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THE CHARTER OF THE CN UNION ALLIANCE

Article 1

The CN Union is hereby formed as a grouping of like minded nations who wish to work together towards common goals as expressed by this charter. All member nations agree to abide by this charter and to the provisions therein.

Article 2 - Members

Section 1

Fidelity and loyalty to the alliance are fundamental responsibilities of all members. In return the alliance as a whole, and its elected and appointed officials, shall serve to further the interests of the individual members, subject to the greater good.

Section 2

Members shall be categorised as full members and associate members. Subcategories of the two categories may be determined by law.

Section 3

1° - Full members are those who have full privileges and responsibilities as members of the alliance, as determined by this charter and by law.

2° - Only full members have the right to seek nominations, and to make nominations, for elected positions as established by this charter. Furthermore only those full members of the Alliance who have held full membership for a total of 4 months may seek nominations to be a candidate in a prime minister election.

3° - Only full members may vote in elections for elected positions as established by this charter.

4° - Full members, and subcategories thereof, shall have further privileges and responsibilities as may be determined by law.

Section 5

1° - A member may resign from the alliance at any time.

2° - A member intending to resign from the Alliance is expected to give 3 days notice of their intention to resign. Such a member is expected to repay any aid he may have received within the previous 3 months of the date of his application to resign, to the Minister for Finance or a member of the Alliance as designated by the Minister for Finance. The requirement for a resigning member to repay aid may be waived by the Government.

3° - Penalties for breaches of the provisions of this section shall be decided by Parliament on a case by case basis.

Section 6

1° - Treason may consist of, but shall not be limited to, the following:

i) An overt act of war against any member or members of the alliance, including but not limited to, an in game declaration of war or attacks carried out, save under instructions to attack a member of the alliance pursuant to provisions of this Charter and of law, any further in game attacks further to a declaration of war, or in game spy attacks.

ii) An act of espionage against the alliance, including but not limited to, the passing on of sensitive information about the alliance that is not in the public domain to a foreign power.

iii) Aiding a known enemy of the alliance with financial, technological or military aid, or with information about the alliance that is not in the public domain.

iv) Any covert or overt act of aggression against the alliance.

v) Conspiracy or an act to attempt to overthrow the organs of Government of the alliance, specifically the Office of President, the Parliament, the Departments and offices of the Government and the High Court.

vi) Any further actions which the High Court may decide form treasonous actions.

2° - The following are specifically precluded from forming treasonous actions:

i) Discussion of policy of the alliance by officers of the alliance, or by any delegated official, with representatives of allied, friendly or neutral alliances or nations.

ii) Discussion of policy of the alliance by officers of the alliance, or by any delegated official, with representatives of enemies of the alliance or unfriendly alliances, where the government has authorised such discussion, further to any legislation dealing with the normal external affairs of the Alliance or further to the normal diplomatic intercourse of international powers

3° - The following shall form enemies of the alliance:

i) Any alliance which has declared war on the Alliance, or any member nation thereof.

ii) Any alliance upon which the Alliance has declared war, or any member nation thereof.

iii) Any alliance which has declared war on any alliance with which the Alliance holds a Mutual Defence Pact further to Article 4, Section 6 (2), or any member nation thereof.

iv) Any nation against which the alliance is undertaking official military action as sanctioned by the Minister for Defence further to his powers as granted by legislation.

v) Any nation which is undertaking military action against a member of the Alliance and does not fall within the provisions sub-subsections i) to iv) of this subsection.

vi) Any alliance or nation which is designated an enemy of the Alliance by Parliament.

vii) Specifically precluded is any nation which is the subject of an aggressive war by a member or members of the Alliance save where such an aggressive war is undertaken under the instructions of the Government, Parliament or an authorised official of the Alliance.

4° - A member charged with the commission of treason shall be tried before the High Court, save where Parliament exercises its powers under Section 7 of this Article. The High Court may only use expulsion of the member from the Alliance, ZI or perma-ZI of the offending member’s nation as its possible penalties for a member found guilty of treason.

