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Re: Holy Asterian Empire

Postby RedSun » 31 Dec 2019, 08:06

Political Parties of the Commonwealth of Asteria:

1. Traditions and Values Party (TVP)
Leader: Hiraku Saitō

The Traditions and Values Party is a major offshoot of the Shukotai Party. However, Mr. Saitō announced the name change saying that this new party is meant to reflect his personal views on how Asteria should progress as opposed to those traditionally associated with the party. Many of the members of the TVP are his personal allies and former members of the party.
Platform: Heavily Religious, pro-Commonwealth supportive, supports closer ties with Mobius and Baunair, pro-proselytization, Big Government

2. The Holy Republican Party (HRP)
Leader: Chihiro Tsunoda

The Holy Republican Party is made up of religious individuals who are more progressive in terms of democracy. They argue for a new generation of leaders saying the old guard is corrupt and cannot be trusted. The HRP is made up of religious scholars to just your average Janï household mom.
Platform: Democratization, Heavily Religious, pro-Commonwealth, supports new ties with the PCG along with historical allies of Baunair and Mobius.

3. The Democratic Republican Party (DRP)
Leader: Hinata Yamazaki

The Democratic Republican Party is declaring themselves as the opposite of the old order. They are completely democratic, anti-Janï State, anti-commonwealth, and secularists. They want to tear down the old system entirely. Mr. Yamazaki is an Asterian living in the PCG who is a member of the opposition (although not a particularly high level one), he was the first to claim that Party name and has branded it as the sole legitimate opposition to the old order.
Platform: Democratization, less government, secularist, anti-commonwealth, supports the PCG

4. Conservative Libertarians (CLI)
Leader: Shun Fukui

The Conservative Libertarians consider themselves religious but also anti-Big Government. Mr. Fukui is arguing for a smaller government in terms of economic policy but for religion to play a central role in deciding the moral foundations of the country.
Platform: Liberal economy, less government, religious, pro-commonwealth, supports Baunair, PCG, Mobius

5. Workers Revolutionary Party (WRP)
Leader: Ken'ichi Fujimori

The WRP is a notably leftist party. Ken’ichi Fujimori however, has stated that the goal of the WRP is to make the country make the most decisions happen from bottom up and fight inequality. When pressed whether he supports the IWA, Mr. Fujimori says while he admires the organization for its work he would not vote to join the IWA.
Platform: Socialism, social justice, workers unions, anti-religion in government, neutral on foreign policy

6. Asterian Nationalist Alliance (ANA)
Leader: Hachirō Izumi

The ANA is a party based off of Asterian grandeur. The ANA is starkly opposed to immigration and strongly in favor of isolationism, religious nationalism, and cultural projects. The ANA is relatively neutral on economic positions domestically but does not support free trade or anything that would hurt the Asterian worker.
Platform: Anti-immigration, religious nationalism, isolationist, neutral on the Commonwealth and foreign policy

7. Neo-Naturalist Party (NNP)
Leader: Kichiro Suzuki

Claiming the mantle of the old Naturalist Party that dominated Asteria for over a century. The NNP claims to argue for international peace, environmental friendly policy, and religious liberty.
Platform: Pacifist, environmentalist, secularist, pro-PCG

8. Pacifist Party (PAC)
Leader: Hikaru Himura

A single issue Party. Stay out of the war.
Platform: Pacifism

9. Universal Communist Party (UCP)
Daisuke Ueda

The Universal Communist Party while in agreement with the WRP on many things would take things a step further. The UCP would have Asteria depart the Commonwealth and join the IWA.
Platform: Socialism, social justice, workers unions, anti-religion in government, pro-IWA, anti-Commonwealth

ELECTIONS:

After elections were held with hundreds of parties running only 9 parties made the 1% national threshold and had 1% vote in 15 of 45 cities.

