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Code of Laws of The Leftist Assembly

Ambassador Act


  1. An ambassador representing the region shall be required to:

    1. Represent and promote the interests of the region in their appointed embassy region

    2. Be a member of and at least partially participate in the major discussion channels of their appointed embassy region

    3. Act in full compliance with all official government policy

    4. Declare any conflicts of interest concerning their role to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    5. Comply with all diplomatic decisions of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, excluding when the Secretary orders otherwise

  2. Failure to comply with the requirements of Section 1 shall result in the vacancy of an ambassador's position

Criminal Offence Act


  1. A nation shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the presiding judge and/or immediate ejection from all positions if they commit any of the following:

    1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

    2. Bribery or inducement of a member of government, with the intention of influencing a government decision or action

    3. Bribery or inducement of a witness or party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

    4. Creation of false official government documents, with malicious intent

    5. Disclosure of confidential government communications or classified information, with malicious intent

    6. False representation as a member of government, with malicious intent

    7. Obstruction of a Supreme Court order

    8. Participation in the invasion of an embassy region

    9. Posting discriminatory content on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status or any other oppressive attitudes

    10. Slander, libel, or blackmail against a nation in good standing

    11. Spamming or trolling that disrupts regional activity or personal communications

    12. Support for a far right-wing ideology

    13. Treason, defined as the illegitimate overthrowal of a lawfully-elected government, or seditious conspiracy to do so

    14. Withholding knowledge of a criminal offence, with malicious intent

    15. Commit any action designated as a criminal offence under other Acts

  2. A member of government shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the presiding judge, immediate ejection from all positions, and/or a ban from holding all positions if they commit any of the following:

    1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a government decision or action

    2. Repeated abuse of lawfully-granted regional authority abilities

    3. Neglect of the responsibilities of a government position, with intent

  3. A nation shall be immediately issued a punishment deemed suitable by a presiding judge if they commit any of the following acts constituting contempt of court during the trial process:

    1. Falsification of evidence for use within a trial

    2. Refusal to comply with an order of the presiding judge that falls outside of existing law

    3. Use of falsified evidence in a trial, with intent

    4. Violation of legislated trial procedure, with intent

  4. If a banjection is believed to be urgently required or has been ordered by a presiding judge as a result of contempt of court, any nation with Border Control authority may immediately execute the action

  5. A member nation or affected party may appeal to lift a banjection:

    1. After six months, or a sooner time as ruled by the Supreme Court, if the banjection was court-ruled or failed to be overturned

    2. Immediately if the banjection was not court-ruled and has not since been formally contested

Dual Citizenship Act


  1. Dual citizens shall be prohibited from concurrently holding an elected or appointed office, or holding direct power over the given office, in another region

  2. A nation, henceforth known as the applicant, can apply to become a Dual citizen via the following method:

    1. Send a telegram to the Minister of Information via their citizen nation, containing the name of their World Assembly nation and the embassy region it is part of

    2. The Minister of Information shall send back to the applicant a string containing ten pseudo-random alphanumeric characters

    3. The applicant must send the string back to the Minister of Information via their World Assembly nation in the embassy region within one week

    4. If the applicant is able to send the correct string within one week, then the Minister of Information shall add their name to a public list of all Dual citizens

    5. If the applicant sends an incorrect string or fails to send a telegram to the Minister of Information within one week, they shall not be considered a Dual citizen, but can apply again

  3. A Dual citizen may apply for their Dual citizen status to be removed by notifying the Minister of Information

  4. Should a Dual citizen be found to be in violation of the requirements stated in the Constitution, they shall be given a reminder telegram and one-week grace period before their Dual citizen status is removed

Election Act


  1. A general election shall commence on the first day of every March, June, September, and December, and adhere to the following structure:

    1. Nomination period; three days

    2. Debate period; one week

    3. Voting period; three days

    4. Counting period; conducted at the soonest discrepancy of the election committee

  2. Concerning the nomination period:

    1. Nominations shall be open for Secretary and the General Assembly

    2. World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to nominate for Secretary, unless they have held that position for two consecutive terms immediately preceding that election

