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Founder / Re: Office of the Founder: Executive Orders
« on: November 18, 2022, 03:13:25 pm »
Order in Council 6: Arbiter Pro Tempore Appointment




In accordance with §IV.B.1.1 of the Union Constitution, Grand Sebascoqon is hereby appointed as an Arbiter pro Tempore for the case before the High Court, "Battadia vs. Sir The Scottish Republic".

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Elections / Voting Results: General Election, November 2022
« on: November 13, 2022, 04:45:16 pm »
Voting Results: General Election, November 2022




Official Voting Results for the November 2022 General Election can be found here.


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Elections / Debate: General Election, November 2022
« on: November 05, 2022, 04:00:00 pm »
Debate: General Election, November 2022

The debate closes on November 8th at 3:00 PM EDT
(Due to Daylight Savings Time, the time is 1 hour earlier 3 days later).



Brief Overview

The Debate period is intended to be a time in which citizens can assess the competence of candidates running for office and make an informed decision in the voting period that follows. All citizens may ask candidates questions. Candidates are legally bound to answer at least three of the questions asked to them by citizens. If they are not asked questions by any citizen, they may write and respond to their own to meet the quota.



Candidates for Prime Minister
Krovx Belgium - RGBN - Independent
Salibaic (incumbent) - Force - Federalist Party
Sidervida - Force - Federalist Party

Candidates for House Constituency Seats
RGBN
Krovx Belgium - RGBN - Independent

Heart
Culway - Heart - Independent

Force
Salibaic - Force - Federalist Party

Relevant Law
"Candidates must answer a minimum of three questions relating to their office to avoid being disqualified. If they are not questioned by citizens, they may create their own question to fulfill the quota." (§VIII.A.1.2).

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Elections / Candidacy Announcements: General Election, November 2022
« on: November 01, 2022, 11:00:14 pm »


Candidacy Announcements: General Election, November 2022



Candidacy Announcements close on November 4th at 11:00 PM ET



Up for Election:
  • The Office of Prime Minister
  • Seats in the House of Representatives:
    • 4 Union seats
    • 1 constituency seat for Force
    • 1 constituency seat for Heart
    • 1 constituency seat for RGBN
    • 1 constituency seat for Prudentia
    • 1 constituency seat for the Citizens' Alliance of Democracy



Prime Minister

Responsibilities and Privileges: "The Prime Minister is the Union’s head of government and chair of the Federal Cabinet. They are tasked with ensuring the proper functioning of government, advising the Founder, and leading the Union."
The Prime Minister has the job of administering the entire Union and ensuring it enjoys prosperity as well as stability.

Term Length: 4 months ordinarily - 2 months due to special election

House Representatives

Responsibilities and Privileges: The House of Representatives holds three distinct powers: the ability to pass laws to complement and expand upon the Constitution (but not contradict it), the ability to begin the amendment process (all Constitutional Amendments must start in and be approved by the House, before going to the citizenry for a vote), and the ability to remove government officials who fail to perform their responsibilities adequately or misuse their power (including the Prime Minister and members of the Court).

Term Length: 4 months ordinarily - 2 months due to special election



Official Candidacy Form for Union House Representatives

Candidacy must be filed using this official form; other formats will not be accepted.

Nation:
Region:
Political Affiliation ("Independent" if none):
Position Sought: Union House Representative

Official Candidacy Form for Prime Minister and Constituency House Representatives

Candidacy must be filed using this official form; other formats will not be accepted.

Nation:
Region:
Political Affiliation ("Independent" if none):
Position Sought: (Prime Minister / Constituency House Representative)

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Founder / Re: Office of the Founder: Executive Orders
« on: November 01, 2022, 10:49:07 pm »
Order in Council 5: Emergency Elections




In accordance with §X.B.1.8 of the Union Constitution, I hereby call emergency general elections for the posts of Prime Minister and all seats in the House of Representatives. These elections are to begin today, on the 1st of November, 2022.

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Founder / Re: Office of the Founder: Executive Orders
« on: October 16, 2022, 04:05:44 pm »
Order in Council 4: Appointment of Internal Affairs Minister




In accordance with §X.B.1.1 of the Union Constitution, I hereby appoint Krovx Belgium to the Federal Cabinet post of Minister of Internal Affairs.

