Carondia Associated Press (CAP)

Carondia Associated Press or CAP was approved by the Lower and Upper Chambers of Parliament to be shared with the international community by order of the Parliament Order 1053.1-7

Board of Directors: John Waxis (CEO), Sarah Juin (Editor in Chief), Harrison List (Director of Operations).
Employs a force of: 569 writers, 1,413 production employees, 205 other employees.
Work Rating (with high ratings being better conditions and wages): 497/500 according to Forefront Capitalist Economics.

Signed by the Lower Chamber of Carondia’s Parliament with a majority of 7,096 to 127;
Signed by the Upper Chamber of Carondia’s Parliament with a majority of 345 to 55;
Signed by the Executive Council of Carondia with a majority of three to zero;
Therefore an approved act of the Carondia Government.

A basic explaination: the Upper and Lower Chamber of Parliament and the Executive Council

After living in Is Wa for five years or getting higher education or serving one year in the Is Wa Military Reserve or six months on active duty. A minimum age of fifteen is required for an application for citizenship, which must then be approved by their local Lower Chamber representative, and at age seventeen they automatically recieve that right. If you are born in Is Wa you are also automatically a citizen of Is Wa.

-Lower Chamber
The Lower Chamber is comprised of 7,223 members elected every six months by the popular vote of their region. A given region is usually comprised of anywhere from 276 to 319 (usually about 300) (OoC: We RP with a Population of 2,166,900) and regions are modified every two years after a new census which occurs every two years as well. Being a member of the Lower Chamber is a PART TIME job and only takes approximately 16 hours a week and carries a Payment of approximately 24 NSD per hour. The Lower Chamber is intended to be made of average people and must propose all Legislation or allow the Upper Chamber to work off of their ideas. All citizens may run to be part of the Lower Chamber.

-Upper Chamber
The Upper Chamber is comprised of 200 counties each of which selects two Lower Chamber members every year with one being elected each six weeks. The Upper Chamber is a full time job making around 26 NSD per hour and the duties of an Upper Chamber member are to fully write ideas proposed by Lower Chamber members and to fully and more extensively review the laws passed by the Lower Chamber using in depth evidense and each has the ability to call extra studies to decide theirs and others votes. Members must be at least 21 years of age to run for the Upper Chamber.

-Executive Council
The Executive Council is made of a President and the Speaker of the Lower Chamber as well as the Majority Leader of the Upper Chamber. The Executive Council is only able to act in extreme emergencies and, when unanimous, exhibits a veto requiring 2/3 of the Lower Chamber to overcome and 3/4 in the Upper Chamber to overcome.

Lower Chamber Stresses Patent Reform

RISTARCIA (AP) – Today the Lower Chamber met over Internet Cables known as “Skype” (OoC: lol) to discuss a Patent Reform originating in District 74.

Michael Bradshaw, District 74’s Representative, propose the bill after holding several rallies with an attendance of around 2,000 people (about 6 districts) in support of the Bill’s ideas.

According to the Speaker of the Lower Chamber’s Secretary-General, Howard Rasmueson, the bill can be summarized as, “An attempt to oust patents on living organisms and to fine the company of Monzanto (OoC: Monsanto) for abusing the Patent Office as well as other companies identified by the Board on Patent Stupidity (BoPS) which was created in 1997 and can be activated by any law for three to fifteen months.”

Approximately 17,800 Patents will be terminated by this law said the Patent office in a statement released today. Following the law the Director of the Patent Office Stanley Yestae said they would be IN FAVOR of the law.

The Bill is set for continued discussion by the Patent Board of the Lower Chamber the eleven member board as well as by the Patent Council of Thirteen elected members that serve for twenty years. If the bill passes both organizations then it will be voted upon. IWAP sources suggest the bill will be passed in approximately 9 days, only time will tell.

Secretary of State Resigns

In a surprise move last Monday Secretary of State Kurt Waffleburg resigned from office saying, “We are turning into a hermit state and leaders who I wanted to work with on strengthening relations are taking a back seat.”

