WA Delegate (non-executive): The Republic of Calimera II (elected )
Founder: The Region of South-America
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Armed in South America
World Census experts took their lives into their hands in order to ascertain the average number of weapons per citizen.
As a region, South America is ranked 11,041st in the world for Most Armed.
|1.||The Federal Republic of Neragua||Anarchy||“Libertad y Unión”|
|2.||The Republic of Chavante||Capitalizt||“A free nation is a nation on the rise constant”|
|3.||The Republic of Tayrona||Capitalist Paradise||“Dios, patria y libertad!”|
|4.||The Rogue Nation of Narcotica||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Drugs! Drugs for everyone!”|
|5.||The Consular Republic of Adamantina||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Dignidad, fidelidad y libertad”|
|6.||The Republic of Tecan||Corporate Police State||“Libertad, Paz, Justicia”|
|7.||The Dominion of Essekwibo||Corporate Bordello||“Freedom in diversity”|
|8.||The Confederation of Luchyen||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Patria est communis omnium parens”|
|9.||The Region of South-America||New York Times Democracy||“TBD”|
|10.||The Free Land of Darkest Peru||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Please Look After These Bears”|
Recent polls: “How should legislative assembly membership be decided?” • “Which system of government should South America use?”
- : The Region of South-America removed a dispatch.
- : The Region of South-America removed a dispatch.
- : The Consular Republic of Adamantina arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Region of South-America created a new regional poll: "How should legislative assembly membership be decided?".
- : The Constitutional Monarchy of Imperio HUE ceased to exist.
- : The Constitutional Monarchy of Reino bolivariano De Gran Colombia arrived from The West Pacific.
- : The Republic of San Eulogio arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Republic of Chavante arrived from Illuminati.
- : The Rogue Nation of Narcotica arrived from The Independent Order.
- : The United States of Patria Grande departed this region for Commonwealth of Liberty.
South America Regional Message Board
I support automatic, everyone can vote on like common general stuff, but if it is a decision that needs to be decided in a timely manner, like an emergency, then we have the leader that we elect make that decision.
I think this is the hardest question we will ask ourselves. Naturally, we're all—myself included—inclined to say everyone should be involved in the legislative process. However, I will support elected representatives.
If you look at the more successful larger regions, most have elected representatives. Those with open door democracy don't seem to take themselves too seriously and invariably have a very powerful delegate. With a parliament (or assembly, call it whatever) of elected representatives, the leader of the region ("President of the Government") wouldn't be as powerful but would instead be more of a primus inter pares (or "first among equals") with important decision-making powers.
Having automatic membership weakens the powers and prestige of the legislature and will inevitably lead to an unstable, overly-powerful "President of the Government".
Well I think its time for new solutions to the government question now that more power has come to the region.
This is great news! And it will work really well with the system of government we're setting up. We will pretty much be functioning like a RL government/parliament!
Now we just need to figure out the electoral system to best fit our system. Proportional representation could work really well here: factions/parties will eventually form based in regional issues (not RL or IC ones) and would before each election propose a lists of candidates. Then each list gets a share of seats as near as possible to its share of votes, e.g. List "A" gets 25% of votes, it gets 25% of seats.
This is the simplest form of electing multiple seats at once.
Found out that Jeremy Corbyn who heads the UK's . Labor party is married to Laura Alvarez a citizen of Mexico. Its his third wife and she is 20 years younger. Seems she is into human rights for people especially in Mexico. Seems the UK. world press has tended to keep quiet when it comes to her which is strange since the UK. press tends not to keep quiet. :lol:
Seems the Mexicans are expanding. Will we be seeing things from Mexico like the following in the future on a BBC channel -
Am is right. We should have the delegate and the "regional officers" serve as president and ministers with a separate elected legislature to maintain checks and balances. I don't think a parliamentary system can work with regional officers being a part of (and possibly in control of) the legislature. It's less accountable and less democratic.
Maybe we should constitutionally define a set number of offices and elect them individually and separately? I would prefer the president being elected and his choices for regional officers/ministers being approved or not by the legislature but I think that's a step too "active" for our region.
When we began this series of votes, regional officers weren't a thing. Their creation has/will change the dynamic of regional governance. Rather than continue to blindly feel our way to governance vote by vote, there will be a definitive vote this weekend.
Instead of voting on individual elements, we will vote for a specific model.
If you have a proposed model for government in South America, submit it to me by 06:00 GMT, Friday 16 October.
Be specific in how it will work. Models that are similar or the same will be merged and their proponents all listed as co-proponents.
If one option gains 50%+1 vote, we'll go with it. If not, the two most popular will face off in a final conclusive vote midweek.
Let's finish this process before the Zombie apocalypse. <- Not very often you get to say that.