The following amendments to legislation can be found in each drop-down below, alongside the relevant Prime Ministerial election resolution:
Amendment(s) to the Charter
Establishing an executive branch consisting of the Prime Minister and the an appointed Cabinet.
(1) The Prime Minister will be is the head of government and the leader of the Cabinet executive branch. They will be responsible for implementing their electoral mandate the overall coordination of executive activities, being a liaison between the government and the community, interacting with foreign regions and organizations, directing the regional military, filling appointed positions within the government, promoting regional culture, overseeing the Coalition’s interest in World Assembly matters, integrating new members into the community, and protecting defending the Coalition’s interests.
(2) The Prime Minister may appoint a Cabinet will that consist of ministers under the following provisions: with the following portfolios: Foreign Affairs, Culture, Engagement, and Defense.
a. Appointed members of the Cabinet must receive confirmation from the Assembly prior to entering office.
b. The Prime Minister may relieve a Cabinet member of their position at their discretion.
c. The Prime Minister will define the role the appointed minister will occupy upon nomination to the Assembly.
d. The Prime Minister may delegate their statutory powers, but not their responsibility, to their appointed deputy as needed.
(3) As leader of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister is responsible for overseeing a collective Cabinet agenda, and may give directions and instructions to the ministers. In addition, the Prime Minister will also be responsible for appointing and dismissing other ministers. Disputes within the Cabinet are subject to the majority decision and collective responsibility; where there is no majority the Prime Minister’s vote shall be the deciding one.
(4) The Office of World Assembly Legislation will be a permanent executive office, which will be led by a Director, responsible for coordinating the Coalition’s activities in the World Assembly, providing assistance in drafting resolutions, and issuing voting recommendations on World Assembly proposals. At the start of each Cabinet term, the Director will be appointed by the Prime Minister for a term coinciding with the Cabinets. In any vacancy, a new Director will be appointed by the Prime Minister to serve the remainder of the term.
(3) The Prime Minister may issue further regulations to adequately conduct their executive business.
(5) (4) Members of the Executive are required to hold legislator status.
(6) Executive Prime Minister elections will be held every three four months., where the Prime Minister will be up for election, while all Cabinet positions will be appointed by the Prime Minister.
(7) The date, time, and manner of elections will be set by the Assembly in a by law.
## Minister of Culture
(8) The Minister of Culture will be responsible for supporting the roleplay community and organizing regional cultural activities, events, and exchanges.
## Minister of Engagement
(9) The Minister of Engagement will be responsible for recruiting and integrating new players into the Coalition’s government and community, maintaining public infrastructure such as dispatches and other guides, setting unified presentation standards, and providing graphics to the government and citizens of the Coalition.
## Minister of Foreign Affairs
(10) The Minister of Foreign Affairs will be the Coalition’s chief diplomat. They will be responsible for establishing the government’s foreign policy program, communicating with allies, and coordinating with the military on foreign policy priorities when necessary.
(11) The Minister of Foreign Affairs holds the sole power to initiate treaty negotiations with other regions, groups, and organizations, but may designate officers to handle those negotiations. Upon completion of a treaty negotiation, the Minister must present it to the full executive for majority approval, before submitting it to the Assembly for ratification.
(12) The Minister of Foreign Affairs will be responsible for establishing standards for the creation and maintenance of consulates and embassies.
## Minister of Defense
(13) The Minister of Defense will be the civilian leader of the armed forces of the Coalition, the South Pacific Special Forces. In conjunction with a group of Generals, the Minister of Defense will be responsible for the defense of the Coalition, building military activity, and conducting military operations.
(14) The Minister of Defense may elect to establish an intelligence office, in equal coordination with the Council on Regional Security.
(15) The executive may exercise the collective authority of executive orders, by unanimous consent among the Prime Minister and Cabinet ministers. (8) The Prime Minister may issue Executive Oorders may only be issued to address an immediate and pressing issue created by ambiguity or holes in a particular law, which will immediately have the effect of law.
(16) (9) Upon issuing declaring an executive order, the order will be presented automatically to the Assembly for three days of debate, followed by a vote according to legislative rules, where it will then expire, and its effects shall be reversed if the Assembly does not incorporate it into law.
