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Dear Xyrgistan,

Xyrgistan reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I designate you to the post of Director of World Assembly Affairs. And I do authorize you to execute and fulfil the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges and subject to the conditions prescribed.
It is affirmed by this letter and with the seal of my office.
And it is done so on this day and in this place.


Yours Sincerely,

Sir Salibaic
Prime Minister


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Executive Orders / Executive Order on Ministerial Secraterties
« on: May 01, 2021, 07:19:31 pm »
All ministerial secretaries shall be renamed to Directors and shall be appointed by the Prime Minister

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Amendment [TBA]: The Second Salibaic Cabinet Reform Act

Purpose: To separate media and culture as well as increase oversight over deputy minister appointments

Existing Article, Article C: Cabinet

2. The Prime Minister shall appoint the Cabinet and have the power to remove any of its members, except for the Founder. They shall be responsible for, at minimum, appointing ministers charged with foreign affairs, internal affairs, media and culture, and roleplay.

2.1. A minister shall be responsible for maintaining existing diplomatic relationships and forging new ones, overseeing the signing of treaties, and ensuring The Force Flyer is distributed to all of them.
2.2. A minister shall be responsible for overseeing domestic matters, including Union recruitment, ensuring new members of the Union understand how the government works and all opportunities available to them, as well as producing any official publications and documents.
2.3. A minister shall be responsible for publishing The Force Flyer on a monthly basis, creating and running events for citizens of the Union to participate in, recording the history of the Union, and continuing old and forging new traditions.
2.4. A minister shall be responsible for managing the Union roleplay.
2.5. All members of the Cabinet may appoint deputies to assist them in their duties. If any deputy is delegated power or responsibilities through the administration of a formal oath affirming this, they shall be considered a government official.


New Article, Article C: Cabinet

2. The Prime Minister shall appoint the Cabinet and have the power to remove any of its members, except for the Founder. They shall be responsible for, at minimum, appointing ministers charged with foreign affairs, internal affairs, media and culture, culture, communications and roleplay.

2.1. A minister shall be responsible for maintaining existing diplomatic relationships and forging new ones, overseeing the signing of treaties, and ensuring The Force Flyer is distributed to all of them.
2.2. A minister shall be responsible for overseeing domestic matters, including Union recruitment, ensuring new members of the Union understand how the government works and all opportunities available to them, as well as producing any official publications and documents.
2.3 A minister shall be responsible for creating and running events for citizens of the Union to participate in, recording the history of the Union, and continuing old and forging new traditions.
2.3.4. A minister shall be responsible for publishing The Force Flyer on a monthly basis., creating and running events for citizens of the Union to participate in, recording the history of the Union, and continuing old and forging new traditions.
2.4.5. A minister shall be responsible for managing the Union roleplay.
2.5.6. All members of the Cabinet may appoint deputies to assist them in their duties with formal approval of the Prime Minister. If any deputy is delegated power or responsibilities through the administration of a formal oath affirming this, they shall be considered a government official.

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Executive Orders / Executive Order on the Right to Association
« on: April 23, 2021, 02:03:43 pm »
Under my powers as Prime Minister, I hereby grant the federal right to association to all citizens without hindrance.

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Resolutions / House Resolution 10
« on: April 13, 2021, 03:02:57 pm »
House Resolution 10: Commending Sumeka

This House hereby commends Sumeka for their stellar work as Minister of Roleplay and excessive public service in multiple roles inside the Union.

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Executive Orders / Executive Order on Union Affairs Ministry
« on: April 08, 2021, 10:40:58 am »
With my powers as Prime Minister, I hereby dissolve the Union Affairs Ministry effective immediately with its powers being transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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Announcements & News / Dismissal of Minister of Union Affairs
« on: April 08, 2021, 10:39:25 am »
Dear Azerubia,

I have come to the conclusion of your dismissal from the post of Minister of Union Affairs. I have noted you on your new position of Minister of Roleplay and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately. While I greatly appreciate your efforts, this ministry also no longer has a requirement to exist and a new executive order shall be drafted shortly to dissolve Union Affairs.
Yours Sincerely,

Sir Salibaic
Prime Minister

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Announcements & News / Appointment of Minister of Roleplay
« on: April 03, 2021, 04:23:49 pm »
Dear Azerubia,

Azerubia reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I designate you to the post of Minister of Roleplay. And I do authorize you to execute and fulfil the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges and subject to the conditions prescribed.
It is affirmed by this letter and with the seal of my office.
And it is done so on this day and in this place.