5° - Any member of the Alliance convicted of treason shall be deemed to have immediately left the alliance. Should that person have previously held a position within the Alliance then the provisions of this Charter and of law dealing with the replacement of the holder of such a position where same may have resigned shall come into force and the temporary or otherwise filling of the vacated position shall be undertaken under the procedures laid down within those provisions of this Charter and of law.

Section 7

1° - Parliament shall have the power, for reasons which to Parliament seem sufficient, to expel a member of the alliance who is not the President or a Member of Parliament and/or to instruct the Government to arrange for the ZI or perma-ZI of a member of the alliance who is not the President or a Member of Parliament. Parliament shall also have the power to demote a full member of the Alliance to associate membership.

2° - A resolution further to subsection 1 of this section must be accepted by at least two thirds of the current Members of Parliament,

3° - save a resolution to demote a full member of the Alliance to associate membership where that full member has held full membership for no more than 30 days, in which case the resolution may be passed by a majority of the votes of the members present, in at least sufficient numbers to form a quorum within a timeframe as determined by law.

Article 3 - The President

Section 1

There shall be a President of CN Union, elected forever, hereinafter called the President, who shall take precedence over all other persons in the alliance and who shall exercise and perform the powers and functions conferred on the President by this charter and by law. The President shall be the Head of State of the Alliance.

Section 2

1° - The primary responsibility of the President is to act as the first safeguard of this charter and to ensure the promulgation of the principles contained herein.

2° - Should the President feel that any Bill or other instrument of Parliament falls within the remit of article 4, section 2, the President shall refer said Bill or instrument to the High Court. The court shall decide the constitutionality of the Bill. If the President’s objection is upheld the Bill shall have failed, and may be reintroduced to Parliament with the unconstitutional provisions amended. Should the President’s objection fail the Bill shall be returned to the President who must sign it into law, save where the provisions of section 3, subsection 3 of this article apply.

Section 3

1° - The President shall be an ex officio Member of Parliament and shall act as Chair of the Parliament. He shall have no vote save as a casting vote in the event of an equality of votes as per article 4, Section 3, subsection 3°.

2° - The President shall have a seat at cabinet with no vote.

3° - The President is granted the right to refuse to sign into law any Bill, instrument or motion of Parliament, in his own absolute discretion, save where the said Bill, instrument or motion of Parliament has been approved by 12 Members of Parliament, or where the provisions of article 7, section 10 have been applied by 75% of the number of Members of Parliament, rounded up.

Section 4

1° - The President shall, on the nomination of Parliament, appoint the first Prime Minister, that is, the head of the Government.

2° - The President shall, on the nomination of the Prime Minister with the previous approval of Parliament, appoint the other members of the Government.

3° - The President shall, on the advice of the Prime Minister, accept the resignation or terminate the appointment of any member of the Government.

4° - A majority of the members of Parliament may by a petition addressed to the President by them request the President to dismiss the Prime Minister. Upon receipt of such a petition the President shall dismiss the Prime Minister with immediate effect. Until the election of a new Prime Minister by Parliament, the Deputy Prime Minister shall fulfil the duties of Prime Minister as defined by this charter and by law.

5° - Parliament shall be summoned and dissolved by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.

6° - The President may in his absolute discretion refuse to dissolve Parliament on the advice of a Prime Minister who has ceased to retain the support of a majority of Members of Parliament.

Section 5

The President shall, at his own discretion, appoint all the justices to the Courts subject to the provisions of this charter and of law.

Article 3a - The Vice President

Section 1

There shall be a Vice President of the Alliance who shall be elected by the President.

Section 2

Should the holder of the position of Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Acting Prime Minister or any Justice of the High Court be elected Vice President they shall be considered to have resigned their first position. The Vice President may hold any position other than Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Acting Prime Minister or Justice of the High Court in conjunction with holding the position of Vice President.