These 9 parties only culminated 60% of the National Vote. 40% of the country voted for other small minor parties.
The 9 parties had the following vote tallies:

Traditions and Values Party - 160,807,500
Holy Republican Party - 72,843,750
Democratic Republican Party - 71,898,750
Conservative Libertarians - 32,392,500
Workers Revolutionary Party - 24,307,500
Asterian Nationalist Alliance - 24,071,250
Neo-Naturalist Party - 19,215,000
Pacifist Party - 9,817,500
Universal Communist Party - 7,848,750

These proportions gave each Party the following number of seats:

Traditions and Values Party - 52
Holy Republican Party - 24
Democratic Republican Party - 24
Conservative Libertarians - 11
Workers Revolutionary Party - 8
Asterian Nationalist Alliance - 8
Neo-Naturalist Party - 6
Pacifist Party - 3
Universal Communist Party - 3

Meanwhile, each city is going to the polls to vote a second round.
The TVP is running again in all 45 cities.
In 22 cities the HRP is running against them but they lost all 22 elections to the TVP.
In 18 cities the DRP is running against the TVP and they win 8 of the elections in Heishin, Tiajing, Fukyo, Chiyodo, Suboshi, Heino, Wareta, and Minori.
In 5 cities the ANA is running against the TVP, all five cities are in the interior of the Northern Reaches but they lose all 5 in the second round.

Therefore the regional seats are distributed as follows:
Traditions and Values Party - 216
Democratic Republican Party - 60

Therefore, the overall seats are:

Traditions and Values Party - 268
Democratic Republican Party - 84
Holy Republican Party - 24
Conservative Libertarians - 11
Workers Revolutionary Party - 8
Asterian Nationalist Alliance - 8
Neo-Naturalist Party - 6
Pacifist Party - 3
Universal Communist Party - 3

Seeing you only need 208 seats for a majority in the Kokkai, Mr. Hiraku Saitō is elected the first President of the Commonwealth of Asteria despite only 22% of all voters voting for him. He controls 64.6% of the Kokkai and has appointed Tōru Sato as the first Kaicho of the Commonwealth.

The voting went as follows:

ROUND 1:
Mr. Saitō - 311
Mr. Yamazaki - 95
Mr. Suzuki - 9

ROUND 2: Unnecessary

As the first order of business he has appointed to the High Court 5 Justices:
Kohaku Serizawa (age 84)
Masahiko Yoshida (age 76)
Shouta Shinoda (age 77)
Ryōichi Honda (age 101)
Daichi Mori (age 71)

Then he formed the Naikaku with the following seven bureaus:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Yoshiro Takahashi
Ministry of Education - Mika Ito
Ministry of Environmental Affairs - Noburu Kawasaki
Ministry of Infrastructure Development - Sota Okabe
Ministry of Treasury and Economic Affairs - Shinobu Izumi
Ministry of Defense - Nobutoshi Tanakai
Ministry of Health - Li Wu

Each Bureau is headed by the above Daijin.

Meanwhile in the newly built Kokkai chamber, parties were allowed to affiliate themselves as government, opposition, or neutral. The largest government and opposition parties would sit on the wings while the neutral parties from largest to smallest with largest being closer to government would sit down as well.

From left to right they sit:
Democratic Republican Party - 84
Workers Revolutionary Party - 8
Universal Communist Party - 3
Pacifist Party - 3
Neo-Naturalist Party - 6
Asterian Nationalist Alliance - 8
Conservative Libertarians - 11
Holy Republican Party - 24
Traditions and Values Party - 268

Since Presidential candidates can’t also be on the list for the Kokkai, each party in the Kokkai chose a new leader:
Yousuke Abe (TVP), Kaede Kita (PAC), Ryū Okamoto (NNP), Kazuya Sato (ANA), Naruhito Minami (CLI), Hayato Fujiwara (HRP), Nobutoshi Kawakami (DRP), Shōhei Miyazaki (WRP), Hiroki Amano (UCP)

The Presidential Candidates still play an influential role within the Party with many of them establishing party headquarters and becoming the party chairman who is in charge of campaigning and trying to find talent to run for the party later on.

Then President Saitō had to appoint 45 Chiji for the local cities and through negotiating away certain governorships and local Kaicho positions he solidified the following composition:
Chiji:
34 TVP
4 ANA
4 HRP
3 DRP

Local Kaicho:
21 TVP
13 HRP
7 CLI
2 DRP
1 NNP
1 WRP

With local governments in place and much of the key positions filled President Saitō was ready to lead his country into a new era.
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Re: Holy Asterian Empire

Postby RedSun » 31 Dec 2019, 08:07

Cyprus

Article 1

The Commonwealth of Cyprus is a member of The Coalition of Independent Janï Commonwealths.

Article 2

The Commonwealth of Cyprus is headed by a Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister is elected by 50.1% of the Parliament.

