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Ocenaia wrote:Honorable President Nova Blazeville, the text of this amendment complies with procedure 2 of Chapter 9 of the constitution. Therefore this amendment will begin operation upon your assent.

The Parliament, having passed this bill in both houses, has presented this bill to amend the constitution on your desk.

Nova Blazeville wrote:I give my assent.

The 1st amendment to the constitution is now operational.

Do we have voting rules here or not? If not I'll make a proposal.

The Montonian wrote:Do we have voting rules here or not? If not I'll make a proposal.

technically we do, however those are no longer in effect since new constitution

however, as part of my planned reforms I have it on the list:

establishing a Union election commission to administer elections
changing way people are elected.

however we have ste up rules for this, so I suggest you make an election bill and maybe it could tackle stuff like election fraud punishment, election fraud procedure, election security stuff like that. If you don't mind, I'd like for you to work on that with the Senior Legislative Advisors Committee.

Nova Blazeville wrote:I suggest you make an election bill and maybe it could tackle stuff like election fraud punishment, election fraud procedure, election security stuff like that. If you don't mind, I'd like for you to work on that with the Senior Legislative Advisors Committee.

They're still working on that WA Delegate bill so I'll just make it and put it in the house as a bill.

Democratic Union of Free States
Victory to the Union
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Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States

Preamble
We the people of the Democratic Union of Free States having solemnly
resolved to constitute this Union into a Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic and to form a better Union shall secure to protect all rights of the people, and to rule in benefit of the people, we on 9th day of February, in our Parliament, hereby establish this Constitution.

Article I - The Union and Its Territory

Section I - Territory of the Union
  1. All citizens, residents, diplomats and any individual with similar status thereof shall reside in the main region that is the Democratic Union of Free States, unless specified by the Union itself.

  2. The Union shall in order to better perform its functions in transparency be allowed to create regions for the needs of its Legislature, Judiciary and any similar institution thereof.

Section II - Provisions regarding Merging with the Union

  1. The Union is indivisible and in a state of perpetual Union, this Constitution shall be a symbol of the Integrity of the Union.

  2. For an Independent Sovereign region or a region of similar status to merge with the Union, it shall need a ⅔ majority of both chambers of Parliament and assent of the President.

Article II - The Union and its Government
  1. The Democratic Union of Free States, that is the Union shall be a representative democracy, and recognizes that the sovereignty of the Union lays with the people, for the Government to be for the People, it must be made of the People.

  2. The Union shall be organized as a Representative Democracy to make laws, law is the expression of the general will of every citizen, who has the right to participate in it through his or her representative, it must be the same for all whether it is to protect or to punish.

  3. The power to govern this union shall come from the people and be vested in the Government which shall be made up of three Branches:

    1. Executive; which shall enforce all laws of the Union and run its day to day operations.

    2. Legislative; which shall create laws to govern this Union

    3. Judicial; which shall interpret those laws and this Constitution.

Article III - Fundamental Duties of the Union Government

Section I - The Executive Branch
  1. The Executive Branch shall be headed by the President of the Democratic Union of Free States.

  2. This Branch of government shall have the duty to run the Union, and to protect and defend this Constitution and enforce all of the Laws passed by the Union.

Section II - The Union Parliament

  1. All power to create legislation for this Union shall be vested within the Union Parliament.

  2. The parliament has the authority to create laws, which shall be enforced by the Executive Branch.

Section III - The Union Judiciary

  1. The power of the Judiciary shall be vested within the Supreme Court of the Union.

  2. It is the fundamental duty of the Supreme Court to interpret this Constitution and to make sure that any laws passed abide by this Constitution.

Article IV - Power of the Government to grant Citizenship
  1. The Union Parliament shall have the authority to create legislation in regards to Citizenship.

  2. The President may with the Assent of the Parliament grant Citizenship to any individual.

Article V - Power of the Government to Revoke Citizenship
  1. Only the President with assent of the Supreme Court shall have the authority to revoke the status of citizenship if deemed necessary.

  2. The Supreme Court may revoke the status of Citizenship for certain High Crimes.

Article VI - Fundamental Rights of Citizens of this Union

Section I - Unalienable Rights
  1. Unalienable rights, are irrevocable rights, that shall stay with all Union Citizens no matter what.