    3. All electoral citizens shall be eligible to nominate for the General Assembly

    4. All nominations shall take place on the Regional Message Board

    5. A candidate shall be disqualified for the following actions:

      1. Failing to post on the Regional Message Board confirming their candidacy within three days of the closure of the nomination period

      2. Departing from the region for more than one day

      3. Not residing in the region at the commencement of the voting period

    6. A candidate may withdraw at any time prior to the voting period by announcing their intention to do so on the RMB

  3. Concerning the voting period:

    1. A group of citizens, henceforth known as the election committee, shall be formed to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots

    2. The election committee shall consist of one founder appointed by the Secretary and two non-candidate citizens appointed by the General Assembly

    3. All electoral citizens shall be eligible to vote, including in any tiebreakers

    4. Voters must confirm the casting of their ballot with the founder account for it to be deemed valid

    5. If a contest has equal or fewer candidates than available positions, voters shall indicate their approval or disapproval of each candidate individually

    6. If the Secretary contest has multiple candidates, voters shall rank the candidates in order of preference

    7. If the General Assembly contest has more candidates than available positions, voters shall be allowed to select a number of their preferred candidates equal to or lesser than the number of available positions

  4. Concerning the counting period:

    1. If a contest has equal or fewer candidates than available positions, each candidate shall require a majority to approve their candidacy to be elected

    2. If the Secretary contest has multiple candidates, ballots shall be counted using the single transferable voting system

    3. If the General Assembly contest has more candidates than available positions, ballots shall be counted using the plurality-at-large voting system

    4. For a tie between two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where the candidate with the most votes shall be elected to the position

      2. If still tied, the winner shall be determined via a randomised method selected by the election commission

    5. For a tie between more than two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where a candidate with a majority of votes shall be elected to the position

      2. If no candidate achieves a majority, the two candidates with the most votes shall proceed to a subsequent one-day vote held via a regional poll, where the candidate with the most votes shall be elected to the position

      3. If the two candidates with the most votes cannot be determined from the first tiebreaker poll, the nation who received the most votes shall be elected or, if that also cannot be determined, the winner shall be elected via a randomised method

      4. If the two candidates in the second tiebreaker poll are tied, the winner shall be determined via a randomised method

    6. For a tie between more than two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of more than one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where the number of candidates with the most votes equivalent to the number of available positions shall be elected

      2. If a tie between any candidates in the first tiebreaker poll must be broken to determine the filling of any positions, all winners shall be determined via a randomised method

    7. If the Secretary contest has no candidates, the following shall apply:

      1. The election for that position shall be suspended

      2. The incumbent Secretary shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the next general election, unless they appoint a new Secretary in their place

      3. The Cabinet shall be primarily tasked with increasing the number of nominations in the next general election

    8. If the General Assembly contest has two fewer candidates than the total number of available seats, the following shall apply:

      1. The election for the General Assembly shall be suspended

      2. The incumbent Speaker shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the next general election, unless they appoint a new Speaker in their place

      3. The Speaker shall be responsible for appointing a number of electoral citizens equivalent to the original seat determination as the remaining Members of the General Assembly

Electoral Conduct Act


  1. Platforms utilised by a significant proportion of the region for communication purposes, including, but not limited to, NationStates and the regional Discord server, shall henceforth be known as regional platforms

  2. Individuals may not utilise any official powers they have on regional platforms to:

    1. Campaign for themselves or another candidate during an election with intent

    2. Campaign for or against a constitutional amendment up for discussion or referendum with intent

    3. Knowingly and purposely damage, or attempt to damage, any candidate's campaign as their sole intent

  3. A member of the election committee may not:

    1. Be a candidate running in the relevant election, unless absolutely necessary as dictated by the Constitution

    2. Share the details of the election results to any individual not part of the committee until after the relevant voting period has ended

    3. Reveal the vote of any individual at any time during or after the relevant voting period

    4. Use their position in the electoral committee, or knowledge of any private or classified information gained from serving in the said position, for malicious intent

