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Parties / The Union People's Party
« on: March 11, 2021, 07:29:45 pm »


A true party of the people awaits you, fellow members of the Union! Join us and have your opinions heard.



Our Manifesto contains most, if not all, of the information you require!



You can apply either here by using the application below, by joining our Discord or by contacting West Kronisia on the Force Discord!

Application;

Nation in the Union:
Region:
Discord Name (inc. #_ _ _ _):

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Past Elections / Debate: General Election, March 2021
« on: March 05, 2021, 10:33:51 am »
Debate: General Elections, March 2021

Debates close on March 8 at 10:33 AM EST.



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 questions to the candidates and while the candidates are not legally bound to answering these questions, it is highly encouraged. Candidates are however legally bound to answer all questions asked of them by the Founder.

Candidates for Prime Minister
Salibaic (F)

Candidates for House of Representatives
Krovx Belgium (R)
Make America Italian Again (H)
Salibaic (F)
South Krimelski (F)
Sidervida (F)
West Kronisia (C)
Suter (R)
Tigslarlowducken (F)
Lashnakia (F)
Empire of Elysium (H)
Ushornaia (R)

Candidates for High Court
Krovx Belgium (R)
Tigslarlowducken (F)
Lashnakia (F)
DeadlyAntics (F)
Gender Nonconformists (R)

Relevant Law

1. As a candidate, you are required to answer all questions asked to you by the Founder (Renegalle) and the Speaker of the House (Kronisia) during this Debate or you will be automatically disqualified (B.4.1).

Required: Questions for All Prime Ministerial Candidates

1. What makes you the best candidate for Prime Minister?

2. What changes do you plan to make in Force to keep the community active and also encourage new people to take part in government?

3. Who would you appoint to your ideal Cabinet (ex-members, people who would be ineligible, and people not necessarily willing to serve can be included)? Why would you choose these people and what specific things would they bring to each office that you consider to be most important?

4. If elected, how do you plan (if at all) to change the structure of the existing Ministries? Would you consider abolishing, creating, or merging any of them? Why?

5. Territories are growing each month and are more important than ever in Force politics. What do you plan to do for them?


Required: Questions for All House of Representatives Candidates

1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?

4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?

5. If elected, do you plan on running for Speaker? If so, what makes you a good candidate for this position and if not, who do you think would be a better candidate?

6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?

7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?

Required: Questions for All High Court Candidates

1. The Justices are responsible for deciding the punishment for a person found guilty, following a trial. You are required to do so with the advice of the Jury. With this in mind, how would you balance your own thoughts on how harsh punishment should be with the Jury's recommendation?

2. The Justices are responsible for determining whether any laws contradict the Constitution. With this power in mind, what method(s) would you use to come to a decision as to the legality of a law? If a law was not necessarily illegal but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for it to be overturned?

3. Do you believe it is more important to take your time when deciding the verdict for a case, even if it means the guilty party goes longer without punishment, or do you believe it is more important to quickly decide on a verdict, even if it means the punishment may not be as suitable as otherwise? What factors would tilt this more in favour of one or the other?

4. Similarly to Q2, if a case was brought to the court against someone who had not necessarily done something that was illegal, but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for the case to be considered?

5. What would you do to encourage members, both new and old, to partake in the Judiciary in future?



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Removed Amendment 31 breaching sections.

https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1483907

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House Bill 58: The Political Party Act (Revised II)

Purpose: In order for political parties and organizations to be created, and function transparently and to protect regional security.

Author(s): West Kronisia, co-authored by Salibaic and Tigslarlowducken.

Article 1: Definition of a political party and registration
1. A political party in Force shall be defined as an organized group of Force citizens which have the same ideology, or who otherwise have the same political views, and who field candidates for elections in an attempt to get them elected and thereby implement the party's agenda.
2.  In order for a party to be officially recognised it must meet the following criteria:
2.1. The party must publish an official party manifesto clearly displaying its core beliefs and policies.
2.2. The party must contain at least a party chairperson or leader, and another Force Citizen.
2.3. The party shall define its officer positions within the party.
2.4. They must make membership requirements and officer positions clear on their party page.
3. If these requirements are not met, the party shall be revoked.
3.1. If a party is revoked it shall neither appear on any official government documentation nor be classified as an applicable party on elections ballots as indicated in 1.1. Article 4.

Article 2: Party Leadership
1. The chairperson or leader of the party shall be responsible for party administration.
2. All other positions shall be defined responsibilities and elected or appointed by the party itself.

Article 3: Parties in regional elections
1. A candidate must clarify in their candidacy announcement for any office what parties, if any, they are affiliated with.
2. Parties may decide independently how they choose candidates for elections.
2.1. Constitutional election law applies to all elections, including those in political parties.

Article 4: Ballots
1. All candidacy announcements shall be set out as shown in 1.1.
1.1.
[Candidate Name]
[House of Representatives / Prime Minister / Justice]
[Political Party or Independent (Unless announcing candidacy for Justice)]
1.2. Voting shall be a carried out as described in the constitution.

Article 5: Rules and Regulations for Parties

1. Parties must release an up to date membership list once per month.
2. Before each elections each party must state their nominated candidates.
3. No Foreign Political Parties shall be allowed to operate inside the Union.
3.1. Any party found or suspected to be exerting foreign influence in Force will be examined by the Court and Founder, after which its members may be tried for espionage and/or any other relevant crimes under the Constitution.