Section 3

1° - At any stage where the President leaves office or is considered to have resigned, save under the sole exception under Section 4 of this Article, the Vice President shall immediately become Acting President and shall assume all the rights and responsibilities of President. In such an event a Presidential election shall begin within 72 hours. An Acting President shall temporarily vacate any other position he holds until the election of a new President is complete at which stage he shall assume the duties of his original position again.

2° - Where the President is on an officially notified period of absence, the Vice President shall become Acting President and shall assume all the rights and responsibilities of President until the return of the President. An Acting President shall temporarily vacate any other position he holds until the return of the President.

Section 4

A resigning President may decide to resign on a future date allowing for a presidential election to be held. In such circumstances the resigning President shall remain in office until the election of the new President.

Section 5

The Vice President shall carry out no official duties pursuant to holding the position of Vice President. The President may not delegate any of the powers granted to him by this Charter or by law to the Vice President, save a delegation of Administration powers further to Article 8, Section 3 and in compliance with the provisions of Article 8, Section 3.

Article 4 - Prime Minister

Section 1

There shall be a Prime Minister of the Alliance who shall be elected every two months. Each member of the alliance seeking nominations to be a candidate in the prime minister election shall nominate another member of the Alliance entitled to seek nominations to be a candidate in a prime minister election to be added to their ticket as a candidate for Vice Minister with the prior agreement of that member. Members of the Alliance shall not be entitled to cast separate ballots for Prime Minister.

Section 2

1° - At any stage where the Prime Minister leaves office or is considered to have resigned, save under the sole exception under Section 4 of this Article, the Vice Minister shall immediately become Acting Prime Minister and shall assume all the rights and responsibilities of Prime Minister until the new Prime Minister election.In such an event a Prime Minister election shall begin within 72 hours.

2° - Where the Prime Minister is on an officially notified period of absence, the Vice Minister shall become Acting Prime Minister and shall assume all the rights and responsibilities of the Prime Minister until the return of the Prime Minister. An Acting Prime Minister shall temporarily vacate any other position he holds until the return of the Prime Minister.

Section 3

A resigning Prime Minister not subject to an impeachment charge may decide to resign on a future date allowing for a Prime Mister election to be held. In such circumstances the resigning Prime Minister shall remain in office until the election of the new Prime Minister.

Article 4a - Impeachment of the Prime Minister.

Section 1

The Prime Minister of the Alliance may be impeached where there is a specific charge of misconduct in relation to the Prime Minister’s actions or inactions.

Section 2

Such a charge must state, in the case of an action, which provision of the Charter or of law that the Prime Minister has broken, or in the case of inaction, which part of the responsibilities of the Prime Minister that he has failed to fulfil and which provision of the Charter or of law that such a responsibility or responsibilities derive from.

Section 3

Any full member of the Alliance, hereinafter referred to as the proposer, may bring a charge of misconduct against the President. The charge of misconduct must be presented to the Chief Justice by the creation of a thread in the High Court section of the forums and by sending a personal message on the forums to the Chief Justice, President and the Prime Minister.

Section 4

Prior to presenting the charge, the proposer must ensure that he has the support of at least three other full members of the Alliance, hereinafter referred to as the seconders. Each seconder must post in the thread created by the proposer to indicate their assent. Such assent must be given within 24 hours of the creation of the thread and may not be given by proxy.

Section 5

1° - After the passage of 24 hours the Chief Justice shall judge whether the charge presented complies with the provisions of Sections 2, 3 & 4 of this Article. Should he decide that any provisions thereof have not been complied with he shall immediately dismiss the charge. To this end the President and the Prime Minister must confirm whether they have received personal messages further to section 2 (2).

2° - Should the Chief Justice be satisfied that the provisions of Sections 2, 3 & 4 have been complied with he shall proceed to call a hearing to adjudge whether the Prime Minister has actually committed an offence further to Section 2 of this Article. The Prime Minister shall be entitled to present a defence, to representation if he requires it and to call witnesses. The proposer and one seconder shall be entitled to argue their case. The hearing must last for at least 48 hours.

3° - The High Court shall reach a majority decision as to whether the Prime Minister has committed an offence further to Sections 1 & 2.

