General Assembly (The Leftist Assembly)

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The General Assembly is the legislative branch of The Leftist Assembly. It consists of the Secretary, Prime Minister, and five Senators. Terms last for three months, with elections commencing at the start of March, June, September and December. This body proposes and votes on new laws and amendments to existing laws.

History

Party system

Upon its founding, the region functioned with a multi-party system. This system was complicated and details were often disputed between editors and interpreters. Essentially, candidates were nominated to different positions by their party. Once these were elected, an additional vote was held to determine the number of seats each party received out of the total 100 in the General Assembly. Rather than there being 100 individual nations each representing their party, each party would put forward a single stance on each legislation. For example, the 1st General Assembly required any two parties to vote for a piece of legislation to pass it. In late August 2016, the members of the region democratically chose to change the government to an independent system in the form of a 9-member council, as proposed by Llorens.

Tiered Justices

The Legal Standard Act was proposed by Llorens in the 5th General Assembly and passed by referendum, 18-3, on 21 May 2017. As per its changes, the positions of Chief Justice, First Justice and Second Justice, held at the time by New Lonopolian Empire, Rathfarnham and Llorens respectively, were each renamed to Justice and given equal voting power on all legal proceedings of the Ministry of Law.

Secretary voting power

The Equal Vote Act was proposed by Llorens in the 6th General Assembly and passed by referendum, 18-3, on 18 July 2017. As per its changes, the Secretary was stripped of their power to change the required vote to pass a bill if they were not in favour of it and instead established standard requirements for all bills to be passed, irrespective of the Secretary's approval of it. These changes would not have affected any bills ever previously passed by the General Assembly.

Nine members

The Legislature Reduction Act was proposed by Llorens in the 6th General Assembly and passed by referendum, 12-5, on 25 July 2017. As per its changes, the Minister of Immigration and Customs was merged into the Minister of Foreign Affairs as of the September 2017 election. As a result, the number of members of the General Assembly fell from nine to eight, but did not alter the vote threshold to pass bills.

Minister of Defence

The Military Removal Act was proposed by Llorens in the 7th General Assembly and passed by referendum, 20-4, on 25 October 2017. As per its changes, the Minister of Defence was abolished due to lack of Leftist Defence Force participation, despite every effort to do so over the existence of the region. As a result, the threshold to pass bills was reduced to four votes from seven total members.

Independent judiciary

The Judicial Separation Act was proposed by Llorens in the 7th General Assembly and passed by referendum, 19-1, on 6 November 2017. As per its changes, the General Assembly would then consist of the Secretary, Prime Minister, and 5 Senators, with the Justices being nominated and approved by the Secretary in a separate Supreme Court, and Ministers being appointed at will by the Secretary. The size of the General Assembly and the threshold to pass bills were unaffected by the change.

Floating size

The Senatorial Representation Act was proposed by Kavagrad in the 8th General Assembly and passed by referendum, 17-0, on 20 February 2018. As per its changes, the number of Senators in the General Assembly became a floating number, with a ratio of 1:10 with the WA regional population, to be determined at the commencement of each general election nomination period. The change took effect in the March 2018 election, with the number of Senator positions increasing from five to seven. The ratio was later changed to 1:12.

Floating size removed

The Fixed Legislature Act was proposed by Llorens and New Arkados in the 10th General Assembly and passed by referendum, 21-2, on 4 July 2018. As per its changes, the number of Senators was fixed at five. The change took effect in the September 2018 election, with the number of Senator positions decreasing from six to five.

Two-thirds amendments

The new Constitution and Code of Laws was proposed by Llorens in the 11th General Assembly and passed by referendum, 28-1, on 26 September 2018. As per its changes, amendments to the Constitution require a two-thirds majority in a referendum to be passed.

Terms

Led by Secretary

Term Election Secretary
1st March 2016 Atealia
2nd - Atealia
3rd September 2016 Cedoria
4th December 2016 Cedoria
5th March 2017 Losinia/Atealia
6th June 2017 Llorens
7th September 2017 Llorens
8th December 2017 South Miruva
9th March 2018 Cedoria
10th June 2018 Kavagrad
11th September 2018 Kavagrad
12th December 2018 New Arkados
13th March 2019 The Final Horseman
14th June 2019 The Final Horseman

Led by Speaker

Term Election Speaker
15th September 2019 TBD

Procedure

First, a dispatch is created according to the official guide dictating the structure of laws and amendments. Then, one member of the General Assembly that supports becomes its signatory and submits it for General Assembly discussion. Then, it is published on the regional message board for public feedback for a minimum of 24 hours. Amendments to the Constitution require a two-thirds referendum majority in favour to be passed, while new laws or amendments to laws may be passed with a majority of the General Assembly in favour in a vote lasting three days.