SO 2017-03 Presidential Elections Act

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SO 2017-03 Presidential Elections Act

Post by Abdoa on Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:13 am

SO 2017-3

Presidential Elections Act

Article I: Introduction

In order to encourage the spread of diversity in regional elections, we, the Parliament of the Union, move to codify into law the tradition that the President must be elected with an absolute majority of votes cast.

Article II: Quotation from Aralunya, Original Founder

“For the president [..] a majority needs to be achieved. If that requires more than one round then so be it. And we'll remove the candidate with the lowest votes” (Aralunya, Parliamentary Union of Nations RMB, October 12, 2015).

Article III: The Process

The President will be elected by uninominal majoritarian ballot with two rounds, as follows:

1) Members may propose their candidatures to the Founder during the two weeks prior to the election. They may list or not affiliation to one or more political party.

2) After the candidatures are closed, the first round of voting will begin. The Founder will post a three-day poll on the regional page with the name of each candidate and their (optional) political affiliations.

3) If, in the first round of voting, a candidate secures a majority (half plus one) of the votes cast, they are elected President.

4) If, in the first round of voting, no candidate secures a majority (half plus one) of the votes cast, then a second round of voting will be held. The Founder will post another three-day poll on the regional page with the name of the two candidates with the first and second highest number of votes in the first round and their (optional) political affiliations.

5) The candidate with the most votes in this second round is elected President.

6) If at any point in this process there is a relevant tie of votes, the candidate with the longest permanent residency in the region is favored.

Article IV: Conclusion

We, the Parliament of the Union, hereby enact this document and its provision as law.

January 6, 2017
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