Yours Sincerely,

Sir Salibaic
Prime Minister


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Executive Orders / Executive Order on the Union Armed Forces
« on: April 02, 2021, 04:04:37 pm »
With my authority as Prime Minister under §C.3 of the Constitution, I hereby establish the Union Armed Forces, which shall operate under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister and Founder.

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Executive Orders / Executive Order on Birds
« on: April 01, 2021, 11:18:56 am »
I ban birds. People may talk about birds but birds are banned.

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Amendment 36: Electoral Reform Act (Revised)
Purpose: To update the language to Article H to make the election system more fair and representative.
Author(s): Sir Salibaic and Renegalle

Existing Section: Article H: Elections

1. Stages

1.1. Elections shall begin with candidacy declarations, which shall be open for 3 days.
1.2. Following this, a debate, open to questions by all citizens, shall be held for 3 days.
1.3. The last stage shall be voting, which shall be held for 4 days.
1.4. Following the completion of one stage in an election, the next stage shall begin within 12 hours.
1.5. Should circumstances necessitate it, each stage may be shortened by up to one day. The length of a stage may not be changed once that stage has begun.

2. Voting

2.1. Voting for Prime Minister shall follow this process:

2.1.1. If there are more than two candidates, voters may rank their preferred candidates. Their favorite candidate shall be ranked 1, their second favorite 2, and so on as far as they wish to do rankings. Each candidate may only be ranked once.
2.1.2. First preference votes shall be counted initially. If a candidate achieves a majority after this, they shall be elected. Otherwise, the candidate with the least votes shall be eliminated and the second preferences of that candidate's voters shall be counted instead. This process of elimination and counting next preferences shall be repeated until one candidate has a majority of votes.

2.1.2.1. If no candidate can be eliminated or more than one can be eliminated, the second preferences of all voters shall take the place of first preference ones. If a candidate has a majority of votes at this stage, they shall be elected. Otherwise, this process shall be repeated with each successive preference until it is possible to eliminate just one candidate.
2.1.2.2. If all of a voter's preferences have been eliminated, their ballot shall not be used in further counting.
2.1.2.3. Abstentions shall not be considered in determining whether or not a candidate has achieved a majority.
2.1.2.4. If for any reason, this process of elimination does not result in a candidate holding a majority of the vote, another vote, following the same procedures and lasting only one day, shall be held.

2.2. The voting process shall vary between general and midterm elections for seats in the House of Representatives.

2.2.1. In general elections, residents of the capital, states, and territories may rank their preferred candidates to fill the seats indicated in §E.2.2. Their favorite candidate shall be ranked 1, their second favorite 2, and so on as far as they wish to do rankings. Each candidate may only be ranked once.

2.2.1.1. Should no candidate achieve a simple majority, the candidate with the least votes shall be eliminated and their second choice votes shall be divvied up among the remaining candidates. Should there be a tie for last place in first choice votes, whoever has the least second choice votes shall be eliminated, and so forth until a candidate is eliminated.
2.2.1.2. If all of a voter's preferences have been eliminated, their ballot shall not be used in further counting.
2.2.1.3. Abstentions shall not be considered in determining whether or not a candidate has achieved a majority.
2.2.1.4. This process shall be repeated with the capital and each state or territory until the total number of seats allocated are filled. If the allocated seats cannot be filled, they shall be considered absent as indicated in §G.

2.2.2. In midterm elections, Union residents may cast their vote for a registered political party or an independent candidate.

2.2.2.1. Each party or independent candidate shall be allocated seats according to the number of votes cast for them. The party or candidate with the highest vote total after this process shall be allocated one seat.

2.2.2.1.1. An independent candidate may not be allocated more than one seat in this process.

2.2.2.2. Abstentions shall not be considered when allocating seats.
2.2.2.3. This process shall be repeated until the total number of seats are filled.

2.3. In elections for Court Justices, ballots shall allow citizens to vote for or against each candidate. They may vote, at maximum, for up to five candidates if there are at least that many candidates for the position. Otherwise, they may vote, at maximum, for up to three candidates. The candidates with more votes for than against them shall be elected.

3. Oversight

3.1. All stages of general and midterm elections shall be started, overseen, and run by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
3.2. The Speaker shall be responsible for sending a telegram to all citizens of the Union's capital region and to each of its states, notifying them of the start of each election stage. They shall do the same on the Force Discord Server.
3.3. If the Speaker is unable to perform these duties, the responsibility of doing so shall fall to the Deputy Speaker. If for whatever reason, the Deputy Speaker is unable to fulfill these duties either, the Chief Justice shall be endowed with these responsibilities.