    5. Intentionally misrepresent the true outcome of an election

    6. Maliciously tamper with votes

  4. An individual may not send a mass telegram to voters to campaign for or against any candidate during an election, or a constitutional amendment up for discussion or referendum

  5. Any violation(s) of these provisions shall be regarded as a criminal offence

Embassy Act


  1. An embassy region must satisfy the following criteria:

    1. Ten or more active nations

    2. Regularly-elected regional government or a system of consensus decision-making

    3. Not have any of the following tags:

      1. Anti-Communist

      2. Capitalist

      3. Conservative

      4. Fascist

      5. Imperialist

      6. Jump Point

      7. Mercenary

      8. Monarchist

      9. Patriarchal

      10. Puppet Storage

      11. Theocratic

      12. Totalitarian

  2. Regions shall be exempt from the aforementioned criteria if they are:

    1. Historically significant to the region

    2. Allied with the region through an interregional pact

    3. Leftist or anti-fascist militaries

Endorsement Cap Act


  1. The maximum number of endorsements allowed for a nation, henceforth known as the endorsement cap, shall be:

    1. Announced by the Minister of Information on the first day of each month

    2. Set at 80% of the endorsements of the Secretary, rounded to the nearest ten, for nations endorsing the Secretary

    3. Set at 20% of the endorsements of the Secretary, rounded to the nearest ten, for nations not endorsing the Secretary

  2. If a nation exceeds the endorsement cap, the following shall apply:

    1. The Minister of Information shall telegram the nation requesting that they actively seek to reduce their endorsement count below the endorsement cap

    2. If the nation does not actively make any meaningful attempt to comply with the request within one week, or an extended period as deemed appropriate by the Minister of Information, they shall be ejected from the region

  3. An outgoing Secretary shall be granted a four-week grace period from the time at which they lose the Delegacy to reduce their endorsement count below the endorsement cap, after which the aforementioned process may be initiated

Holiday Act


  1. The official holidays of the region shall be the following:

    1. Assembly Day; celebrated on 14 January to commemorate the founding of the region

    2. Constitution Day; celebrated on 19 February to remember the enactment of the Constitution

    3. International Women’s Day; celebrated on 8 March to recognise the accomplishments of women throughout global history

    4. Earth Day; celebrated on 22 April to mark the struggles of the environmental movement in creating a sustainable world

    5. International Workers' Day; celebrated on 1 May to recognise the strength of the united global working classes

    6. LGBT+ Pride Day; to be celebrated on 17 May to honour the continuing struggles of LGBT+ activists and revolutionaries

    7. August Farce Day; celebrated on 29 August to memorialise the failed illegal invasion of the region

    8. Unity Day; celebrated on 6 September to commemorate the enactment of the regional motto, 'Unity in Diversity'

    9. World Mental Health Day; celebrated on 10 October to acknowledge the struggle comrades go through with mental health

    10. Revolution Day; celebrated on 8 November to lionise the world’s first explicitly socialist revolution in Russia

Judicial Process Act


  1. A citizen or a group of citizens, henceforth known as the plaintiff(s), may file a trial request against another citizen, henceforth known as the defendant, if they believe the defendant has violated the law

  2. A trial request may be filed through the following process:

    1. The plaintiff(s) shall inform the Supreme Court of the nation they are accusing of illegal activity, the law(s) they believe said nation is violating, and the evidence of said violation(s)

    2. Should a majority of the Supreme Court agree to the hosting of the trial, the Chief Justice shall then issue a public notice on the Regional Message Board at least one day before it commences

  3. A trial shall take place through the following process:

    1. The Chief Justice shall contact both parties to confirm a date for the commencement of the trial, with ultimate discretion over the decision

    2. The plaintiff(s), or an attorney representing them, shall have one day to present their case to the Supreme Court

    3. The defendant shall testify as to whether they plead guilty or not guilty to each of the accusation(s)

    4. Should the defendant plead not guilty, then the defendant, or an attorney representing them, shall also have one day to present their case to the Supreme Court

