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Constitution of The Leftist Assembly

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[box][size=140][b]Contents[/b][/size]

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[list][*][url=#1]Preamble[/url]
[*][url=#2]Article I - Citizenship & Rights[/url]
[*][url=#3]Article II - The Founders[/url]
[*][url=#4]Article III - The Cabinet[/url]
[*][url=#5]Article IV - The General Assembly[/url]
[*][url=#6]Article V - The Supreme Court[/url]
[*][url=#7]Article VI - Amendments[/url][/list][/box]


[anchor=1][/anchor][box][size=140][b]Preamble[/b][/size]

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The Leftist Assembly is the reunification of the Democratic Socialist Union and The Communist Region following stagnating growth and desire for a revitalised region to unite the left. The Leftist Assembly strives to protect those who labour and prevent the exploitation of the working class and, to this end, we shall unite our peoples into one inseparable family. Protectors of the revolution, forevermore.

The declarations of this document hold ultimate authority over all other legislation and all citizens are subject to it.[/box]


[anchor=2][/anchor][box][size=140][b]Article I[/b][/size]
[size=120]Citizenship & Rights[/size]

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[list=1][*]All nations that satisfy the following shall henceforth be known as citizens:
[list=a][*]Reside in The Leftist Assembly 
[*]Do not support a far right-wing ideology[/list]
[*]All citizens are entitled to:
[list=a][*]Freedom from discrimination in all its forms
[*]Legitimately and constructively criticise the government
[*]A fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial court concerning any criminal charge
[*]Freedom from prosecution over the same criminal charge twice, unless sufficient new evidence warrants a retrial
[*]File a lawsuit against any entity within the region[/list]
[*]The following groups are entitled to participate in the process of governance, either directly or through freely chosen representatives, henceforth known collectively as electoral citizens:
[list=a][*]Citizens with a World Assembly nation residing in The Leftist Assembly, henceforth known as World Assembly citizens
[*]Citizens with a World Assembly nation registered with the government as participating in a leftist or anti-fascist military, henceforth known as Military Voting citizens
[*]Citizens with a World Assembly nation registered with the government as currently residing in an embassy region, henceforth known as Dual citizens[/list][/list][/box]


[anchor=3][/anchor][box][size=140][b]Article II[/b][/size]
[size=120]The Founders[/size]

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[list=1][*]The founder of the region, titled ‘Leftist Assembly Founder’, shall always be controlled by three citizens
[*]If an existing founder ceases to exist or voluntarily resigns:
[list=a][*]A replacement shall be nominated by the remaining founders
[*]A majority of electoral citizens shall vote on whether to accept them in the following manner:
[list=i][*]World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a three-day poll
[*]Military Voting and Dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period[/list][/list]
[*]If a nominee cannot be decided by the remaining founders:
[list=a][*]An election shall be held with a nomination period of five days and a voting period of five days
[*]The winner of the vote shall be elected as the new founder[/list][/list][/box]


[anchor=4][/anchor][box][size=140][b]Article III[/b][/size]
[size=120]The Cabinet[/size]

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[list=1][*]The leader of the region shall henceforth be known as the Secretary
[*]The Secretary shall be elected every three months at the general election
[*]The Secretary shall be responsible for:
[list=a][*]Appointing and dismissing the members of the executive ministerial body, henceforth known as the Cabinet
[*]Serving as the head of the Cabinet, with final decision-making power concerning its delegated responsibilities
[*]Representing the region as its Delegate to the World Assembly
[*]Detailing the reasons for their vote on every World Assembly resolution on the Regional Message Board[/list]
[*]The Cabinet shall consist of:
[list=a][*]The Minister of Foreign Affairs, who shall be responsible for embassies
[*]The Minister of Recruitment, who shall be responsible for attracting new citizens to the region
[*]The Minister of Information, who shall be responsible for the collection and presentation of data
[*]Any additional roles deemed necessary by the Secretary to operate the region[/list]
[*]The Cabinet shall be responsible for:
[list=a][*]Advising the Secretary as relevant to each member's designated portfolio
[*]Assisting the Secretary in their responsibilities
[*]Enforcing the laws enacted by the General Assembly[/list]
[*]An appointment to the Cabinet must be confirmed with a two-thirds majority of electoral citizens in favour
[*]The Secretary or a member of the Cabinet may be immediately removed through the following process:
[list=a][*]A motion shall be endorsed by twenty-five percent of the General Assembly or five percent of electoral citizens
[*]A majority of electoral citizens shall vote on whether to remove them in the following manner:
[list=i][*]World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll
[*]Military Voting and Dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period[/list][/list][/list][/box]


