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« on: August 24, 2006, 05:39:11 AM »

Appointed Executive Amendment Passes

Senate will confirm, not choose, the Censor, Praetor and Quaestor

The Senate of The Meritocracy has approved an amendment to the Article III of the Accords which now places the power to appoint Executors in the hands of the Consul rather than the Senate. The Amendment was drafted by Czarist Duchies after the Senate last week narrowly rejected a similar amendment which would have brought in an appointed Executive approved by the Patrician class. The new version sees the Consul appoint the Censor, the Praetor and the Quaestor, one-third of the Senate must then approve of the appointments for the nominees to take up their position. The position of Vice-Consul was already appointed in this manner, but with a two-fifths approval level – that has now been reduced to one-third so it falls in line with the other Executive positions. The non-Executive positions of Aedile and Tribune will continue to be elected by the Senate in order to maintain an independent media and courts.

The changes have been implemented following claims that The Meritocracy was too democratic and not meritocratic enough. As InterMet reported last week, the former Senator from Jasque has done extensive research that suggested that “popular opinion favours the experienced Cabinet Members” not necessarily the candidate with the most merit. Long discussion prompted by Warrior Thorin’s charge that the “death knell beckons” has seen a dramatic change of opinion in Senators. Only in May the Senator from Cortath proposed an Accords Amendment on very similar lines with a two-fifths approval level required and saw the legislation defeated by 18 votes to nine. In contrast, this legislation passed by 17 votes to four.

The next set of elections will now see the Senate vote for only The Consul and shall be even more interesting than usual. With candidates now given a wider array of tactics, one possibility is that a trailing candidate the may announce their Executive, perhaps made up of popular Senators, prior to the election in order lean on their merit. There may even be confirmation battles if a particularly close election results an aggrieved large minority. Whatever happens, InterMet will keep you up-to-date.

Curiae Begin Registration of Senators

Following the recently passed Accords Amendment Senators are now required to become a member of at least one of the five Curiae: Legationis, Nuntii, Judicialis, Informationis, or Rei Familiaris; or the BBC (click links for application details). Senators failing to do so may face an expulsion petition on the grounds of inactivity.

Arrivals…

The former Senator from Ylling was denied re-entry to the Senate after Senators voted by nine ayes to seven nays, with eight abstentions. Due to the number of abstentions being greater than one-third of the votes cast the application was rejected as the number of ayes needed to be greater than one-half of the votes cast.

Departures…

The Senator from Mutual Funds (The Iroqouis) left the region of The New Meritocracy, thereby vacating their Senate seat. The movement was to pre-empt a petition of Censure brought by the Senator from Cortath. Signing the petition the Senator from Argyres reasoned, “He's made no effort whatsoever to become a part of this Senate. He hardly ever posts except when he's angry at something, and when he does post it's as an outsider to the Senate.”

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 06:13:12 AM »

It is a very good article Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006, 07:12:08 AM »

Indeed, Leg-ends is certainly doing his job. Smiley
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