    5. The Chief Justice may grant reasonable extensions of time at their discretion to either party in presenting their case

    6. The Supreme Court shall then vote over one day to decide whether to ask further questions of the parties or to move to a final vote:

      1. Should they decide to ask further questions, then the Supreme Court shall present additional questions to the parties, to then be followed by the vote of Section 3(f) again

      2. Should they decide to move to a final vote, the Supreme Court shall hand down a verdict on whether the defendant is found guilty or not guilty, as determined by a majority vote

  4. An interpretation of the law, henceforth known as a legal ruling, may be requested through the following process:

    1. A citizen shall post a request for a legal ruling in a dedicated formal channel of discussion within the Supreme Court

    2. The Supreme Court shall discuss the matter and then vote on the legal ruling over a period of three days, with their stance to be determined by a majority vote

    3. The Chief Justice shall publish the legal ruling on the Regional Message Board

  5. A tied vote of the Supreme Court shall have the following outcomes:

    1. During a trial, continued questioning of the parties

    2. For a trial verdict, a not guilty verdict for the defendant

    3. For a legal ruling, the status quo practice

  6. The formal channels of discussion and voting within the Supreme Court shall be made freely accessible to the public

    1. A trial or discussion of a legal ruling may be made private by a majority vote of the Supreme Court over two days if it is deemed to contain potentially sensitive or confidential information

Legislature Conduct Act


  1. The formal channels of discussion and voting within the General Assembly shall be made freely accessible to the public

  2. When voting on the passage of legislation, every Member of the General Assembly who casts a vote shall express a reason for their stance

  3. Within two days of the conclusion of any vote on the passage of legislation in the General Assembly, the Speaker shall post a statement on the Regional Message Board with the outcome, as well as the expressed reason of every Member of the General Assembly who cast a vote on the passage of said legislation

Legislative Process Act


  1. A law or amendment may be enacted through the following process:

    1. A dispatch shall be created according to the official guide dictating the structure of laws and amendments

    2. One member of the General Assembly that chooses to support its introduction shall become its signatory and submit it for General Assembly discussion

    3. It shall be published on the Regional Message Board for public feedback for a minimum of one day

    4. Unless otherwise indicated, it may be enacted with a majority of the General Assembly in favour over a voting period of two days

    5. After the voting period ends, those members of the General Assembly who have not voted shall be recorded as such

  2. A minor, inconsequential amendment shall be exempt from Section 1 and instead may be enacted through the following process:

    1. A motion shall be presented to the General Assembly and its status as such may be confirmed with a majority of the General Assembly in favour over a voting period of one day

    2. Unless otherwise indicated, the motion may then be enacted with a majority of the General Assembly in favour over a voting period of two days

    3. The Supreme Court may repeal any such motion deemed to not satisfy the definition of a minor, inconsequential amendment

Military Voting Citizen Act


  1. A nation, henceforth known as the applicant, can apply to become a Military Voting citizen via the following method:

    1. Send a telegram to the Minister of Information via their citizen nation, containing the name of their puppet nation and the military it is part of

    2. The Minister of Information shall send back to the applicant a string containing ten pseudo-random alphanumeric characters

    3. The applicant must send the string back to the Minister of Information via their puppet nation in the military within one week

    4. If the applicant is able to send the correct string within one week, then the Minister of Information shall add their name to a public list of all Military Voting citizens

    5. If the applicant sends an incorrect string or fails to send a telegram to the Minister of Information within one week, they shall not be considered a Military Voting citizen, but can apply again

  2. A Military Voting citizen may apply for their Military Voting status to be removed by notifying the Minister of Information

  3. Should a Military Voting citizen be found to be in violation of the requirements stated in the Constitution, they shall be given a reminder telegram and one-week grace period before their Military Voting status is removed