Furthermore evidence was leaked from the Executive Council and Upper Chamber to show that Former Secretary Waffleburg had been under threat to resign for the past five months as the Upper Chamber had been cutting his pay and the Parliament had been limiting his power over the past six months.

“We are not trying to be aggressive towards Secretary Waffleburg.” said the Chairman of the Pay Council, “We are meerly making cuts for the upcoming budget re-write.” said the Chairman two weeks ago.

Since then the Council on Ethics for the Parliament has been investigating the issue and dismissed two members of the Pay Council for ‘Inappropriate Actions and Agression’ towards Mr. Waffleburg. The majority opinion stated, “Mr. Waffleburg was a member of an opposing party to the Majority, but that does NOT give the Parliament the ability to pressure him into leaving by restricting him and decreasing his salary. If they wanted him removed they could have spoke to the President about replacing him.” Other members of the Pay Council have been censured meaning a second censure automatically results in two weeks suspension from office and a third censure six weeks suspension and/or a motion to impeach the member. One Pay Council Member, Harrison Lin, is now on his second censure and will be suspended for two weeks following the incident.

RECORDS OF THE COUNCIL ON ETHICS (File Room #0071.8 shelf 6 of IWAP), IWAP regrettably could only find these records and reported it to the Government.

Current Members of Parliament:[ul]
[li]Sarah DeMilleo, Lower Chamber. 1 Censure for inappropriate conduct on the floor after having her Mic shut off for attempting to filibuster.
[li]John Casavo, Upper Chamber FMR. Lower Chamber. 2 censures. 1st Censure for exaggerating information. 2nd Censure for making up statistics.
[li]Dagalli Mista, Upper Chamber. 1 0 Censures. Censure originally for using governmental materials for personal gain. Censure revoked upon 30th year of Upper Chamber service (it takes 40 years of Lower Chamber service to have a Censure revoked).
SIGNED xEdward Joronhassen
Former Member of the Upper Chamber of Parliament
Member of the Lower Chamber of Parliament
Chairman of the Council on Ethics.

NOTE: This is an official notice from the Council of Ethics from 2009 the same numbers may not apply.

((OOC: All references to ‘Is wa’ have been changed to Carondia))

Secretary of Military Affairs Removed by the Council of Military Affairs

The Secretary of Military Affairs, also known as the Chairman of the Council of Military Affairs, Don Minters was removed by a 9-1 vote of the Council of Military Affairs following his proposal of a motion to begin Conscription for Military Reserves.

The Former Secretary proposed M.A.M. 876 which would allow a draft of 1,236 army reserve troops, 61 navy reserve troops, and 308 air force reserve troops as to expand forces. The Council resolutely refused, striking down the motion with a 10-1 vote. The only person in favor was Councilor Minters.

The new Military Affairs Secretary is Jerry Matrias. Jerry Matrias is serving his fourth three-year Council of Military Affairs term and have served two-years in the past as Chairman Pro Tem/Opposition Leader. The Secretary of Military Affairs is commander in chief of the national armed forces pending approval of the Council of Military Affairs.

“This motion goes against the tradition of this nation to have a voluntary army in which no person is forced to risk their life. In addition the nation is currently in peacetime there is no reason to besides bragging rights in the international community.” said Chairman Matrias. “Under our National Charter this Council may remove the Secretary by a 2/3 majority vote. Such a movement would not be a statement of crimes that the Councilor has or has not committed but that we, the Council, is no longer satisfied with our Chairman’s decisions.”

A vote to remove Councilor Minters from the Council of Military Affairs takes a 2/3 vote of the Lower Chamber or the Upper Chamber to effect a removal.

A vote will undergo in the Lower Chamber tommorow say many, only time can tell for now.

Upper Chamber Member Arrested for Child Porn

RISTARCIA (AP) – Today Police told the news that Upper Chamber of Parliament member Ross Tillman was arrested after taking three (known) photos of naked children and distributing them.