Article 6: Repeals
House Bill 51 (Political Party Act (Revised)) is hereby repealed by this bill.

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Is our new constitution legal per the Union's constitution?

https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1483907

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Constitutional Amendments / Amendment 30: House Absences Act
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:55:24 pm »
Amendment 30: House Absences Act

Authored by West Kronisia, with assistance from Renegalle.

Purpose: To clarify how House Representative Absences are conducted.

Existing Article:

Article G: Absences

1. A government office is considered absent when:

1.1. The office holder has lost citizenship.
1.2. The office holder has not spoken or performed their duties on the NationStates website, Force forums, or Force Discord server in at least 1 week.

1.2.1. If a government official anticipates an absence this long, in order to keep their position, prior to the absence they must provide reasonable cause for it and designate another official in their area of government to take on their responsibilities. This shall not apply to the Court, who are subject to G.4, regardless of the circumstances.

1.3. The office holder has resigned.
1.4. The office holder has been removed from office.
1.5. The office was left absent following an election.

2. In addition to the above conditions, an office in the House of Representatives shall be considered absent when:

2.1. The nation with which the office holder was elected is no longer present in the region.

3. In the case of an absence in the office of Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister shall assume the position of Prime Minister.

3.1. In the case that there is no Deputy Prime Minister or them choosing not to take the office of Prime Minister, the matter shall go to the House, who shall be responsible for choosing a new Prime Minister.
3.2. Any House Representative may nominate a member of the Cabinet or House for Prime Minister, provided that the nominee has agreed to their nomination. Both the nominations period and the subsequent vote shall last for 24 hours. The nominee with a majority of the vote shall become Prime Minister.

3.2.1. If no nominee receives a majority of the vote, a second vote shall be held in which only the two nominees with the highest vote totals remain. The nominee who receives a majority of the vote after 24 hours shall become Prime Minister.

3.3. If no nominations are made, an emergency election, following the same rules as a regular election, must be held.

4. In the case of an absence in the Cabinet, the Prime Minister must appoint a replacement within 7 days.
5. If all seats in the House of Representatives are vacant, an emergency election, following the same rules as a regular election, must be held if the next election for it is more than one month away.
6. In the case of an absence in the Court, the Founder must appoint a replacement within 5 days or choose to hold an emergency election for the position.
7. In the case of any other absence, unless otherwise specified by law, the office shall be considered vacant and no further action shall be taken.

New Article:
Article G: Absences

1. A government office is considered absent when:

1.1. The office holder has lost citizenship.
1.2. The office holder has not spoken or performed their duties on the NationStates website, Force forums, or Force Discord server in at least 1 week.

1.2.1. If a government official anticipates an absence this long, in order to keep their position, prior to the absence they must provide reasonable cause for it and designate another official in their area of government to take on their responsibilities. This shall not apply to the Court, who are subject to G.4, regardless of the circumstances.
1.2.1.1. A House Representative may take a leave of absence of up to one week and retain their job. However, they may not designate another official to take on their responsibilities, and must notify the Speaker of the House prior to their absence with reasoning for said absence.

1.3. The office holder has resigned.
1.4. The office holder has been removed from office.
1.5. The office was left absent following an election.

2. In addition to the above conditions, an office in the House of Representatives shall be considered absent when:

2.1. The nation with which the office holder was elected is no longer present in the region.

3. In the case of an absence in the office of Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister shall assume the position of Prime Minister.

3.1. In the case that there is no Deputy Prime Minister or them choosing not to take the office of Prime Minister, the matter shall go to the House, who shall be responsible for choosing a new Prime Minister.
3.2. Any House Representative may nominate a member of the Cabinet or House for Prime Minister, provided that the nominee has agreed to their nomination. Both the nominations period and the subsequent vote shall last for 24 hours. The nominee with a majority of the vote shall become Prime Minister.

3.2.1. If no nominee receives a majority of the vote, a second vote shall be held in which only the two nominees with the highest vote totals remain. The nominee who receives a majority of the vote after 24 hours shall become Prime Minister.

3.3. If no nominations are made, an emergency election, following the same rules as a regular election, must be held.

4. In the case of an absence in the Cabinet, the Prime Minister must appoint a replacement within 7 days.
5. If all seats in the House of Representatives are vacant, an emergency election, following the same rules as a regular election, must be held if the next election for it is more than one month away.
6. In the case of an absence in the Court, the Founder must appoint a replacement within 5 days or choose to hold an emergency election for the position.
7. In the case of any other absence, unless otherwise specified by law, the office shall be considered vacant and no further action shall be taken.

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Repeals / House Repeal X: House Bill 55
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:31:05 pm »
House Repeal 17: House Bill 55

Purpose: To repeal House Bill 55 and to be replaced with a revised bill.

Article 1: Repeal House Bill 55
1. House Bill 55, known as the Academia de Nocturna Act (Revised), is hereby repealed.

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Repeals / House Repeal X: House Bill 52
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:28:17 pm »
House Repeal X: House Bill 52
Purpose: To repeal House Bill 52 to be replaced with a revised edition.

Article 1: Repeal House Bill 52
1. House Bill 52, known as the Freedom of Information Act (Revised), is hereby repealed.

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