We the residents of South Pacific, to keep order and peace in this longstanding community, hereby establish this legislation as the supreme law of the region. It shall outlive the reign of all Delegates to come; let the Constitution of South Pacific be a permanent guide to all present and future residents. Only by the consent of the voter shall this be rendered null and void.
Article One: Office of The Delegate
Section 1: All powers to change and control South Pacific shall be vested in the elected Delegate of South Pacific, who shall act as Sovereign Overseer of the region.
Section 2: The Delegate shall have the power to eject and ban any nation that is perceived to threaten the security or cause general upset to the region. No nation from any invader or raiding region shall be allowed into South Pacific.
Section 3: The Delegate is allowed to set a regional password, but only in times of dire emergency. The Delegate is not allowed to set a password to simply protect their own interests. South Pacific is open to all nations* (see Article 2).
Section 4: A Delegate can only come to power via fair and open elections or by default. Any other means of attaining power shall be considered illegal, and the soon-to-be Delegate's votes will automatically be considered illegitimate. Only residents of South Pacific may vote, and no nation is permitted to create or use multiple accounts in order to sway the votes in their favour. Any attempt to do so will be considered fraud, and the puppets will be banned and ejected.
Section 5: The Delegate cannot suppress posts on the Regional Message Board. Only posts considered spam/recruitment, obscene or outright offensive may be suppressed. The Delegate, and any other members of the government with the ability to suppress RMB posts, may only do so if the post is spam, recruitment, obscene, or offensive towards any member of the region. They may not suppress posts for purely political reasons.
Section 6: The Delegate shall serve a term of six months. After that period has expired, the Delegate may choose to stand for election again for as many times as he/she pleases.
Section 7: The Delegate has the right to open and manage embassies with any region in the world, and has the right to enter in alliance with foreign regions. However, the Delegate also has the right to cut ties with or suppress the posts of any member of a foreign region that threatens the sovereignty of South Pacific.
The Executive Ministries are responsible for carrying out the tasks, and responsibilities passed down from the WA Delegate.
Section 1: The Vice Delegate will act as the Chief of Staff, and serve as the middle communicator between the WA Delegate, and the Cabinet Ministers.
Section 2: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for handling all FA matters. The WA Delegate is charged with creating, or modifying the standing orders for the Ministry, appointing a Minister to oversee the responsibilities of the Ministry, and setting up an agenda for the Ministry.
Section 3: The World Assembly Ministry handles all WA matters and advises the Delegate on WA matters. The WA Delegate is charged with creating, or modifying the standing orders for the Ministry, appointing a Minister to oversee the responsibilities of the Ministry, and setting up an agenda for the Ministry.
Section 4: The Customs Ministry is responsible for overseeing the Endorsement cap in the region, citizenship, and ensuring the welfare of the citizens in the region. The Customs Ministry is responsible for monitoring immigration and emigration to and from the region, and recruiting nations to join South Pacific. The WA Delegate is charged with creating, or modifying the standing orders for the Ministry, appointing a Minister to oversee the responsibilities of the Ministry, and setting up an agenda for the Ministry.
Section 5: The Culture Ministry is responsible for encouraging game side regional activity. The Ministry will be composed solely of the Culture Minister, and it is up to them to interpret their role as they see fit. The Delegate may appoint or dismiss the Minister as they wish.
This Article sets a policy for the Discord, the News, the Information Center, and the forum.
Section 1: The Discord, the forum, the South Pacific News, and South Pacific Information Center are the official property of South Pacific.
Section 2: The forum staff will be made up of two Administrators, two Moderators, and the WA Delegate. The staff will ensure that the transition of elected Delegates and Ministers are smoothly completed.
Section 3: The Discord staff will be made up of two Administrators, two moderators, and the Delegate. The staff will ensure that the transition of elected Delegates and Ministers are smoothly completed.
Section 4: The nation South Pacific Information Center will be passed down by each WA Delegate.
Section 5: The South Pacific News will be managed by the Delegate and any Ministers whom the Delegate wishes.
Article Four sets up provisions, and protections in the region.