Section 6

1° - Should the High Court decide that the Prime Minister has committed an offence; the decision to impeach the Prime Minister shall reside with Parliament.

2° - The parliamentary impeachment proceedings shall be conducted in a thread viewable by all members of the Alliance. However, only the President, Members of Parliament, the proposer, the seconder arguing the case in the High Court and the Chief Justice, if he so requests, may post in the thread.

3° - The President shall chair Parliament for the duration of the parliamentary impeachment proceedings. The President shall satisfy himself that all sides to the case have been heard sufficiently before the motion to impeach the President is formally brought forward. Parliament shall engage in no other debates for the duration of the parliamentary impeachment proceedings.

4° - Should the proposer or any of the seconders be Members of Parliament; they shall not be entitled to vote in the motion to impeach the Prime Minister. In order for the motion to impeach the Prime Minister to be successful two thirds, rounded up, of all current Members of Parliament, calculated without reference to the proposer or seconders should they be Members of Parliament, must vote in favour.

5° - Should the motion be successful, the Vice Minister shall immediately assume the duties of the Prime Minister until such time as a new Prime Minister is elected.

Section 7

Before the Prime Minister is offcially elected he must pass a test of the charter by the president. The test will change every time a new Prime Minister is elected. He must get more than 65% of the test correct to be offically elected as Prime Minister.

Article 5 - Parliament

Section 1

1° - The sole and exclusive power of making laws for the alliance is vested in Parliament.

2° - No provision may be made by law for the creation or recognition of subordinate legislatures, or for the delegation in any format whatsoever of the powers of Parliament as determined by this charter. As such Parliament is empowered to canvass the opinion of all alliance members but shall not be bound to adhere to such opinion, save that such opinion is expressed in an official referendum organised in accordance with article 7.

Section 2

1° - Parliament shall not enact any law which is in any respect repugnant to this charter or any provision thereof.

2° - Every law enacted by Parliament which is in any respect repugnant to this charter or to any provision thereof, shall, but to the extent only of such repugnancy, be invalid.

Section 3

1° - All questions in Parliament shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members present, in at least sufficient numbers to form a quorum, save any resolution further to article 2, section 7 (2) or article 3b, section 6 (4).

2° - One half of the currently elected members of Parliament, rounded up, shall form a quorum for the purposes of subsection 1° of this section.

3° - The President shall have and exercise a casting vote in the case of an equality of votes, but shall not have a vote otherwise.

4° - Any Bill passed by Parliament shall become law upon being presented, by the Prime Minister, to and signed by the President, subject to the provisions of article 3, sections 2 and 5.

Section 4

Parliament shall make its own rules and standing orders, with power to attach penalties for their infringement.

Section 5

1° - Parliament retains the sole right to declare war on behalf of the alliance.

2° - In the case of aggressive action against the alliance, the Government may take whatever steps they may consider necessary for the protection of the alliance, and Parliament if not sitting shall be summoned to meet at the earliest practicable date.

3° - Parliament shall adopt a war policy to be implemented and adhered to by all members. Parliament shall set appropriate penalties for breaches of the war policy.

4° - The President shall not have the power to implement the provisions of article 3, section 2 in relation to any Bill passed under the provisions of this section.

Section 6

1° - A majority of the members of Parliament may by a petition addressed to the President by them request the President to submit to referendum of the membership any Bill to which this section applies on the ground that the Bill contains a proposal of such national importance that the will of the membership thereon ought to be ascertained. Such a bill shall not become binding on the alliance until such stage as it has been accepted by the membership, and signed into law by the President.

2° - Any and all treaties, pacts and agreements, which require the alliance as a whole to take automatic military action or to send aid external to the alliance, in a given set of circumstances, negotiated with external powers, by the government on behalf of the alliance, shall be submitted by the President, in the form of a Bill, to referendum of the membership upon being accepted by Parliament. Such treaties, pacts and agreements shall not become binding on the alliance until such stage as they have been accepted by the membership, and signed into law by the President.