[anchor=5][/anchor][box][size=140][b]Article IV[/b][/size]
[size=120]The General Assembly[/size]

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[list=1][*]All legislative authority shall be vested in a unicameral legislature, henceforth known as the General Assembly
[*]The General Assembly shall consist of members, henceforth known as Members of the General Assembly, elected every three months at the general election
[*]The number of Members of the General Assembly shall be:
[list=a][*]Determined at the commencement of each general election for the following term
[*]Equal to the cube root of the number of electoral citizens rounded to the nearest integer[/list]
[*]The Members of the General Assembly shall be responsible for:
[list=a][*]Proposing and voting on new laws and amendments to existing laws
[*]Internally electing one of the Members of the General Assembly to serve as the Speaker[/list]
[*]The Speaker shall be responsible for:
[list=a][*]Organising the activities of the General Assembly
[*]Maintaining the Legislative Queue, an order of legislation to be considered by the General Assembly
[*]Communicating information of bills, amendments, and voting records to the public
[*]Representing the General Assembly to the Cabinet in matters requiring urgent and direct communication
[*]Delegating the aforementioned responsibilities to another Member of the General Assembly in their absence[/list]
[*]A Member of the General Assembly may be immediately removed through the following process:
[list=a][*]A motion shall be endorsed by twenty-five percent of the General Assembly or five percent of electoral citizens
[*]A majority of electoral citizens shall vote on whether to remove them in the following manner:
[list=i][*]World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll
[*]Military Voting and Dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period[/list][/list]
[*]The Speaker may be immediately replaced with a majority of the General Assembly in favour of such a motion[/list][/box]


[anchor=6][/anchor][box][size=140][b]Article V[/b][/size]
[size=120]The Supreme Court[/size]

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[list=1][*]All judicial authority shall be vested in a tribunal, henceforth known as the Supreme Court
[*]The Supreme Court shall consist of four Justices, including three Standing Justices and one Alternate Justice, appointed by the Secretary
[*]The Standing Justices shall be responsible for:
[list=a][*]Issuing legal rulings as the highest authority on the interpretation of all regional law
[*]Handing down a verdict on each trial upon the conclusion of a fair and public hearing
[*]Internally electing one Standing Justice to serve as Chief Justice, whereafter the other two Standing Justices shall be known as Minor Justices[/list]
[*]The Alternate Justice shall have the same responsibilities as the Standing Justices, but shall be a non-voting member in trials and legal rulings, except where:
[list=a][*]One of the Standing Justices cannot issue a vote due to absence or a conflict of interest
[*]The vote of the Standing Justices is tied, where they will be required to issue a definitive verdict[/list]
[*]The Chief Justice shall be responsible for:
[list=a][*]Presiding over the business of trials and legal rulings, including discussions with the other Justices
[*]Communicating relevant information of trials and legal rulings to the public
[*]Delegating the aforementioned responsibilities to another Standing Justice as acting Chief Justice for the duration of a trial or legal ruling when they are absent or have a conflict of interest[/list]
[*]An appointment of a Justice must be confirmed with a two-thirds majority of electoral citizens in favour
[*]A Justice shall be prohibited from holding any other government portfolio during their tenure
[*]A Justice may be immediately removed through the following process:
[list=a][*]A motion shall be endorsed by twenty-five percent of the General Assembly or five percent of electoral citizens
[*]A majority of electoral citizens shall vote on whether to remove them in the following manner:
[list=i][*]World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll
[*]Military Voting and Dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period[/list][/list]
[*]The Chief Justice may be immediately replaced with a majority of the Supreme Court in favour of such a motion[/list][/box]


[anchor=7][/anchor][box][size=140][b]Article VI[/b][/size]
[size=120]Amendments[/size]

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[list=1][*]An amendment to this Constitution shall be enacted with a two-thirds majority of electoral citizens in favour in the following manner:
[list=a][*]World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a three-day poll
[*]Military Voting and Dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period[/list]
[*]A minor, inconsequential amendment to this Constitution shall be exempt from the previous clause and instead may be enacted with a two-thirds majority of the General Assembly in favour over a voting period of two days[/list][/box]

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