(17) The Prime Minister, Cabinet ministers, and other executive offices may elect to appoint deputies and advisors, who will be considered junior members of their respective offices, but will not have voting rights in any executive decision.
(5) The High Court may reconcile contradictions within the Charter, constitutional laws, general laws, Cabinet directives, and Local Council laws and regulations and Executive Orders, maintaining the least amount of disruption to the intended purposes of the contradictory parts.
(2) The minimum qualifications for membership in the Council on Regional Security are: maintaining a nation in the South Pacific and having served at least six consecutive months as a legislator or two terms in the Local Council.
(11) The Council on Regional Security shall designate an individual as Intelligence Coordinator, who must be notified of and approve all intelligence and counter-intelligence operations. The Intelligence Coordinator will be responsible for disseminating any and all intelligence to the Council on Regional Security and other bodies as needed. The Intelligence Coordinator and the Prime Minister Minister of Defense will maintain a regional intelligence classification system as necessary for ensuring information security.
(13) The minimum qualifications for membership in the Coral Guard are: maintaining a World Assembly member nation in the South Pacific; having served at least six consecutive months as a legislator or two terms in the Local Council; and meeting requirements for influence and endorsements which are set and published by the Council on Regional Security.
(2) The military will be led by the Prime Minister Minister of Defense, along with a corps of generals appointed by the Prime Minister and approved by the Assembly. The Prime Minister and general corps may establish further hierarchy, create programs, and appoint deputies as they see necessary.
(3) The military will have the support of the Coalition in conducting operations to protect innocent regions from attack and oppression and promote legitimate, native democratic institutions across the world. The military may not colonize or annex any region without the express permission of the Prime Minister Cabinet and a majority vote of the Assembly, by a majority vote of both chambers. Nor may the military attack, subjugate, purge, destroy, or vandalize any regions, excepting those regions which espouse hateful ideologies and those regions against which the Coalition has declared an official state of war.
(4) The Prime Minister will Minister of Defense will coordinate with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, to ensure that no military activities harm the government’s diplomatic affairs or public relations.
(2) A Motion of No Confidence may be initiated by the Assembly if the members have lost faith in the effectiveness and activities of the Prime Minister and their Cabinet. Motions of No Confidence must be debated for three days and receive a motion and a second before being moved to vote. Passage requires three-fifths majority support of those voting.
(3) If a Motion of No Confidence is made against a Cabinet member, the Prime Minister is obliged to remove the relevant Cabinet member from their office, and appoint a successor in their place.
(4) (3) If a Motion of No Confidence is made and passes against the Prime Minister, they and their Cabinet will resign immediately resign from office, a new Prime Minister elections will be called under relevant laws, and a successor will be elected. After the an election has been conducted held, the Prime Minister-elect will immediately assume office. Should a special election for Prime Minister begin more than halfway into a scheduled term, the next scheduled election will be canceled.
(4) While the Administration Team may appoint global moderators if needed, the Prime Minister individual Ministers, the Chair of the Assembly, and roleplay moderators primarily will be responsible for the moderation of their dedicated Discord servers and forums.
Amendment(s) to the Elections Act
(1) Sixteen days before the first of On the first of every February, May, August, and November, June and October, the Assembly will convene to elect the Prime Minister., who, in turn, will appoint their Cabinet.
a. After the first four days of the election period, during which legislators may declare their candidacy and campaign for only one position, and a campaign-only period of two days, where candidates may campaign and the Assembly will debate the merits of their platforms, the Assembly will vote for three days.
a. The election period will be organized into three phases:
i) A four-day declaration of candidacy and campaign period.
ii) A two-day campaign-only period where candidates may campaign, and the Assembly will debate the merits of their platforms.
iii) A three-day voting period.
b. The respective winner, as decided using Instant-Runoff Voting, will be declared the Prime Minister-elect by the Election Commissioner.
(2) The terms for the incoming Prime Minister and Cabinet ministers will begin the week after elections, on the first of the month. Before this inauguration, any and all election-related disputes must be settled. The outgoing Prime Minister and any appointed Cabinet ministers will maintain their offices until then.