3° - All referenda submitted to the membership under the provisions of this section shall be held in accordance with the provisions of article 7.

4° - The President shall not have the power to implement the provisions of Article 3, section 2 in relation to any Bill passed under the provisions of this section.

Section 7

Fifteen members, as defined by article 2, shall be elected, in accordance with the provisions of article 7, to Parliament for a two month term, and shall be known as Members of Parliament, or MPs in the plural and MP in the singular.

Article 6 - Government

Section 1

The executive power of the alliance shall be exercised by the Government.

Section 2

1° - The Government shall consist of:

(i) The Ministers responsible for the Government departments established by this article, the Prime Minister and the Vice Minister, and any Ministers nominated under Section 4 of this Article, all of whom must be current Members of Parliament and shall be termed voting members of the Government;

(ii) The President, in accordance with the provisions of article 3, section 3, subsection 2°; the holder of the office of Attorney General as established by law; and the holder of the office of Minister of State as established by law, if so appointed.

2° - (i) Sitting collectively the Government shall be known as the cabinet.

(ii) The members of the Government detailed within sub-subsection (ii) of subsection 1° of this section shall be termed the non-voting members of the Government and shall not have a vote at the cabinet table.

3° - If the Prime Minister so wishes he may be a Minister responsible for a Government department, as may the Vice Minister, subject to the provisions of article 3, section 4, subsection 2°.

4° - The voting members of Government, as detailed in sub-subsection (i) of subsection 1° of this section, shall meet and act as a collective authority, and shall be collectively responsible for the Government departments administered by the members of the Government.

Section 3

The following Government departments must be maintained by the alliance at all times, and shall be headed by a Minister:

1° - Department of Finance shall be responsible for financial aid, banker nations, the alliance budget and other duties assigned to it by law.

2° - Department of Industry & Commerce shall be responsible for co-ordination of trade and technology and other duties assigned to it by law.

3° - Department of Defence shall be responsible for co-ordination of defence activities, military aid and other duties assigned to it by law.

4° - Department of Justice shall be responsible for internal security and administration of discipline including bringing cases against individuals to the courts, register of members, recruitment, elections and other duties assigned to it by law.

5° - Department of External Affairs shall be responsible for diplomacy and other duties assigned to it by law.

6° - Department of Education shall be responsible for providing resources for the education of alliance members in Cyber Nations game mechanics and alliance membership activities and other duties assigned to it by law.

Section 4

The Prime Minister shall, at his own discretion, and upon approval of Parliament, create other Government departments as he sees fit, each of which shall be headed by a Minister who shall have a seat at cabinet.

Section 5

The Prime Minister has the sole authority to appoint assistants to aid Ministers in the running of their departments if so requested. It is not a requirement for these assistants to be Members of Parliament.

Section 6

1° - After two months a Prime Minister shall be elected, who shall then nominate the Government.

2° - The first task of every Prime Minister elected shall be the nomination of the Government. This subsection applies to a Prime Minister elected mid term in a Parliament term and to a Prime Minister elected at the start of a Parliament term.

Section 7

The Prime Minister shall resign from office upon his ceasing to retain the support of a majority of Members of Parliament unless on his advice the President dissolves Parliament and on the reassembly of Parliament after the dissolution the Prime Minister secures the support of a majority of Members of Parliament.

Section 8

1° - Should any voting member of the Government, other than the Prime Minister, be considered to have resigned as a Member of Parliament, they shall also be considered to have resigned as a member of the Government. They shall remain in Ministerial office until their successor is appointed but shall not be considered to be a Member of Parliament.

2° - Should the Prime Minister be considered to have resigned as a Member of Parliament he shall immediately leave his office and his duties shall be assumed by an Acting Prime Minister in a manner determined by law.

3° - Should the Prime Minister at any time resign from office, the other members of the Government shall be deemed also to have resigned from office. The Prime Minister’s duties shall be immediately assumed by an Acting Prime Minister in a manner determined by law. The other members of the Government shall continue to carry on their duties until their successors shall have been appointed.