  2. The Freedom to Justice, Freedom, Thought and religion are recognized as Unalienable rights of Union Citizens.

Section II - Regulated Rights

  1. Regulated rights are defined as rights that the Government or a High Official can suspend or regulate for the Protection, Security and Benefit of the Union.

  2. The freedom of assembly and freedom to run in public office are considered regulated rights.

Article VII - Rights of Residents and Diplomats
  1. Any residents, diplomats, and individuals with similar status thereof shall have all the rights specified in Article VI section one and any other rights regulated by the Union Government.

Article VIII - The President and Vice President

Section I - The President
  1. The President is the Chief Executive, Protector, and defender of the Union and the Head of the Democratic Union of Free States.

  2. All Executive authority and power shall be vested in the President of the Democratic Union of Free States.

  3. The President being the Chief Executive may in his wish at any moment issue an Executive Order, these said orders have the Jurisdiction over the following areas:

    1. Command and Direct the Departments and agencies of the Union Executive Council, including dismissing and appointing subordinate officials, creating subordinate offices, creation of independent offices or agencies within the department or autonomous from any department, or to Change the Organization of the Specified department or office.

    2. Close the border, in the event of a Regional Emergency, or security for a period of ten days, this time period may be extended by wish of the Parliament upon proposal from the President.

    3. To, the best of his/her ability, enforce any and all passed legislation.

    4. Pardon individuals from indictments or Judicial Rulings if necessary for the benefit of the people of the Union. A Presidential Pardon must be voted on by a ⅔ majority of the House of Delegates, if accepted the indicted individual is pardoned, if rejected the individual serves his or her sentence if the House considers the Individual may go back to a court to serve a second trial. The President may only pardon someone for the same crime once.

    5. To, via proclamation or promulgation, dissolve the House of Delegates if they are not representing the People, or are causing legislative
      dysfunction. An order to dissolve the House of Delegates may be nullified by the
      Supreme Court. The House of Delegates may be dissolved by the request of the Speaker
      of the House of Delegates or by a majority vote from the House of Delegates. Upon
      dissolution of the House of Delegates, an election will be called.

  4. The President shall have the authority to appoint all members of the Union Executive Council, and dismiss them or dissolve this council upon his wish. All appointments made by the President may be questioned by the Legislative Assembly if they deem it necessary.

  5. All bills become laws upon assent of the President, and the President may reserve the right to veto a bill. A Presidential Veto may be overridden by the Union Parliament as specified by Chapter V of this Constitution.
    It shall be the duty of the President, and his appointed officials to execute and enforce all legislation passed by the Union Parliament.

  6. The President shall have the duty to nominate all Justices to the Supreme Court and these nominees shall be confirmed by the Legislative Assembly.

  7. The President shall appoint or nominate all other officials as specified by passed legislation.

  8. The President if needed in a matter of emergency or security call for an emergency session of Parliament. The President may not directly propose laws but can recommend to Parliament that a certain topic of legislation may be researched by them.

  9. Any citizen may hold the Office of President, unless they hold a position in a foreign sovereign government of Significant Power. The President if found to have abused his power, committed Treason, or other High Crimes may be impeached and removed from his office as specified by Chapter VIII of this Constitution.

Section II - The Vice President

  1. The Vice-President, shall be the highest official subordinate to the President, and shall aid and advise the President in his or her duties.

  2. The Vice-President may retain a role in the Union Executive Council. The Vice-President is the ex-officio chairman of the Legislative Assembly and shall chair all its debates.

  3. In case of incapacitation, resignation, impeachment, or absence of the President the Vice-President shall serve as Acting President for the duration of the Absence or for the Rest of the Term. If in case upon the permanent absence of the President or the Impeachment of the President, the Vice President shall assume the role of President for the rest of the Term and shall nominate a Vice-President which shall be confirmed by the Legislative Assembly.

  4. If in case of Permanent absence of the Vice-President or the Impeachment of the Vice-President, the President shall nominate a new Vice-President which shall be confirmed by the Legislative Assembly. If in case of temporary absence of the Vice-President, high ranking officials of the Union Executive Council shall occupy any position the Vice-President retains in the Union Executive Council, and the Assembly shall place a specified Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Assembly to chair its debates.

