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A vacancy is opening up for the position of Foreign Affairs Minister. Please express your interest below, and the Prime Minister will follow up with you in due course.

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Cabinet News / Appointment of interim Minister of Foreign Affairs
« on: January 01, 2022, 08:29:11 am »
APPOINTMENT TO THE POST OF INTERIM MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS



The Democratic States of Lashnakia (myself) I is hereby designated to the position of Interim Minister of Foreign Affairs. You are authorized to execute and fulfill the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges it entails.


Lashnakia
Prime Minister of Force






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Dear Papal Reconquista,

I have discussed this matter with Renegalle and yourself, and after careful consideration and your clear desire to leave your ministry anyway, I have come to the decision you will be leaving your position effective immediately.
While I greatly appreciate your efforts, you are not able to effectively lead your Ministry.

On a personal note, while your tenure has not worked out as envisaged, I personally regard you as a great, honourable guy, and I hope you stick around.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be led temporarily by myself and Renegalle for the remainder of the term.

Lashnakia
Prime Minister of Force

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APPOINTMENT TO THE POSTS OF DIRECTOR OF THE WORLD ASSEMBLY & DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION



The Most Serene Zombie Republic of Battadia reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I designate you to take over the position of Director of World Assembly Affairs, and special assistant to the Prime Minister. You are authorized to execute and fulfill the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges it entails.



The Second Republic of Spadsouth reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I designate you to take over the position of Director of the Immigration, and special assistant to the Prime Minister. You are authorized to execute and fulfill the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges it entails.



Congratulations,
Lashnakia
Prime Minister of Force





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Defunct Executive Orders / Executive Order: Internal Affairs Directorates
« on: December 18, 2021, 05:08:47 pm »
By order of the Prime Minister, the directorate of Immigration and Outreach is hereby split into two separate directorates, one being Immigration, one Outreach.

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Cabinet News / Appointment of Interim Minister of Internal Affairs
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:09:44 pm »
APPOINTMENT TO THE POST OF INTERIM MINISTER OF INTERAL AFFAIRS



The People’s Republic of Bertilistan, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I designate you to take over the position of Minister of Internal Affairs on an interim basis, and special assistant to the Prime Minister. You are authorized to execute and fulfill the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges it entails.

Congratulations,
Lashnakia
Prime Minister of Force





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Cabinet News / Appointment to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs
« on: November 14, 2021, 08:10:08 am »
APPOINTMENT TO THE POST OF MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS



The Theocracy of Papal Reconquista, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I designate you to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs and special assistant to the Prime Minister. You are authorized to execute and fulfill the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges it entails.

Congratulations,
Lashnakia
Prime Minister of Force





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Cabinet News / Appointment to the post of Minister of Media
« on: November 14, 2021, 08:07:52 am »
APPOINTMENT TO THE POST OF MINISTER OF MEDIA



The Most Serene Zombie Republic of Battadia, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I designate you to the position of Minister of Media and special assistant to the Prime Minister. You are authorized to execute and fulfill the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges it entails.

Congratulations,
Lashnakia
Prime Minister of Force





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Cabinet News / Appointment to the post of Press Secretary
« on: November 13, 2021, 11:38:06 am »
APPOINTMENT TO THE POST OF PRESS SECRETARY



The Republic of Sidervida, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I designate you to the position of Press Secretary and special assistant to the Prime Minister. You are authorized to execute and fulfill the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges it entails.

Congratulations,
Lashnakia
Prime Minister of Force





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Defunct Executive Orders / Executive Order: The Director of Heritage
« on: November 13, 2021, 05:26:38 am »
The position of the Director of Heritage shall be scrapped, due to its never-ending vacancy and pointlessness, since Renegalle does that job.

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NOMINATION FOR THE POST OF DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER



The People's Republic of West Kronisia, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I nominate you to the post of Deputy Prime Minister and special assistant to the Prime Minister. You are authorized, if confirmed, to execute and fulfill the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges it entails.

Congratulations,
Lashnakia
Prime Minister of Force





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Cabinet News / Lashnakia Term 3 - Cabinet, Directorates and Goals
« on: November 13, 2021, 05:10:53 am »
The Lashnakia - West Kronisia Administration



The Cabinet

Relevant Law:

2. The Prime Minister shall be the Union’s head of government. They shall be responsible for actively leading the Union and Cabinet and ensuring the proper functioning of government. They shall hold the sole power to create and dissolve ministries and other executive departments, appoint and dismiss ministers, other members of the Cabinet, and executive officials, except for the Founder, pardon or reduce the sentences of individuals convicted of legal offenses, and sign or revoke treaties between the Union and other sovereign governments.


Prime Minister Lashnakia authorizes all individuals cited in this list to fulfill the duties of their respective offices and to hold the powers and privileges given to them. Prime Minister Lashnakia affirms total trust in these individuals to complete their assigned tasks and believes in their integrity and competence to be capable of giving the people of the Union of Force a good and functioning government.

Prime Minister of the Union of Force - Sir Lashnakia
Deputy Prime Minister of the Union of Force - West Kronisia (to be nominated)

Minister of Foreign Affairs - Battadia
Minister of Internal Affairs - Sir Salibaic
Minister of Media - TBA
Minister of Culture - Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm 1234567890
Minister of Roleplay - Sir Sumeka

Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Union of Force - Sir Azerubia
Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Union of Force - Tigarslowducken
Press Secretary - Sidervida



The Directorates


Prime Minister Lashnakia's Directors, as listed below, shall work on providing help to certain sectors of ministries in order to ensure a smooth functioning and less workload on Ministers.

