16th General Assembly

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16th General Assembly
15th 16th 17th
SpeakerNottinhaps (before 16 Jan.)
Kavagrad (after 16 Jan.)
Deputy SpeakerPodria (after 16 Jan.)
Start14 December 2019
End14 March 2020

The 16th General Assembly was elected at the December 2019 general election. This consisted of seven independent members, and each served a three-month term from December 2019 to March 2020. The final members of the 16th General Assembly were Kavagrad, Kongoland, Libertasnia, Nottinhaps, Podria, The Final Horseman, and Wascoitan, with Kavagrad serving dually as Speaker.

Nottinhaps was removed as Speaker on 15 January 2019 with 6 votes in favour and 1 abstention as a result of the slow pace of legislation in the first month of the term. Kavagrad was elected as the new Speaker on 16 January 2019, defeating Podria 6 votes to 1.

Members[edit | edit source]

The General Assembly was elected on 14 December 2019. The following timeline commences on 16 December 2019, which is when the first Speaker was elected.

Date 16 December 16 January
Speaker Nottinhaps Kavagrad
Deputy Speaker - Podria
Member 1 Kavagrad
Member 2 Kongoland
Member 3 Libertasnia
Member 4 Nottinhaps
Member 5 Podria
Member 6 The Final Horseman
Member 7 Wascoitan

Proposals[edit | edit source]

An amendment to the Constitution requires a two-thirds majority in a referendum to be passed. Bills and amendments to Acts require a majority in the General Assembly to be passed. The following are the proposals that were put to vote during the term of the 16th General Assembly:

Name Result Author
Minister Responsibilities Amendment
(Embassy Deliberation)
7-0 (0) Libertasnia
  • Create a feedback period before the Minister changes an embassy
  • Fix vocabulary relevant to the Minister's current responsibilities
Embassy Amendment
(Consensus Government)
7-0 (0) Libertasnia
  • Allow embassies with regions using consensus decision-making
  • Ensure that embassy partners aren't bound to an electoral system
Legislature Conduct Amendment
(Public Deliberations)
4-0 (3) Kongoland
  • Allow all citizens to view internal GA deliberations
  • Require that all MGAs justify their votes on the RMB within 2 days
Secretarial Appointment Amendment
(Justice Terms)
7-0 (0) Wascoitan
  • Implement a term limit on Justices of three consecutive terms
  • Ensure that fresh faces can emerge on the Supreme Court with time
Election Amendment
(Partial Terms)
6-0 (1) Kavagrad
  • Not count terms of less than 21 days in the consecutive term limit
  • Allow for members of government to serve three full terms
Constitution Amendment
(Dual Citizenship)
40-15 (5) Greylyn
  • Allow for nations in allied NSLeft regions to gain electoral citizenship
  • Grant dual citizens rights to vote and to run for public office
Dual Citizenship Bill 7-0 (0)
Election Amendment
(Dual Citizenship)
7-0 (0)
Minister Responsibilities Amendment
(Dual Citizenship)
7-0 (0)
Secretarial Appointment Amendment
(Dual Citizenship)
7-0 (0)
Vacant Position Amendment
(Dual Citizenship)
7-0 (0)
Dual Citizenship Amendment
(Oversight Clarification)
7-0 (0) Greylyn
  • Fix an issue prohibiting dual citizens from holding any foreign office
  • Ensure dual citizens are only limited when running for domestic office
Holiday Amendment
(Mental Health)
6-0 (1) Greylyn
  • Add a new holiday to acknowledge mental health struggles
  • Promote visibility of issues around mental health within the region
Constitution Amendment
(Shortened Removal)
57-4 (13) Kavagrad
  • Shorten the period of MGA removal votes from 3 to 2 days
  • Trial the viability of shortening general votes to save time
General Assembly
  Not passed
  Not passed