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Solidarity Pact of the NSLeft

SOLIDARITY PACT

1. Definitions

    1.1. "Member Region" shall refer to any region that has been admitted to the Solidarity Pact of the NSLeft.

    1.2. "NSLeft Comrade,” or simply “Comrade,” shall refer to any individual user which has one or more nations residing in a Member Region.

2. Member Regions

    2.1. New Member Regions may be admitted by a majority vote of the Member Regions. Regions wishing to be admitted must inform the Secretary of the Central Committee, who shall coordinate voting on the matter, and collect and announce the results.

    2.2. Member Regions may be dismissed by a two-thirds vote of all other Member Regions. The Secretary of the Central Committee shall coordinate voting on the matter, and collect and announce the results.

    2.3. Member Regions shall cast their votes in accordance with the decision-making processes of their region.

    2.4. A majority of the Member Regions must cast a vote for the vote to be considered binding.

    2.5. Member Regions that do not cast a vote within twelve days will be considered to have abstained.

3. Governance

    3.1. The Central Committee

      3.1.1. The Central Committee shall serve as the primary coordinating body of the NSLeft, and shall consist of seven voting members who shall be elected to a four-month term through a direct popular vote of Comrades.

      3.1.2. The Central Committee shall select from among its members a Secretary who shall organize, administer, and facilitate the business of the Central Committee.

        3.1.2.1. The Secretary shall be elected to a term of four months, but may be recalled at any time by either a two-thirds majority of the Central Committee or the recalling of the entire Central Committee itself.

      3.1.3. The Central Committee shall also have non-voting observers, who shall advise the Committee. These non-voting observers shall be:

        3.1.3.1. The Comrade who administers the Founder nation of the region “NSLeft,” known as the Custodian;

        3.1.3.2. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Discord server, known as the Discord Administrator;

        3.1.3.3. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Forum, known as the Forum Administrator;

        3.1.3.4. The Secretary of the Editorial Committee;

        3.1.3.5. The Secretary of the Gameplay Committee;

        3.1.3.6 Any other Comrade selected by a majority of the Central Committee.

      3.1.4. The Central Committee may make decisions regarding the day-to-day administration and functions of the NSLeft.

      3.1.5. The Central Committee may be disbanded and new elections may be called with the approval of two-thirds of the Member Regions.

    3.2. The Regional Committee

      3.2.1. The Regional Committee shall serve as the representative body of the governments of the Member Regions, and shall consist of all executive officers of the Member Regions.

      3.2.2. The Regional Committee shall also have observers, who shall advise the Committee. These observers shall be:

        3.2.2.1. The Comrade who administers the Founder nation of the region “NSLeft,” known as the Custodian;

        3.2.2.2. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Discord server, known as the Discord Administrator;

        3.2.2.3. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Forum, known as the Forum Administrator;

        3.2.2.4. The Secretary of the Central Committee;

        3.2.2.5. The Secretary of the Editorial Committee;

        3.2.2.6. Secretary of the Gameplay Committee.

      3.2.3. The Regional Committee shall assist in executing and promoting activities, projects, and other plans for the NSLeft, and shall serve as a forum for communication between the governments of the Member Regions.

    3.3. The Gameplay Committee

      3.3.1. The Gameplay Committee shall serve to gather general consensus regarding World Assembly Resolutions at-vote, as well as to promote authorship of World Assembly resolutions and NationStates issues, with the express purpose of improving the leftist experience and representation in NationStates, and shall be comprised of:
        3.3.1.1. Any Comrade who, in an official capacity, organizes or otherwise oversees World Assembly affairs in their region;

        3.3.1.2. Any Comrade who wishes to volunteer to serve on the Committee.

      3.3.2. The Gameplay Committee shall elect from among its members a Secretary who shall organize, administer, and facilitate the business of the Gameplay Committee.

      3.3.3. The Gameplay Committee shall also have observers, who shall advise the Committee. These observers shall be:

        3.3.3.1. The Comrade who administers the Founder nation of the region “NSLeft,” known as the Custodian;

        3.3.3.2. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Discord server, known as the Discord Administrator;

        3.3.3.3. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Forum, known as the Forum Administrator;

        3.3.3.4. The Secretary of the Central Committee;

        3.3.3.5. The Secretary of the Editorial Committee.

      3.3.4. The Secretary shall be elected to a term of four months, but may be recalled at any time by a two-thirds majority of the Gameplay Committee.

      3.3.5. The Gameplay Secretary shall encourage Member Regions to vote on World Assembly Resolutions at-vote in accordance with the NSLeft consensus.

