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Post  Great Eurussia on Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:39 pm



WA GENERAL ELECTIONS ACT
Authored by the Empire of Great Eurussia
Co-authored by the Islamic States


This is an IC/OOC proposal.
Following the renewed interest of various nation states of the World Alliance through this discussions, particularly the very members of the Security Council, 
Section 1) This Act shall replace the existing and current ways and methods of getting sovereign states of the WA becoming member states of the Security Council. But it shall maintain its voting requirements of sixty six percent concurrence of all its voting member states to enforce any executive, legislative, or judicial action. It shall maintain its capability to reorganize itself internally for efficiency. It may also remove or suspend any of its member states, elected or endorsed, for any grounds any time, and at will, provided that seventy five percent of all its members are in favor of the same. There must still be at least three member states of the Security Council to enforce its decisions, otherwise, the Founder, may still exercise its powers for extraordinary circumstances for the benefit of the World Alliance.
Section 2) The new Security Council shall be composed of fifteen seats where thirteen of which, herein referred to as "elected seats," shall be generally elected representing the thirteen official continents of the World Alliance, while two of which, herein referred to as "honorary seats," shall be held by the Founder and the generally endorsed Delegate to the World Assembly, respectively.
Section 3) The elected seats shall have a renewable term of three months, thus, a general elections must be held as early as possible and as early as convenient prior to the end of each term. The said elections shall be based on popularity votes where the top twelve nation states that will get the highest number of votes shall assume twelve of the elected seats starting on the first day of the succeeding month while the other remaining elected seat shall be assumed for the position of the Presidency starting on the first day of the succeeding month elected as well.
Section 4) Although the election for the thirteen elected seats are simultaneous, there must be a separate category in voting for the twelve elected seats and the other elected seat for the position of the Presidency which shall perform the generally accepted default functions or roles of its office and as may be prescribed by law.
Section 5) The office of the Vice Presidency shall then be appointed by the Presidency among the elected seats and shall serve co-terminus with the Presidency that appointed it. The Vice Presidency shall perform the generally accepted  default functions or roles of its office or as may be assigned by the same Presidency and as may be prescribed by law. The Vice Presidency may be replaced any time by the Presidency, at will, but not from its elected seat in the Security Council.
Section 6) Any time, the incumbent Presidency (including its serving co-terminus Vice Presidency) may be replaced by the Security Council if any of the elected seats nominates itself or gets nominated by a fellow elected seat supported by at least half of the Security Council.
Section 7) If any of the elected seats of the Security Council, aside from the Presidency and Vice Presidency, has a vacancy resulting from dismissal or resignation or in any manner, the next in line based on the final ranking of the highest number of votes on the preceding general election beyond the top thirteen nation states that assumed the elected seats, shall have the privilege to immediately assume the vacant elected seat, unless otherwise revoked voluntarily. 
Section 8) However, if the office of the Presidency becomes vacant resulting from dismissal or resignation or in any manner, the WA Delegate shall temporarily assume as the acting Presidency, if willing. And if not, the Founder then. Until a new duly elected Presidency has been elected by the Security Council among the incumbent elected seats.
Section 9) In the case of the World Assembly Delegate, if a nation state holding an elected seat in the Security Council assumed the post during its incumbency at the same time, that nation state shall be immuned from any liability for holding an elected seat and honorary seat simultaneously in the Security Council for seven days. However, its vote shall be counted as a single vote only during this period and must decide within the same period whether to give up its elected seat or honorary seat. If no decision is made within the said seven days, the concerned nation state is assumed to have relinquished its elected seat in favor of the honorary seat in the Security Council.
Section 10) Only nation states of the World Alliance that are on the official World Alliance Map, registered on the official World Alliance Forums, have at least thirteen sensible posts at the official World Alliance Forums, not a puppet, and have had at least one week of uninterrupted stay and residency in the World Alliance may be eligible to become candidates for an elected seat at the Security Council.
Section 11) Only nation states of the World Alliance that are registered at the official World Alliance Forum and at the official World Alliance Map and are not puppet states are eligible to vote during the elections.
Section 12) The general elections shall be supervised by the Founder, by default, or by any other capable nation state as named by the Founder or as may be prescribed by law. All of the processes of the elections must have transparency. All ballots must be cast by two means mandatorily; first, the election ballot of an eligible nation state must be sent via private telegram through the official World Alliance Forum to the Founder AND the incumbent President (and if it is not the Founder handling the elections, the officer-in-charge shall receive the ballot AND the Founder too); and second, the said voting nation state shall inform the public through the dedicated election thread that it has already voted AND to whom it sent its election ballots. Otherwise, the vote shall be considered null and void.
Note: On previous elections, ballots are made and casted by posting votes openly via threads but under this proposal, a secret and sacred ballot is proposed to ensure that the voting nations have the freedom to choose any nation they want to vote and at the same time ensuring accountability for those administering the elections. And if majority wants the public and open voting, please say so.



