The President can be impeached when the Senate acknowledges the impeachable offenses as is decreed by law, this by a two third majority vote in the senate, followed by a two third majority vote in the House to impeach the President from office, following immediate election for the vacant seat of the Presidency. Whereas the Prime Minister shall observe in limited capacity the duties of the President in sede vacante.

  • Section IX - The Prime Minister can only be impeached by a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister starting in the House of Commons with a two third majority vote, followed by a confirmation vote in the Senate by simple majority. The President shall have the authority to veto the confirmation vote in the Senate, unless a two third majority of senate support was present. A successful vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister shall result in an immediate organisation of election for the vacant seat; while in time of sede vacante the clear successor shall observe the duties of the Prime Minister.

Article II - The Legislative Branch

  • Section I - The Legislative branch of government, also known as congress, shall be a bicameral legislature. The lower chamber shall be called the House of Commons (also known as the Commons or simply the House) and shall consist of at least seven members of parliament (MPs). The upper chamber shall be called the Senate and shall consist of at least 5 senators. In order to expand the number of seats in either house, two thirds of both chambers and the region, in the form of a referendum, must approve of the expansion. The expansion must always result in an odd number of seats in a chamber.

  • Section II - Any bill drafted and proposed by one of the Chambers of Congress must achieve a majority of the chamber's support, before it can go to the other chamber of Congress where it needs to reach the same majority. If it fails to reach a majority in the second chamber, it may be sent back to the first chamber to be amended or scrapped. If it does command support of the second chamber, it will become law.

    • Sub-Section I - A majority shall be defined as:

      1. a simple majority: a majority of at least 50%+1 votes in favour, where abstention will not be counted as a vote.

      2. a two third majority: a majority of at least two thirds of votes in favour, where abstention will not be counted as a vote.

  • Section III - Each chamber will be led by one senator/MP in the caucus of the ruling coalition, where the ruling coalition is the coalition whose sum of the number of seats of the parties in the coalition is greater than half of the total number of seats in that chamber. The Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Senate shall have the power to determine their chamber's agenda. Both roles are chosen by a simple majority vote by the members of the respective chambers. Parties can only put forward one candidate for the chambers leadership elections. In the event in which no candidate is tied, but at the same time no candidate received more than 50% of the votes, a run-off is held between the two candidate who received the most votes. All chamber leadership elections shall be officiated by the Electoral Commissioner.

  • Section IV - The Leadership of one of the Chambers of Congress can be changed by a 'constructive vote of no confidence' in the Speaker or Chairperson. The constructive motion can be initiated with the support of at least one third of members of a chamber. The debate and voting on the motion shall be presided by the electoral commissioner. The motion must receive a simple majority of the chamber's support, and at least two third of members must have cast a vote. A constructive vote of no-confidence shall be capped at one every 60 days for the Senate, and one every 30 days for the House of Commons.

    • Sub-section I - a constructive vote of no confidence: a motion where a replacement (coalition) for a certain function is already present and nominated in the motion. It fuses both the 'vote of no confidence' as the 'election' afterwards in one vote. When both motions require the same type of majority.

Article III - The Judicial Branch
  • Section I - The Judicial Branch will be composed of the High Court, which itself will be composed of three justices: the chief justice and two associate justices.

    • Sub-section I - Justices shall be nominated by the PM following a Confirmation vote in the Senate with a majority vote. Amongst themselves they shall elect one Chief Justice in Conclave.

    • Sub-section II - The court is under no obligation to accept every case which is filed before it.

    • Sub-section III - The court can review criminal charges - where a law has been violated, civil lawsuits - where one resident sues another, or constitutional challenges - where a law or action violates a portion of this document. The court is the only body which can approve a revocation of citizenship.

    • Sub-section IV - The justices on the court shall give their opinions on a case, and the opinion (for example, whether a bill is constitutional or not) with the most votes from the justices shall be the ruling. The opinion considered of the highest quality by the justices will be the majority opinion, and the justices which support it will be listed as assenting justices; the justices who disagree shall be listed as dissenting justices.