“We are not yet aware of WHO has been wrongly photographed and we are not disclosing the images for obvious reasons. We are aware that Mr. Tillman is the perpetrator because, first of all, our internet specialists traced the images back to him, second of all, he used his Upper Chamber Office Computer and we have video of him editing the site, and lastly, he has pleaded guilty to one of these three accounts.”

After Mr. Tillman pleaded guilty the Prosecution in the case dropped one of the charges the Associated Press was told. One however still stands to be battled in court however.

Mr. Tillman has been suspended by the Upper Chamber Judiciary Committee by a 12-1 vote. The suspension lasts until he is either released, if his prison term is shorter than his government term, or he stands to be removed with a simple majority of the Upper Chamber in favor should that been seen necessary.

The trial for the one charge of child porn that has not been dropped will be tried in court starting tomorrow at 8:30 AM CMT (Carondia Main Time). If convicted he could face a penalty of up to one year in prison.

As to the charge that Mr. Tillman has plead guilty to the sentencing phase will be tried in court at the end of the day starting tomorrow at 6:30 PM CMT. The Prosecution is attempting to get Mr. Tillman sentenced to 6 months in prison and a 10,000 C$ fine if convicted. They also said that, should the other charge find Mr. Tillman guilty, they would prosecute for the full year in prison and a 15,000 C$ fine.

The court has also said that, if convicted, the sentencing trial for the account being tried today will begin at 8:30 AM CMT on Saturday.

Mr. Tillman will be Prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney of Bayhem County, his home area, Sarah Donlow. Ms. Donlow said, “The people of this town are very disappointed in Mr. Tillman and even if he is found innocent of these charges want to recall him from office. When we hear his testimony tomorrow we will see if he is guilty or innocent, and if he is guilty I intend to ensure he serves a proper sentence for the crime.”

Trial of Ross Tillman Live Feed

8:30 AM CMT: The Honorable Kathrine Minowsky is presiding and called the Court to order. The Judge also reserved the right to ask cameras to leave the court at any time due to the possibly sensative nature of some evidence.

8:41 AM CMT: Defense Attorney Gregg Milo stressed in his statement that the main evidence could be faulty and that, while the accused had plead guilty to one of the charges, doesn’t mean he is guilty of all of them.

8:56 AM CMT: Prosecutor Sarah Donlow stressed in her opening statement that they had excellent security cameras in the room and they could, if required, zoom in to see the features of the human body on his screen and could also see that he was putting them in a website and editing the website so hence he must have posted them.

9:57 AM CMT: Prosecutor Sarah Donlow calls Upper Chamber HQ Security Office Jerry Mackleroy to the stand.

10:14 AM CMT: Prosecution yields the witness to the Defense. Main pieces of information gathered are: Mr. Mackleroy and a collegue were watching the video cameras during the Upper Chamber Recess and saw the screen, they reported it to higher enforcement authorities immediately which achieved the warrant for his arrest.

10:23 AM CMT: Defense yields the witness allowing the Prosecution to call another witness. Main pieces of information gathered are: Mr. Mackleroy asked if he was sure he saw it correctly, he said yes.

10:25 AM CMT: Prosecution calls second witness, a victim of the photographing.

10:37 AM CMT: Prosecution yields the witness to the Defense. Main pieces of information: her parents told her to go with this man to the park, instead they went to a vacant industrial park where he forces her to take off her clothes, then hastily took a picture.

10:53 AM CMT: Defense yields the witness allowing the Prosecution to make a statement on the witnesses. Main pieces of information gathered are: the witness yelled and said “It was horrible. That man did things to me that took away my dignity.” She followed up by stating that, no, she was not forced to have sex with the man. The witness is only 13 years old.

11:16 AM CMT: The Prosecution concludes their statement saying that both witnesses, so far, have gone against the accused. The Defense now begins their statement which is limited to 20 minutes in length.

11:35 AM CMT: The Defense says there are still more witnesses to come.

11:36 AM CMT: The Defense calls Don Quinquez, admin of the site the porn was posted on, to the stand.