Section 13) The final tally of votes shall be certified as true, correct, and with no discrepancy or differences by the Founder and the President (or if the Founder is not in charge, the officer-in-charge of the elections and the Founder) that have received the election ballots. Afterwhich, an official proclamation of the winners shall be executed as soon as possible prior to the start of the succeeding term.
Note: Under this proposal, there will be two nations that will receive the secret ballot for the sake of transparency and accountability but as well protect the integrity of the votes.


Section 14) Political parties, either in-character or out-of-character, of whatever nature or principle may be formed by candidates or even non-candidates. Thus, the Forum Administrator is hereby ordered to create a specially dedicated sub-forum solely for this purpose.
Section 15) To ensure the institutionalized transition of the incumbent Tenth Security Council into the elected and succeeding Eleventh Security Council, the incumbent Security Council shall be allowed to continue to perform its functions as an executive, legislative, and judicial body of the World Alliance until the next Security Council takes office and the Presidency is prohibited from appointing new member states into the body. It is hereby prescribed that the election period for the Eleventh Security Council shall be held immediately and as such, newly elected member states are expected to start their term on the 15th day of the succeeding month based on the month this Act was passed. But still their term of office shall end on the 3rd month after the month of their assumption of office. (May 15 to August 31) OTHERWISE, if no proclamation of election winners is made on or before the 15th day of the succeeding month based on the month this Act was passed, the Eleventh Security Council shall only start their term on the 1st day of the succeeding month following month the 15th day deadline was prescribed which shall end on the 2nd month after the month of their assumption of office. (June 1 to August 31) THERAFTER, the regular schedule of terms of office under this Act shall be followed judiciously.
Section 16) This Act shall effectively repeal Section 2 and Section 9 of the World Alliance Security Council Act. This Act shall also effectively repeal the World Alliance Secondary Seats Act and the World Alliance Security Council Qualifications Act.


This may now be debated within three (3) days. Please inform me if I am missing something. Thank you.


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Re: (Passed) WA General Elections Act

Post  Kingdom of Ireland on Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:36 am

Having read the law it seems everything is in order. So therefore I am In Favor
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Post  Snarfian Federation on Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:10 am

Indeed, everything looks okay. Favor
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Post  Serenarea on Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:58 am

We have our concerns but Serenarea is in FAVOR of this proposal.
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Post  I.S.I.S on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:03 am

ISIS will make its first ever vote since being appointed here and it's yes.
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Re: (Passed) WA General Elections Act

Post  Kingdom of Ireland on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:50 am

Great Eurussia wrote:




Section 4) Among the top thirteen nations assuming the elected seat of the Security Council, the nation state that will obtain the highest number of votes shall assume the office of the Presidency which shall perform the default functions or roles of its office and as may be prescribed by law.


