[Plain-text copy] (Passed) WA General Elections Act

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[Plain-text copy] (Passed) WA General Elections Act

Post by New World Alliance on Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:36 pm

WA GENERAL ELECTIONS ACT
Authored by the Empire of Great Eurussia
Co-authored by the Islamic States


This is an IC/OOC proposal.
Following the renewed interest of various nation states of the World Alliance through this discussions, particularly the very members of the Security Council,
Section 1) This Act shall replace the existing and current ways and methods of getting sovereign states of the WA becoming member states of the Security Council. But it shall maintain its voting requirements of sixty six percent concurrence of all its voting member states to enforce any executive, legislative, or judicial action. It shall maintain its capability to reorganize itself internally for efficiency. It may also remove or suspend any of its member states, elected or endorsed, for any grounds any time, and at will, provided that seventy five percent of all its members are in favor of the same. There must still be at least three member states of the Security Council to enforce its decisions, otherwise, the Founder, may still exercise its powers for extraordinary circumstances for the benefit of the World Alliance.
Section 2) The new Security Council shall be composed of fifteen seats where thirteen of which, herein referred to as "elected seats," shall be generally elected representing the thirteen official continents of the World Alliance, while two of which, herein referred to as "honorary seats," shall be held by the Founder and the generally endorsed Delegate to the World Assembly, respectively.
Section 3) The elected seats shall have a renewable term of three months, thus, a general elections must be held as early as possible and as early as convenient prior to the end of each term. The said elections shall be based on popularity votes where the top twelve nation states that will get the highest number of votes shall assume twelve of the elected seats starting on the first day of the succeeding month while the other remaining elected seat shall be assumed for the position of the Presidency starting on the first day of the succeeding month elected as well.
Section 4) Although the election for the thirteen elected seats are simultaneous, there must be a separate category in voting for the twelve elected seats and the other elected seat for the position of the Presidency which shall perform the generally accepted default functions or roles of its office and as may be prescribed by law.
Section 5) The office of the Vice Presidency shall then be appointed by the Presidency among the elected seats and shall serve co-terminus with the Presidency that appointed it. The Vice Presidency shall perform the generally accepted  default functions or roles of its office or as may be assigned by the same Presidency and as may be prescribed by law. The Vice Presidency may be replaced any time by the Presidency, at will, but not from its elected seat in the Security Council.
Section 6) Any time, the incumbent Presidency (including its serving co-terminus Vice Presidency) may be replaced by the Security Council if any of the elected seats nominates itself or gets nominated by a fellow elected seat supported by at least half of the Security Council.
Section 7) If any of the elected seats of the Security Council, aside from the Presidency and Vice Presidency, has a vacancy resulting from dismissal or resignation or in any manner, the next in line based on the final ranking of the highest number of votes on the preceding general election beyond the top thirteen nation states that assumed the elected seats, shall have the privilege to immediately assume the vacant elected seat, unless otherwise revoked voluntarily.
Section 8) However, if the office of the Presidency becomes vacant resulting from dismissal or resignation or in any manner, the WA Delegate shall temporarily assume as the acting Presidency, if willing. And if not, the Founder then. Until a new duly elected Presidency has been elected by the Security Council among the incumbent elected seats.
Section 9) In the case of the World Assembly Delegate, if a nation state holding an elected seat in the Security Council assumed the post during its incumbency at the same time, that nation state shall be immuned from any liability for holding an elected seat and honorary seat simultaneously in the Security Council for seven days. However, its vote shall be counted as a single vote only during this period and must decide within the same period whether to give up its elected seat or honorary seat. If no decision is made within the said seven days, the concerned nation state is assumed to have relinquished its elected seat in favor of the honorary seat in the Security Council.
Section 10) Only nation states of the World Alliance that are on the official World Alliance Map, registered on the official World Alliance Forums, have at least thirteen sensible posts at the official World Alliance Forums, not a puppet, and have had at least one week of uninterrupted stay and residency in the World Alliance may be eligible to become candidates for an elected seat at the Security Council.
Section 11) Only nation states of the World Alliance that are registered at the official World Alliance Forum and at the official World Alliance Map and are not puppet states are eligible to vote during the elections.
Section 12) The general elections shall be supervised by the Founder, by default, or by any other capable nation state as named by the Founder or as may be prescribed by law. All of the processes of the elections must have transparency. All ballots must be cast by two means mandatorily; first, the election ballot of an eligible nation state must be sent via private telegram through the official World Alliance Forum to the Founder AND the incumbent President (and if it is not the Founder handling the elections, the officer-in-charge shall receive the ballot AND the Founder too); and second, the said voting nation state shall inform the public through the dedicated election thread that it has already voted AND to whom it sent its election ballots. Otherwise, the vote shall be considered null and void.

   Note: On previous elections, ballots are made and casted by posting votes openly via threads but under this proposal, a secret and sacred ballot is proposed to ensure that the voting nations have the freedom to choose any nation they want to vote and at the same time ensuring accountability for those administering the elections. And if majority wants the public and open voting, please say so.




Section 13) The final tally of votes shall be certified as true, correct, and with no discrepancy or differences by the Founder and the President (or if the Founder is not in charge, the officer-in-charge of the elections and the Founder) that have received the election ballots. Afterwhich, an official proclamation of the winners shall be executed as soon as possible prior to the start of the succeeding term.

   Note: Under this proposal, there will be two nations that will receive the secret ballot for the sake of transparency and accountability but as well protect the integrity of the votes.



Section 14) Political parties, either in-character or out-of-character, of whatever nature or principle may be formed by candidates or even non-candidates. Thus, the Forum Administrator is hereby ordered to create a specially dedicated sub-forum solely for this purpose.
Section 15) To ensure the institutionalized transition of the incumbent Tenth Security Council into the elected and succeeding Eleventh Security Council, the incumbent Security Council shall be allowed to continue to perform its functions as an executive, legislative, and judicial body of the World Alliance until the next Security Council takes office and the Presidency is prohibited from appointing new member states into the body. It is hereby prescribed that the election period for the Eleventh Security Council shall be held immediately and as such, newly elected member states are expected to start their term on the 15th day of the succeeding month based on the month this Act was passed. But still their term of office shall end on the 3rd month after the month of their assumption of office. (May 15 to August 31) OTHERWISE, if no proclamation of election winners is made on or before the 15th day of the succeeding month based on the month this Act was passed, the Eleventh Security Council shall only start their term on the 1st day of the succeeding month following month the 15th day deadline was prescribed which shall end on the 2nd month after the month of their assumption of office. (June 1 to August 31) THERAFTER, the regular schedule of terms of office under this Act shall be followed judiciously.
Section 16) This Act shall effectively repeal Section 2 and Section 9 of the World Alliance Security Council Act. This Act shall also effectively repeal the World Alliance Secondary Seats Act and the World Alliance Security Council Qualifications Act.

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