JEDCJT Posted May 6, 2010 Report Share Posted May 6, 2010 (edited) [center][img]http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww320/LordJedcjt/anchortimes.jpg[/img][/center] [b][center][size="4"]The National Newspaper of J Andres[/size][/center][/b] ENDOR CUIDAD – After weeks of progress, Richard Mercton had finally put the government and government structure of J Andres in place. J Andres is to be a representative federal republic comprising of six provinces: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine (this is due to the fact that previous government documents regarding the former provinces of J Andres has been lost, and so Mercton had opted to keep the political administrative system of New England in place). [center]---[/center] [b][center]THE COMMUNE[/center][/b] Firstly, the J Andres Commune is to be the legislative body of J Andres. First established back in 1982, and recently in 2016, the Commune has full legislative powers, including but not limited to drafting and passing laws, overturning them, ratifying treaties, declaring wars, and appointing and removing any government officials (including the President) from office. It consists of about 180 Senators, each representing about 100,000 citizens. Each Senator serves two-year terms and can be reelected once; each Senator receives one vote. The Commune’s unicameral nature had excluded the necessity of a House of Representatives, which under the old system of New England utilized proportional representation—which to Mercton gave too much power to a particular state/province. Not only Commune senators receive votes, but also the President and Monarch [to be explained shortly] receive a number of votes equaling to about one-fifths of the total number of Senators. In this instance, the President and Monarch receive 36 votes each. This is generally to give the President and Monarch increased power and leverage over the Commune—though only the Monarch has the power of abstention. In addition, the Commune also has a Constituent Panel, where J Andres citizens have the power to participate in government more directly; they can cast votes in proceedings. Like the President and Monarch, the Panel receives one-fifths of the number of senators—amounting to 36 votes total. In additional to appointing or removing the President from office, the Commune has the power to unilaterally infer the President supreme powers. In that case, the President has broad executive and legislative power, effectively making him the only source of power in the government. The President, once bestowed this degree of power, also has the power to return power back to the Commune. This happened only twice: Josef Mercton, the first president of J Andres, was granted supreme power by the Commune in the 1980s, and President Richard Mercton in the 2020s. Lastly, the Commune has the exclusive power to declare war. [b][center]PRESIDENT[/center][/b] The President of J Andres is the official head of state of the Maritime Republic. In additional to having the power to execute the laws passed by the Commune, the President has the exclusive power of veto—inherited from New England—which can be overturned by the Commune with a two-thirds vote. The office of the President is a non-electable, non-hereditary position with life tenure (he however, can resign or be removed by the Monarch). Next, the President has the power to create new government departments to assist him in his duties, as with the Prime Minister. Richard Mercton is currently the President of J Andres. With the establishment of the current system, the President is responsible for foreign affairs and some aspects of domestic affairs; he shares executive power with the Prime Minister, even though he will exclusively retain the power of veto as stated before. The President will not represent any political party, and can appoint the Prime Minister. Should the post of President become vacant, the Prime Minister can appoint a new one. The President was, until 2030, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of J Andres. He had ultimate command over the military (this has been taken over by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, who reports to the Prime Minister). The President is responsible for foreign affairs and some aspects of domestic affairs. [b][center]PRIME MINISTER[/center][/b] The Prime Minister is typically the executive power of the government. He wields, for the most part, considerable executive powers; he heads the Commune and effectively the J Andrean government (except the Foreign Ministry, which is under the exclusive domain of the President). In addition to representing and heading his political party in the Commune, the Prime Minister heads the civil service, the government agencies (including the Cabinet, but not the Minister of Foreign Affairs), and the armed forces - but not the Kommissazul, which is under the control of the President. Next, the Prime Minister heads the army, navy, and air force - and he is [i]defacto[/i] the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces through the Supreme Commander. Lastly, the Prime Minister is typically responsible for domestic affairs within the nation. [b][center]MONARCH[/center][/b] Originally created as a way to hold on power during the Communist Revolt of 1986, the Monarch (usually a King) is generally a constitutional monarch with no official power, a symbolic figurehead. However, the Monarch does have some power and involvement in the government; as stated earlier, the Monarch receives 36 votes in the Commune. In addition, the Monarch has the power to bestow “Peerage” to any individual; for instance, King Josef I made the Dukedom of Boston for Ben Richards back in the 1980s. The Order of Succession typically is bestows the crown to the eldest child (either male or female) of the reigning Monarch. With the death of Josef Mercton in May of 2028, the position of the Monarch became vacant, and was subsequently occupied by his son, Richard, but as Regent instead of the next Monarch. [center]---[/center] The government of J Andres is detailed below, as well as a list of cities in the Maritime Republic of J Andres. [b]GOVERNMENT OF THE MARITIME REPUBLIC OF J ANDRES[/b] [b]HEAD OF STATE[/b] Monarch: Richard Mercton (as Regent) President: Richard Mercton Prime Minister: Ben Richards [b]CABINET[/b] Minister of War and Defense: Joel Brunel Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mickey Bethesda Minister of Domestic Affairs: Brian Wilfork Minister of Energy: Nobaru Yoshiro Minister of Finance: Henry Morgenthau Minister of Education: Arne Duncan Minister of Justice: Edwin Stanton Minister of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack Minister of Transportation: Anthony Harlan Minister of State Security: John Feliks [b]GOVERNMENT AGENCIES[/b] Direktor of the [i]Kommissazul[/i]: Roger Admadinejad --- [b]LIST OF CITIES[/b] [b][u]Endor Cuidad[/u][/b] (Smithfield) – 141,185 [CAPITAL] [b]Mercton[/b] (Boston) – 1,242,170 [b]Providence[/b] – 734,225 [b]Annan[/b] (Worcester) – 514,788 [b]Richards[/b] (Springfield) – 301,382 [b]Bethesda[/b] (Hartford) – 285,424 [b]Kissinger[/b] (Bridgeport) – 273,512 [b]Lanier[/b] (New Haven) – 247,341 [b]Brunel[/b] (Stamford) – 238,721 [b]Miller[/b] (Waterbury) – 217,172 [b]Admadinejad[/b] (Manchester) – 203,070 [b]Bauer[/b] (Lowell) – 196,230 [b]Solanger[/b] (Cambridge) – 193,187 [b]Fitzgerald[/b] – 188,625 [b]Madeleine[/b] (Bangor) – 141,900 [b]Karr[/b] (Augusta) – 114,025 [b]Rossingol[/b] (Warwick) – 101,736 [b]Porto Pacis[/b] (Portsmouth) – 83,142 Edited September 6, 2010 by JEDCJT Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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