    • Sub-section V - Justices have no term limits and their tenures end when they are impeached or resign.

    • Sub-section VI - The Court has the power to unban someone.

  • Section II - If a Justice ceases to exist, they lose their Justice position. If they are revived, they may be nominated again, but do not automatically regain their position as Justice.

  • Section III - The Legislature shall be entitled to create more judicial courts or chambers, these courts created by law shall be lower courts, of which the High Court shall be deemed as the supreme judicial authority.

Article IV - Constitutional Amendments
  • Section I - The Constitution can be amended by a bill originating in the Senate or the House. The legislation must receive two thirds support in each chamber. Afterwards, the amendment shall go to a regional vote where 3/5ths approval must be achieved.

Article V - Supremacy
  • Section I - The Constitution is bears the greatest legal authority in the region - all legislation, treaties, et cetera shall be considered less powerful and if they violate this constitution, they should be struck down by the High Court.

Article VI - Citizenship
  • To be a citizen, residents must be in the World Assembly (WA). This requirement may be bypassed by sending the Prime Minister, President or Home Affairs Minister a telegram from a nation in the WA confirming the non-WA resident is a puppet of the WA nation elsewhere. The waiver may also be revoked by the Justice Ministry, which can be challenged in court if the person whose waiver was revoked feels it was wrong or unjust. One person may have no more than 1 nation as a citizen in this region.

Article VII - Rights
  • Section I - All residents are guaranteed the following liberties without government interference:

    • The right to speak their mind, provided this does not breach NS rules.

    • The right to form or join a political party.

    • The right to challenge the government, by means such as no confidence votes and court cases.

    • The right to run for public office, provided they are citizens.

    • The right to a due process and a fair and free trial.

    • The right to be a part of regional media.

    • The right to run and vote in elections, provided that they are a citizen.

    • The right to personal privacy.

Article VIII - Elections
  • Section I - Elections shall be held for the Senate, the House and the Prime Ministry and the Presidency.

  • Section II - Elections for the House shall be every two months; elections for the Senate, Prime Ministry and Presidency shall be scheduled for every four months, regardless of if a snap election takes place.

  • Section III - The Senate shall have the authority to call a snap election, with two thirds of the chamber's support.

  • Section IV - Voting for President and Prime Minister shall be held using the Immediate Runoff Voting (Alternate Vote) system. Voting for the House of Commons and Senate shall be held using the Singular Transferable Vote system. Each political party with 5 or more registered members who are Thaecian citizens shall be allowed to register to be added to the ballot. Independents who are Thaecian citizens shall be allowed to register to be added to the ballot. The Electoral Commissioner shall be given the task of organising this process.

  • Section V - If there is no clear successor (e.g. a deputy), an snap election shall be held for elected posts.

  • Section VI - Should a Congressperson be recalled or resign, a Snap Election shall be held to fill the vacant seat.

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A 2/3 majority of both MPs and Senators is required for this proposal to advance to the referendum stage.

My own vote is 'aye'.

Fishergate wrote:3rd Thaecian Constitution - VOTING

With amendments applied, the proposed 3rd Thaecian Constitution is now up for voting. A link to the Constitution as we are now voting on it can be found here:



THIRD CONSTITUTION OF THAECIA

Article I - The Executive Branch
  • Section I - The Executive branch of government, also known as the Cabinet, shall be composed of the Prime Minister, and its Ministers, as decreed by law or as nominated by the Prime Minister and appointed by a confirmation vote by the House of Commons; the Cabinet shall at least be composed of a Minister tasked with Foreign Affairs, a Minister tasked with Domestic Affairs, and a Minister tasked with Legal Affairs.

  • Section II - A Minister can be dismissed through unilateral dismissal by the Prime Minister, or through a vote of no confidence by the House of Commons. The Prime Minister shall also have all regional government powers: Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies and Polls. They shall be able to veto legislation which has not received a two thirds majority and has not been enshrined in law for fifteen days.