  5. The Vice-President is elected alongside the President as specified by Chapter VII of this Constitution. The Vice-President shall also be subject to the same Impeachment proceedings of the President.

Article IX - The Union Executive Council

Section I - Role and Members
  1. The Union Executive Council shall be the principal body of the Government consisting of the President, the Vice-President, Directors, and other appointed Advisers or heads of lower agencies which shall be presided over by the President or an official representing or acting in his or her name.

  2. The Union Executive Council is an advisory body to the President and shall carry out administrative functions to aid the President in fulfilling his or her duties of the Chief Executive Officer of this Union as provided by law.

  3. The President shall appoint members to the Union Executive Council. Members of the Union Executive Council, excluding the Vice-President, serve at the pleasure of the President.

Section II - Departments and Lower Agencies

  1. Departments are a sector of the Executive Branch of Government and shall carry out executive functions as provided by law. A Department is headed by a Director who is appointed by the President. The Director may appoint a Deputy Director and any assisting staff if necessary.

  2. A Department is established by an act of Parliament. The President or the Director may change the internal organization of the Department but not its functions.

  3. A Lower Agency is defined as a body that is either purely advisory or is a subordinate body within a department. A Lower Agency may be created by the President via executive order. A Lower Agency may be dissolved by Parliament if both chambers reach a ⅔ majority vote.

Article X - The Legislative Assembly

Section I - Members
  1. The Legislative Assembly shall have a minimum of four members.

  2. For every two delegates added to the House, a member shall be added to the Assembly.

  3. The Assembly shall consist of the Legislators, the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly and (if one is appointed) a Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Assembly.

  4. The Chairman of the Assembly, shall be the Vice-President of the Union who shall hold this office ex-officio, as its Chairman, he or she shall chair all debates of the Assembly, and shall place all bills to vote in the Assembly. In case of a tie, the Chairman will cast a vote to break the tie. The Chairman has the authority to reject a motion from the Assembly to Impeach a Justice, this motion may be challenged by the Assembly with a ¾ majority vote.

  5. The Chairman of the Legislative Assembly shall appoint a Deputy Chairman to
    act in his or her name when the Chairman is not present to discharge the
    functions of their office.

  6. If the Chairman or Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Assembly are not present
    to preside over this Assembly, The President or a majority of the Legislative
    Assembly shall appoint a Chairman Pro-Tempore to be the presiding officer in
    this Chamber until the Chairman or Deputy Chairman can return to resume their
    duties.

Section II - Duties Role of the Legislative Assembly

  1. The Primary role of this Assembly, which shall be the Upper Chamber of the Union Parliament, is to legislate and debate on laws on what they think is best for the people. Any laws proposed in the Assembly must also pass the House of Delegates, unless in specific provisions.

  2. The following provisions shall regard specific areas of Legislation that the Assembly can pass on their own or must originate within the Assembly.

  3. All proposals regarding the ratification of Treaties proposed by foreign regions must originate within the Assembly, and shall move onto the House after it has passed the Assembly with a ⅔ majority vote.

  4. All proposals regarding minor treaties or executive agreements shall require that the Assembly pass it with a ⅔ majority vote by themselves.

  5. Proposals to override a Presidential Veto must originate in the Assembly and requires a ⅔ majority in the Assembly and a ⅔ majority in the House to pass.

  6. The Assembly shall have the duty to confirm the Justices with the Majority vote.

  7. A motion to establish committees relating to the Assembly, with the Chairman of the Assembly having the authority to appoint members to this said committee.
    Proposals to Impeach Justices.

Article XI - The House of Delegates

Section I - Members
  1. The House of Delegates shall be made up of Delegates, a Speaker of the House of Delegates and (if one is appointed) a Deputy Speaker of the House of Delegates.

  2. There shall be a minimum of four Delegates present in the House, the Seats of the House of Delegates shall increase or Decrease as decided by the House, a plan to add or subtract members from the House will be proposed by the House, and shall be voted on by the Assembly and shall take effect upon assent of the President. Delegates are representatives of the People in the House of Delegates.

  3. The Speaker of the House of Delegates is chosen by the House itself, and can either choose one of their own for the speakership or invite a non-house member to occupy the Position. It shall be the duty of the Speaker to place bills on the floor of the House for vote as he or she sees fit, and to abide by and enforce the rules and procedures of the House of Delegates. The Speaker shall only vote in case to break a tie.