    3.4. The Editorial Committee

      3.4.1. The Editorial Committee shall oversee the publication of The Red + Black, the official interregional news organ of the NSLeft, and shall be comprised of:

        3.4.1.1. Any Comrade who, in an official capacity, organizes or otherwise oversees publication of their region’s newspaper;

        3.4.1.2. Any Comrade who wishes to volunteer to serve on the Committee.

      3.4.2. The Editorial Committee shall elect from among its members a Secretary who shall organize, administer, and facilitate the business of the Editorial Committee.

        3.4.2.1. The Secretary shall be elected to a term of four months, but may be recalled at any time by a two-thirds majority of the Editorial Committee.

      3.4.3. The Editorial Committee shall also have observers, who shall advise the Committee. These observers shall be:

        3.4.3.1. The Comrade who administers the Founder nation of the region “NSLeft,” known as the Custodian;

        3.4.3.2. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Discord server, known as the Discord Administrator;

        3.4.3.3. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Forum, known as the Forum Administrator;

        3.4.3.4. The Secretary of the Central Committee;

        3.4.3.5. The Secretary of the Gameplay Committee.

      3.4.4. Any Comrade may submit material to be published in The Red + Black, subject to the scrutiny of the Editorial Committee.

      3.4.5. The Editorial Committee shall publish The Red + Black on the website “theredand.black,” as well as in dispatch form, and shall share published content on the Regional Message Boards of the Member Regions.

4. Elections

    4.1. General Provisions

      4.1.1 All elections established in this Pact shall be held on the NSLeft forum (theredand.black), or, if the forum is unavailable due to technical issues, on any secure platform approved for use by the Central Committee.

      4.1.2 All elections established in this Pact shall be administered by the Forum Administrator.

      4.1.3 In any election where, after the nomination period has ended, there is only one candidate standing in that election, the candidate shall immediately assume office.

    4.2. Central Committee General Elections

      4.2.1 Central Committee general elections shall have a nomination period lasting five days, and a voting period lasting seven days.

      4.2.2 Central Committee general elections shall be conducted using the plurality-at-large block voting system.

      4.2.3 Central Committee general elections shall be open to all Comrades.

    4.3. Internal Committee Elections

      4.3.1 All internal Committee elections shall have a nomination period lasting three days, and a voting period lasting three days.

      4.3.2 All internal Committee elections shall be conducted using the instant-runoff voting system.

      4.3.3 All internal Committee elections shall be open to all members of the Committee in which the election is being held.

    4.4. Runoff Elections

      4.4.1 All runoff elections shall have a voting period lasting three days.

      4.4.2 In the event of a tie for a single seat or position, a runoff election shall be held between the tied candidates. All single-winner runoff elections shall be conducted using the instant-runoff voting system.

      4.4.3 In the event of a tie for multiple seats or positions, a runoff election shall be held between the tied candidates. All multi-winner elections shall be conducted using the plurality-at-large block voting system.

    4.5. Special Elections

      4.5.1 In the event of a vacancy or resignation, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held immediately.

      4.5.2 All special elections shall follow the procedure prescribed for the body in which the vacancy exists.

4. Off-Site Platforms

    4.1. The NSLeft forum, located at “theredand.black,” shall be open to all who adhere to its Code of Conduct. The NSLeft forum shall use The Red Fleet’s Nation Authentication system to prevent identity theft.

    4.2. The NSLeft Discord server shall be open to all who adhere to its Code of Conduct. The NSLeft Discord server shall use The Red Fleet’s Nation Authentication system to prevent identity theft.

5. Interregional Relations and Defense

    5.1. All Member Regions shall maintain peace with one another and shall resolve conflicts with other Member Regions through diplomacy.

    5.2 Comrades are encouraged to propose and organize interregional activities, such as discussions, festivals, and roleplays, among the Member Regions.

    5.3. Regional militaries and interregional military organizations associated with the NSLeft shall provide for the defense of the Member Regions.

    5.4 The Red Fleet, as an independent organization, shall be promoted as the primary defender of the NSLeft and vanguard of the NSLeft’s cause in military gameplay.

      5.4.1. The Red Fleet is permitted to recruit from Member Regions that do not otherwise have an official military.

    5.5. The NSLeft shall be a voluntary member of Antifa.

7. Amendments

    7.1 Comrades may propose amendments to this Pact, which may be accepted by a two-thirds vote of the Member Regions.

    7.2 Proposed amendments require no approval from any Committee. However, Comrades wishing to submit a proposal must inform the Secretary of the Central Committee, who shall coordinate voting on the matter, and collect and announce the results.

    7.3 A majority of the Member Regions must cast a vote for the vote to be considered binding.

    7.4 Member Regions that do not cast a vote within twelve days will be considered to have abstained.

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