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Founder / Re: Office of the Founder: Executive Orders
« on: October 05, 2022, 02:41:46 pm »
Order in Council 3: Appointment of Foreign Affairs Minister




In accordance with §X.B.1.1 of the Union Constitution, I hereby appoint Lashnakia to the Federal Cabinet post of Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Founder / Re: Office of the Founder: Executive Orders
« on: October 03, 2022, 09:07:07 am »
Order in Council 2: Declaration of a State of Emergency




In accordance with §II.B.2.6 of the Union Constitution, and with the formal advice of the Prime Minister, I hereby declare a state of emergency, applying to the whole of the Union and all of its constituent parts and lasting for one month, in order to restore order and activity, and set the ground for fair, competitive elections to take place.


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Founder / Re: Office of the Founder: Executive Orders
« on: September 26, 2022, 03:10:11 pm »
Order in Council 1: Arbiter Pro Tempore Appointment




In accordance with §IV.B.1.1 of the Union Constitution, Greica is hereby appointed as an Arbiter pro Tempore for the case before the High Court, Union v. Krovx Belgium.

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Immigration / Re: Ministry of Immigration: Jobs Handbook
« on: August 17, 2022, 05:59:59 am »
Recruiters

Recruiters are Civil Servants that send recruitment telegrams to newly founded nations, inviting them to join our region. They also answer questions about our Region asked by potential Force recruits. Recruiters are responsible for:

  • Sending a minimum of recruitment telegrams to new nations each week
  • Answering questions about Force made by potential recruits
  • Participating in World Assembly Endorsement Campaigns

Useful Resources:
1. How to do recruitment
2. What to put in the recruitment telegrams you send


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Immigration / Re: Ministry of Immigration: Jobs Handbook
« on: August 17, 2022, 05:59:14 am »
Minister of Immigration

The Minister of Immigration oversees the recruitment of new members. The Minister of Immigration is responsible for:

  • Accepting new Civil Servants
  • Communicating with Cabinet and the Prime Minister
  • Helping run and coordinate recruitment, both manual and API, for the capital, states, and territories

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Immigration / Ministry of Immigration: Jobs Handbook
« on: August 17, 2022, 05:57:56 am »

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Criminal Law / Penal Code
« on: August 17, 2022, 05:37:43 am »

Penal Code of the Union of Force



Article I: Types of Criminal Actions

1. First degree crimes involve successfully carrying out a criminal act.
2. Second degree crimes involve attempting to carry out a criminal act.
3. Third degree crimes involve aiding and/or abetting a person in carrying out an attempted or successful criminal act, but not directly committing that act.

Article II: Statutory Crimes

1. Nonfeasance

1.1. This entails failing to perform a required duty set in law during one’s tenure in public office.
1.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to hold or run for public office for up to six months.
1.3. Committed in the second degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to hold or run for public office for up to three months.
1.4. Committed in the third degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to hold or run for public office for up to one month.

Article III: Fraud

1. Voter Fraud

1.1. This entails undermining a legally binding election, referendum, or other vote by creating multiple accounts to vote, bringing individuals to the region with the intent for them to manipulate the vote by partaking in it, or coming to the region with the intent to manipulate the vote at another individual’s request.
1.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to two years.
1.3. Committed in the second degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to one year.
1.4. Committed in the third degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to six months.

2. Fraudulently Holding an Elected Office

2.1. This entails holding an elected office as a result of voter fraud or vote manipulation.
2.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal from the office(s) fraudulently held.

3. Concealing Political Affiliation

3.1. This entails failing to provide accurate information regarding one’s party affiliation or lack thereof on official documents submitted when announcing one’s intent to run in an election.
3.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal of the ability to run for or hold public office for up to one year.
3.3. Committed in the second degree, this may be punished with removal of the ability to run for or hold public office for up to six months.
3.4. Committed in the third degree, this may be punished with removal of the ability to run for or hold public office for up to three months.