I have a concern about this. In the matter of a tie between two or more nations for the highest vote what would happen? Wouldn't it just make more sense to directly elected the President by Popular Vote?
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Re: (Passed) WA General Elections Act

Post  Great Eurussia on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:34 pm

United States of Ireland wrote:
Great Eurussia wrote:




Section 4) Among the top thirteen nations assuming the elected seat of the Security Council, the nation state that will obtain the highest number of votes shall assume the office of the Presidency which shall perform the default functions or roles of its office and as may be prescribed by law.

I have a concern about this. In the matter of a tie between two or more nations for the highest vote what would happen? Wouldn't it just make more sense to directly elected the President by Popular Vote?

Thank you for mentioning about tie votes and about the direct elections of the President.

On the issue of electing the President, we thought of the following:
1) Either the President is separately elected.
2) Or got elected by those in the top thirteen themselves.

On the issue of tie votes, what are your proposal to resolve this?
We were thinking of the following:
1) Tie breaking vote from the Founder or the Delegate or both
2) Time consuming run off elections to break the tie.
3) Tie breaking vote from the Security Council
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Post  Kingdom of Scottlands on Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:05 pm

The Kingdom of Scottlands is in favor.
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Post  UnitedStatesOfScouting on Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:14 am

We need to enforce 1 vote per IP-Address to prevent rigged elections.
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Post  Muchos Estados Unidos on Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:00 am

MEU is in favour.
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Re: (Passed) WA General Elections Act

Post  Kingdom of Ireland on Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:14 am

Great Eurussia wrote:
United States of Ireland wrote:
Great Eurussia wrote:




Section 4) Among the top thirteen nations assuming the elected seat of the Security Council, the nation state that will obtain the highest number of votes shall assume the office of the Presidency which shall perform the default functions or roles of its office and as may be prescribed by law.

I have a concern about this. In the matter of a tie between two or more nations for the highest vote what would happen? Wouldn't it just make more sense to directly elected the President by Popular Vote?

Thank you for mentioning about tie votes and about the direct elections of the President.

On the issue of electing the President, we thought of the following:
1) Either the President is separately elected.
2) Or got elected by those in the top thirteen themselves.

On the issue of tie votes, what are your proposal to resolve this?
We were thinking of the following:
1) Tie breaking vote from the Founder or the Delegate or both
2) Time consuming run off elections to break the tie.
3) Tie breaking vote from the Security Council

I personally think it should be a popular vote. Because think of this. What if there is a candidate that gets the most votes but doesnt want to be the President? Sure you could say it would go to the next in line. But wouldnt it just be simpler to hold separate elections for the candidates that WANT to be President.
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Re: (Passed) WA General Elections Act

Post  Great Eurussia on Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:35 am

United States of Ireland wrote:
Great Eurussia wrote:
United States of Ireland wrote:
Great Eurussia wrote:




Section 4) Among the top thirteen nations assuming the elected seat of the Security Council, the nation state that will obtain the highest number of votes shall assume the office of the Presidency which shall perform the default functions or roles of its office and as may be prescribed by law.

I have a concern about this. In the matter of a tie between two or more nations for the highest vote what would happen? Wouldn't it just make more sense to directly elected the President by Popular Vote?

Thank you for mentioning about tie votes and about the direct elections of the President.

On the issue of electing the President, we thought of the following:
1) Either the President is separately elected.
2) Or got elected by those in the top thirteen themselves.

On the issue of tie votes, what are your proposal to resolve this?
We were thinking of the following:
1) Tie breaking vote from the Founder or the Delegate or both
2) Time consuming run off elections to break the tie.
3) Tie breaking vote from the Security Council

I personally think it should be a popular vote. Because think of this. What if there is a candidate that gets the most votes but doesnt want to be the President? Sure you could say it would go to the next in line. But wouldnt it just be simpler to hold separate elections for the candidates that WANT to be President.

Indeed. Great point. An amendment will be introduced accordingly.
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Post  UnitedStatesOfScouting on Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:07 pm

While we support the idea of elections, there are precautionary measures that must be taken to prevent election rigging. Until these measures are included, we abstain.
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Post  Great Eurussia on Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:13 pm

UnitedStatesOfScouting wrote:While we support the idea of elections, there are precautionary measures that must be taken to prevent election rigging. Until these measures are included, we abstain.