12:04 AM CMT: The Defense yields the witness to the Prosecution. Main pieces of information: the site Mr. Quinquez operates/operated allowed Porn on his site but also banned Illegal Activity. Mr. Quinquez said that, as this was illegal, it was not permitted on his site.

12:17 AM CMT: The Prosecution yields the witness allowing for the Defense to call another witness. Main pieces of information: reaffirmed that this was not permitted on Mr. Quinquez’s site. Mr. Quinquez’s Moderator removed it and Mr. Quinquez himself later upheld that Moderator’s ruling and gave Mr. Tillman a two-year ban from the site.

12:18 AM CMT: The Defense decides not to call another witness. The Defense begins their arguments.

12:39 AM CMT: The Defense closes their arguments: main points were that internet law is not real life law. The Prosecution begins their statement which is limited to 20 minutes in length.

12:43 AM CMT: The Prosecution concludes their statement. Main Points: Tillman still violated real life law as well as the rules of Mr. Quinquez’s site, it was a waste of the court’s time.

12:44 PM CMT: The Judge calls a 90 minute recess for lunch.

2:14 PM CMT: The Judge concludes the Lunch Recess. Prosecution begins closing statement.

3:02 PM CMT: Prosecution concludes closing statement. The Defense begins closing statement.

3:29 PM CMT: The Defense concludes the closing statement. The discussion/trial portion of the case is closed.

3:29 PM CMT: The Judge recites the reminder to the Jury of a fair and unbiased trial then both he and the Jury retreat into the discussion chamber.

3:34 PM CMT: The Jury announces that it has selected, by election, the Chief Juror.

3:59 PM CMT: The Judge returns from the chamber after the 30 permitted minutes of deliberation with the Jury. The eleven Jurors continue discussion.

5:16 PM CMT: The Court Secretary announces that six of the eleven votes have been cast and that the Jury is at a point of voting. The voting period for Jurors concludes in 12 minutes.

5:28 PM CMT: The Jury emerges with the Court Secretary and the Chief Juror. The Chief Juror announces the verdict: guilty.

5:31 PM CMT: The Chief Juror concludes the remarks of the Jury on the case. The vote was 10-1. The miscellaneous-Juror comment time begins.

5:33 PM CMT: The Court Secretary concludes the misc.-Juror comments by stating the general opinion of the Jury in their opinion.

5:44 PM CMT: The Judge adjourns the Court announcing that the period of public challenge will begin in 15 minutes and last a total of 1 and a half hours. In this time period objections may be filed and are up to the sole arbitration of the Judge. The ruling of the Judge can be rejected by a simple majority of the Jury.

6:30 PM CMT: The Judge delays the beginning of the sentencing trial for 33 minutes.

6:59 PM CMT: The public challenge period concludes after the Judge strikes down a single objection and such a decision is affirmed by an 11-0 vote of the Jury.

7:03 PM CMT: The trial for sentencing on the first account commences. As there can be no change to the charges as the accused plead guilty. Therefore the Prosecution will begin a statement as to why the accused should receive six months in prison and a 10,000 C$ fine.

7:11 PM CMT: The Defense begins their statement.

7:14 PM CMT: The Defense concludes their statement. The Defense states that they accept the proposed sentence.

7:15 PM CMT: The Jury begins deliberation, the Judge does not take advantage of the 30 minute rule.

7:41 PM CMT: The Court Secretary states that three of nine Jurors have voted and voting ends in four minutes.

7:45 PM CMT: The Chief Juror announces that they have UPHELD the proposed sentence of the Prosecution. The Chief Juror makes a short presentation then concludes. Other Jurors speak then the Court Secretary.

7:52 PM CMT: The Judge adjourns the court. The Court will meet tomorrow to deliberate on the sentencing for the charge of which Mr. Tillman was convicted today.