  • Section III - The President shall serve as elected WA delegate representing the Region in the World Assembly. The president shall be the Head of State of Thaecia, observing only the Powers of the Prime Minister, when the office of the Prime Minister is vacant.

    • Sub-section I - The President has the authority to represent the region as a whole for matters relating to the World Assembly.

    • Sub-section II - If a citizen acquires more endorsements than the President, they may be ejected to preserve the power of the President to be the WA Delegate.

    • Sub-section III - The President, as WA delegate, has the power to sponsor and propose World Assembly legislation.

  • Section IV - The President may call for a snap election in the Upper or Lower Chambers of Congress with the consensus of Cabinet Ministers. Should no majority be found 10 days after an election, the President shall also be allowed to extend the deadline for the formation of a majority coalition in the Senate or House of Commons by up to a maximum of 10 days if no coalition can be formed in time. When this deadline is reached, a snap election shall be held.

    • Sub-section I - A snap election cannot be held when a blocking majority overrides the President and Cabinet decision in a two third majority in both chambers of Congress.

  • Section V - The President has the legal power to ban in the event of a regional emergency. The Cabinet must give its consent to the President before this action is taken. The Court has the power to overturn this decision, provided there was no regional emergency.

  • Section VI - The Roleplay Secretary shall serve as Head of Roleplay and run the Roleplay. They shall be exempt from the cabinet. The Prime Minister reserves the right to appoint and fire the Roleplay Secretary. After appointed the Roleplay Secretary shall then go to a confirmation vote within the Thaecian Roleplay, organised by the Electoral Commissioner. Only thaecian citizens who have been officially roleplayers as per the procedures of the Roleplay Secretary shall be allowed to vote on this confirmation vote. Should a Roleplay Secretary confirmation vote occur during an RP reset, those who were in the Roleplay at the point of reset shall have the right to vote.

  • Section VII - The Prime Minister and any other ministers the Prime Minister delegates the power to have the power to sign inter-regional pacts and treaties and the Prime Minister has the power to withdraw from inter-regional pacts and treaties once they've been ratified. Both these actions require Congressional approval in the form of a simple majority vote in the Senate.

  • Section VIII - The President can be impeached when the Senate acknowledges the impeachable offenses as is decreed by law, this by a two third majority vote in the senate, followed by a two third majority vote in the House to impeach the President from office, following immediate election for the vacant seat of the Presidency. Whereas the Prime Minister shall observe in limited capacity the duties of the President in sede vacante.

  • Section IX - The Prime Minister can only be impeached by a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister starting in the House of Commons with a two third majority vote, followed by a confirmation vote in the Senate by simple majority. The President shall have the authority to veto the confirmation vote in the Senate, unless a two third majority of senate support was present. A successful vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister shall result in an immediate organisation of election for the vacant seat; while in time of sede vacante the clear successor shall observe the duties of the Prime Minister.

Article II - The Legislative Branch

  • Section I - The Legislative branch of government, also known as congress, shall be a bicameral legislature. The lower chamber shall be called the House of Commons (also known as the Commons or simply the House) and shall consist of at least seven members of parliament (MPs). The upper chamber shall be called the Senate and shall consist of at least 5 senators. In order to expand the number of seats in either house, two thirds of both chambers and the region, in the form of a referendum, must approve of the expansion. The expansion must always result in an odd number of seats in a chamber.

  • Section II - Any bill drafted and proposed by one of the Chambers of Congress must achieve a majority of the chamber's support, before it can go to the other chamber of Congress where it needs to reach the same majority. If it fails to reach a majority in the second chamber, it may be sent back to the first chamber to be amended or scrapped. If it does command support of the second chamber, it will become law.

    • Sub-Section I - A majority shall be defined as:

      1. a simple majority: a majority of at least 50%+1 votes in favour, where abstention will not be counted as a vote.

      2. a two third majority: a majority of at least two thirds of votes in favour, where abstention will not be counted as a vote.

