Mar 17 2011, 04:56 PM
- August 27, 2007
- Nation name:
The Constitution of The Rejected Realms
Article 1: Preamble
- A: This Constitution defines the government and citizenship of The Rejected Realms. No laws or treaties may contradict this document, and all citizens of the region are required to comply with the provisions set out in it.
- B: The Rejected Realms (TRR) is the NationStates region http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_rejected_realms.
- C: The forums of The Rejected Realms are http://s8.zetaboards.com/The_RR_and_RRA.
- D: The Rejected Realms Army (RRA) shares the same forums, but operates independently of the government of TRR.
Article 2: Citizenship
- A: Citizenship may be granted to any person who has a nation in [region]The Rejected Realms[/region] and an account on TRR's forums.
- B: All citizenship applications are subject to a security check by the Citizenship Council. Citizenship applications are automatically approved if no security concerns are found.
- C: Citizenship may be denied by any Councillor or retracted by a majority vote of the Citizenship Council. Such decisions may be appealed to the Assembly as set out in Article 3.
Article 3: The Assembly
- A: The Assembly consists of all citizens of The Rejected Realms.
- B: The Assembly is responsible for voting on laws, treaties, declarations of war, constitutional amendments, electing Officers and the WA Delegate, and acting as a court of appeal.
- C: Votes in the Assembly are visible to all citizens, and last for seven days.
- D: Votes on laws, treaties and appeals require a simple majority vote to pass. Declarations of war require a 75% majority vote to pass or amend, and a simple majority to repeal. Amendments to the Constitution require a 75% majority vote to pass.
- E: Contested elections are decided by a plurality vote. In case of a tie between a current official and another candidate, the current official retains the position. If there is no current official involved in the tie, the remaining Officers are responsible for breaking the tie. If a vote by the remaining Officers also results in a tie, the Delegate is responsible for breaking that tie.
- F: Uncontested elections for Officer must be confirmed by a simple majority vote.
Article 4: The WA Delegate
- A: The WA Delegate of the region is the Head of Government.
- B: The Delegate may change the regional World Factbook Entry and act on WA proposals and resolutions as they see fit.
- C: The Delegate assigns roles to the Officers of the region.
- D: If the Delegate submits their resignation, elections for a new Delegate will begin immediately with a challenge period as set out in Article 7. The resigning Delegate will retain the position until elections are completed.
Article 5: Officers
- A: Officers of the region are responsible for carrying out the governmental functions of the region.
- B: Up to four Officers may exist at any one time. Vacant positions will be filled before current Officers are replaced.
Article 6: The Citizenship Council
- A: The Citizenship Council shall be composed of three Councillors who must be citizens of [region]The Rejected Realms[/region].
- B: One Councillor shall be appointed by the Delegate and one by the most senior Officer. The manner of selection of the third Councillor shall be prescribed by the Assembly. Each appointment shall be subject to a confirmation in the Assembly, which requires a majority vote.
- C: Any citizen may initiate a petition calling for the removal of a Councillor. Once such a petition is signed by one-fifth of citizens, a vote shall be held in the Assembly to remove the Councillor. Removal requires a two-thirds vote.
- D: Once appointed, a Councillor shall serve until their resignation, loss of citizenship or removal from office. A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the outgoing Councillor was appointed.
- E: The Citizenship Council shall be responsible for the approval of citizenship applications, the retraction of citizenship of individuals who are no longer eligible or pose a security risk, and the maintenance of an active list of citizens.
Article 7: The Challenge System
- A: Any citizen who wishes to become an Officer or the Delegate may challenge for the position. A challenge for Delegate requires the support of two other citizens. A challenge for Officer requires the support of one other citizen. This requirement is waived for officials seeking reelection.
- B: Elections begin once a challenge is submitted. If the elections are for the position of Delegate, any citizens admitted after this time will not be allowed to vote until elections are completed.
- C: Any citizen who also wishes to submit a challenge may do so during the first week of elections in the case of a challenge for Delegate, or during the first three days of elections in the case of a challenge for Officer. No further challenges will be accepted during the elections after this period.
- D: After the campaigning period is completed, the Assembly will vote to elect the Delegate or Officer as set out in Article 3, except that in the case of Officer elections, where the vote shall last four days. Candidates may campaign during voting.
- E: Newly-elected officials may not be challenged for one month after the close of elections.
Edited by sedge
, Feb 26 2012, 07:52 PM.