4. Breaching Spending Limits

4.1. This entails spending beyond legally set limits on campaign materials, as defined by federal law.
4.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to two years and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.
4.3. Committed in the second degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to one year and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.
4.4. Committed in the third degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to six months and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.

5. Perjury

5.1. This entails lying or willfully deceiving a legally established Court by providing fabricated, manipulated, or misleading evidence or testimony in a trial, hearing, or subpoena.
5.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal of the ability to serve as a witness or provide evidence in a trial for up to two years and/or removal of the right to vote for up to one year.
5.3. Committed in the second degree, this may be punished with removal of the ability to serve as a witness or provide evidence in a trial for up to one year and/or removal of the right to vote for up to one year.
5.4. Committed in the third degree, this may be punished with removal of the ability to serve as a witness or provide evidence in a trial for up to six months and/or removal of the right to vote for up to six months.

Article IV: High Crimes

1. Treason

1.1. This entails attacking a legitimate state institution of the Union or an allied government by illegitimate means, raiding or illegally occupying a Union or allied region, or aiding an enemy against one’s own government or its allies.
1.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal of citizenship for up to two years, removal of the right to vote for up to one year, and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.
1.3. Committed in the second degree, this may be punished with removal of citizenship for up to one year, removal of the right to vote for up to six months, and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.
1.4. Committed in the third degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to six months and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.

2. Vote Manipulation

2.1. This entails using one’s office to illegitimately affect the results of a legally binding election, referendum, or other vote by willfully providing misleading information to voters regarding the vote, manipulating or willfully reporting incorrect results, failing to ensure that all citizens with the right to vote can do so, or allowing those not permitted to vote to do so.
2.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to two years and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to two years.
2.3. Committed in the second degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to one year and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to two years.
2.4. Committed in the third degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to six months and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.

3. Unlawful Disclosure

3.1. This entails intentionally disclosing classified information, as defined by law, to those not authorized to view it, unless the accused can demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that the public interest in disclosure outweighs the public interest in nondisclosure.
3.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.
3.3. Committed in the second degree, this may be punished with removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to six months.
3.4. Committed in the third degree, this may be punished with removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to three months.

Article V: Corruption in Public Office

1. Bribery

1.1. This entails offering, giving, soliciting, or receiving any item of monetary value as a means of influencing the actions of an individual holding a public or legal duty.
1.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to one year and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to two years
1.3. Committed in the second degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to two year and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.
1.4. Committed in the third degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to one year and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.

2. Abuse of Office

2.1. This entails intentionally transgressing the legal bounds of one’s public office, as established by law.
2.2. Committed in the first degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to two years and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.
2.3. Committed in the second degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to one year and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.
2.4. Committed in the third degree, this may be punished with removal of the right to vote for up to six months and/or removal of the ability to hold or run for public office for up to one year.


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Constitutional Convention

Transitional Provisions



Upon the passage of a new Constitution, these provisions shall take effect:

1. All federal and regional government officials shall hold the offices in which they currently serve, so long as these remain legal positions.
2. All currently elected House Representatives shall hold their House offices, even those which no longer exist, until the conclusion of the next general election or until otherwise disqualified by a court of law or relevant vacancy law. Vacant offices for these positions may also be filled, and those individuals appointed to these vacancies shall continue to serve for the same period.
3. All laws, except state constitutions or the equivalent, passed prior to the enactment of a new Constitution shall cease to hold legal effect.
4. All existing state constitutions or the equivalent shall automatically become those states’ official charters.
5. Heart, RGBN, Prudentia, and [the] Citizens Alliance of Democracy remain states.
6. The New Kingdom, Canterbury, Hyperion, Dot, Power, Arcem, The New United Commonwealth, and Marist Federated States remain territories.
7. Any criminal sentences currently being served shall be served for the duration for which they were issued. Any sentences issued lasting more than two years shall be reduced to two year sentences.
8. The new Constitution shall come into effect once the House has passed the Penal Code, which shall be done in the same manner that the new Constitution allows for the amendment of that code. The House is legally required, under the penalty of law, to pass a Penal Code within one week of the new Constitution’s approval.


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