  4. The Speaker of the House of Delegates shall appoint a Deputy Speaker to act in
    his or her name when the Speaker is not present to discharge the duties of their
    office.

  5. If the Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the House of Delegates are not present to
    preside over this House, the President shall appoint an Interim Speaker who shall
    act as the Presiding Officer of this Chamber until the Speaker or Deputy Speaker
    shall return to resume their duties.

Section II - Duties and Role of the House of Delegates

  1. The Primary role of this House, which shall be the Lower Chamber of the Union Parliament, is to legislate and debate on laws on what the people think is best for the Union. Any laws proposed in the House must also pass the Legislative Assembly, unless in specific provisions.

  2. The following provisions shall regard specific areas of Legislation that the House can pass on their own or must originate within the House:

    1. The power to prorogue or declare that the House shall be in recess

    2. The Power to launch an investigation, or to subpoena shall vest solely in the House according to passed legislation. This said motion may be challenged in the Supreme Court.

    3. The Power to give regional power to certain officials shall originate in the House and shall pass with a ⅔ majority onto the Assembly.

  3. The House shall have the power to delay bills from entering the House with a ¾ majority vote.

Article XII:A - Further Provisions
  1. If in case of emergency or extreme need of urgent legislative action in a time that Parliament is acting to slow or cannot be convened; the President shall issue an Ordinance which shall have the force of law.

    1. Provided that the President may only issue such an Ordinance upon recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Delegates, (or) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, (or) at least two members of either chamber of Parliament.

    2. Provided that the said Ordinance does not amend the Constitution or modify its provisions in any way

    3. Ordinances must be ratified by Parliament upon two weeks from the date it was issued. The term of an Ordinance may be extended for a maximum of two weeks by the President if the Supreme Court issues a proclamation unanimously agreeing to do so.

    4. If an ordinance is not ratified after its expiry it shall be rendered null and void.

    5. The President may withhold his assent from an ordinance that has been recommended to him or her. The President is obliged to assent to an Ordinance if it is recommended to him or her by more than two parliament members from either chamber.

    6. The Supreme Court has the authority to strike down an ordinance and render it null and void if they believe it is unconstitutional.

  2. The Presiding Officers of each house shall decide the rules of that chamber if no
    such law exists stating rules for that Chamber. Rules include (but are not limited to); Conduct,
    Communication, Procedure and Inter-Branch Communication and other criteria
    as decided by the Presiding Officer and the said Chamber.

  3. If in case that both Chambers of Parliament cause legislative dysfunction (Not
    able to pass any legislation due to political deadlock for an extended period of
    time) or a majority of the members of both houses are inactive; The President may
    dissolve both Houses of Parliament and call an election. An order to dissolve both
    Houses of Parliament must be approved by the Supreme Court.

  4. The President shall have the right to Convene Parliament or a chamber of parliament at any time, if he or she deems it necessary

    1. Provided that the Presiding Officers believe that business can be conducted in such a case, and advise the President accordingly on if the members of Parliament are active enough to be convened.

    2. The President is not bound by the Advice of the Presiding Officers in this matter.

  5. The President shall have the authority to, via public notification or proclamation, prorogue Parliament which will cause it to be temporarily suspended in animation.

    1. Provided that the recommendation of the House of Delegates, (or) The Presiding officers of both houses of Parliament (or) a majority Supreme Court be attained before such a notification or proclamation is issued.

    2. Parliament may not be prorogued for more than three weeks.

    3. Notwithstanding the foregoing provision, the Legislative Assembly may extend the period of the prorogation for at maximum three additional weeks.

Article XII - Role and Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
  1. All power of the Judiciary shall be vested within the Supreme Court.

  2. The Court shall have the power to conduct Civil and Criminal Cases as well as the power of Judicial Review; where the Supreme Court may declare any law or provision of a law as Unconstitutional.

  3. The Supreme Court shall have the authority to indict any official for violating a law, and if agreed upon constitutionally the Court may release Court Orders requiring an individual to subpoena information or testify, with regards to this Constitution.

  4. The Supreme Court shall handle all cases and check to make sure that any official does not step out of their designated authority.

