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The Constitution of The Democratic Commonwealth


A Region founded on freedom, strength, justice, and equality



The following is a collection of Codexes, small agreements on the political structure of the region that govern TDC's government

The 31st Senate of the Democratic Commonwealth, assembled as Parliament with His Grace, Landinium, of the Commonwealth and all-the-Amish, Emperor, acting with the advice and consent of the Cabinet, acknowledging the necessity of a constitution for good order, hereby passes the Constitution Act, 2020.

Section I. General
1. The Government of the Democratic Commonwealth shall consist of the Emperor, the Chancellor, the Privy Council, the Senate, and the Court of Magistrates.
2. The Government of the Democratic Commonwealth, at the time of this Act, has jurisdiction over the following
(a) The Democratic Commonwealth NationStates Region, and all Nations residing therein
(b) All other NationStates Regions established by the Chancellor, the Senate, or any other institution of the Government, for the use of the Commonwealth.
(c) The Democratic Commonwealth Discord, and all Users residing therein.
(d) All other Discords established by the Chancellor, the Senate, or any other institution of the Government, for the use of the Commonwealth.
(e) The Democratic Republic NationStates Region, and all Nations residing therein.
(f) The Democratic Republic Discord, and all Users residing therein.
(g) All Yukki, Virtuous World, or Virtuous Confederation NationStates regions, and all Nations residing therein.
(h) All Yukki, Virtuous World, or Virtuous Confederation Discords, and all Nations residing therein.
(i) All Yukki, Virtuous World, or Virtuous Confederation Websites, and all Users residing therein.
(k) All Amish or Atrosian NationStates Regions, and all Nations residing therein.
(l) All Amish or Atrosian Discords, and all Nations residing therein.
3. The jurisdiction of the Government may be expanded or rescinded upon the agreement of a treaty specifically outlining the areas to be placed under or removed from the jurisdiction of the Government.
Section II. Executive Power
1. The Executive Power of and over the Commonwealth is vested in the Emperor, as President of the Commonwealth, acting on the advice and with the consent of the chief minister, henceforth referred to as the Chancellor.
2. The Chancellor serves at the pleasure of the Emperor, and must be elected by a simple majority of citizens. This election will occur via Google Forms on the fifteenth day of each month. The Chancellor is required to present a programme for government to the Emperor in order to be appointed. The Chancellor is responsible for the implementation of policy and the undertaking of duties enacted in legislation.
3. There shall be an official appointed by the Chancellor as an Attorney-General, to advise the Government in all legal affairs. The Attorney-General is also responsible for legal counsel to the public. They must be confirmed by the Senate with a minimum of 2/3rds approval. The Attorney-General will serve for a period of two months.
4. There shall be an official appointed by the Chancellor as the State Secretary, to manage all official channels utilized by the Commonwealth, namely the administration of NationStates pages and Discord servers. They must be confirmed by the Senate with a minimum of 2/3rds approval. The State Secretary will serve for a period of two months.
4. The Emperor, appropriately advised by the Chancellor, shall have the right to issue an Imperial Edict with the force of law for a maximum of 30 days, after which it shall be either rescinded totally or considered as legislation by the Senate. An Imperial Edict may only be issued under Section II.5.d or Section II.5.e with the express assent of the Privy Council, and only for a period of 15 days before review by the Senate. An Imperial Edict may only be issued pertaining to the following -
(a) Entrance in or out of The Democratic Commonwealth NationStates Region
(b) Entrance in or out of The Democratic Commonwealth NationStates Discord
(c) The enforcement of legislation previously passed by the Senate, or the enforcement of the Constitution Act
(d) The immediate security of the Commonwealth against foreign enemies
(e) The immediate security of the Commonwealth against putschists
5. The Chancellor shall have the right to request a Declaration of War from the Senate as well as to commission Ministers-Plenipotentiary to sign any treaty with another sovereign state, upon tentative approval of the treaty by the Senate.
6. The Emperor shall serve as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the Commonwealth, and has the right and duty to commission officers for the order of those armed forces.
7. The Emperor shall have the right to appoint an heir and successor, with the consent of the Privy Council.
8. The Privy Council shall consist of two Councillors, appointed by the Chancellor with the consent of the Senate. The Emperor, as President of the Commonwealth, shall preside at all sessions of the Privy Council.
9. A Privy Councillor must be a citizen of the Commonwealth, must not have been convicted of treason by a Magistrate after 1 January 2020, and must swear or affirm the following oath upon election -
I, N., swear that I will faithfully execute the obligations laid down in the Constitution and recognize the authority of the Emperor granted therein.
