The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Government

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The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Government

Postby kinnoda » 15 December 2010, 13:40

Welcome to the Official Government Thread for the Commonwealth

As we all know, at this stage, we have seven independent states, which have formed together to create what is known as the Commonwealth of Nations, similar to the European Union, but adversely different from the Federation. Westminster system is key, as is democracy and Responsible Government.

Update: An autonomous capital city is being created, which will quash the need for debate as to who has the capital or not. However, until this city has been built, Government will travel to each capital, in good grace for all members, sharing the glory of the new Commonwealth.
The new Capital City will be in a central location and will exist purely as the set of Government, like the EU headquarters. Each state has its own capital, and as the game goes along, will be allowed to have supporting cities as well.

Elections will be held frequently, in order to keep things fair and help stabilize Government if there are any issues.
As of the 17th December, 2010, Kinnoda was elected Chancellor unopposed, 5/7.

His team were appointed shortly thereafter. The positions held are:

SivCorp will hold the Trade and Foreign Affairs portfolio, advising on Trade and International issues.
Afteq will assume the role of Planning and Land Use Minister. Advising on Planning, land use and development.
Aelencia will assume the role of Minister for Environment and National Parks.
Baracus will be Minister for Transit and Transportation. Advising on Road, rail, shipping and air travel.
Damastius will be Finance and Treasury, and will make sure we once again have a massive budget surplus.
Evergreen will assume the role of Minister for Education, Health and Public Services.

The next election will be held on the 2nd January, 2011. The Chancellor will call all positions vacant a few days prior. Eventually, political parties can be formed once there are more members.

History
Chancellor Kinnoda December, 2010 5/7
Chancellor ??? January 2011 ?/?

Current Acts of Parliament (Passed and Rejected)

Below Act/s: http://forum.citiesxl.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=1825&start=30#p19389
Trade Conversions Act of 2010 [#1] PASSED
The Immigration Act of 2010 [#2] REJECTED 1/8
Below Act/s: http://forum.citiesxl.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=1825&start=50#p19460
The Maglev Capital Connection Proposal Act of 2010 [#3] PASSED
The Research Act of 2010 [#4] PASSED
The Public Transport Act of 2011 [#5] PASSED
The Olympics Act of 2010 [#6] PASSED
The Central Government Act of 2010 [#7] PASSED
The Space Programme Proposal of 2010 [#8] PASSED
The Public Space Act of 2010 [#9] PASSED
The Low-Emission Zone Act of 2010 [#10] PASSED
The Air-Exclusion Zone Act of 2010 [#11] PASSED
The Environmental Satisfaction Act of 2010 [#12] PASSED
The Traffic Satisfaction Act of 2010 [#13] PASSED
The Congestion Act of 2010 [#14] PASSED
The Sustainability Act of 2010 [#15] PASSED
The Road Taxation Act of 2010 [#16] REJECTED (4/8)
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Re: The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Govern

Postby Evergreen » 15 December 2010, 15:09

Here the results from the people of Venta Belgarum :

Who can vote ; In mine opinion it's more then fair that all can vote....

further do i think that vote's must stay open ,so vote publicly .. ( anyway when you want it secret ,great chance we see it on Wikileaks ... 8-) )

About the Minister post , that's hard for me , but I think I'll go for the Trade post , just a feeling that I can handle that :)

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Re: The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Govern

Postby Damastius » 15 December 2010, 16:23

I do not think everyone should vote because we, the members of the Commonwealth, only know who is who. If you know what I mean.
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Re: The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Govern

Postby Evergreen » 15 December 2010, 16:30

I don't know what you mean , when other players wants to vote ( after signing in ) why not ?
I don't think that they mean that the total forum can vote................ :)
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Re: The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Govern

Postby Aelencia » 15 December 2010, 17:09

I would like to start a vote for capital cities.

You would have two votes in total.
One vote for the Political Capital and one vote for the Population Capital.
When you're choosing, envision what will become of the city.

Also, I'd like to take on the part of 'Environment'
This seems like a really interesting subject to me since I build green cities!
Create parks, improve infrastructure, improve machines, reduce emissions, create public transport, escort industry out of your city-centre, etc. etc.

Thoughts?

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Re: The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Govern

Postby kinnoda » 15 December 2010, 18:02

Aelencia, there will be no elections for a capital city - there will be an autonomous capital, not held by any member.

That removes a dispute from the game :)

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Re: The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Govern

Postby afteq » 16 December 2010, 02:58

Aelencia wrote:I would like to start a vote for capital cities.

You would have two votes in total.
One vote for the Political Capital and one vote for the Population Capital.
When you're choosing, envision what will become of the city.
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No. Read; Florentene.

Only members of the Commonwealth should have the right to a free and fair vote, as the well being of the Commonwealth lies on the Chancellor's shoulders, this should not be open to the bias and potential corruption of those not in the Commonwealth. Furthermore 6 months is a bit long. I propose 4 weeks as a full term, and of course the current Chancellor can run as many times as he wants (aslong as he/she is elected). Also votes of no confidence can be openly cast for the entire cabinet to vote upon, is passed the Chancellor will step down and his Vice-Chancellor will step in until the election date has been set. Note: After a vote of no confidence has been passed the VC (Vice-Chancellor) MUST call an election to take place within 3 working days.

savy?

What are you thoughts of having seperate poitical parties within the Commonwealth? I.E Labor v. Liberal
If yes we we could work it like real Govts do under Westminster regime where a political party is voted in etc etc. This is only to see if there's interest, we'd also need more numbers, like 10+. You can choose what party you're aligned with. If yes I will be creating the Liberal Socialist Party (LSP) or Liberals for short. A party whose goal is to create a society which can be as equal as possible but also be competitive on the world stage. Free universal health care, and a welfare system which aids those whom are unable to work.

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Re: The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Govern

Postby SivCorp » 16 December 2010, 04:08

afteq wrote:What are you thoughts of having seperate poitical parties within the Commonwealth? I.E Labor v. Liberal
If yes we we could work it like real Govts do under Westminster regime where a political party is voted in etc etc. This is only to see if there's interest, we'd also need more numbers, like 10+. You can choose what party you're aligned with. If yes I will be creating the Liberal Socialist Party (LSP) or Liberals for short. A party whose goal is to create a society which can be as equal as possible but also be competitive on the world stage. Free universal health care, and a welfare system which aids those whom are unable to work.


I like the party idea. I also like the shorter term for Chancellors. Good Ideas all around. :Thumbs Up:

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Re: The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Govern

Postby afteq » 16 December 2010, 04:49

Frankly I'm in favour of an even shorter term maybe 2 to 3 weeks, because a month is quite a long term.

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Re: The Commonwealth: Politics, Elections, Debate and Govern

Postby kinnoda » 16 December 2010, 06:01

I don't mind a two or three week term at first, to see how things go, and the political parties seems like a FANTASTIC idea, even though we should wait to do this until we have out full quota of members - twelve.

I have an alternative design for the capital, if anyone is interested, that I drew up before Afteq started building, so if we want to have a vote between the two that would be great - but if that's too much trouble, we can just go with what Afteq has started doing.

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