4° - During the course of a general election, or at any time where Parliament has been dissolved, and until the appointment of their successors, the outgoing Prime Minister or Acting Prime Minister, the outgoing Vice Minister and the outgoing Ministers shall continue to carry on their duties.

5° - An Acting Prime Minister shall assume all the duties of the office of Prime Minister save that he may not nominate members of the Government. Only an elected Prime Minister may do so.

6° - Should an Acting Prime Minister be in office, other than where the Prime Minister is on an officially notified period of absence, Parliament shall act with all possible swiftness to elect a Prime Minister.

Article 7 - The Courts

Section 1

A High Court of the alliance shall always be maintained, consisting of a Chief Justice and nine Associate Justices as appointed by the discretion of the President in accordance with article 3, section 6.

Section 2

1° - The High Court shall have as one of its primary responsibilities those powers granted to it by article 3, section 2, subsection 2°.

2° - The High Court shall be the sole binding arbiter of the Charter and laws of the Alliance. Any interpretation offered by the High Court of a provision of this Charter or of law shall be binding on all members and officers of the alliance, individually and as a whole.

3° - The High Court shall also be responsible for hearing criminal justice cases under powers as granted to it by law. Should subsidiary court(s) be created by Parliament further to Section 4 of this Article, part or all of the powers of the High Court in relation to hearing criminal justice cases may be transferred to such subsidiary court(s) at the discretion of Parliament, save that the High Court shall retain the power to expel, ZI or perma-ZI a member of the Alliance in relation to the commission of a criminal offence or treason, notwithstanding the power granted to Parliament further to Article 2, Section 7. No further powers of the High Court may be so transferred.

4° - There shall be no appeal of decisions of the High Court.

Section 3

All trials held by courts of the alliance shall be held in accordance with the principles of natural justice and shall only be brought by the Department of Justice or the Attorney General where a member is alleged to have breached a specific provision of this charter or of law.

Section 4

Parliament may create subsidiary courts with powers and responsibilities to hear criminal justice cases as defined by law. Only the President shall have the power to appoint justices to any Parliament created courts. Appeals of subsidiary courts shall be heard by the High Court.

Section 5

No justice, of the High Court nor of any subsidiary court established under Section 4 of this Article, shall be eligible to be a Member of Parliament or to hold any other office within the Alliance.

Article 8 - Elections

Prime Minister Elections

Section 1

In order to be nominated as a candidate for a prime minister election:

1° - A full member entitled to be nominated as a candidate in a prime miniter election must receive at least five nominations from full members.

2° - Save where the total active membership, as defined by law, is less than 100 members, where a number of nominations equal to not less than 5% of the total active membership rounded up, to a minimum of 2, shall be acceptable.

3° - Any member so nominated by subsections 1° and 2° of this section must accept nomination before they are added to the list of candidates.

4° - A former or outgoing Prime Minister may become a candidate on their own nomination, but in so doing he shall lose the right to make another nomination.

5° - Each full member may only make one nomination.

6° - The president may direct nominate someone as Prime Minister. This means that if someone is nominated by the president they already start their campaigns.

Section 2

Prime Minister elections shall be run on a first past the post system, with the candidate receiving most votes being elected. Each member entitled to vote shall cast one vote.

Section 3

Should only one candidate be nominated under the provisions of section 1 of this article, that person shall be declared elected without the need to hold an election.

Section 4

Nominations for prime minister elections shall open 96 hours before the due date for the election, and shall remain open for 72 hours. There shall be a cooling off period of 24 hours allowing nominees to accept nomination. Polls shall be open on all 24 hours of the due election date.

Parliamentary Elections

Section 5

1° - An election held to select Members of Parliament shall be known as a general election and shall be held on the fourth day prior to the date that the current term of Parliament is due to expire, save where the fourth day prior to the date that the current term of Parliament is due to expire falls on a Saturday or Sunday. Should same arise the general election shall be held on the sixth day prior to the date that the current term of Parliament is due to expire.