10. The Privy Council shall have the duty to overturn legislation which violates the letter of this Constitution Act or any further Constitution Acts. The Privy Council shall have the duty to overturn legislation or amendments to the Constitution Act which would alter the powers entrusted to the Emperor by law or custom, or which would abolish the institution of the Emperor. The Privy Council shall also have the right to grant or withhold assent to a declaration of Regency in the event of the incapacity of the Emperor.
Section III. Legislative Power
1. There shall be one legislature of the Democratic Commonwealth, consisting of the Senate, in which is vested all Legislative Power.
2. A new legislature shall be summoned exactly one month after the previous legislature was summoned, the session of the new legislature lasting no longer than one month.
3. The manner of electing members of the Senate is as follows
(a) The Emperor, with the advice and consent of the Chancellor, shall determine the number of votes cast necessary to elect a Senator.
(b) Elections will be conducted via party-list voting, on Google Forms.
(c) All candidates for for Senator must be affiliated with a party-list, the number of which shall be determined by the Senate before the election.
(d) With the consent of the Lord-Lieutenant and the Chancellor, elections may be held in a Province for a Senator.
(e) In the event of a by-election for a Senate seat, a vote will occur via ranked ballot.
4. Upon the resignation or vacancy of a Senator (either due to a period of inactivity lasting no longer than seven days, a conviction of treason, or flight from the region), a by-election shall be held for that vacancy in the manner previously described. The replacement Senator shall serve until the conclusion of the session.
5. Upon the election of the Senate, a motion of confidence will be introduced for the Chancellor, containing the programme for government. If the motion passes, the Chancellor will have been determined to command a majority in the Senate.
6. The Senate may be dissolved by the Emperor, with the advice and consent of the Chancellor, under the following circumstances
(a) The failure of the Senate to maintain confidence in the Chancellor.
(b) A petition, consisting of a simple majority of Senators, to dissolve the Senate.
(c) A period of inactivity in the Senate lasting at least two days.
(d) The election of a new Chancellor.
7. An election must be held no later than two days from the date of the dissolution of the Senate.
8. A Senator must be a citizen of the Commonwealth, must not have been convicted of treason by a Magistrate after 1 January 2020, must not be a sitting Magistrate, and must swear or affirm the following oath upon election
I, N., swear that I will faithfully execute the obligations laid down in the Constitution and recognize the authority of the Emperor granted therein.
9. The Senate shall have the right to elect a Speaker of their own choosing, who shall preside for the length of the session.
10. Bills, resolutions, and questions within the Senate shall be decided by a majority vote to be conducted within the regional Discord, with the following exceptions, to be decided by a majority of at least two thirds of Senators
(a) The appointment of Privy Councillors.
(b) The appointment of the Attorney-General.
(c) The appointment of the State Secretary.
(d) The appointment of Magistrates.
(e) The passing of a new Constitution Act.
(f) A declaration of Regency in the event of the incapacity of the Emperor, which must be given unanimous assent by the Privy Council and all sitting Magistrates.
11. A bill passed by the Senate will be presented to the Emperor, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Chancellor, who may either grant or withhold assent. If a bill does not receive assent, it will not become law. If a bill receives assent, it is made law.
Section IV. Judicial Power
1. The Chancellor, with the consent of the Senate, shall appoint no less than two Magistrates to serve as a Court for the Commonwealth.
2. All Magistrates shall serve for two months from the date of their appointment by the Chancellor with the consent of the Senate.
3. A Magistrate must be a citizen of the Commonwealth, must not have been convicted of treason by a Magistrate after 1 January 2020, must not be a sitting member of the Privy Council or a Senator, and must swear or affirm the following oath upon election
I, N., swear that I will faithfully execute the obligations laid down in the Constitution and recognize the authority of the Emperor granted therein.
4. A Magistrate may not be involuntarily removed from office before the completion of their term by the Chancellor or the Senate unless the Magistrate's account goes inactive, they leave the region, they are convicted of a crime outlined in S3101 - Codex of Criminal Activity, or they become inactive in the Court to the detriment of the justice system and the region. A Magistrate may then be removed from office by a decision of no less than two thirds of the Senate, and the assent of the Chancellor.
5. The Court of Magistrates shall have the right to overturn legislation which violates the letter of this Constitution Act or any further Constitution Acts, subject to review by the Privy Council.
6. The Court of Magistrates shall have the right to elect their own Chief Magistrate, to preside over all sessions.