  • Section III - Each chamber will be led by one senator/MP in the caucus of the ruling coalition, where the ruling coalition is the coalition whose sum of the number of seats of the parties in the coalition is greater than half of the total number of seats in that chamber. The Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Senate shall have the power to determine their chamber's agenda. Both roles are chosen by a simple majority vote by the members of the respective chambers. Parties can only put forward one candidate for the chambers leadership elections. In the event in which no candidate is tied, but at the same time no candidate received more than 50% of the votes, a run-off is held between the two candidate who received the most votes. All chamber leadership elections shall be officiated by the Electoral Commissioner.

  • Section IV - The Leadership of one of the Chambers of Congress can be changed by a 'constructive vote of no confidence' in the Speaker or Chairperson. The constructive motion can be initiated with the support of at least one third of members of a chamber. The debate and voting on the motion shall be presided by the electoral commissioner. The motion must receive a simple majority of the chamber's support, and at least two third of members must have cast a vote. A constructive vote of no-confidence shall be capped at one every 60 days for the Senate, and one every 30 days for the House of Commons.

    • Sub-section I - a constructive vote of no confidence: a motion where a replacement (coalition) for a certain function is already present and nominated in the motion. It fuses both the 'vote of no confidence' as the 'election' afterwards in one vote. When both motions require the same type of majority.

Article III - The Judicial Branch
  • Section I - The Judicial Branch will be composed of the High Court, which itself will be composed of three justices: the chief justice and two associate justices.

    • Sub-section I - Justices shall be nominated by the PM following a Confirmation vote in the Senate with a majority vote. Amongst themselves they shall elect one Chief Justice in Conclave.

    • Sub-section II - The court is under no obligation to accept every case which is filed before it.

    • Sub-section III - The court can review criminal charges - where a law has been violated, civil lawsuits - where one resident sues another, or constitutional challenges - where a law or action violates a portion of this document. The court is the only body which can approve a revocation of citizenship.

    • Sub-section IV - The justices on the court shall give their opinions on a case, and the opinion (for example, whether a bill is constitutional or not) with the most votes from the justices shall be the ruling. The opinion considered of the highest quality by the justices will be the majority opinion, and the justices which support it will be listed as assenting justices; the justices who disagree shall be listed as dissenting justices.

    • Sub-section V - Justices have no term limits and their tenures end when they are impeached or resign.

    • Sub-section VI - The Court has the power to unban someone.

  • Section II - If a Justice ceases to exist, they lose their Justice position. If they are revived, they may be nominated again, but do not automatically regain their position as Justice.

  • Section III - The Legislature shall be entitled to create more judicial courts or chambers, these courts created by law shall be lower courts, of which the High Court shall be deemed as the supreme judicial authority.

Article IV - Constitutional Amendments
  • Section I - The Constitution can be amended by a bill originating in the Senate or the House. The legislation must receive two thirds support in each chamber. Afterwards, the amendment shall go to a regional vote where 3/5ths approval must be achieved.

Article V - Supremacy
  • Section I - The Constitution is bears the greatest legal authority in the region - all legislation, treaties, et cetera shall be considered less powerful and if they violate this constitution, they should be struck down by the High Court.

Article VI - Citizenship
  • To be a citizen, residents must be in the World Assembly (WA). This requirement may be bypassed by sending the Prime Minister, President or Home Affairs Minister a telegram from a nation in the WA confirming the non-WA resident is a puppet of the WA nation elsewhere. The waiver may also be revoked by the Justice Ministry, which can be challenged in court if the person whose waiver was revoked feels it was wrong or unjust. One person may have no more than 1 nation as a citizen in this region.

Article VII - Rights
  • Section I - All residents are guaranteed the following liberties without government interference:

    • The right to speak their mind, provided this does not breach NS rules.

    • The right to form or join a political party.

    • The right to challenge the government, by means such as no confidence votes and court cases.

    • The right to run for public office, provided they are citizens.