Meanwhile, in the Upper Chamber of Parliament

Under the National Charter of Carondia a Chamber of Parliament may expel one of it’s own by a 2/3 majority vote. Following the conviction of the accused at around 5:30 a motion to expel was proposed upon knowing that he was guilty of two accounts of Child Porn. A motion to expel was proposed and voted upon. With 312 of 399 representatives in favor the motion passed. Mr. Tillman is no longer a member of the Upper Chamber.

Sentencing for Charges Won in Court

Mr. Tillman was sentenced to a term of one more year in court brining his total time up to one year-six months.

Lower Chamber Election Redistricting Begins

With Elections for the Lower Chamber of Parliament, and elections for 133 of the 400 Upper Chamber seats, approach the task of redistricting the Parliamentary Districts. Redistricting is undertaken by each Appeals Circuit.

There are four Appeals Circuits each of which has a pannel of anywhere from 9 to 13 Judges and three to 13 Judges will preside over a given case. In the case of redistricting the decision is made by the entire Appeals Circuit. Judges of Appeals Circuits are appointed by the Executive Council and then approved by the Lower and Upper Chambers of Parliament.

One of the Appeals Circuits, Malgovia, has already filed their redistricting maps which have remained more or less the same as before and the other Appeal Courts are expected to do the same. Then the plans must be approved by the Supreme Court of Carondia which has 11 Justices.

Elections happen every six months and every three months a Vote of Confidence, and if applicable subsequent elections, in the officials. Re-districting takes three weeks and lasts for two years, then two weeks of nominations and campaining, followed by one more week of campaining, followed by a voting period of two days.

After redistricting we can call these elections. Until then we just wait


Raise Taxes on the Rich

(AP) Following a poll of all Lower Chamber Members on Monday the various Members were asked if they would support higher taxes on wealthier Carondians. The following are the poll results:

71% - Yes. Taxes are too low on the rich. They are not paying their fair share.
8% - No. The Rich make jobs.
19% - Maybe. I would support additional taxes on wealthier Americans in extreme moderation.
2% - Undecided.

The same poll was conducted for the Upper Chamber:
63% - Yes
14% - No
22% - Maybe
1% - Undecided

And for the Executive Council-
President: FOR
Speaker of the Lower Chamber: FOR
Majority Leader of the Upper Chamber: FOR
The Executive Council is not expected to veto any law of this sort.


Lower Chamber:
3% - For
91% - In extreme emergencies.
6% - Firmly against

Upper Chamber:
4% - For
89% - In extreme emergencies.
7% - Firmly against

Executive Council:
President - Firmly Against
Speaker of the Lower Chamber - In extreme emergencies
Majority Leader of the Upper Chamber - In extreme emergencies
A veto would not be obtained either way as the Executive Council is not unanimous.

Growing of Armed Forces

Lower Chamber:
17% - For; 78% from Conservatives, 22% from Liberals.
61% - Against; 11% from Conservatives, 89% from Liberals.
22% - In Moderation; 49% from Conservatives, 51% from Liberals.

Upper Chamber:
Not enough responses; only 7 received

Executive Council:
President - Against
Speaker of the Lower Chamber - Against
Majority Leader of the Upper Chamber - Did not respond

Supreme Court Nomination: Augusta Kristie

A 2/3 Majority is required in both Chambers of Parliament to accept a Nomination

Lower Chamber: Rejected
66% - For
33% - Against
1% - Abstain

Upper Chamber: Accepted
68% - For
32% - Against
0% - Abstain

Executive Council: Accepted
President - Nominated
Speaker of the Lower Chamber - For
Majority Leader of the Upper Chamber - For

Consumer Protection Agency

Lower Chamber:
53% - For
47% - Against

Upper Chamber:
55% - For
45% - Against

Executive Council:
President - Against
Speaker of the Lower Chamber - For
Maj. Leader of the Upper Chamber - For
A motion to veto is failed

Citizen’s Vote:
61% - For
37% - Against
2% - Undecided

Motion for States

A Motion for States, according to the National Charter, begins in the Lower Chamber and requires at least 2/3 of the Lower Chamber to be in favor, 3/4 of the Upper Chamber, a 2/3 vote of the Exec. Council, and a 3/4 vote in a referendum.