Bertilistan - Director of Immigration and Outreach
Spadsouth - Director of World Assembly Affairs

Battadia - Director of Diplomacy

Sidervida - Director of Culture
TBA - Director of Heritage

Tigslarlowducken - Director of Roleplay Development



Goals

- My administration shall work on solidifying the World Assembly program, and expanding it to support public votes on WA proposals.

- My administration shall work with the recruitment program, and work on bringing more recruiters in.

- My administration shall look to find ways to improve the outreach and attractions of the Civil Service.

- My administration shall look to recruit more civil servants for each ministry.

- My administration shall work to regain some of our previous relations before the TSSU drama.

- My administration shall work to expand our relations, and look for new regions to interact with.

- My administration shall work to produce a good quality Force Flyer on time every month, fixing up the issues recently.

- My administration shall look to continue the good work of Culture with more contests, events and competitions etc.

- My administration shall work towards fixing the issues of the roleplay ministry - simplifying the stats program, increasing ministry participation and time it takes to approve roleplay participants.

- My administration shall work towards a potential UN program within the roleplay ministry, tailored to the suggestions of Sir Sumeka.

- My administration shall look to slowly increase the population of Force, and stabilise the region's activity.




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Old Amendments / Amendment 41: Term Reform Act
« on: October 24, 2021, 01:12:37 pm »
Amendment 41: Term Reform Act

Purpose: To merge general and midterm elections to promote competition and further the democratic process.

Authors: Lashnakia and Salibaic

Existing Clauses, §E.1-§E.2.3

1. The House shall consist of Representatives from the Union.
2. The total number of seats in the House of Representatives shall be decided at the start of every House election.
2.1. The Union at-large shall be allocated one seat for every twenty World Assembly nations it possesses.
2.2. Each state and the capital shall be allocated two seats and one additional seat for every ten World Assembly nations they possess.
2.3. Each territory shall be allocated a single seat.

New Clauses, §E.1-§E.2.3

1. The House shall consist of Representatives from the Union.
2. The total number of seats in the House of Representatives shall be decided at the start of every House election.
2.1. The Union at-large shall be allocated one seat for every twenty World Assembly nations it possesses.
2.1.1 These shall be collectively referred to as Union list seats.
2.2. Each state and the capital shall be allocated two seats and one additional seat for every ten World Assembly nations they possess.
2.2.1 These shall be collectively referred to as constituency seats.
2.3. Each territory shall be allocated a single seat.


Existing Section, Article H: Elections

1. Stages

1.1. Elections shall begin with candidacy declarations, which shall be open for three 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 three days.
1.3. The last stage shall be voting, which shall be held for four days.
1.4. Following the completion of one stage in an election, the next stage shall begin within twelve 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 one, their second favorite two, 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.
2.2. 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 one, their second favorite two, 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.
2.2.1.4. 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 any 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.
2.3. 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.
2.4. 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 twelve hours after each stage has begun. They must ensure all citizens are notified both by telegram and on the Union’s regional Discord servers.
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 Founder shall be endowed with them.

4. General Elections

4.1. These shall be held to elect the Prime Minister and all capital, state, and territorial representatives in the House.
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.
5.2. They shall begin on the first of January, May, and September.
6. If an emergency election is held less than or equal to one month before a regularly scheduled election, the regularly scheduled election shall be canceled. Emergency elections for the House of Representatives must be for: all Union-wide seats, all capital, state, and territorial seats, and/or all seats in a regional constituency.


New Section, Article H: Elections

1. Stages

1.1. Elections shall begin with candidacy declarations, which shall be open for three 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 three days.
1.3. The last stage shall be voting, which shall be held for four days.
1.4. Following the completion of one stage in an election, the next stage shall begin within twelve 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 one, their second favorite two, 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.
2.2. The voting process shall be as follows for constituency and Union list seats.
2.2.1. The voting process for constituency seats shall allow residents of the capital, states, and territories to rank their preferred candidates to fill the seats indicated in §E.2. Their favorite candidate shall be ranked one, their second favorite two, 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.
2.2.1.4. 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 any allocated seats cannot be filled, they shall be considered absent as indicated in §G.
2.2.2. The voting process for Union list seats shall allow all Union residents to 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. However, if one seat remains  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.
2.3. 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.
2.4. 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 twelve hours after each stage has begun. They must ensure all citizens are notified both by telegram and on the Union’s regional Discord servers.
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 Founder shall be endowed with them.

4. General Elections

4.1. These shall be held to elect the Prime Minister and all constituency and Union list seats in the House.
4.2. They shall begin on the first of January, March, May, July, September and November.

5. If an emergency election is held less than or equal to one month before a regularly scheduled election, the regularly scheduled election shall be canceled. Emergency elections for the House of Representatives must be for: all Union list seats, all constituency seats, and/or all seats in a regional constituency.


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Honourable Justices of the Court,

I am placing a request for review on the topic of the nomination of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The ONLY clause the constitution references the topic in is below:

"4. The Prime Minister can nominate a Deputy Prime Minister to help oversee the ministries. The House of Representatives shall be presented with that nominee and must hold a vote lasting three days, until all House Representatives have voted, or until a majority of House members have approved or rejected the nominee. If the nominee is rejected, the Prime Minister may present a new nominee and restart the process."

This does not specify, in the case of the most recent appointment, if a DPM has to be re-nominated, either in the case of a second re-election, or, more prominently, if the current DPM was nominated in the middle of a term following a resignation.

This is what I would like clarified before the issue next comes up.

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Cabinet News / Resignation - Advisor to the PM
« on: March 14, 2021, 04:07:07 pm »
`Mr. Prime Minister,

While I greatly appreciate the trust shown in me by my appointment as Advisor, due to my election as Chief Justice I feel it is no longer appropriate I serve in such a capacity.

I wish you and the cabinet the best of luck for the new term.

Thank you,
Sir Lashnakia

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