    • The right to a due process and a fair and free trial.

    • The right to be a part of regional media.

    • The right to run and vote in elections, provided that they are a citizen.

    • The right to personal privacy.

Article VIII - Elections
  • Section I - Elections shall be held for the Senate, the House and the Prime Ministry and the Presidency.

  • Section II - Elections for the House shall be every two months; elections for the Senate, Prime Ministry and Presidency shall be scheduled for every four months, regardless of if a snap election takes place.

  • Section III - The Senate shall have the authority to call a snap election, with two thirds of the chamber's support.

  • Section IV - Voting for President and Prime Minister shall be held using the Immediate Runoff Voting (Alternate Vote) system. Voting for the House of Commons and Senate shall be held using the Singular Transferable Vote system. Each political party with 5 or more registered members who are Thaecian citizens shall be allowed to register to be added to the ballot. Independents who are Thaecian citizens shall be allowed to register to be added to the ballot. The Electoral Commissioner shall be given the task of organising this process.

  • Section V - If there is no clear successor (e.g. a deputy), an snap election shall be held for elected posts.

  • Section VI - Should a Congressperson be recalled or resign, a Snap Election shall be held to fill the vacant seat.

Read factbook

A 2/3 majority of both MPs and Senators is required for this proposal to advance to the referendum stage.

My own vote is 'aye'.

Aye

Aye. The passing of this Constitution in Congress and in the referendum will be a huge win for Thaecia!

Fishergate wrote:3rd Thaecian Constitution - VOTING

With amendments applied, the proposed 3rd Thaecian Constitution is now up for voting. A link to the Constitution as we are now voting on it can be found here:



THIRD CONSTITUTION OF THAECIA

Article I - The Executive Branch
  • Section I - The Executive branch of government, also known as the Cabinet, shall be composed of the Prime Minister, and its Ministers, as decreed by law or as nominated by the Prime Minister and appointed by a confirmation vote by the House of Commons; the Cabinet shall at least be composed of a Minister tasked with Foreign Affairs, a Minister tasked with Domestic Affairs, and a Minister tasked with Legal Affairs.

  • Section II - A Minister can be dismissed through unilateral dismissal by the Prime Minister, or through a vote of no confidence by the House of Commons. The Prime Minister shall also have all regional government powers: Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies and Polls. They shall be able to veto legislation which has not received a two thirds majority and has not been enshrined in law for fifteen days.

  • Section III - The President shall serve as elected WA delegate representing the Region in the World Assembly. The president shall be the Head of State of Thaecia, observing only the Powers of the Prime Minister, when the office of the Prime Minister is vacant.

    • Sub-section I - The President has the authority to represent the region as a whole for matters relating to the World Assembly.

    • Sub-section II - If a citizen acquires more endorsements than the President, they may be ejected to preserve the power of the President to be the WA Delegate.

    • Sub-section III - The President, as WA delegate, has the power to sponsor and propose World Assembly legislation.

  • Section IV - The President may call for a snap election in the Upper or Lower Chambers of Congress with the consensus of Cabinet Ministers. Should no majority be found 10 days after an election, the President shall also be allowed to extend the deadline for the formation of a majority coalition in the Senate or House of Commons by up to a maximum of 10 days if no coalition can be formed in time. When this deadline is reached, a snap election shall be held.

    • Sub-section I - A snap election cannot be held when a blocking majority overrides the President and Cabinet decision in a two third majority in both chambers of Congress.

  • Section V - The President has the legal power to ban in the event of a regional emergency. The Cabinet must give its consent to the President before this action is taken. The Court has the power to overturn this decision, provided there was no regional emergency.

  • Section VI - The Roleplay Secretary shall serve as Head of Roleplay and run the Roleplay. They shall be exempt from the cabinet. The Prime Minister reserves the right to appoint and fire the Roleplay Secretary. After appointed the Roleplay Secretary shall then go to a confirmation vote within the Thaecian Roleplay, organised by the Electoral Commissioner. Only thaecian citizens who have been officially roleplayers as per the procedures of the Roleplay Secretary shall be allowed to vote on this confirmation vote. Should a Roleplay Secretary confirmation vote occur during an RP reset, those who were in the Roleplay at the point of reset shall have the right to vote.