4. General Elections

4.1. These shall be held to elect the Prime Minister, all capital, state, and territorial representatives in the House, and all Court Justices.
4.2. They shall begin on the first of March, July, and November.

5. Midterm Elections

5.1. These shall be held to elect the Union's representatives in the House and all Court Justices.
5.2. They shall begin on the first of January, May, and September.

6. No emergency election for a vacant office shall conflict with a regularly scheduled election for that same office.


New Section: Article H: Elections

1. Stages

1.1. Elections shall begin with candidacy declarations, which shall be open for 3 days.
1.1.1. In midterm elections, registered political parties and independent candidates shall be able to declare their candidacy, with parties being required to provide lists of candidates for the allocated seats. They may only choose candidates from that list if they are allocated seats, unless extraordinary circumstances, such as an absence, or a list candidate leaving the party, require otherwise.
1.2. Following this, a debate, open to questions by all citizens, shall be held for 3 days.
1.3. The last stage shall be voting, which shall be held for 4 days.
1.4. Following the completion of one stage in an election, the next stage shall begin within 12 hours.
1.5. Should circumstances necessitate it, each stage may be shortened by up to one day. The length of a stage may not be changed once that stage has begun.

2. Voting

2.1. Voting for Prime Minister shall follow this process:

2.1.1. If there are two candidates, voters shall choose their preferred candidate and the candidate with a majority of votes shall be elected. If there are more than two candidates, voters may rank their preferred candidates. Their favorite candidate shall be ranked 1, their second favorite 2, and so on as far as they wish to do rankings. Each candidate may only be ranked once. Only a voter’s last preference(s) may be marked as an abstention.
2.1.2. First preference votes shall be counted initially. If a candidate achieves a majority after this, they shall be elected. Otherwise, the candidate with the least votes shall be eliminated and the second preferences of that candidate's voters shall be counted instead. This process of elimination and counting next preferences shall be repeated until one candidate has a majority of votes.

2.1.2.1. If no candidate can be eliminated or more than one can be eliminated, the second preferences of all voters shall take the place of first preference ones. If a candidate has a majority of votes at this stage, they shall be elected. Otherwise, this process shall be repeated with each successive preference until it is possible to eliminate just one candidate.
2.1.2.2. If all of a voter's preferences have been eliminated, their ballot shall not be used in further counting.
2.1.2.3. Abstentions shall not be considered in determining whether or not a candidate has achieved a majority.
2.1.2.4. If for any reason, this process of elimination does not result in a candidate holding a majority of the vote, another vote, following the same procedures and lasting only one day, shall be held.

2.2. The voting process shall vary between general and midterm elections for seats in the House of Representatives.

2.2.1. In general elections, residents of the capital, states, and territories may rank their preferred candidates to fill the seats indicated in §E.2.2. Their favorite candidate shall be ranked 1, their second favorite 2, and so on as far as they wish to do rankings. Each candidate may only be ranked once. Only a voter’s last preference(s) may be marked as an abstention.

2.2.1.1. The total number of votes cast in each region divided by the number of seats allocated to that region shall determine how many votes a candidate is required to gain a seat representing it. If this is not a whole number, it shall be rounded to the nearest one. Abstentions shall not be considered when determining the total number of votes cast.

2.2.1.2. Each candidate who receives the required number of votes shall be elected.

2.2.1.2.1. In the first round, those candidates with the required number of votes in voters’ first preferences shall be elected. If any such candidate achieves more votes than required, then their surplus votes shall be transferred to their voters’ second preference candidates, or if these candidates have already been elected or eliminated, then to their third preference candidates and so on.

2.2.1.3. In the second round, if there are still unallocated seats and multiple candidates who have not yet been elected, the candidate(s) with the least votes shall automatically be eliminated. Votes for these candidate(s) shall be transferred to their voters’ second preference, third preference, or likewise ordered candidates until an unelected and uneliminated candidate exists to which the vote can be transferred. This round shall continue until all candidates have been elected or eliminated.

2.2.1.3. Abstentions shall not be considered in determining whether or not a candidate has achieved a majority.

2.2.1.4. If all of a voter's preferences have been counted, their ballot shall not be used in further counting.

2.2.1.5. This process shall be repeated with the capital and each state or territory until the total number of seats allocated are filled. If theany allocated seats cannot be filled, they shall be considered absent as indicated in §G.

2.2.2. In midterm elections, Union residents may cast their vote for a registered political party or an independent candidate.

2.2.2.1. Each party and each independent candidate shall be allocated seats according to the total number of votes cast divided by the number of available seats and this calculation shall determine how many votes a party or independent candidate needs to gain a seat. Abstentions shall not be considered in this calculation.