(1) A special election will be held for vacancies arising within the Cabinet, if at least half of the term remains. If less than half of the term remains, or the position is vacant due to nobody running in its election, the Cabinet may appoint a replacement until the next regularly scheduled election.
(1) A special election will be held for a vacancy in the office of the Prime Minister. If at least half of the term remains, the elected Prime Minister will serve until the next regularly scheduled election. If less than half of the term remains, the elected Prime Minister will serve the remainder of the scheduled term and the additional subsequent full term.
(3) If a Chair is no longer in office prior to the election of a new Chair, a deputy appointed by the outgoing Chair will serve as Acting Chair to exercise all powers and responsibilities of the office of the Chair, subject to all regulations and restrictions imposed upon the Chair by law. In the event that more than one deputy was appointed, the most senior deputy, according to the order of appointment and availability, will serve as Acting Chair. In the event that no deputy was appointed or is available, the Prime Minister Cabinet will designate a legislator to serve as Acting Chair.
(1) Offices of the Coalition are the Delegate, the Prime Minister, and appointed Cabinet ministers, the Chair of the Assembly, the Chief Justice, and any of their appointed deputies.
(5) No person occupying the Office of Prime Minister, an appointed Cabinet minister position, holding a Cabinet office or the office of the Delegate may hold any equivalent office in a foreign region or organization.
Amendment(s) to the Regional Officers Act
(3) The remaining Cabinet Prime Minister may decide which appointed ministers, up to three, will be allotted up to three Regional Officer positions and granted Appearance, Communications, and Polls powers. They will decide which Cabinet The Prime Minister may further determine which appointed ministers among them will be granted Embassies power.
(1) The Prime Minister Cabinet and/or Delegate may grant Communications, Appearance, and Polls powers to regional members as they see fit.
(3) Exercise of Regional Officer powers must follow all applicable laws and rules. Behavior unbecoming of a representative of the South Pacific may result in the suspension of Regional Officer powers, even for ministers, as determined by the Prime Minster or Delegate. a majority of the Cabinet.
Amendment(s) to the Judicial Act
(5) To appoint an Associate Justice, the Cabinet Prime Minister will consult with the High Court and present a willing and eligible individual to the Assembly for an approval vote.
(6) The Cabinet Prime Minister is compelled to appoint a fitting individual as per above with all deliberate speed if
a. there are fewer less than two Associate Justices on the High Court,
b. the Chief Justice position is vacant, and the Associate Justices cannot determine a new Chief Justice amongst themselves for any reason, or
c. a case cannot continue due to recusals.
(3) The Chief Justice must fulfill the requirements to be an Associate Justice, and additionally may not serve as the Prime Minister or an appointed c senior or junior Cabinet minister, as Chair of Assembly or their deputy, or as Delegate.
Amendment(s) to the Culture Act
(2) The Delegate and Prime Minister Cabinet may respectively proclaim days for observance without approval from the Assembly, but such days are not official holidays.
(4) Individual branches of government may adopt alternative symbols for their own use. , such as a military Battle Flag or a Ministry logo.
Amendment(s) to the Proscription Act
(1) The Cabinet Prime Minister, together with or the Council on Regional Security, may proscribe an individual that is not a member of the Coalition, or a foreign region or organization, that they determine to be hostile. The Cabinet Prime Minister, together with the Council on Regional Security, may proscribe a member or a group of members that they determine to be hostile.
Amendment(s) to the Legislator Committee Act
(2) The Legislator Committee comprises no less than three and no more than five legislators that have each been appointed by the Prime Minister Cabinet and approved by the Assembly via a simple majority vote.
(4) If there is no member of the Legislator Committee available due to vacancy or leave, and there are outstanding duties to be performed, the Prime Minister Cabinet may appoint an emergency member to handle any urgent matters of the committee. The Council on Regional Security may, on security grounds only, rescind the Prime Minister’s Cabinet’s appointment. The emergency member’s tenure will last until the Prime Minister Cabinet rescinds the appointment or until one week after a regular committee member is available, whichever happens sooner.
Amendment(s) to the Military Code
(1) The General Corps is a commission comprising up to three Commanders and the Prime Minister, or their appointed designee Minister of Defense. A Commander on the General Corps shall be called a General.