Do you think it will be better to have an open ballot voting?
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Post  UnitedStatesOfScouting on Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:14 pm

Great Eurussia wrote:
UnitedStatesOfScouting wrote:While we support the idea of elections, there are precautionary measures that must be taken to prevent election rigging. Until these measures are included, we abstain.

Do you think it will be better to have an open ballot voting?

I personally wouldn't have an issue with it. We would still need to vet accounts and ensure there aren't multiple votes to an IP.
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Post  Great Eurussia on Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:24 pm

UnitedStatesOfScouting wrote:
Great Eurussia wrote:
UnitedStatesOfScouting wrote:While we support the idea of elections, there are precautionary measures that must be taken to prevent election rigging. Until these measures are included, we abstain.

Do you think it will be better to have an open ballot voting?

I personally wouldn't have an issue with it. We would still need to vet accounts and ensure there aren't multiple votes to an IP.

It all starts from claiming a land on the WA Map anyways. Also, we just thought of introducing the secret balloting since we have experienced and witnessed before that there are individual risks on the relations and personal attitude of nations among each other. And since we have ensured accountability and credibility on the secret balloting method, we believe that made our fellow member states of the Security Council to support the measure.

Although I am the Founder and of course I can always say that will not to do anything that is not good for the World Alliance, I also ensured that for the sake of those who do not trust me that much and to be fair to all, that I am not the only one who will receive the secret ballot but as well as with another nation and a requirement that voting nations must simply post in a dedicated election thread that they have already voted and to whom they sent their votes. So that when period of counting votes comes, there will be comparisons not just from both nations holding the secret ballots but as well as comparison to those who posted showing how many have voted already in the elections.
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Post  Great Eurussia on Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:06 pm

Great Eurussia wrote:


WA GENERAL ELECTIONS ACT
Authored by the Empire of Great Eurussia
Co-authored by the Islamic States