2.2.2.1.1. An independent candidate may not be allocated more than one seat in this process.

2.2.2.2. Abstentions shall not be considered when allocating seats.
2.2.2.3. This process shall be repeated until the total number of seats are filled.


2.3. In elections for Court Justices, ballots shall allow citizens to vote for or against each candidate. They may vote, at maximum, for up to five candidates if there are at least that many candidates for the position. Otherwise, they may vote, at maximum, for up to three candidates. The candidates with more votes for than against them shall be elected.

2.4. If for any reason, an election ends with no candidate holding a majority of the vote, whether by process of elimination or otherwise, another vote, following the same procedures and lasting one day, shall be held. If there is only one candidate in that contest, their seat shall be considered absent as indicated in §G.

2.5. If there is only one candidate for a position, voters must approve of that candidate with a simple majority in order for them to be elected.

3. Oversight

3.1. All stages of general and midterm elections shall be started, overseen, and run by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
3.2. The Speaker shall be responsible for ensuring the citizens of the Union are informed of the start of each election stage, no later than 12 hours after each stage has begun. They must ensure all citizens are notified both by telegram and on the Union’s regional Discord serverssending a telegram to all citizens of the Union's capital region and to each of its states, notifying them of the start of each election stage. They shall do the same on the Force Discord Server.
3.3. If the Speaker is unable to perform these duties, the responsibility of doing so shall fall to the Deputy Speaker. If for whatever reason, the Deputy Speaker is unable to fulfill these duties either, the FounderChief Justice shall be endowed with themse responsibilities.

4. General Elections

4.1. These shall be held to elect the Prime Minister, all capital, state, and territorial representatives in the House, and all Court Justices.
4.2. They shall begin on the first of March, July, and November.

5. Midterm Elections

5.1. These shall be held to elect the Union's representatives in the House and all Court Justices.
5.2. They shall begin on the first of January, May, and September.

6. No emergency election for a vacant office shall conflict with a regularly scheduled election for that same office.

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Bills / House Bill 60: Judicial Safeguard Act
« on: March 25, 2021, 06:45:44 am »
House Bill 60: Judicial Safeguard Act

Purpose: To safeguard citizens from self-incrimination and provide additional rights during a trial.

Author(s): Sir Salibaic, (Originally written by Sir Lashnakia and Loomburg)

Article 1: Trial Rights

1. No person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.
2. All Union citizens shall have the right to seek legal counsel during a High Court trial.
2.1. The Union Federal government shall be mandated to provide legal counsel in some shape or form during a High Court trial if a citizen requests legal counsel.
3. All citizens have the right to face their accuser and compel their testimony during a trial.
4. The Defense and the Prosecution have the right to call witnesses on their behalf during a trial.

Article 2: Statute of Limitations

1. No citizen in the Union shall have to face charges for a crime committed more than 6 months prior, except crimes in which evidence showing the crime had been committed was only discovered up to 6 months after.

2. No citizen in the Union shall be punished for the same criminal act twice.

Article 3: Private Settlements

1. Crimes in which a private settlement was reached, agreed to, and acted upon by all parties involved shall not be eligible for prosecution by the Court.
1.1. This will only apply if the private settlement was made aware to the court before the commencement of the relevant trial.

Article 4: Repeals

1. House Bill 39: Citizen Rights & Safeguard Act (Revised II) and House Bill 39: Judicial Fairness Act Revised is repealed.

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Executive Orders / Executive Order on Union State Religion
« on: March 22, 2021, 08:18:50 pm »
Hootism shall be declared the Union of Force's state religion. Renegalle shall be named, the Primary Hoot of the Owls. Salibaic shall be granted the title Lord Protector of the Owls.

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Announcements & News / Appointment of Advisor to the Prime Minister
« on: March 14, 2021, 04:16:29 pm »
Dear Sidervida,

Sidervidareposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I designate you to the post of Advisor to the Prime Minister. And I do authorize you to execute and fulfil the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges and subject to the conditions prescribed.
It is affirmed by this letter and with the seal of my office.
And it is done so on this day and in this place.


Yours Sincerely,

Sir Salibaic
Prime Minister


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Dear Azerubia,

It is with great pride and responsibility I designate to you and nominate you for the position of Deputy Prime Minister of the Union of Force. I trust you great with this office and believe you shall do well. It is affirmed by this letter and my seal that on this day and this hour, I officially nominate you for Deputy Prime Minister.


Congratulations,
Salibaic
Prime Minister of the Union of Force


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