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Vote for Government Plan

Post by Iloistan on November 14th 2013, 7:39 pm

I took the liberty of getting the ball rolling and I'm sure we don't want our votes strung out across the RMB.
At Vote: Gatito's Plan vs Gross's Plan

Gatito’s Government Plan:
The government shall be divided into two branches, which will be executive and legislative.
Executive Branch:
1. The Executive shall be known as the “Potentate”.
2. The Potentate will be the World Assembly Delegate.
3. The Potentate will be elected every four months by a referendum. The candidate must be first nominated, and accept the nomination. Then, an election will be held after a four day nomination period. The Potentate will win by a simple majority. If there is a tie, then the candidate with the lowest votes will be removed from the ballot. If there is a tie across all candidates, then the election will be turned to the Regional Convocation (they will be explained later), and the winner will be determined there.
4. The Potentate will reign for four months. After two months of being in office, the Convocation will hold a special meeting to assess the performance of the Potentate. If they deem the Potentate’s actions to be unlawful, blasphemous, cruel, unjust, or evil in any way, they shall vote on whether the Potentate can stay in office. If they vote him/her out, then they shall be dethroned, and the Vice Potentate will take up the role for the remainder of their term.
5. The Vice-Potentate will be appointed by the Potentate after they are taken into office. If a Vice-Potentate is not appointed within a week of the election, then the Convocation will vote. The Vice-Potentate will automatically become Potentate should the current one cease to exist, retire, leave the region, or is dethroned. The Vice-Potentate should maintain a presence in the World Assembly, should the current Potentate leave unexpectedly.
6. The Potentate is the World Assembly Delegate, and will be entitled to the following powers…
a. Ejecting nations (can be challenged by the Convocation)
b. Ejecting and Banning nations (can be challenged by the nation or the Convocation)
c. Editing the World Factbook entry (can be challenged by the Convocation)
d. Suppressing and Unsuppressing posts (can be challenged by the owner of the post, or the Convocation).
e. Controlling the region’s embassies (can be challenged the region who has embassies with the IWU, or the Convocation).
f. Should the Minister of Security declare a state of emergency, the above restrictions are removed until the state of emergency ends. The Convocation can challenge the actions after the emergency’s end.
7. If the Convocation or nation challenges the deeds of the Potentate, a trial will be held. The Minister of Justice will hear both sides, and make a decision based off of that. If the Potentate loses the trial, then they will be forced to undue their work.
8. The Potentate cannot run for re-election directly after they resign from office. They can however do so once the next person’s term ends.
9. The Potentate cannot run for re-election for an eight month period if they were dethroned by the Convocation. They cannot be chosen for Vice-Potentate in that same time period, as well.
10. The Founder can overrule all restrictions, as well as have administrative power, even if he is not the current Potentate. The Convocation can challenge his actions, though.

Legislative Branch:
1. The Legislature of the Region shall be known as the Regional Convocation, and will consist of members (ministers) elected by the population.

1a. The Three members of the Convocation will also serve as Justices of the region and will settle disputes. 
2. An election for the Convocation will occur every five months, and will take place over a twenty-five day period (tentatively).
3. During that month, an election will occur every five days, starting with Seat A, and going in alphabetical order.
4. The Seat Positions are…

Seat A - First Justice Member, also Minister of Security (also has the role of Minister of Intelligence). 
Seat B - Second Justice Member, also Minister of Foreign Relations
Seat C - Third Justice Member, also Minister of Recruitment
5. The Ministers will announce their candidacy on the Regional Message Board, at least one day prior to election time.
6. The Minister of Security and Intelligence will be elected first. Their duty is to decide when a state of emergency will be declared,  informing the nations about the current status of the region, and supply active intelligence reports to the Potentate.
7. The Minister of Foreign Relations is responsible for recommending embassies to the Potentate, as well as embarking on diplomatic missions to other regions. They are also responsible for ending hostilities between two other regions, if commissioned by the Potentate. They will be elected third.
8. The Minister of Recruitment will be elected last, and will be responsible for gathering the maximum amount of active nations into the region.
11. If there is ever a tie in the Convocation’s votes, the Founder will have the tie-breaking vote. Should the Founder cease to exist, then a referendum will be held. Should the referendum be a tie, then the Potentate will decide.
12. Convocation members can run for reelection as many times as they please.
13. If both the Potentate and Vice-Potentate leave office at the same time before their term ends, then the Minister of Justice will become the next one. If the seat is vacant, then will be the Minister of Foreign Relations, followed by Minister of Security, Intelligence, and Recruitment. If ALL of the Seats (for some reason) are vacant, then a referendum will be held immediately.
14. All new laws will be sent through the Convocation and voted on. Any citizen can suggest a new law to one of the members.

Extra Positions:
1. The Chairman will be elected by a referendum. They cannot hold positions in any other government, department, and will announce their candidacy at least one day prior to elections. They will be in office for one month. The Chairman cannot run for re-election directly after they resign, but they can after one candidacy has passed.