Article XIII - The Justices
  1. The Supreme Court shall have a minimum of Three Justices, the Union Parliament with assent of the President have the authority to add more Justices to the Supreme Court.

  2. It shall be the duty of the Justices to protect the basic structure, and integrity of this Constitution.

  3. The Supreme Court shall be led by a Chief Justice who shall be the oldest serving member of the Supreme Court. It shall be the Duty of the Chief Justice to declare when the Court shall meet and with the assent of an Associate Justice when to accept a case to the Supreme Court. For all Impeachment trials with the exception of Impeachment trials of Justices, the Chief Justice shall preside. In case of absence, incapacitation, resignation or impeachment of the Chief Justice, the next oldest serving Justice shall assume the role of the Chief Justice for the duration of the absence.

  4. It shall be the duty of the Associate Justices to assist and aid the Chief Justice in making decisions for all cases. A Case is determined by a majority vote of all the Justices.

Article XIV - Elections of the President and Vice-President
  1. A citizen may announce his or her candidacy for President, and pick a running mate to serve as the Candidate for Vice-President.

  2. The President and Vice-President shall be duly elected via first past the Post system. If there is to be a tie, or the election shall promote minority rule as determined by specified Election Officials a second round is to be held where the President and Vice-President will be duly elected via the Alternative Vote system. Each candidate will be ranked by Preference and chosen by choice votes.

Article XV - Elections of the Union Parliament

Section I - Elections of the Legislative Assembly
  1. The Legislative Assembly shall be elected via the Single Transferable Vote system, according to Party Preference.
    The Parties shall register for Election, and the voter will vote for the Party they prefer. Upon Completion of the Election they Majority Vote Calculation is determined. It is calculated by the Amounts of votes cast divided by the number of representatives needed in the Assembly

  2. The Result of the Calculation is the Amount of votes a party needs to gain at least one seat in the Assembly. Each party shall be given seats proportionally after reaching the majority calculation.

Section II - Elections of the House of Delegates

  1. Each Delegate of the House will be elected directly in a Election by the People Using the Alternative Vote System if there are more than two candidates.

  2. If there is to be a tie in a case where there are only two candidates, a second round of elections will be held.

Article XV - Nominations or Elections of any other Official

Section I - Elections of the Prime Minister, Legislative Ministry and the Speaker of the House of Delegates
  1. removed by the 1st Amendment

  2. removed by the 1st Amendment

  3. A member of the House of Delegates shall nominate any citizen to assume the post of Speaker, upon completion of all nominations the Former Speaker shall preside over the Election of the Speaker of the House conducted by the House.

Section II - Other Officials

  1. All elections of officials shall be specified in legislation passed by the Union Parliament.

Article XVI - Terms
  1. Executive Term: This term applies to all members of the Executive Branch, including the President, Vice-President and Union Executive Council. This term shall end on the 28th day of January, May and September.

  2. Assembly Term: This term applies to all Members of the Legislative Assembly. This term shall end on the 16th day of February, May, August and November.

  3. Delegate Term: This term applies to all members of the House of Delegates including the Speaker of the House. This term shall restart every 2 and a half months since the entire House was elected.

  4. Judicial Term: this applies to all Justices and shall last for 4 months the day each Justice is placed in the Supreme Court, and an additional 4 days added for the amount of months they have been a citizen. A Judge serves a maximum of 6 months. A Judge must wait for two Judges to pass if they wish to be re-nominated by the President.

Article XVII - Impeachment and Removal of the President and Vice-President
  1. The President and Vice-President may be Impeached for committing High Crimes, Treason and Abuse of Power. The House of Delegates can adopt a motion to Impeach the President or Vice President. If the House shall adopt the Proposal, the Legislative Assembly shall conduct a trial presided over by the Chief Justice. The Assembly shall vote on which matters the President or Vice-President is found guilty on. If ⅔ majority of the Assembly agree to convict and a Majority of the House also agrees the President or Vice President is removed from office.

Article XVIII - Impeachment and Removal of Justices
  1. A motion to impeach a Justice can be brought up in the Legislative Assembly, if the Assembly is to adopt the Motion a trial of the Justice shall take place in the Assembly presided over by the President. If ⅔ of the Assembly and a majority of the House agree to convict the Justice is removed from office.