  • Section VII - The Prime Minister and any other ministers the Prime Minister delegates the power to have the power to sign inter-regional pacts and treaties and the Prime Minister has the power to withdraw from inter-regional pacts and treaties once they've been ratified. Both these actions require Congressional approval in the form of a simple majority vote in the Senate.

  • Section VIII - The President can be impeached when the Senate acknowledges the impeachable offenses as is decreed by law, this by a two third majority vote in the senate, followed by a two third majority vote in the House to impeach the President from office, following immediate election for the vacant seat of the Presidency. Whereas the Prime Minister shall observe in limited capacity the duties of the President in sede vacante.

  • Section IX - The Prime Minister can only be impeached by a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister starting in the House of Commons with a two third majority vote, followed by a confirmation vote in the Senate by simple majority. The President shall have the authority to veto the confirmation vote in the Senate, unless a two third majority of senate support was present. A successful vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister shall result in an immediate organisation of election for the vacant seat; while in time of sede vacante the clear successor shall observe the duties of the Prime Minister.

Article II - The Legislative Branch

  • Section I - The Legislative branch of government, also known as congress, shall be a bicameral legislature. The lower chamber shall be called the House of Commons (also known as the Commons or simply the House) and shall consist of at least seven members of parliament (MPs). The upper chamber shall be called the Senate and shall consist of at least 5 senators. In order to expand the number of seats in either house, two thirds of both chambers and the region, in the form of a referendum, must approve of the expansion. The expansion must always result in an odd number of seats in a chamber.

  • Section II - Any bill drafted and proposed by one of the Chambers of Congress must achieve a majority of the chamber's support, before it can go to the other chamber of Congress where it needs to reach the same majority. If it fails to reach a majority in the second chamber, it may be sent back to the first chamber to be amended or scrapped. If it does command support of the second chamber, it will become law.

    • Sub-Section I - A majority shall be defined as:

      1. a simple majority: a majority of at least 50%+1 votes in favour, where abstention will not be counted as a vote.

      2. a two third majority: a majority of at least two thirds of votes in favour, where abstention will not be counted as a vote.

  • Section III - Each chamber will be led by one senator/MP in the caucus of the ruling coalition, where the ruling coalition is the coalition whose sum of the number of seats of the parties in the coalition is greater than half of the total number of seats in that chamber. The Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Senate shall have the power to determine their chamber's agenda. Both roles are chosen by a simple majority vote by the members of the respective chambers. Parties can only put forward one candidate for the chambers leadership elections. In the event in which no candidate is tied, but at the same time no candidate received more than 50% of the votes, a run-off is held between the two candidate who received the most votes. All chamber leadership elections shall be officiated by the Electoral Commissioner.

  • Section IV - The Leadership of one of the Chambers of Congress can be changed by a 'constructive vote of no confidence' in the Speaker or Chairperson. The constructive motion can be initiated with the support of at least one third of members of a chamber. The debate and voting on the motion shall be presided by the electoral commissioner. The motion must receive a simple majority of the chamber's support, and at least two third of members must have cast a vote. A constructive vote of no-confidence shall be capped at one every 60 days for the Senate, and one every 30 days for the House of Commons.

    • Sub-section I - a constructive vote of no confidence: a motion where a replacement (coalition) for a certain function is already present and nominated in the motion. It fuses both the 'vote of no confidence' as the 'election' afterwards in one vote. When both motions require the same type of majority.

Article III - The Judicial Branch
  • Section I - The Judicial Branch will be composed of the High Court, which itself will be composed of three justices: the chief justice and two associate justices.

    • Sub-section I - Justices shall be nominated by the PM following a Confirmation vote in the Senate with a majority vote. Amongst themselves they shall elect one Chief Justice in Conclave.