Article 3

The Parliament has 125 members which are elected through open-list proportional representation with a 2% threshold.

Article 3

If the Parliament cannot agree on a Prime Minister a snap election will be held.

Article 4

Parliamentary elections happen every 5 years unless a snap election is held.

Article 5

The Prime Minister may only be removed if 50.1% of the Parliament has already supported another candidate.

Article 6

The Constitutional Court of Cyprus is a 7 person body. Appointed by the Prime Minister with approval of the Shingikai to serve for 13 year terms. They may not serve more than one term.

Article 7

The Prime Minister may issue any law he likes however, 50.1% disapproval in the Parliament can block it. In addition, the Constitutional Court of Cyprus may block it.

Article 8

The members of the cabinet of Cyprus shall also be members of the Parliament at the same time.

Article 9

The Commonwealth of Cyprus while guaranteeing religious liberty to all also asserts itself as a nation committed to Janïsm. Therefore, certain practices that are barbaric and unforgivable in the text of the Gray Book are prohibited to be committed within the boundaries of the Commonwealth.

Article 10

Any attempts to amend this constitution must be submitted by the Prime Minister, approved by the Constitutional Court of Cyprus, and then voted for in a referendum with at least 65% support in favor.

Crete

Article 1

The Commonwealth of Crete is a member of The Coalition of Independent Janï Commonwealths.

Article 2

The Commonwealth of Crete is headed by a Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister is elected by 50.1% of the Parliament.

Article 3

The Parliament has 125 members which are elected through single member districts. Each district has ranked voting.

Article 3

If the Parliament cannot agree on a Prime Minister a snap election will be held.

Article 4

Parliamentary elections happen every 5 years unless a snap election is held.
The Prime Minister has the power to call snap elections.

Article 5

The Prime Minister may only be removed if 50.1% of the Parliament has already supported another candidate.

Article 6

The Constitutional Court of Crete is a 5 person body. Appointed by the Prime Minister with approval of the Shingikai to serve for life.

Article 7

The Prime Minister may issue any law he likes however, 50.1% disapproval in the Parliament can block it. In addition, the Constitutional Court of Crete may block it.

Article 8

The members of the cabinet of Crete may not also be members of the Parliament at the same time. In case, a member of Parliament was appointed then a snap election shall occur in their district. In the case, that this results in the Prime Minister losing 50.1% of support in the Parliament. A snap election will occur across the country.

Article 9

The Commonwealth of Crete while guaranteeing religious liberty to all also asserts itself as a nation committed to Janïsm. Therefore, certain practices that are barbaric and unforgivable in the text of the Gray Book are prohibited to be committed within the boundaries of the Commonwealth.

Article 10

Any attempts to amend this constitution must be submitted by the Prime Minister, approved by Parliament with a 2/3rds Majority, and approved by the Constitutional Court of Crete.

Phoenicia

Article 1

The Commonwealth of Phoenicia is a member of The Coalition of Independent Janï Commonwealths.

Article 2

The President is elected in a two round election. The first round, has the top two candidates run against each other in the second round. Presidents serve for eight years and may not be re-elected.

Article 3

The Chamber of Deputies has 200 members.
100 are elected through proportional representation with a 1.5% threshold.
100 are elected through single member districts in a two round vote.
Chamber elections happen every four years.

Article 4

The Senate has 72 members.
There are 24 regions and each elects three Senators.
Two Senators go to the party that won the single most votes and one Senator goes to the party that had the second most votes.
Senators serve eight year terms.

Article 5

The Vice President is chosen by the President to preside over the Senate.
The Prime Minister is chosen by the President to preside over the Chamber of Deputies.
Both need at least 40% approval within the Chamber they preside. If the President cannot reach a compromise with either of the chambers if the President and the two Chambers all agree then the entire government can be declared defunct and snap elections occur.

Article 6

The Constitutional Court of Phoenicia is a 7 person body. Appointed by the President with approval of the Shingikai and the Senate to serve for life.

Article 7

The Chamber of Deputies and Senate must both approve a bill and get approval from the President. However, the Constitutional Court of Phoenicia can reject it.

Article 8

The members of the cabinet of Phoenicia may not also be members of the Legislative body at the same time. In case, a member of the Legislature was appointed then a snap election shall occur in their district to replace them.