Article XIX - Impeachment and Removal of any other Official

Section I - The Prime Minister, Deputy Premier, Speaker of the House and Legislative Ministry
  1. removed by the 1st Amendment

  2. The Speaker of the House of Delegates must command the confidence of the House, if the House feels they have lost confidence of the Speaker they may cast a vote of no confidence against the Speaker, if passed by a majority of the House the Speaker will become a member of Parliament and the House shall elect a new Speaker.

Section II - Parliament Members

  1. Parliament Members may be Impeached if a another parliament member from the same chamber calls motion of Impeachment that is approved by the Head of that respective House.A Impeachment trial shall be conducted by the Supreme Court. The Parliament Member is removed from the Parliament if both houses of Parliament have a two-thirds majority vote and assent of the Chief Justice.

Section III - Any other Government Official

  1. Any and all other Government officials are subject to Impeachment of the House of Delegates, upon the adoption of the motion the Assembly shall conduct a trial, and a ⅔ majority of both Houses can remove the official from his or her position.

  1. If an amendment wishes to change the representation in parliament or the Government, Change the primary functions of Government, the method of electing the President, Vice President or Parliament Members or text of this Article itself then it requires a supermajority in parliament, along with a vote from the Union Citizens.

  2. If an amendment wishes to change the text of Chapters II, III, IV, V and VI it requires a ¾ majority in both chambers of Parliament to pass.

  3. Any other amendments require a ⅔ majority in the Assembly and a Simple majority in the House to pass.


This Constitution and its provisions, amendments, schedules, and appendices are the supreme law of the land in the Democratic Union of Free States, and no article, law Government Organ or Official is above this Constitution and any law or document that wishes to challenge this constitution or violates it is declared null and void; any and all treaties and foreign agreements made by parliament, and thereby assent of the President shall be done with respect to this Constitution and all officials and courts shall abide by this Constitution which shall govern this Republic.

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Democratic Union of Free States
Act of Parliament
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The Parliamentary Restructure and 1st Constitutional Amendment Act (of 2019)
Passed by Parliament, and granted assent by the President on the 7th day of October in the year 2019



Proposed By: Cifica, Delegate of the House :: Sponsored By: Nova Blazeville (President), Ocenaia (Assembly of Ministers)
UGL-051


Preamble:

  1. Noting that times in the Union have Changed

  2. Noting that the Parliament must adapt to fit these new times

  3. Hereby amends the Constitution to restructure the Union Parliament.

Title I - Provisions

  1. This amendment hereby abolishes the office of Prime Minister of the Democratic Union
    of Free States and shall also abolish the Legislative Ministry.

  2. Upon the Passage of this Act the Prime Minister shall become a member of the
    Parliament and the Legislative Ministry will be dissolved indefinitely.

  3. Therefore Article IX of the Constitution, titled: The Union Council of State, shall be
    renamed to The Union Executive Council.

  4. Forthwith, as established by this Amendment, Section 1 of Article 9 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be renamed to Section I - Role and Members and shall be amended to state:

    • The Union Executive Council shall be the principal body of the Government consisting of the President, the Vice-President, Directors, and other appointed Advisers or heads of lower agencies which shall be presided over by the President or an official representing or acting in his or her name.

    • The Union Executive Council is an advisory body to the President and shall carry out administrative functions to aid the President in fulfilling his or her duties of the Chief Executive Officer of this Union as provided by law.

    • The President shall appoint members to the Union Executive Council. Members of the Union Executive Council, excluding the Vice-President, serve at the pleasure of the President.

  5. Forthwith, as established by this Amendment, Section 2 of Article 9 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be renamed to Section II - Departments and Lower Agencies and shall be amended to state:

    • Departments are a sector of the Executive Branch of Government and shall carry out executive functions as provided by law. A Department is headed by a Director who is appointed by the President. The Director may appoint a Deputy Director and any assisting staff if necessary.

    • A Department is established by an act of Parliament. The President or the Director may change the internal organization of the Department but not its functions.

    • A Lower Agency is defined as a body that is either purely advisory or is a subordinate body within a department. A Lower Agency may be created by the President via executive order. A Lower Agency may be dissolved by Parliament if both chambers reach a ⅔ majority vote.