Section 1: If the WA Delegate CTEs, or leaves the region, the Vice Delegate assumes the office of Delegate. If there is less than two months of the term, the acting Delegate will finish out the term. If there is more than two months remaining, there will be a special election.
Section 2: This section hereby creates the Emergency Electoral Council. The Council is made up of former elected, and legal WA Delegate's. Their primary purpose is to,
· Take over the Delegacy if the Vice Delegate is not available, rogue, or feel they are incompetent to hold the office.
· The Electoral Council may appoint a temporary Delegate for no longer than 45 days. During the 45 day period, they must host an election for a new Delegate.
· The Emergency Electoral Council will be headed by the most senior, and active member. (Currently: The lepearchauns)
· They do not have to hold a Regional Officer position. This is a title granted to them by the constitution. However, the leader of the Emergency Electoral Council must always have the ability to send regional telegrams.
· The Committee may vote to add other former Delegates after this list is finalized.
· The Emergency Electoral Council is made up of Densaner, Lingang, The lepearchauns, Dorig.
Section 1: All resident nations are allowed to manage themselves however they see fit. No regulations shall be imposed on the player to change the way they wish to operate their own nations.
Section 2: All residents have the right to participate in elections and polls. The Delegate has no power to restrict any nation from doing so, and if attempted the residents have the right to remove the Delegate from power.
Section 3: All nations, if not hailing from an invader region, have the right to stay in or leave South Pacific. The Delegate has no power to restrict them from doing so.
Section 4: The residents have the right to add laws to this Constitution through fair polls. And alternatively, they shall have the right to remove this article from legitimacy through a fair poll. Residents also have the right to alter, remove, or add new laws to this Constitution through fair elections.
This article aims to protect the constitution from being removed or changed without the support of the region.
Section 1: Any amendment to the Constitution must be approved by the region through a regional poll, which must have a duration of three days, allowing less-active residents the opportunity to vote.
Section 2: An incumbent legitimate delegate may change the grammar, layout, and wording of the constitution without requiring a poll, so long as the meaning and implications of the Constitution remain the same. A brief statement highlighting any such edits must be lodged on the Regional Message Board (including both the original and the revised versions of the text), so that the inhabitants of the region may challenge it, should they believe it to alter the meaning or spirit of the Constitution.
Section 3: A poll for an amendment to the Constitution requires a simple 50% majority to pass. A poll aiming to remove the constitution requires a 75% majority to pass and must have a duration of at least a week.
Section 4: Any polls relating to the constitution must be available to native residents only, to prevent nations from rigging the poll. A poll aiming to remove the constitution must be available to native, resident WA nations only, for the same reasons.
This article aims to create and maintain trust between the region and its government and to allow the region to be aware of its government’s activities.
Section 1: Each ministry must present a bi-monthly account of their activities over the past two months to the delegate, which will then be published in a bi-monthly South Pacific News issue. A link to this issue will be available on the Regional Message Board, and on the World Factbook Entry. Should any ministry be unable to produce such a report, they must explain why to the Delegate.
Section 2: Government business will be conducted on the Discord server, primarily on channels which citizens of South Pacific may view.
Section 3: Business which the Government deems to be unsuitable for public view should be conducted in a channel which the general public cannot view. Present in this channel must be the members of the Emergency Electoral Council who have discord, to ensure that the Government is acting in a responsible manner.
Section 4: Any polls relating to legislation or the Constitution must be fully explained on the RMB, and any questions raised by the region as to the nature, wording, or implications of the legislation being proposed must be answered truthfully. Should it be discovered later that the government was intentionally misleading, or hiding information from, the region concerning any legislation being proposed, then the Emergency Electoral Council must investigate the government’s intentions, and may deem it necessary to consider removing the government from power.
For the better enjoyment of each resident of South Pacific, the abusing of Delegate power shall not be tolerated. To ban and eject nations based on your own interests is wrong and illegal. The banhammer shall only be used if a particular nation/group of nations in South Pacific show signs of being a raider, or are a serious threat otherwise to the security of South Pacific. The residents have the right to remove the Delegate from power when Banhammer Abuse is observed.