This is an IC/OOC proposal.
Following the renewed interest of various nation states of the World Alliance through this discussions, particularly the very members of the Security Council, 
Section 1) This Act shall replace the existing and current ways and methods of getting sovereign states of the WA becoming member states of the Security Council. But it shall maintain its voting requirements of sixty six percent concurrence of all its voting member states to enforce any executive, legislative, or judicial action. It shall maintain its capability to reorganize itself internally for efficiency. It may also remove or suspend any of its member states, elected or endorsed, for any grounds any time, and at will, provided that seventy five percent of all its members are in favor of the same. There must still be at least three member states of the Security Council to enforce its decisions, otherwise, the Founder, may still exercise its powers for extraordinary circumstances for the benefit of the World Alliance.
Section 2) The new Security Council shall be composed of fifteen seats where thirteen of which, herein referred to as "elected seats," shall be generally elected representing the thirteen official continents of the World Alliance, while two of which, herein referred to as "honorary seats," shall be held by the Founder and the generally endorsed Delegate to the World Assembly, respectively.
Section 3) The elected seats shall have a renewable term of three months, thus, a general elections must be held as early as possible and as early as convenient prior to the end of each term. The said elections shall be based on popularity votes where the top twelve nation states that will get the highest number of votes shall assume twelve of the elected seats starting on the first day of the succeeding month while the other remaining elected seat shall be assumed for the position of the Presidency starting on the first day of the succeeding month elected as well.
Section 4) Although the election for the thirteen elected seats are simultaneous, there must be a separate category in voting for the twelve elected seats and the other elected seat for the position of the Presidency which shall perform the generally accepted default functions or roles of its office and as may be prescribed by law.
Section 5) The office of the Vice Presidency shall then be appointed by the Presidency among the elected seats and shall serve co-terminus with the Presidency that appointed it. The Vice Presidency shall perform the generally accepted  default functions or roles of its office or as may be assigned by the same Presidency and as may be prescribed by law. The Vice Presidency may be replaced any time by the Presidency, at will, but not from its elected seat in the Security Council.
Section 6) Any time, the incumbent Presidency (including its serving co-terminus Vice Presidency) may be replaced by the Security Council if any of the elected seats nominates itself or gets nominated by a fellow elected seat supported by at least half of the Security Council.
Section 7) If any of the elected seats of the Security Council, aside from the Presidency and Vice Presidency, has a vacancy resulting from dismissal or resignation or in any manner, the next in line based on the final ranking of the highest number of votes on the preceding general election beyond the top thirteen nation states that assumed the elected seats, shall have the privilege to immediately assume the vacant elected seat, unless otherwise revoked voluntarily. 
Section 8) However, if the office of the Presidency becomes vacant resulting from dismissal or resignation or in any manner, the WA Delegate shall temporarily assume as the acting Presidency, if willing. And if not, the Founder then. Until a new duly elected Presidency has been elected by the Security Council among the incumbent elected seats.
Section 9) In the case of the World Assembly Delegate, if a nation state holding an elected seat in the Security Council assumed the post during its incumbency at the same time, that nation state shall be immuned from any liability for holding an elected seat and honorary seat simultaneously in the Security Council for seven days. However, its vote shall be counted as a single vote only during this period and must decide within the same period whether to give up its elected seat or honorary seat. If no decision is made within the said seven days, the concerned nation state is assumed to have relinquished its elected seat in favor of the honorary seat in the Security Council.
Section 10) Only nation states of the World Alliance that are on the official World Alliance Map, registered on the official World Alliance Forums, have at least thirteen sensible posts at the official World Alliance Forums, not a puppet, and have had at least one week of uninterrupted stay and residency in the World Alliance may be eligible to become candidates for an elected seat at the Security Council.
Section 11) Only nation states of the World Alliance that are registered at the official World Alliance Forum and at the official World Alliance Map and are not puppet states are eligible to vote during the elections.
Section 12) The general elections shall be supervised by the Founder, by default, or by any other capable nation state as named by the Founder or as may be prescribed by law. All of the processes of the elections must have transparency. All ballots must be cast by two means mandatorily; first, the election ballot of an eligible nation state must be sent via private telegram through the official World Alliance Forum to the Founder AND the incumbent President (and if it is not the Founder handling the elections, the officer-in-charge shall receive the ballot AND the Founder too); and second, the said voting nation state shall inform the public through the dedicated election thread that it has already voted AND to whom it sent its election ballots. Otherwise, the vote shall be considered null and void.
Note: On previous elections, ballots are made and casted by posting votes openly via threads but under this proposal, a secret and sacred ballot is proposed to ensure that the voting nations have the freedom to choose any nation they want to vote and at the same time ensuring accountability for those administering the elections. And if majority wants the public and open voting, please say so.



Section 13) The final tally of votes shall be certified as true, correct, and with no discrepancy or differences by the Founder and the President (or if the Founder is not in charge, the officer-in-charge of the elections and the Founder) that have received the election ballots. Afterwhich, an official proclamation of the winners shall be executed as soon as possible prior to the start of the succeeding term.
Note: Under this proposal, there will be two nations that will receive the secret ballot for the sake of transparency and accountability but as well protect the integrity of the votes.


Section 14) Political parties, either in-character or out-of-character, of whatever nature or principle may be formed by candidates or even non-candidates. Thus, the Forum Administrator is hereby ordered to create a specially dedicated sub-forum solely for this purpose.
Section 15) To ensure the institutionalized transition of the incumbent Tenth Security Council into the elected and succeeding Eleventh Security Council, the incumbent Security Council shall be allowed to continue to perform its functions as an executive, legislative, and judicial body of the World Alliance until the next Security Council takes office and the Presidency is prohibited from appointing new member states into the body. It is hereby prescribed that the election period for the Eleventh Security Council shall be held immediately and as such, newly elected member states are expected to start their term on the 15th day of the succeeding month based on the month this Act was passed. But still their term of office shall end on the 3rd month after the month of their assumption of office. (May 15 to August 31) OTHERWISE, if no proclamation of election winners is made on or before the 15th day of the succeeding month based on the month this Act was passed, the Eleventh Security Council shall only start their term on the 1st day of the succeeding month following month the 15th day deadline was prescribed which shall end on the 2nd month after the month of their assumption of office. (June 1 to August 31) THERAFTER, the regular schedule of terms of office under this Act shall be followed judiciously.
Section 16) This Act shall effectively repeal Section 2 and Section 9 of the World Alliance Security Council Act. This Act shall also effectively repeal the World Alliance Secondary Seats Act and the World Alliance Security Council Qualifications Act.