  6. Forthwith, upon the passage of this Amendment, The Assembly of Ministers shall be
    re-organized into the Legislative Assembly. All mentions of the Assembly of Ministers
    in the Constitution or any law shall be changed to the Legislative Assembly.

    1. Section 1, Clause 3 of Article 10 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be amended to state:

      • The Assembly shall consist of the Legislators, the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly and (if one is appointed) a Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Assembly.

    2. Section 1, Clause 4 of Article 10 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be amended to state:

      • The Chairman of the Assembly, shall be the Vice-President of the Union who shall hold this office ex-officio, as its Chairman, he or she shall chair all debates of the Assembly, and shall place all bills to vote in the Assembly. In case of a tie, the Chairman will cast a vote to break the tie. The Chairman has the authority to reject a motion from the Assembly to Impeach a Justice, this motion may be challenged by the Assembly with a ¾ majority vote.

    3. Section 1, Clause 5 of Article 10 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be amended to state:

      • The Chairman of the Legislative Assembly shall appoint a Deputy Chairman to
        act in his or her name when the Chairman is not present to discharge the
        functions of their office.

    4. Section 1, Clause 6 of Article 10 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be amended to state:

      • If the Chairman or Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Assembly are not present
        to preside over this Assembly, The President or a majority of the Legislative
        Assembly shall appoint a Chairman Pro-Tempore to be the presiding officer in
        this Chamber until the Chairman or Deputy Chairman can return to resume their
        duties.

    5. Section 2, Clause 4 of Article 10 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be amended to state:

      • The Assembly shall have the duty to confirm the Justices with the Majority vote.

  7. Forthwith, as established by this Amendment, The Legislative Assembly may not be
    dissolved and shall remain a un dissolvable Chamber of the Union Parliament.

    1. Section 1, Clause 3.E of Article 8 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be removed.

    2. Section 1, Clause 3.C of Article 8 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be amended to state:

      • To, the best of his/her ability, enforce any and all passed legislation.

  8. Forthwith, as established by this Amendment, The House of Delegates may be dissolved
    by the President, if they are not representing the People, or are causing legislative
    dysfunction. An order to dissolve the House of Delegates may be nullified by the
    Supreme Court. The House of Delegates may be dissolved by the request of the Speaker
    of the House of Delegates or by a majority vote from the House of Delegates. Upon
    dissolution of the House of Delegates, an election will be called.

    1. Section 1, Clause 1 of Article 11 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be amended to state:

      • The House of Delegates shall be made up of Delegates, a Speaker of the House of Delegates and (if one is appointed) a Deputy Speaker of the House of Delegates.

    2. Section 2, Clause 2.A of Article 11 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be amended to state:

      • The power to prorogue or declare that the House shall be in recess

    3. Section 1, Clause 4 of Article 11 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States shall be amended to state:

      • The Speaker of the House of Delegates shall appoint a Deputy Speaker to act in
        his or her name when the Speaker is not present to discharge the duties of their
        office.

    4. An additional Clause 5 shall be added in Section 1 of Article 11 of the Constitution of the Democratic Union of Free States which shall state:

      • If the Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the House of Delegates are not present to
        preside over this House, the President shall appoint an Interim Speaker who shall
        act as the Presiding Officer of this Chamber until the Speaker or Deputy Speaker
        shall return to resume their duties.

  9. In Chapter V - “The Union Parliament”, an additional Article shall be added labeled “ Article XII:A -
    Further Provisions ” which shall state:

    • If in case of emergency or extreme need of urgent legislative action in a time that Parliament is acting to slow or cannot be convened; the President shall issue an Ordinance which shall have the force of law.

      • Provided that the President may only issue such an Ordinance upon recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Delegates, (or) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, (or) at least two members of either chamber of Parliament.

      • Provided that the said Ordinance does not amend the Constitution or modify its provisions in any way

      • Ordinances must be ratified by Parliament upon two weeks from the date it was issued. The term of an Ordinance may be extended for a maximum of two weeks by the President if the Supreme Court issues a proclamation unanimously agreeing to do so.

      • If an ordinance is not ratified after its expiry it shall be rendered null and void.

      • The President may withhold his assent from an ordinance that has been recommended to him or her. The President is obliged to assent to an Ordinance if it is recommended to him or her by more than two parliament members from either chamber.

      • The Supreme Court has the authority to strike down an ordinance and render it null and void if they believe it is unconstitutional.

