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[DRAFT] The Supreme Chancellery Act


The Supreme Chancellery Act

AFFIRMING that as the Head of Government, the First Minister is the Speaker of the Chamber of Representatives and the Head of the Executive branch.

UNDERSTANDING that the Head of Government should not have a role that will supersede that of the Chamber of Representatives, though should have additional rights as to give the Office more equal standing as the Head of Government.

NOTING that the position of Head of Government is a relatively powerless, but does not ring as much prestige as being a legislature in the Chamber of Representatives. As Speaker, the Head of Government must also act as mediator and moderator of the Chamber.

WISHES to grant upon the position of Head of Government the prestige it should have, in addition to establishing Chancellor's Conventions, rights reserved for the Supreme Chancellor, that Representatives must observe during Chamber sessions.


  1. Renames the Office of First Minister to the Office of the Supreme Chancellor. All references to the Office will observe and interpret this change in naming accordingly.

  2. Renames the position of Deputy First Minister to Vice Chancellor. All references to this position will observe and interpret this change in naming accordingly.

  3. Confers the upon the position of Supreme Chancellor the Chancellor's Prerogative, granting the Supreme Chancellor influence over Right of Speech within the Chamber of Representatives. The Chancellor's Prerogative must be invoked with reasonable justification, of which can only be used to maintain discipline and order within the Chamber.

    1. The Chancellor's Prerogative can only be invoked during an active debate. Once invoked, the Supreme Chancellor must mediate the debate with impartiality, and must not partake in the debate as the mediator and moderator.

    2. Invocation of the Chancellor's Prerogative will be recognised as a direct official interjection by the Supreme Chancellor to actively moderate an ongoing debate.

    3. The Supreme Chancellor may invoke the Short Speech rule, which calls upon the Chamber to silence for an individual to make their views and concerns known. This will last 2 minutes. The Supreme Chancellor is obliged to alternate between different parties and individuals to maintain neutrality.

    4. The Chancellor's Prerogative allows the Supreme Chancellor, as the Speaker, to call the Chamber to order if it becomes too chaotic. All Honourable Representatives actively engaging in the debate must oblige until the Supreme Chancellor calls for the resumption of an orderly debate. Ignoring this call to order will make Representatives liable to suspension from the debate.

  4. Confers upon the position of Supreme Chancellor the right to call an Extraordinary Session in the Chamber on important matters, of which attendance by Representatives is mandatory. This is applicable in cases of both debating and voting sessions.

    1. Absence will be excused if the Chamber is notified in advance, or if a reason for extenuating circumstances may be provided as such.

  5. Confers upon the position of Supreme Chancellor the Chancellor's Mandate, of which grants the Supreme Chancellor the right to proclaim legally binding directives to the Cabinet. Cabinet ministers are obliged to introduce and implement policies and changes that reflect guidelines set by the Supreme Chancellor.

Author: Retiva