Minigame Regulation Act


  1. A minigame period is defined as the time when the Z-Day or N-Day minigames are active

  2. The Secretary shall do the following within two days of an upcoming minigame period being announced:

    1. Post a guideline explaining the official regional strategy on the Regional Message Board

    2. Appoint a citizen, henceforth known as the relevant minister, to execute the official regional strategy

  3. During the minigame period, any nation with Border Control authority may:

    1. Banject citizens violating the official regional strategy

    2. Implement a password, if deemed necessary by the Secretary or the relevant minister

  4. Following the minigame period, all passwords and banjections imposed for violation of the regional strategy shall be lifted

Minister Responsibilities Act


  1. The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall be responsible for:

    1. Deliberating on invitations for new embassies

    2. Being the primary representative of the region to foreign regions

    3. Appointing and removing citizens as ambassadors to embassy regions

    4. Removing or requesting the replacement of a foreign ambassador, or equivalent position, to the region

    5. Announcing and ensuring a period of public deliberation of two days before an embassy is accepted, removed, or proposed

      1. This deliberation may be bypassed in case of emergency, determined by agreement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary

  2. The Minister of Recruitment shall be responsible for:

    1. Ensuring an automated process exists for sending recruitment telegrams to newly founded or refounded nations, which may be restricted by nation category at the Minister's discretion

    2. Sending recruitment telegrams using said automated process, with access to the account titled 'TLA Recruitment Office' to be granted to them exclusively for this purpose

    3. Upkeeping a 'frequently asked questions' dispatch to assist new citizens

    4. Documenting recruitment statistics including, but not limited to, regional population, regional World Assembly population, and telegram recruitment rates

  3. The Minister of Information shall be responsible for:

    1. Running a census every term and presenting the results

    2. Maintaining and updating a list of Military Voting and Dual citizens

    3. Informing nations of the current endorsement cap

    4. Running a competition every six months to democratically elect regional designs

Secretarial Appointment Act


  1. Within five days of the release of the general election results, the Secretary shall announce their appointments for the Cabinet and Supreme Court

  2. A citizen shall not be eligible for a Supreme Court nomination if they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that nomination

  3. The election committee of the most recent general election shall organise the offsite voting form and count the ballots

  4. If a member of the election committee is dually an appointee for the Cabinet or Supreme Court, the Secretary shall appoint a new citizen to fill the vacancy in the election committee

  5. In the voting form, electoral citizens shall be eligible to vote on each appointee in a confidence vote over three days

State of Emergency Act


  1. During an invasion of the region, the Secretary may declare a state of emergency for up to two weeks:

    1. The Secretary may voluntarily conclude the state of emergency at any point should the threat no longer persist

    2. Any extension to this time frame may be granted with a majority of the Supreme Court in favour

  2. In a state of emergency, the following shall occur:

    1. Any nation with Border Control authority may implement a password and banject nations suspected of cooperating with the invaders

    2. The Supreme Court may privately investigate any actions taken and reverse them with a majority in favour

Vacant Position Act


  1. If a position is vacated three weeks or more before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary, the Speaker shall temporarily assume its responsibilities and a by-election shall be held to the elect the new member

    2. For a seat in the General Assembly, a by-election shall be held to the elect the new member

    3. For a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, a confidence vote shall be held to approve or reject the new member nominated by the Secretary

  2. If a position is vacated fewer than three weeks before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary, the Speaker shall temporarily assume its responsibilities

    2. For a seat in the General Assembly, a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, the Secretary shall appoint the new member

  3. A by-election shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens may nominate for Secretary by-elections

    2. Electoral citizens may nominate for General Assembly by-elections

    3. All nominations shall take place for one day on the Regional Message Board

    4. If no candidates nominate, the Secretary shall appoint the new member

    5. If one candidate nominates, electoral citizens shall vote on whether to accept them in the following manner:

      1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll

      2. Military Voting and Dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

    6. If more than one candidate nominates, the following shall apply:

      1. A group of citizens, henceforth known as the election committee, shall be formed to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots

      2. The election committee shall consist of one founder and two non-candidate citizens appointed by the Secretary

      3. Electoral citizens shall be eligible to cast a ballot in a two-day vote

      4. Standard general election voting and confirmation procedures shall apply

  4. A confidence vote shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll on whether to accept the nominated member

    2. Military Voting and Dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

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