GROSS Independency Plan:
Positions:
President
--The executive of the region, chosen by our standard election process (2 days for nominations, 2 days for voting)
--Has the power to veto legislation
--Decides whether to keep or "fire" an official after 7 days' unexcused inactivity
Benefits of using a president: Faster decisions, encourages more activity and competition in elections, less bureaucracy than a council

Vice-President
--The secondary executive of the region, chosen by our standard election system (2 days for nominations, 2 days for voting)
--Acts as the chairman (vote-counter and organizer) for the legislature
--Presents legislative decisions to the president for review
--Acts as the region's adviser
Benefits of a Vice-President: Keeps the legislature working, simplifies government by being combined with adviser

Secretary of Recruitment
--The nation responsible for recruitment to the IWU, chosen by our standard election system (2 days for nominations, 2 days for voting)
--Must notify delegate and founder if a new nation to the IWU was not invited
--Required to recruit a minimum of 3 nations per week
Benefits of a secretary of recruitment: Simpler than a recruitment team (and much more easily handled), keep the IWU growing steadily, keeps IWU in control of who enters the region

Justices
--Made up of 3 justices, chosen by our standard election system (2 days for nominations, 2 days for voting (each voter will select 3 candidates))
--Act as judges for regional disputes
--Can disband officials that misbehave/break regional rules or laws
--Votes to disband/keep president in event of presidential inactivity for 7 days without excuse
--Votes to select replacement officials for any nations disbanded from office (from inactivity or misconduct)
Benefits of justices: Fairer decisions than a single judge, more democratic, time-effective replacement decisions

WA Delegate
--The WA representative and secondary administrator of the region, chosen by our standard election process (2 days for nominations, 2 days for voting)
--Responsible for managing the region alongside the founder
--Must vote with the majority of the region in WA votes
--Decides to eject/keep nations that were not invited to the region (the reason for this is to prevent infiltration; the founder may do this as well)
--Responsible for RMB and RP "patrol"
Benefits of WA delegate: assistant admin for the region, democratic decisions toward WA votes, is essentially a required position to have

IWU Regional Council (IWURC)
--The legislature of the region, chosen by our standard election process (5 days for nominations, 5 days for voting (each voter selects the number of candidates over the required amount that they do not want; for example, if 10 nations were required and there were 12 candidates, each voter would choose the 2 people they did not want to be in office))
--Comprised of 8% of the regional population, rounded to the nearest odd number
--Responsible for proposing and passing/repealing legislation (65% majority)
--Can modify the regional constitution (75% majority)
--Can override a presidential veto (85% majority)
Benefits of IWURC: allows the government to adapt to changes, provides a body for formulating new laws or changes, allows for democratic government decisions

Regional Chairman
--Counts votes for referenda, chosen by our standard election process (2 days for nominations, 2 days for voting)
--Responsible for counting votes for referenda and elections
--Vote results are required to be posted on the RMB within 2 days of the vote's completion
Benefits of regional chairman: Provides trusted official to count votes for regional decisions, allows residents of the region to formulate legislation independently of the legislature

Basic Rules:
Votes and Elections
--Every official's term will last 4 months
--Elections will begin exactly 38 days before the beginning of the next term (34 days of actual elections, 4 extra days)
--Every person (not puppets) in the IWU will be permitted to vote or nominate
--Nations must have been in the IWU for 1 week to be nominated
--Nominations must be posted on the RMB, and nominations must be accepted on the RMB before the nominee becomes a candidate
--All referenda votes are to be telegrammed to the regional chairman
--In the case of too few candidates being obtained by the end of nominations, the method will switch from nominations to volunteering for 1 additional day. If there are still too few candidates, the president will appoint candidates to the election
--Elections are to be carried out in the following order: President, Vice-President, Justices, Secretary of Recruitment, Regional Chairman, IWURC, WA delegate

Position Regulations
--Each official can hold a maximum of two positions at a time. Both must fit into the regulations.
--Any official may hold the second position of secretary of recruitment. The Justices, secretary of recruitment, regional chairman and WA delegate may serve in the IWURC. No official may hold two of the following positions: President, Vice-President, Justices, Regional Chairman, WA delegate.

Resident Proposals
--Any nation may compose a resident proposal (a proposal to instate/repeal a law or amend the constitution, voted on by the region)
--All proposals must contain the following information: the proposal number (gov't proposal #4, for example), the specific options of choice for the vote (one option MUST be to reject the proposal), the vote will end 2 days from the time of the posting of the proposal, all votes are to be sent to the regional chairman
--All proposals must be sent to the founder for review (review to check for worthy ideas (worthy being defined as pertaining to the IWU or its government), grammar, and the required features). If the proposal is rejected, the founder must send the proposal back to the author with a list of the specific problems with the proposal. If all problems are fixed or the founder approves the proposal, the author may post the proposal on the RMB at will.
--If a proposal passes, its provisions are to be treated as law. The IWURC will have authority to repeal resident proposals as laws.
--A resident proposal is passed if a simply majority of the region votes in favor of it or one of its options other than rejection.


Simply post which plan you are voting for.
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Re: Vote for Government Plan

Post by GROSS Independency on November 14th 2013, 7:45 pm

Before you continue on this, there are two things. First, I need to edit my plan to go with Vizindolf's suggestion.

Second, we shouldn't hold the vote in the forum because not everyone has a forum account. As this government decision will directly affect everyone, it is only fair that we organize our vote via telegram with Kialga as the counter, like we normally do. That way everyone can vote. That's the reason we've never held formal votes here before.
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