Vice Delegate Act
An act to establish the position of Vice Delegate and enhance regional security.
Now, therefore, BE IT ENACTED by the order of the glorious Constitution of the Revolutionary Republic, by and with the advice and consent of the Citizens of The Communist Bloc, in this present Legislative Committee assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows-
Article I - Definitions
(1) “Endorsement cap” shall refer to the maximum number of endorsements a nation in the Communist Bloc may accumulate.
(2) “The NationStates page” shall refer to the NationStates webpage of the Communist Bloc, located at
Article II - Category
(3) This Act shall be classified as a Type III - Executive Law.
Article III - Provisions
(4) The position of Vice Delegate (VWAD) is hereby established. Vice Delegates shall be appointed by the First Minister with approval from the Council of Ministers and shall serve at the pleasure of the First Minister.
The Vice-Delegate must accept and consent to their nomination before the appointment can be approved by the Council of Ministers.
The Vice-Delegate must have a World Assembly nation within the Bloc in order to be eligible for appointment.
(5) The First Minister may appoint up to 2 vice-delegates at a time. The maximum number of vice-delegates allowed in post at a time is 4.
Upon the appointment of a Vice Delegate by the First Minister, a confirmation vote shall be opened via regional poll on the NationStates page. The poll shall be open only to native, World Assembly nations within the Bloc. The poll shall last for 24 hours. The First Minister is tasked with creating this confirmation vote.
(6) A Vice Delegate can only be replaced by the Council of Ministers (CoM) if they resign, their nation has ceased to exist or is no longer in the region, they have been approved to become the next World Assembly Delegate, they are prosecuted for a crime which gives the Council of Ministers a fair reason to remove them, or they have been on a Leave of Absence exceeding three months.They may also be dismissed at-will by the First Minister following a majority vote in the Council of Ministers.
The Judiciary may advise the CoM to revoke the position.
If the VWAD is dismissed or resigns, the VWAD must resign from the World Assembly for a period of no less than 48 hours, to ensure they no longer exceed the Endorsement Cap.
(7) The Vice Delegates are permitted to exceed the endorsement cap set by the Council of Ministers. The Vice Delegates must not exceed the endorsement count of the World Assembly Delegate.
(8) All residents of the region shall be encouraged to endorse the Vice Delegates to provide a safeguard in the event that the World Assembly Delegate ceases to exist. Should the World Assembly Delegate cease to exist, the Vice Delegate with the most endorsements shall officially assume the office of Interim World Assembly Delegate until the Legislative Committee approves a new World Assembly Delegate.
Article IV - Schedule
(9) This act shall be considered legally binding following majority assent from the Legislative Committee, as well as majority assent from the People's Assembly.
Originally proposed and written by Trabardia, edited and reproposed by Kirk Socramander