    • The Presiding Officers of each house shall decide the rules of that chamber if no
      such law exists stating rules for that Chamber. Rules include (but are not limited to); Conduct,
      Communication, Procedure and Inter-Branch Communication and other criteria
      as decided by the Presiding Officer and the said Chamber.

    • If in case that both Chambers of Parliament cause legislative dysfunction (Not
      able to pass any legislation due to political deadlock for an extended period of
      time) or a majority of the members of both houses are inactive; The President may
      dissolve both Houses of Parliament and call an election. An order to dissolve both
      Houses of Parliament must be approved by the Supreme Court.

  10. The President shall have the right to Convene Parliament or a chamber of parliament at any time, if he or she deems it necessary

    • Provided that the Presiding Officers believe that business can be conducted in such a case, and advise the President accordingly on if the members of Parliament are active enough to be convened.

    • The President is not bound by the Advice of the Presiding Officers in this matter.

  11. The President shall have the authority to, via public notification or proclamation, prorogue Parliament which will cause it to be temporarily suspended in animation.

    • Provided that the recommendation of the House of Delegates, (or) The Presiding officers of both houses of Parliament (or) a majority Supreme Court be attained before such a notification or proclamation is issued.

    • Parliament may not be prorogued for more than three weeks.

    • Notwithstanding the foregoing provision, the Legislative Assembly may extend the period of the prorogation for at maximum three additional weeks.

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constitution updated according to the 1st amendment

Before anybody asked, yes I authorized the Vice-President to protect the Government Regions as specified by an Executive order I made

And it is part of my job as home affires director as such i have reformed the way the government can edit or fix goverment region

if anyone has issues or complaints telegraph me as the home affires director

The Current Administration factbook is out of date. It needs to be updated.

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Current Administration of the Democratic Union of Free States




The Executive Branch


President: Nova Blazeville(DPF)
Vice-President: Thomasear (NCFP)

Union Council of State (Cabinet)

Cabinet Members

Chief of Staff: Vacant
Department of Foreign Affairs: Thomasear(NCFP)
Department of Union Intelligence: The Free United Commonwealth(I)
Department of Home Affairs: The Montonian (I)
Union Secretariat: Vacant




The Union Parliament

Assembly of Ministers (Upper House)

House of Delegates (Lower House)

Chairman of the Assembly: Thomasear (NCFP)
Representative: Ocenaia (DPF) (Prime Minister)
Representative: High Knight Kingdom(DPF)
Representative: Lizerland (NCFP)
Representative: Royal Federative Kingdoms (LPU)/(SDJP)

House Speaker: To Be Decided
Delegate: Cifica (DPF)
Delegate: Arkhamanishka (NCFP)
Delegate: United Caldonia (SDJP)
Delegate: The Montonian (I)




Supreme Court of the Union

Chief Justice: United Asialavilba (I)
Associate Justice: Strabon (DPF)
Associate Justice: Awaiting nomination

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The Montonian wrote:The Current Administration factbook is out of date. It needs to be updated.
Democratic Union of Free States
Victory to the Union
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Current Administration of the Democratic Union of Free States




The Executive Branch


President: Nova Blazeville(DPF)
Vice-President: Thomasear (NCFP)

Union Council of State (Cabinet)

Cabinet Members

Chief of Staff: Vacant
Department of Foreign Affairs: Thomasear(NCFP)
Department of Union Intelligence: The Free United Commonwealth(I)
Department of Home Affairs: The Montonian (I)
Union Secretariat: Vacant




The Union Parliament

Assembly of Ministers (Upper House)

House of Delegates (Lower House)

Chairman of the Assembly: Thomasear (NCFP)
Representative: Ocenaia (DPF) (Prime Minister)
Representative: High Knight Kingdom(DPF)
Representative: Lizerland (NCFP)
Representative: Royal Federative Kingdoms (LPU)/(SDJP)

House Speaker: To Be Decided
Delegate: Cifica (DPF)
Delegate: Arkhamanishka (NCFP)
Delegate: United Caldonia (SDJP)
Delegate: The Montonian (I)




Supreme Court of the Union

Chief Justice: United Asialavilba (I)
Associate Justice: Strabon (DPF)
Associate Justice: Awaiting nomination

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