Lower Chamber:
46% - For
54% - Against

Upper Chamber:
51% - For
49% - Against

Executive Council:
President - Against
Speaker of the Lower Chamber - For
Maj. Leader of the Upper Chamber - For

Citizen’s Vote:
56% - For
44% - Against

Gun Rights Statute - Repeal

A motion to repeal the Statute on Gun Rights. Requires a 2/3 majority of each chamber and a 2/3 majority in referendum to pass

Lower Chamber:
68% - For
32% - Against

Upper Chamber:
71% - For
29% - Against

Exec. Council:
President - For
Speaker of the Lower Chamber - For
Maj. Leader of the Upper Chamber - For

Citizen’s Vote:
69% - For
31% - Against

Margin of Error on:
Citizen’s vote: +/- 3.5 %
Lower Chamber: +/- 2%
Upper Chamber: +/- 0.5%
Exec. Council: None except where no reply was received

Majority Leader sits on the Executive Council?

(AP) For the last sixty three years of the National Charter’s existence of the Majority Leader as the Upper Chamber’s representative to the Executive Council has gone unchallenged.

Today however, MP Sarah Kinsworth of the 1,408th District in the Western Portion of the Rickshaw Area proposed an amendment that would place the Speaker of the Upper Chamber in charge of the Executive Council seat previously held by the Majority Leader.

1036 Lower Chamber MPs have already said they support the bill and such an amendment is expected to achieve the necessary 2/3 approval in each Chamber of Parliament and all of the Executive Council has said they support the bill. Then the referendum among the public will require a 2/3 majority and early straw polls will be done shortly.

Lower Chamber Redistricting Over, Nominations can begin

(AP) The Carondia Supreme Court announced today that it has approved the redistricting plans for the entirety of Carondia and that Nominations for Lower Chamber and Elections may begin under the control of the National Registrar and his advisers.

The National Registrar released the following announcement mere minutes after the Supreme Court’s ruling:

As National Registrar it is my duty once again to supervise elections in this fine nation of Carondia. I hereby declare nominations open for a period of seven (7) days.

Any Citizen of any district may nominate another Citizen of their district to run for the Lower Chamber of Parliament. Such a nomination must be seconded by at least one other Citizen of that district or at least two other Citizens of any other district. Nominations and the seconding of Nominations is to registered with the Local Registrar of your area.

Following the completion of Nominations elections will be held for forty-eight hours with possible run-off elections to follow lasting no more than twenty-four hours. Remember that a 50% majority is required to assume office.

These are hereby declared to be the official procedures for the Upcoming elections to the Lower Chamber of Parliament as endorsed by the National Registrar of Carondia.

Matthew Carry
National Registrar of Carondia, 1998 - 2011 (present)

Hence elections will occur according to those procedures so don’t forget to nominate a Policy Maker you support!

Direct Democracy

Lower Chamber polls have been stopped following a massive outcry to first have a referendum on weather Carondia should establish a Direct Democracy.

The Proposed Amendment vests the National Registrar with the ability to Administrate a set of online forums where the Carondian government will do business. The Legislative Branch would become a single chamber system called the General Assembly. Which would contain all persons who are over the age of 17 and Citizens.

Along with the National Registrar serving as Administrator the Chief Justice of Carondia’s High Court would assist them as Administrator along with all of the minor Justices serving as Global Moderators and officers serving as Forum Moderators as applicable.

All votes would be conducted on such an online forum as well as the majority of governmental business.

The President has expressed his support for this plan and said that the Executive Council would not veto it.

The Referendum begins in two days a pre-Referendum poll was carried out by AP’s Pollers:

Motion to move to Direct Democracy

General Public
For - 68%
Against - 12%
Undecided - 18%
Abstain - 2%

Executive Council
President - Aye
Speaker of the Lower Chamber - Aye
Speaker of the Upper Chamber - Nay

Decision: Nation FOR Direct Democracy

(AP) Today the National Registrar announced an un-defeatable majority of the County’s voters have voted AYE on the motion of allowing a Direct Democracy.

