Twenty-first Amendment

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Twenty-First Constitutional Amendment 2018
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Central Committee
An act to Improve the running of the Central Committee and clarify the process of electing a Premier.
Citation LA0CO22
Date passed April 28, 2018
Date signed April 30, 2018
Signed by Approved at Referendum
Date commenced April 30, 2018
Administered by The Premier and the General Secretary
Introduced by Nathaniel Penrose
Summary
Introduced procedures for selecting a premier and creates the role of Interim Chair.
Status: Applied to Constitution at Time

21st Constitutional Amendment (Central Committee Refinement Amendment 2018)

An act to Improve the running of the Central Committee and clarify the process of electing a Premier. Now, therefore, BE IT ENACTED by the order of the glorious Constitution of this People's Republic, by and with the advice and consent of the democratically elected representatives of the Central Committee of The Communist Bloc, in holding the public mandate, in this present committee assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows-

ARTICLE I Short Title

(1) This act may be cited as the "21st Constitutional Amendment" or “ the Central Committee Refinement Amendment 2018”.

ARTICLE II Definitions

(2) “Principal Act” shall refer to the current bill here presented. (3) The "CC" shall refer to the Central Committee. (4) The "GS "will refer to the General Secretary. (5) A "CCM" shall refer to a Central Committee Member (6) A "deadlock" shall refer to an instance when at least three (3) Premier votes have ended in such a way that legal minimum of CCMs cannot agree on a choice for the office of Premier.

ARTICLE III Provisions

(7) Article II of the Constitution of the People's Republic will be amended to include the following:

(14) The GS shall appoint an Interim Chair to oversee the election of the new Premier. This position may not open votes for laws nor have the constitutional normal powers afforded to the Premier. The Interim Chair may only serve to open and close the Premier Votes, and institute the options stated in Clause 16 in the event of a deadlock.

(15) The Premier of the CC shall be a politically neutral position. The incumbent is prohibited from showing any favor toward or accepting the orders from any political party and its leadership. (i) The Premier may still retain memberships and positions in political parties.

(16) If the Central Committee is at a deadlock for the selection of the Premier, the Interim Chair (the definitions of which are stated in Article II, Clause 15) shall have the options to instate and oversee one of the following options:

  • The required threshold will be lowered to a simple majority, and the committee will choose between the three individuals that received the most amount of votes in the election. This will be followed by a public referendum of confirmation for the selected nominee.
  • The GS will have full discretion in selecting a Premier for this term of the CC. The GS may only be allowed to choose from the CCMs that received the most, second most, and third most votes in most recent the CC election.
  • The Interim Chair shall ask the GS to pass a vote of no confidence in the abilities of the current CC (the GS shall be obligated to accept).

If one course of action fails, the Interim Chair is allowed to choose from another of the above options.

ARTICLE IV Schedule

(8) The principal act shall come into force immediately upon passage of the Central Committee with a 2/3rds majority and with the passage of a referendum.

(Proposed and written by Nathaniel Penrose)