Article 9

The Commonwealth of Phoenicia while guaranteeing religious liberty to all also asserts itself as a nation committed to Janïsm. Therefore, certain practices that are barbaric and unforgivable in the text of the Gray Book are prohibited to be committed within the boundaries of the Commonwealth.

Article 10

If one of the 24 regions of Phoenicia desires to implement Courts rooted in Janïsm or Islam it is permitted. However, decisions made in those courts only are on civil matters when both parties agree to go to those courts. In the situation which one party does not wish to go then the Secular Courts are to be the deciders.
No religious court has the authority to undermine that of the Constitutional Court of Phoenicia.

Article 11

Any local constitutional change must be approved through referendum.

Article 12

Any attempts to amend this constitution must be submitted by the President, approved by the House of Deputies and Senate with a 2/3rds Majority, approved by the Constitutional Court of Phoenicia, and be approved through referendum with at least 60% support.

Cadiz

Article 1

The Commonwealth of Cadiz is a member of The Coalition of Independent Janï Commonwealths.

Article 2

The Commonwealth of Cadiz is headed by a Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister is elected by 50.1% of the Parliament.

Article 3

The Parliament has 110 members.
65 are elected in first past the post single member districts.
45 are elected in closed-list proportional representation with a 5% threshold.

Article 4

If the Parliament cannot agree on a Prime Minister a snap election will be held.

Article 5

Parliamentary elections happen every 6 years unless a snap election is held.
Snap elections can be called by the Prime Minister which will start his six year term once more.

Article 6

The Prime Minister may only be removed if 50.1% of the Parliament has already supported another candidate.

Article 7

The Constitutional Court of Cadiz is a 7 person body. Appointed by the Prime Minister with approval of the Shingikai to serve for 14 year terms. They may not serve more than one term. Staggered appointments, one every two years.

Article 8

The Prime Minister may issue any law he likes however, 50.1% disapproval in the Parliament can block it. In addition, the Constitutional Court of Cadiz may block it.

Article 9

The members of the cabinet of Cadiz shall also be members of the Parliament at the same time.

Article 10

The Commonwealth of Cadiz while guaranteeing religious liberty to all also asserts itself as a nation committed to Janïsm. Therefore, certain practices that are barbaric and unforgivable in the text of the Gray Book are prohibited to be committed within the boundaries of the Commonwealth.

Article 11

Any attempts to amend this constitution must be submitted by the Prime Minister and approved by the Constitutional Court of Cadiz.

Trojkat

Article 1

The Commonwealth of Trojkat is a member of The Coalition of Independent Janï Commonwealths.

Article 2

The Commonwealth of Trojkat is headed by a President.
The President is elected in a single first past the post election. His Vice President is the follow up.

Article 3

The Chamber of Deputies has 175 members which are elected through two round single member districts.
The Senate has 80 members. Each Senator serves for life, each is appointed by the President from the Chamber of Deputies. Then is approved by the Chamber of Deputies and the Shingikai.

Article 4

If the President cannot deal with the Chamber of Deputies then he may call snap elections.
Then a new Presidential Election and Chamber election will occur.

Article 5

Chamber and Presidential elections happen every 7 years unless a snap election is held.
If a snap election is held, the next scheduled election still takes place.

Article 6

The President may serve no more than 10 years in office. Therefore, any snap elections must happen in the first half of his term.

Article 7

The Supreme Court of Trojkat is a 5 person body. Appointed by the President with the approval of the Chamber and the Senate. Serve for life.

Article 8

The President shall form his cabinet and shall require over 50% approval for his appointees. Any laws proposed by his cabinet to the legislature must receive its approval and then that of the President.

Article 9

The members of the cabinet of Trojkat may not be members of the Chamber or Senate at the same time. A snap election will be held for the Chamber seat, while the Senate seat must be replaced through the proper channels.

Article 10

The Commonwealth of Trojkat while guaranteeing religious liberty to all also asserts itself as a nation committed to Janïsm. Therefore, certain practices that are barbaric and unforgivable in the text of the Gray Book are prohibited to be committed within the boundaries of the Commonwealth.

Article 11

Any attempts to amend this constitution must be submitted by the President, approved by 2/3rds of the Chamber and the Senate, and then voted for in a referendum with at least majority of the voting population supporting it (not a majority of votes).
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Re: Holy Asterian Empire

Postby RedSun » 31 Dec 2019, 08:07

Article 1

The Commonwealth of Asteria is a member of The Coalition of Independent Janï Commonwealths.