(3) In case of a vacancy on the General Corps, the Prime Minister Minister of Defense may appoint a Commander with approval by the Assembly to become a General. Should there be no Generals, the military shall not operate except for the self-defense of the South Pacific, for the defense of an ally, or for the purposes of explicit treaty obligations.
Amendment(s) to the Treaties Act
An act defining the Prime Minister’s Cabinet’s treaty-making powers
(1) Upon the receipt of a treaty to the Assembly by the Prime Minister by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Assembly will debate the proposed treaty for at least five days before any vote is held.
(1) A treaty will be dissolved if the Prime Minister Cabinet reports to the Assembly that a signatory to the treaty has violated its terms. The dissolution report must include detailed evidence, which will be up for a commenting period in the Assembly for one week before the dissolution is legally binding.
(2) If a signatory to a treaty notifies the Prime Minister Cabinet that they have dissolved the treaty on their end, the Prime Minister Cabinet will swiftly notify the Assembly. The treaty will be dissolved automatically upon Assembly notification.
(3) Should the Prime Minister Cabinet wish to dissolve a treaty for reasons other than the violation of its terms, they must notify the Assembly. The Assembly will debate for at least five days, and then vote on its repeal. Should a vote on its repeal pass with majority support, the treaty will be dissolved officially, and the signatory notified promptly.
Amendment(s) to the World Assembly Act
(1) The Office of World Assembly Legislation is a permanent executive office, led by the Prime Minister, or an appointed Director, who is responsible for coordinating the Coalition’s activities in the World Assembly, providing assistance in drafting resolutions, and issuing voting recommendations on World Assembly proposals.
a. The appointed Director, should one be in office, is to be considered an appointed member of the Cabinet.
(2) In the absence of a recommendation, the Delegate shall consult with the Prime Minister Cabinet to determine which direction to vote in. If the direction is contrary to the vote of all World Assembly nations in the South Pacific, the Delegate may choose to change their vote in collaboration with the Prime Minister. Cabinet…
(3) The Prime Minister Cabinet may override a vote on a World Assembly resolution for security and diplomatic purposes.
(3) No declaration adopted by the Security Council will be recognized, abided by, or considered law by within areas subject to the jurisdiction of the South Pacific, unless sent to the Assembly by the Prime Minister Cabinet and ratified by a majority vote of the Assembly.
Amendment(s) to the Sunshine Act
(2) The release of discussions shall occur at the following times:
a. For a Prime Minister Cabinet term, discussions from the executive branch Cabinet shall be released no later than six months after the completion of that term:
i) Discussions of the February to April June term are due for release in the following October December.
ii) Discussions of the May June to July October term are due for release in the following January April.
iii) Discussions of the August October to October February term are due for release in the following April August.
iv) Discussions of the November to January term are due for release in July.
Resolution on the Cancelation of the May 2023 Prime Minister Election
A resolution to provide for the orderly transition from an elected Cabinet with four-month terms to an elected Prime Minister with three-month terms
Whereas the changes stemming from the Great Council of 2022 were not as in-depth as originally envisioned;
Whereas there was substantial discussion surrounding the movement to a sole election for the Prime Minister whereupon they would be allowed to appoint their own Cabinet;
Whereas the Assembly, in its own right, made the transition to a sole election for the Prime Minister outside of the Great Council;
Whereas the Assembly inadvertently left several ambiguities within the regional laws;
Whereas the Cabinet has issued an Executive Order to correct a pressing ambiguity with regard to vacancies in office;
Whereas the several amendments to regional laws accompanying this resolution necessitate a smooth transition from an elected Cabinet to a Prime Minister appointed Cabinet;
Resolved by the Assembly of the South Pacific:
(1) Upon passage of the accompanying amendments, the next regularly scheduled Prime Minister election for the May 2023 term is canceled.
(2) Vacancies in the Office of Prime Minister or in appointed Cabinet positions will be filled under relevant regional laws.
(3) Upon the conclusion of the current Cabinet term, and the election of the first Prime Minister under new laws, the Chair of the Assembly will archive this resolution for posterity.