This may now be debated within three (3) days. Please inform me if I am missing something. Thank you.

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Post  Great Eurussia on Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:07 pm

Eurussia is in favor.
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Post  Muchos Estados Unidos on Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:49 am

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Post  Great Eurussia on Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:18 am

Great Eurussia wrote:
Great Eurussia wrote:


WA GENERAL ELECTIONS ACT
Authored by the Empire of Great Eurussia
Co-authored by the Islamic States


This is an IC/OOC proposal.
Following the renewed interest of various nation states of the World Alliance through this discussions, particularly the very members of the Security Council, 
Section 1) This Act shall replace the existing and current ways and methods of getting sovereign states of the WA becoming member states of the Security Council. But it shall maintain its voting requirements of sixty six percent concurrence of all its voting member states to enforce any executive, legislative, or judicial action. It shall maintain its capability to reorganize itself internally for efficiency. It may also remove or suspend any of its member states, elected or endorsed, for any grounds any time, and at will, provided that seventy five percent of all its members are in favor of the same. There must still be at least three member states of the Security Council to enforce its decisions, otherwise, the Founder, may still exercise its powers for extraordinary circumstances for the benefit of the World Alliance.
Section 2) The new Security Council shall be composed of fifteen seats where thirteen of which, herein referred to as "elected seats," shall be generally elected representing the thirteen official continents of the World Alliance, while two of which, herein referred to as "honorary seats," shall be held by the Founder and the generally endorsed Delegate to the World Assembly, respectively.
Section 3) The elected seats shall have a renewable term of three months, thus, a general elections must be held as early as possible and as early as convenient prior to the end of each term. The said elections shall be based on popularity votes where the top twelve nation states that will get the highest number of votes shall assume twelve of the elected seats starting on the first day of the succeeding month while the other remaining elected seat shall be assumed for the position of the Presidency starting on the first day of the succeeding month elected as well.
Section 4) Although the election for the thirteen elected seats are simultaneous, there must be a separate category in voting for the twelve elected seats and the other elected seat for the position of the Presidency which shall perform the generally accepted default functions or roles of its office and as may be prescribed by law.
Section 5) The office of the Vice Presidency shall then be appointed by the Presidency among the elected seats and shall serve co-terminus with the Presidency that appointed it. The Vice Presidency shall perform the generally accepted  default functions or roles of its office or as may be assigned by the same Presidency and as may be prescribed by law. The Vice Presidency may be replaced any time by the Presidency, at will, but not from its elected seat in the Security Council.
Section 6) Any time, the incumbent Presidency (including its serving co-terminus Vice Presidency) may be replaced by the Security Council if any of the elected seats nominates itself or gets nominated by a fellow elected seat supported by at least half of the Security Council.
Section 7) If any of the elected seats of the Security Council, aside from the Presidency and Vice Presidency, has a vacancy resulting from dismissal or resignation or in any manner, the next in line based on the final ranking of the highest number of votes on the preceding general election beyond the top thirteen nation states that assumed the elected seats, shall have the privilege to immediately assume the vacant elected seat, unless otherwise revoked voluntarily. 
Section 8) However, if the office of the Presidency becomes vacant resulting from dismissal or resignation or in any manner, the WA Delegate shall temporarily assume as the acting Presidency, if willing. And if not, the Founder then. Until a new duly elected Presidency has been elected by the Security Council among the incumbent elected seats.
Section 9) In the case of the World Assembly Delegate, if a nation state holding an elected seat in the Security Council assumed the post during its incumbency at the same time, that nation state shall be immuned from any liability for holding an elected seat and honorary seat simultaneously in the Security Council for seven days. However, its vote shall be counted as a single vote only during this period and must decide within the same period whether to give up its elected seat or honorary seat. If no decision is made within the said seven days, the concerned nation state is assumed to have relinquished its elected seat in favor of the honorary seat in the Security Council.
Section 10) Only nation states of the World Alliance that are on the official World Alliance Map, registered on the official World Alliance Forums, have at least thirteen sensible posts at the official World Alliance Forums, not a puppet, and have had at least one week of uninterrupted stay and residency in the World Alliance may be eligible to become candidates for an elected seat at the Security Council.
Section 11) Only nation states of the World Alliance that are registered at the official World Alliance Forum and at the official World Alliance Map and are not puppet states are eligible to vote during the elections.
Section 12) The general elections shall be supervised by the Founder, by default, or by any other capable nation state as named by the Founder or as may be prescribed by law. All of the processes of the elections must have transparency. All ballots must be cast by two means mandatorily; first, the election ballot of an eligible nation state must be sent via private telegram through the official World Alliance Forum to the Founder AND the incumbent President (and if it is not the Founder handling the elections, the officer-in-charge shall receive the ballot AND the Founder too); and second, the said voting nation state shall inform the public through the dedicated election thread that it has already voted AND to whom it sent its election ballots. Otherwise, the vote shall be considered null and void.
Note: On previous elections, ballots are made and casted by posting votes openly via threads but under this proposal, a secret and sacred ballot is proposed to ensure that the voting nations have the freedom to choose any nation they want to vote and at the same time ensuring accountability for those administering the elections. And if majority wants the public and open voting, please say so.