Article 2

The executive of the Commonwealth of Asteria is the President of Asteria.

Article 3

The President of Asteria is elected by the Kokkai.
The Kokkai shall have a first round election. Should any candidate receive over 50% of the vote then they are elected President.
If no candidate receives over 50% then a second round between the top two candidates are chosen. Abstentions are in order but only 40% of votes are needed to ascend to the Presidency.
If no candidate has 40% of the vote, then the Kokkai will disband and a new snap election for the Kokkai will occur within a month.

Article 4

The President of Asteria may be removed by a 60% vote in the Kokkai, but only if an alternate candidate is produced with 40% of the Kokkai’s support.

Article 5

The President shall serve a five year and his term shall expire when the Kokkai’s term expires. He may serve up to two and only two terms.

Article 6

The Kokkai is a 415 member body that is elected every 5 years.
276 are elected by regional seats.
139 are elected by national proportional representation.
The regional seats are assigned proportionally to the population of each city. The city has a two round voting system. The first round determines the top two parties and the second round is a runoff between the two. The winner of the second round gets all the seats for that city.

Article 7

The High Court of Asteria has five members. Each serves for life but may only be appointed at the age of 70 or above. The Shingikai of The Coalition of Independent Janï Commonwealths must approve of each nominee. Each nominee is chosen by the President.

Article 8

The Kaicho runs the Kokkai. He is appointed by the President and approved by the Kokkai with above a 50% vote.
The powers of the Kaicho is to propose legislation which must be approved with above 50% vote and sent to the President for approval.
The Kaicho may be removed by the President at his discretion but only if he can produce another Kaicho with above 50% approval in the Kokkai.

Article 9

For any political party to be recognized it must have above 1% of the national vote and 1% in 1/3rd of the cities of Asteria.

Article 10

Recognized political parties must announce their candidate for President, their candidates for each city Kokkai seat, and their candidates for the national list Kokkai seats six months prior to the election.
How those candidates are chosen is determined by the party.

Article 11

Regional assemblies have 100 members per 5 million citizens. These members are elected through open-list proportional representation elections.
Each member running on that open list however, must be approved by the party to run under its party.
Furthermore, the party must have garnered enough support nationally to get a seat in the Kokkai in order to be eligible for regional assemblies.

Article 12

The President of Asteria appoints the Chiji of each city from one of the members of the regional assembly. They must be approved by at least 40% of the regional assembly. The Chiji serves at his discretion and may be removed at any time so long as a candidate that receives 40% support in the regional assembly is approved to replace him.

Article 13

The President of Asteria has the power to appoint members of the Naikaku.
If any of those members are members of the current Kokkai or any other government agency, they must resign their seat. Their seat will be filled by the next member of the national list if a member of the Kokkai, by the governing agency if a member of the government, or by the next seat on the open-list election if in the city regional assembly.

Article 14

The members of the Naikaku must be approved by at least a 45% of the Kokkai.

Article 15

The President may remove a member of the Naikaku at any moment.

Article 16

In the event the President dies the Kaicho will replace him.

Article 17

The High Court of Asteria has the power to strike down any law as contrary to the Beliefs of the Gray Book.
The High Court of Asteria also has the power to strike down attempts to circumvent the political structures as suggested above.

Article 18

Asteria shall not discriminate against any individuals within its boundaries on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, or political beliefs so long as they are a full citizen of the Commonwealth of Asteria.

Article 19

The President of Asteria is empowered to pass emergency decrees in a time of crisis.
However, emergency decrees may be struck down by the High Court of Asteria or by 60% of the Kokkai.

Article 20

The Kokkai is further split into Committees. Each committee will be head by a member of the Kokkai and by an appointee by the member of the Naikaku responsible for said committee.

Article 21

The Commonwealth of Asteria while guaranteeing religious liberty to all also asserts itself as a nation committed to Janïsm. Therefore, certain practices that are barbaric and unforgivable in the text of the Gray Book are prohibited to be committed within the boundaries of the Commonwealth.

Article 22

Further articles may be made or struck down with the approval of the President, 60% of the Kokkai, that of the High Court of Asteria, that of the Shingikai and Ichiji Seijin, and that of 2/3rds of the regional assemblies giving 60% assent to the amendment proposed.
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