    • Sub-section II - The court is under no obligation to accept every case which is filed before it.

    • Sub-section III - The court can review criminal charges - where a law has been violated, civil lawsuits - where one resident sues another, or constitutional challenges - where a law or action violates a portion of this document. The court is the only body which can approve a revocation of citizenship.

    • Sub-section IV - The justices on the court shall give their opinions on a case, and the opinion (for example, whether a bill is constitutional or not) with the most votes from the justices shall be the ruling. The opinion considered of the highest quality by the justices will be the majority opinion, and the justices which support it will be listed as assenting justices; the justices who disagree shall be listed as dissenting justices.

    • Sub-section V - Justices have no term limits and their tenures end when they are impeached or resign.

    • Sub-section VI - The Court has the power to unban someone.

  • Section II - If a Justice ceases to exist, they lose their Justice position. If they are revived, they may be nominated again, but do not automatically regain their position as Justice.

  • Section III - The Legislature shall be entitled to create more judicial courts or chambers, these courts created by law shall be lower courts, of which the High Court shall be deemed as the supreme judicial authority.

Article IV - Constitutional Amendments
  • Section I - The Constitution can be amended by a bill originating in the Senate or the House. The legislation must receive two thirds support in each chamber. Afterwards, the amendment shall go to a regional vote where 3/5ths approval must be achieved.

Article V - Supremacy
  • Section I - The Constitution is bears the greatest legal authority in the region - all legislation, treaties, et cetera shall be considered less powerful and if they violate this constitution, they should be struck down by the High Court.

Article VI - Citizenship
  • To be a citizen, residents must be in the World Assembly (WA). This requirement may be bypassed by sending the Prime Minister, President or Home Affairs Minister a telegram from a nation in the WA confirming the non-WA resident is a puppet of the WA nation elsewhere. The waiver may also be revoked by the Justice Ministry, which can be challenged in court if the person whose waiver was revoked feels it was wrong or unjust. One person may have no more than 1 nation as a citizen in this region.

Article VII - Rights
  • Section I - All residents are guaranteed the following liberties without government interference:

    • The right to speak their mind, provided this does not breach NS rules.

    • The right to form or join a political party.

    • The right to challenge the government, by means such as no confidence votes and court cases.

    • The right to run for public office, provided they are citizens.

    • The right to a due process and a fair and free trial.

    • The right to be a part of regional media.

    • The right to run and vote in elections, provided that they are a citizen.

    • The right to personal privacy.

Article VIII - Elections
  • Section I - Elections shall be held for the Senate, the House and the Prime Ministry and the Presidency.

  • Section II - Elections for the House shall be every two months; elections for the Senate, Prime Ministry and Presidency shall be scheduled for every four months, regardless of if a snap election takes place.

  • Section III - The Senate shall have the authority to call a snap election, with two thirds of the chamber's support.

  • Section IV - Voting for President and Prime Minister shall be held using the Immediate Runoff Voting (Alternate Vote) system. Voting for the House of Commons and Senate shall be held using the Singular Transferable Vote system. Each political party with 5 or more registered members who are Thaecian citizens shall be allowed to register to be added to the ballot. Independents who are Thaecian citizens shall be allowed to register to be added to the ballot. The Electoral Commissioner shall be given the task of organising this process.

  • Section V - If there is no clear successor (e.g. a deputy), an snap election shall be held for elected posts.

  • Section VI - Should a Congressperson be recalled or resign, a Snap Election shall be held to fill the vacant seat.

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A 2/3 majority of both MPs and Senators is required for this proposal to advance to the referendum stage.

My own vote is 'aye'.

Aye

Aye to the Constitution

Aye.

Aye

Aye

Aye

Fishergate
I voted Nay on Amendment K

Aye

Ilefeb wrote:Fishergate
I voted Nay on Amendment K

My apologies. The record has been updated and the amendment still passes.

I knew I'd make at least one mistake counting all those votes xD

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