Section 13) The final tally of votes shall be certified as true, correct, and with no discrepancy or differences by the Founder and the President (or if the Founder is not in charge, the officer-in-charge of the elections and the Founder) that have received the election ballots. Afterwhich, an official proclamation of the winners shall be executed as soon as possible prior to the start of the succeeding term.
Note: Under this proposal, there will be two nations that will receive the secret ballot for the sake of transparency and accountability but as well protect the integrity of the votes.


Section 14) Political parties, either in-character or out-of-character, of whatever nature or principle may be formed by candidates or even non-candidates. Thus, the Forum Administrator is hereby ordered to create a specially dedicated sub-forum solely for this purpose.
Section 15) To ensure the institutionalized transition of the incumbent Tenth Security Council into the elected and succeeding Eleventh Security Council, the incumbent Security Council shall be allowed to continue to perform its functions as an executive, legislative, and judicial body of the World Alliance until the next Security Council takes office and the Presidency is prohibited from appointing new member states into the body. It is hereby prescribed that the election period for the Eleventh Security Council shall be held immediately and as such, newly elected member states are expected to start their term on the 15th day of the succeeding month based on the month this Act was passed. But still their term of office shall end on the 3rd month after the month of their assumption of office. (May 15 to August 31) OTHERWISE, if no proclamation of election winners is made on or before the 15th day of the succeeding month based on the month this Act was passed, the Eleventh Security Council shall only start their term on the 1st day of the succeeding month following month the 15th day deadline was prescribed which shall end on the 2nd month after the month of their assumption of office. (June 1 to August 31) THERAFTER, the regular schedule of terms of office under this Act shall be followed judiciously.
Section 16) This Act shall effectively repeal Section 2 and Section 9 of the World Alliance Security Council Act. This Act shall also effectively repeal the World Alliance Secondary Seats Act and the World Alliance Security Council Qualifications Act.

This may now be debated within three (3) days. Please inform me if I am missing something. Thank you.

This may now be voted within two (2) days.

With seven unanimous votes, the proposal is now a law.
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