2° - Should the Prime Minister exercise his rights under Article 3, Section 4, subsection 5° of this charter, Parliament shall be deemed to be dissolved at the later of 144 hours after the President officially accepts the Prime Minister’s request to dissolve Parliament or upon the completion of a general and run off election cycle, save where the Prime Minister requests such a dissolution after the closing of polls in a general election under subsection 1° of this section.

Section 6

In order to be nominated as a candidate for a general election or a by-election a full member shall enter his name as a potential candidate should he wish to become a candidate.

Section 7

1° - General elections shall be run using a plurality voting system, with the candidates receiving most votes being elected. Each member entitled to vote shall cast ten votes of equal preference, and may not give more than one vote to one candidate.

2° - Should there be a number of candidates having received an equality of votes and being tied for the fifteenth seat in Parliament a run off election shall be held between the tied candidates using a plurality voting system with members being entitled to cast a number of votes of equal preference in an amount equal to the number of seats for which candidates are tied.

Section 8

Should only a number of candidates equal to or less than the number of seats in Parliament, as defined by article 4 section 7, be nominated under the provisions of section 6 of this article, those persons shall be declared elected without the need to hold an election. If there are remaining seats to be filled, a by election shall be held after two weeks in which each member entitled to vote shall cast a number of votes of equal preference in an amount equal to the number of unfilled seats. Nominations for such a by election shall be in accordance with the provisions of section 9 of this article. The duly elected Members of Parliament in the first instance shall fulfil the duties of Parliament in the mean time. Should the requisite number of seats still not be filled after the by election, those Members of Parliament duly elected in both instances shall continue to fulfil the duties of Parliament until the next election.

Section 9

Nominations for general elections shall open 96 hours before the due date for the election, and shall remain open for 72 hours. There shall be a cooling off period of 24 hours allowing for the finalisation of the list of candidates. Polls shall be open for at least 24 hours commencing on the due election date.

Section 10

Should a Member of Parliament resign his seat that seat shall remain unfilled until the next general election, save where the number of Members of Parliament falls to ten or less over the term of a Parliament, which shall precipitate a general election.

Referenda

Section 11

A referendum to change, add or delete a provision of this charter shall be initiated by a motion passed in Parliament or by a petition of 20% of the total active membership presented to the President. Any such referendum shall require a two-thirds majority of votes cast to be considered passed. The President shall be responsible for updating the charter.

Section 12

Referenda held under the provisions of article 4, section 6 shall require a simple majority of votes cast, save where Parliament specifies the need for a greater majority as part of the Bill put to referendum.

Section 13

There shall be a minimum of 24 hours notice and a maximum of 7 days granted for all referenda initiated by Parliament

Section 14

The Department of Justice is required to hold a referendum initiated by a petition of 20% of the total active membership within 7 days of the presentation of the petition, giving at least 24 hours notice.

Section 15

No polling in elections or referenda shall take place on a Saturday or Sunday.

Article 8 - The Alliance Forums

Section 1

The President & the Prime Minister shall be responsible for the administration of the official alliance forums.

Section 2

The President & the Prime Minister shall be responsible for the decorum and order with which any person with posting rights of the official alliance forums may use the forums. As such either the President or Prime Minister are free to use any or all of the powers available to them as administrators of the official alliance forums to ensure that the Alliance is not brought into disrepute through any person's conduct on the forums. Any measure so taken against a member of the alliance shall have no effect upon that member’s membership status of the alliance.

Section 3

1° - The President or the Prime Minister may from time to time, as they see fit, delegate part of their responsibilities in relation to administration of the official alliance forums to another person or persons.

2° - Such a person must be a member of the Government of the Alliance.

3° - Such a delegatee can only be appointed or dismissed with the agreement of both the President and the Prime Minister.

4° - Should the term of office of either the President or Prime Minister, who agreed to a delegation end, or should either resign or for any other reason vacate their office, before such a delegation has been officially revoked, then same delegation shall be automatically revoked, and the delegatee’s administration power shall be rescinded.

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