7. All Magistrates shall have the right to issue Decisions upon the conclusion of a session or when posed with a question of interpretation of law. These may not be overturned.
8. All Magistrates shall have the right to issue Orders to mandate adherence to the law or to provide some verification that an individual is not a puppet. These may be overturned by a decision of no less than three fourths of the Senate, and the assent of the Chancellor.
Section V. Dominions and Provinces
1. The jurisdictions listed in Section I.2 (excepting a-d), as well as other territories occupied by the Royal Commonwealth Army or our irregular forces, or territories in which Royal Commonwealth Army or irregular forces are active, are organized into Provinces or Dominions, as established by law.
2. As of this act, the following Provinces and Dominions are organized -
(a) The Province of all-the-Amish, consisting of all Amish or Atrosian NationStates Regions, and all Nations residing therein, and all Amish or Atrosian Discords, and all Nations residing therein.
(b) The Dominion of the Democratic Republic, consisting of the Democratic Republic NationStates Region, and all Nations residing therein, and the Democratic Republic Discord, and all Users residing therein.
(c) The Dominion of Dawn and All-Yukki, consisting of all Yukki, Virtuous World, or Virtuous Confederation NationStates regions, and all Nations residing therein, all Yukki, Virtuous World, or Virtuous Confederation Discords, and all Nations residing therein, all Yukki, Virtuous World, or Virtuous Confederation Websites, and all Users residing therein.
3. Provinces will be organized on the following basis -
(a) Provinces are civil jurisdictions established for the purpose of ensuring liberal government in territories over which the Emperor is sovereign by right of inheritance or territories acquired by the Royal Commonwealth Army or irregular forces which have been pacified.
(b) The Chancellor will appoint a Lord-Lieutenant to act as the representative of the Crown in the Province, with the power to appoint ministers, hold elections, refuse assent to legislation, and conduct military operations with the assent of the Chancellor.
(c) Upon a Province attaining to at least 25 active members who do not reside in the Democratic Commonwealth, the State Commissioner will hold elections for a legislative assembly.
(d) The Chancellor may prescribe alternate titles for the position of Lord-Lieutenant, as well as for the executive ministry and the legislative assembly, in a given Province.
(e) The Court of Magistrates of the Democratic Commonwealth will maintain jurisdiction over the Province for judicial purposes.
4. Dominions will be organized on the following basis -
(a) Dominions are military jurisdictions established for the purpose of restoring order, quelling rebellion, establishing the authority of the Crown, or enforcing measures approved by the Government of the Democratic Commonwealth.
(b) The Chancellor will appoint a Lord-Lieutenant to act as the representative of the Crown in the Province, with the power to appoint officers, dissolve local institutions, conduct military operations, and serve as a military Magistrate for judicial purposes.
(c) The Lord-Lieutenant is required to conduct intelligence operations on forces opposed to the Commonwealth within the jurisdiction of the Dominion.
(d) The Lord-Lieutenant of a Dominion is permitted to suspend Article VI of the Constitution Act and issue executive decrees for the Dominion, which have the force of law.
(e) The Chancellor may prescribe alternate titles for the position of Lord-Lieutenant in a given Dominion.
5. A Lord-Lieutenant must be a citizen of the Commonwealth, must not have been convicted of treason by a Magistrate after 1 January 2020, must not be a sitting Magistrate, and must swear or affirm the following oath upon election
I, N., swear that I will faithfully execute the obligations laid down in the Constitution and recognize the authority of the Emperor granted therein.
6. Provinces and Dominions are not considered part of the Democratic Commonwealth proper, but are territories held by the Commonwealth or territories which have as their sovereign the Emperor. Territories which have as their sovereign the Emperor are not permitted to alter their line of succession to result in an heir different from that approved by the Privy Council.
7. The Senate is authorized to vote for the incorporation of a Province as a full jurisdiction of the Democratic Commonwealth, thereby abolishing the Province and establishing total civil government over the territories.
8. The Senate is authorized to vote for the establishment of a Dominion as a Province after the cessation of conflict.
Section VI. Rights
1. All citizens are guaranteed the right to petition the Senate or the Chancellor.
2. All citizens are guaranteed the right to vote in a free and fair election for the Senate.
3. All citizens are guaranteed the right to freedom of speech.
4. All citizens are guaranteed the right to file suit within the Court of Magistrates or to petition for an interpretation of legislation.
5. All citizens are guaranteed the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty.
6. All citizens are guaranteed the right to legal counsel by the Attorney-General, or other competent lawyers.

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