A simple majority is required to pass an Amendment to the National Charter and so far a 63% majority has been achieved with 79% of Precincts reporting.

The General Assembly forums will be created on Friday.

Approval Ratings

Attorney General Sarah Matthewson
Approve: 62%
Disapprove: 38%

The Supreme Council of Courts as a whole
Approve: 49%
Disapprove: 51%

President Michael Vaughters
Approve: 57%
Disapprove: 43%

Secretary-General/National Registrar Dana French
Approve: 89%
Disapprove: 11%

RULING: Federal Election Commission wins over Citizens United

AP – The Supreme Council of Courts’ thirteen members agreed by a 9-4 majority in favor of the Federal Election Commission on the case of FEC v. Citizens United that was filed before the Council two and a half months ago.

The Majority opinion was written by the Attorney General, who voted in favor of the FEC, “Citizens United begs from us the right to accept unlimited corporate funding against the Federal Election Commission Statute. The Plaintiff, Citizens United, begs that it is free speech that corporations be permitted to give unlimited funds. All nine of those who ruled in favor of the FEC believe that they should have also then campaigned for unlimited PERSONAL funding, seeing this as a flaw in Citizen United’s argument. Furthermore the Federal Election Commission Statute is a Type 4.3 Statute meaning that it’s content may, according to the National Charter, ‘violate this National Charter within reason.’ and the Council found any such arguable violation as ‘within reason.’”

The Federal Election Commission is made of eight seats and all of it’s members serve eight year terms staggered by one year. The FEC selects it’s Chair from among the members on their second or greater years of FEC service. The FEC cannot be ruled by a majority in any one Political Belief.

Minister of Internal Affairs Announces Forum Reorganization

(AP) After the creation of the forums of the General Assembly and Passage of the ‘Resolution on Governmental Forum Administration’ or ‘An Act To clarify the leading official of the General Assembly and Governmental forums’ the Minister of Internal Affairs, Richard Lazlo, announced the forum will be reorganized, effective immediately.

“Following the passage of the ‘Resolution on Government Forum Administration’ the Ministry of Internal Affairs intends to reorganize the General Assembly and Executive sections of the Governmental Forum.” said the Minister.

The General Assembly is expected to go temporarily offline for four hours between Sunday the twentieth at 10:30 PM CT to Monday the twenty-first at 2:30 AM CT so that the necessary updates can be made. Below is a map of the changes.

The General Assembly
-> Debate Chamber
–> Financial
–> Charter-Related
—> Statutes
–> Social
–> Criminal and Civil Law
–> Miscellanious
-> Elections Office
–> In here will be subforums for the current positions up for election
—> In here will be subforums for the voting
—> In here will be subforums for campaigning.
-> Officers of the General Assembly
–> Office of the Speaker
–> Office of the Secretary-General
–> Office of the Registrar
–> Office of the Clerk
–> Office of the Minister of Internal Affairs as it relates to the General Assembly
–> Meeting Room of the General Assembly Leadership Council (GALC)
-> Voting Chamber
–> Current Votes
–> Elections (link)
–> Past Votes
-> Legislative Process
–> Bills (link to Debate Chamber)
–> Passed by the General Assembly
–> Signed by the President, on 24 hour probation
–> Law (Archive)
–> Overturned by Supreme Council of Courts (Archive)
–> Repealed (Archive)
-> General Assembly Archives
–> Debate
–> Elections
–> Offices of Officers
–> Meeting room of the GALC
-> Misc.

The Forums for the Executive Departments are expected to be down between 10:45 and 3:30 the next day. The operation is expected to take longer said a Ministry spokesperson yesterday.

So far no opposition has been made by the GALC or the General Assembly at large against the expected Changes, similarly the proposed changes to the Executive Deparments have not been challenged by the Cabinet nor the General Assembly so the changes are expected to go into effect.

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